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Amway Global, is it legitimate or a pyramid scheme?

The way it has been explained it makes since and they are affiliated with real companies like dell, bass pro shop...etc, but when I try to explain it to someone for advice they say it's a pyramid scheme. If it's a pyramid scheme why would legitimate companies associate with them. I've also looked up the definition of a pyramid scheme and technically it isn't one, it just sounds like it because people's accounts are connected to each other. I still have doubts though what do you think?

Asked By: The Seperation of Power - 3/10/2009
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Amway is in no way a scam, it's provided jobs for people for decades. Just because you're encouraging other people to sign up does not fit the description of a pyramid scheme. Look up the definition of ponzi scheme to protect yourself against those types... More
Answered By: Your Friendly Jewish Accountant - 3/10/2009
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No, no, no...steer clear if you want to retain your resources of money and time.
Answered By: Rebekah - 3/10/2009
 
It is NOT a pyramid scheme. It is a legitimate business. Long, long ago, for some reason, a myth started that Amway was a scam, but it's not. I've been involved with Amway/Quixtar/Amway Global for years. Good luck with your business.
Answered By: luvrats - 3/10/2009
 
It is not a scam but it is not the money making powerhouse they make it out to be. To get more money you really need to recruit more people and sell add-on sales materials. I bet your recruiter has already mentioned all the sales materials they can provide. Your individual product sales won't make you very much... More
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Answered By: nonyahbusiness - 3/10/2009
 
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