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(MSN)   Avon may not be calling much longer   ( divider line
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4096 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Jul 2012 at 8:19 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-14 07:09:47 AM  
2 votes:
Slightly CSB:

A friend of ours calls my girlfriend and says she has this business opportunity, curious she agrees to meet her for lunch. I immediately know it i some MLM thing but tell her to go anyway out of morbid curiosity.

Well, turns out it wasn't meeting for lunch, but meeting WITH the girl's "boss" in an office somewhere. "What are your dreams?", "What goals do you have?", blah blah blah and so on. Justifiably pissed, my girlfriend loses patience very quickly as they start in on their spiel. After only a couple of questions she stops them, "You do realize I am an Apothecary (pharmacist that runs a pharmacy), and I make (insert large sum) a year at a pretty easy job. How much do you make busting your ass while pissing off all of your friends and family?"

They didn't have much to say after that. I think I might have strung them along a little and done the math to show how little they made for the amount of work they did. But I am a jerk that likes math.

//Not actual quotes
2012-07-14 03:00:11 PM  
1 vote:

Rejoices at the death of Skin-So-Soft.
2012-07-14 01:12:54 AM  
1 vote:

Galileo's Daughter: This is bad news for my coworker who sells it to me. Given the state of the economy, I can't imagine how well Avon/Tupperware/NuSkin or whatever other MLMs are out there are doing financially.

Some of them are doing better. In addition to the endless supply of stupid and greedy people, this economy has generated a just-as-endless supply of desperate people.
2012-07-14 01:10:39 AM  
1 vote:

LarryDan43: To run a successful pyramid scheme, or multi-level marketing company, you need to be based in Utah.


MLM/ Utah = Porn/San Fernando Valley = Cocaine/Miami
2012-07-14 12:20:24 AM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: I've heard that the new emerging market for these types of businesses is China. According to an NPR report I heard about three years ago, AmWay was set to explode over there because people could essentially guilt-trip their entire family into buying product.

Amway is economic Scientology.
2012-07-13 10:17:01 PM  
1 vote:

Does not approve
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