Is it dishonesty or just ignorance? If you search around the posts of critics of Amway and Quixtar on the internet, something you’ll see regularly is reference to something like “The 70% Retail Sales Rule”.
Here for example, on Pyramid Scheme Alert, the claim is made –
A 70% retail requirement level has been applied in various agreements between state Attorneys General offices and multi-level marketing companies charged with violating pyramid scheme statutes.
At least 70% of product must be sold at retail to consumers who are not also Amway distributors.
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This is a claim that comes up again and again and again by the critics. But what is it based on? Is it true?
Continue reading MYTH: 99% of IBOs fail
This myth claims that by looking at the percentage of IBOs that reach a certain level of achievement in their business, and comparing that percentage to the "odds" of winning at various games of chance – well, you're better off heading to Vegas! But is this true?
Continue reading MYTH: The odds of success are better at Vegas
On a few sites around the 'net you'll find "price comparisons" that pretend to show that Amway products are over-priced. Are they? If price is all you are interested in, then a price comparison may indeed show Amway products as being more expensive than some competitor products. But price and value are not the same thing.
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Critics of network marketing, and Amway and Quixtar in particular, often make the claim that while some people may make money in networking, it's at the expense of the majority who lose money. Now, assuming you are not talking about an illegal pyramid scheme, where you actually make money by recruiting people rather than product sales, how can you lose money? The only way is if your business expenses are greater than your business income.
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