Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Usual Amway Experience

One of our readers shares what its like being inside the Amway cult. Also known as the condensed version of this blog!

Everything I've read here rings true of Amway being a cult. I was an Ambot for two years before I realized the horrible truth and woke up from my brainwashed state and got out after losing almost $3000 and losing some family and friends too.

Amway is definitely a cult. The lovebombing, the "us vs. them" creed, having your upline jam down your throat constantly to obey, don't question, blindly do what your told because it will enable you to "hang loose in Hawaii" and "party in Paris" and a bunch of other pipe dreams.

One of Amway's textbook brainwashing techniques used heavily is to have you attend the major functions or rallies where you are a captive audience bombarded with one "godlike leader" after another with only brief breaks for food. You are told to stay in your seat for sometimes 12 hours plus and then you are ordered to attend a "special meeting" with your upline diamond; these meetings were often from after 12midnight to after 2am. If you tried to explain that you were exhausted from sleep deprivation by this point and didn't want to attend the meeting you would be called a loser and not really a part of the team. By this time after 14 hours of being subjected to constant sensory inputs (speakers, loud music, singing and chanting over and over, giant screen videos, etc.) you're ability to think clearly and for yourself is almost gone and ripe for having more brainwashing that you have to stay in Amway and no matter how much money you losing on Amway products and more brainwashing tape cassettes, just keep "showing the plan" and you'll be able to "walk on the beaches" too. These are all classic methods used by cults to keep members in line and not think for themselves.

I'm glad I got out when I did. Oh yeah, one other note - as soon as I got out not one person who was still in Amway ever tried to contact me again. So much for Amway being compromised of "the most loving and friendly people"



  1. What is the biggest lie in all of Amway? That's like asking: "Who's the biggest asshole in all of Hell?" It might be that false notion they plant and nurture inside the Ambrain about walking the sunny beaches without a care in the world while waiting for the next royalty check to arrive. The reality is that you can either be the typical Amslave who wastes his life in this cult or if you are really really good you might become an Ammaster and spend your life babysitting your slaves. Imagine the fun visits to the slave quarters and facing your victim's family. Seeing the kids without decent shoes, enduring the looks to kill from the Amspouses, worrying about how it's going to affect your PV if the kid gets that new pair of shoes instead of Dad buying a hundred more boxes of soap. Sure, you've got no conscience to bother you but it still doesn't sound as pleasant as a walk on that mythical beach. And from what I hear, even the diamonds don't make all that much. Beach my ass.

    1. Anonymous - LOL! Who's the biggest asshole in all of Hell (aka Amway!) LOL! Those Amway assholes don't care about visiting the Ambot's house and seeing the misery they've caused like kids not wearing decent shoes. Any house visits have more to do with looking for illegal products bought cheaper at the grocery store when a similar item could have been bought from Amway for 4 times as much money. No conscience is a requirement to get ahead in Amway. Amway's own literature shows Diamonds make in the low 6 figures, a decent enough salary, but not enough to be living a billionaire lifestyle on. Despite all the bullshit about how Diamonds pay for everything in cash, they're not declaring bankruptcy and getting houses foreclosed on if they weren't out there borrowing money to live an extravagant lifestyle beyond their means to fake out all the little adoring ambots in their downline.

  2. And part of the usual Amway experience, as well, is when you finally get out of the cult. They will tell you that YOU failed because YOU didn't do it right. Blame the victim. Doesn't matter how hard you worked or how you did every single thing they told you, bought all the tools they told you, attended all the meetings and seminars that they told you, prospected every human being you came into contact with. They will always say it's YOUR fault it didn't work. The truth, of course, it doesn't work because the plan is flawed. It's a constant recruitment pyramid scheme disguised as a "business", and nothing more. No one but the brainwashed themselves or a handful of relatives making pity purchases for the overpriced products, ever buy the products. So it's all about trying to pull in ever more suckers to try to dig yourself out of the hole you are dragging others into. And as with all pyramid schemes, less than 1% (those at the very tippy top) make money at it. That's how they work. Those at the very top make their money siphoning every last dime they can from everyone else. So it's NOT your fault you couldn't make a 99% failure rate "plan" work. It was doomed from the start. As all scams are, regardless of the silver-tongued song and dance you get from them.

    1. Anonymous - in addition to being one of the biggest scams out there I'd have to say Amway is the biggest "blame the victim" scam. What a fucking shitty employer Amway is! They make their employees buy their shit, pay to attend seminars and functions, and maybe cut them a puny commission check if they bought enough shit.

      Yup when most people get out of a scam they should have listened to the age old advice if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Most inexperienced, untrained, uneducated people can't be making gazillions of dollars in 2 to 5 years.

  3. The basic scam: Take a one hundred dollar value item, mark it up 100%, then offer it for sale at a 25% "discount" for a hundred fifty dollars. Then convince others to do the same. I wonder if those Amway IBCs (independent business consumers) ever wonder why nobody but them uses that crap.

    1. Anonymous - the reason Amway ambots think know one but them uses Amway shit is because everyone else in the world not in Amway is too stupid.


Comments are moderated but we publish just about everything. Even brainwashed ambots who show up here to accuse us of not trying hard enough and that we are lazy, quitters, negative, unchristian dreamstealers. Like we haven’t heard that Amspeak abuse from the assholes in our upline!

If your comment didn’t get published it could be one of these reasons:
1. Is it the weekend? We don’t moderate comments on weekends. Maybe not every day during the week either. Patience.
2. Racist/bigoted comments? Take that shit somewhere else.
3. Naming names? Public figures like politicians and actors and people known in Amway are probably OK – the owners, Diamonds with CDs or who speak at functions, people in Amway’s publicity department who write press releases and blogs. Its humiliating for people to admit their association with Amway so respect their privacy if they’re not out there telling everyone about the love of their life.
4. Gossip that serves no purpose. There are other places to dish about what Diamonds are having affairs or guessing why they’re getting divorced. If you absolutely must share that here – don’t name names. I get too many nosy ambots searching for this. Lets not help them find this shit.
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