Thursday, August 3, 2017

Merchants Of Deception Is A Free Ebook

Someone showed up at the blog with the search criteria “why is Merchants of Deception so expensive”.

Hunh? Free is expensive?

I wondered where this guy was looking. I’m aware that Eric Scheibeler did put his book into print and sell it for a few months. Then for reasons I’m unaware of though I suspect Scheibeler decided it was time to finally put the Amway horror behind him, he announced he was closing his website and the book would only be available for a couple more days.

I don’t recall what he was selling the print version for $15 or $20 perhaps.

I didn’t buy a copy of Merchants of Deception seeing as how I already had the free ebook version. Apparently the print version had some updated information in there.

So where is this guy looking that the book is so expensive? I checked ebay. Nope. Nothing there. I went to Amazon. Ah ha! Got it! There are 7 copies available ranging in price from $95.00 to $175.58 (those prices when this post first appeared on this blog). Yikes! What the fuck!

A couple of years ago I read an article that when Amazon only has one or two copies of a new book available and that’s it its no longer being printed there are some book buyers who keep an eye out and buy these books hoping that there will be a demand for them later on when they’re out of print. When the book is out of print and no longer available new the sellers who have used copies think they are rare collectibles and list them with outrageously high prices. Kind of like what Amway does with its products! They can ask any price they want. Doesn’t mean they’re going to get it unless there is some cult leader putting pressure on the downline to buy.

Crazy about the high prices on the used books! Especially since most books being sold on Amazon’s used book section are books published within the last 20 years and sold for $20 or less and there is really nothing special about them to command that kind of high price. The seller can always hope that someone is desperately searching for a used copy and willing to pay any price to get it. I can’t imagine paying $100 (or more!) for a paperback book especially when its available for free as an ebook.

Click here for the website where you can download a free copy of Merchants of Deception.


  1. Anna --

    Thank you for posting the free eBook version of "Merchants of Deception". Your blog was the first one I found after fleeing the Amway scheme, and I remember reading the book nearly two years ago. It was so captivating that I finished it in three days, and it drove me to write about my own experiences.

    Scheibeler did his community a huge service by writing this book, and I believe he repaid his debt to society after he spread the Amway lie across the world. Unfortunately, very few people take responsibility for their actions, whether it was fueled by ignorance or not, and try to make amends, but Schiebeler is one of the few and should is a pillar of the anti-Amway fight.

    Good on ya Eric Schiebeler, and good on ya Anna for spreading knowledge across the internet!

    1. Hi John Doe. Thanks for stopping by and yes Scheibeler did a great service by writing that book. It was definitely one of these books you can't put down once you start reading. And the whole time I read it I felt like I could have been right there in the room with him. The things he saw and heard at Amway cult meetings have not changed years later. Amway cult leaders are still slinging the same lies and bullshit. Everything he said made sense when it comes to why we aren't making money. The small print on Amway's brochures tells us only a tiny fraction of 1% will make was there right in front of us all the time but whoever reads small print.

      And his knowledge from an Emeralds point of view is incredible because we learn that getting abused by the upline's still happening and he talks about starting to get a small share of the Amway tool scam at that level. And we also learn at Emerald with 1000 people in your downline the income is around $2-3,000/month. A far cry from what we were told at Amway meetings that it should be at least 100k.

      His book helped people understand that no matter how hard they work getting rich in Scamway is unattainable for pretty much 100% of the suckers who sign up.

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