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(Marketwatch)   Herbalife reports lower supplemental earnings   (marketwatch.com) divider line 16
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2014-07-29 07:42:36 PM  
Mr. Ackman's pledged to deliver a "death blow" to Herbalife. Instead, the stock had its largest daily gain, enriching Mr. Ackman's rival financiers Carl Icahn and George Soros.

SOROS!
 
2014-07-29 09:34:16 PM  
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Oh man, just got back from a weekend at Bernie's and I read this?  Come on Herb, my scheme never loses money, just explodes at the end, rookies.
 
2014-07-29 10:06:45 PM  
More like Herbadeath, amirite?
 
2014-07-29 10:31:36 PM  

MrEricSir: More like Herbadeath, amirite?


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2014-07-29 11:31:33 PM  
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And this time they're tears of joy, although it's only fallen back to where it was before that awkward presentation. Say what you will about the guy's clownshoe week, he's the gift that never stops giving when it comes to market lulz.
 
2014-07-30 12:34:34 AM  
I can't believe that Herbalife is still in business.  Maybe their products/system does work.  Who knows.
 
2014-07-30 07:12:04 AM  

ski9600: I can't believe that Herbalife is still in business.  Maybe their products/system does work.  Who knows.


There's a lot of third-world countries out there.
 
2014-07-30 08:20:32 AM  
Scam, Scam, Scam, Scam! Scam, Scam, Scam, Scam! Lovely Scam, wonderful Scam!
 
2014-07-30 08:35:09 AM  
I would see their massive displays at the larger fitness Expos they have in conjunction with marathons and such, but not recently.

I thought they were some Amway offshoot?  If that is in fact the case, here's hoping they go down in flames.
 
2014-07-30 08:48:49 AM  

ski9600: I can't believe that Herbalife is still in business.  Maybe their products/system does work.  Who knows.


I have friends on FB that try selling it. 1 is a stay at home mom with 4 kids and always says look how skinny i am. Well yea...you are running after 4 kids under 6. 1 is a guy who has a pile of kids and works as a bartender and says he lost weight on it. I say its because his gf just had twins and they have no money. And the other is a personal trainer who exercises 5 hours a day. So I say just eat normal food.
 
2014-07-30 09:54:54 AM  

ski9600: I can't believe that Herbalife is still in business.  Maybe their products/system does work.  Who knows.


The big difference between them and the Amway/Cutco style MLM operations is that Herbalife's product is a consumable good.

You buy a bunch of knife sets to sell and you can't sell them, what do you do?  You're kind of stuck.

You buy a bunch of milkshake powder to sell and you can't sell it, what do you do?  You make yourself some milkshakes and call it quits or maybe just buy some more for yourself.

That's the biggest difference among others.
 
2014-07-30 10:01:08 AM  

ski9600: I can't believe that Herbalife is still in business.  Maybe their products/system does work.  Who knows.


Nope.

Supplements are scams, for the most part. A few have a very negligible effect (creatine, whey protein, etc) but they have, at most, a 5% effect on you. Regular diet and exercise is far more important.
 
2014-07-30 10:14:42 AM  
"Noni Juice" is the big thing in South Texas.
 
2014-07-30 11:58:13 AM  

machoprogrammer: ski9600: I can't believe that Herbalife is still in business.  Maybe their products/system does work.  Who knows.

Nope.

Supplements are scams, for the most part. A few have a very negligible effect (creatine, whey protein, etc) but they have, at most, a 5% effect on you. Regular diet and exercise is far more important.


From what I've seen the biggest effect comes when people use them as a replacement for less healthy snacks/meals like potato chips or cookies and whatnot.  Not to say the supplements themselves are particularly beneficial, I'm with you on that point.
 
2014-07-30 01:30:37 PM  

hungryhungryhorus: The big difference between them and the Amway/Cutco style MLM operations is that Herbalife's product is a consumable good.


Ehhh... Amway/Quixtar sells plenty of consumables.  The guy who tried to rope me in gave me an energy drink (when Red Bull was all the rage) as he started going on about how he became this wealthy dude and he's now his own boss thanks to a honest day's hard work and a little bit in ingenuity.  He left out the part where you have to shamelessly market the products every waking moment of your life and sell people on the idea of going into business on their own and do the same thing, so you get a cut of their action.

I thanked him for his time and said I'd consider it, and the next day I dropped off all the registration crap he had given me.
 
2014-07-30 01:33:46 PM  

hungryhungryhorus: ski9600: I can't believe that Herbalife is still in business.  Maybe their products/system does work.  Who knows.

The big difference between them and the Amway/Cutco style MLM operations is that Herbalife's product is a consumable good.

You buy a bunch of knife sets to sell and you can't sell them, what do you do?  You're kind of stuck.

You buy a bunch of milkshake powder to sell and you can't sell it, what do you do?  You make yourself some milkshakes and call it quits or maybe just buy some more for yourself.

That's the biggest difference among others.


Not seeing how this differs greatly from the Quixtar/Amway model- all the schlubs bilked into Quixtar tried to sell me soaps and drinks etc., pretty consumable goods as far as I understand. Isn't Herbalife selling a lot of juices and junk? Aren't they the same sort of market?
 
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