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        04-06-2010, 02:25 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Has anyone ever heard of..

    Hi all.

    I thought I asked this question before, but apparently I didn't..

    Anyway, Has anyone on this forum ever heard of fhtm? It is "multi level marketing".. but a law suit was just launched in Montana to have it shut down because it is actually pyramid marketing, or so they say.
    My friend won't quit asking me to go to meetings and such, so I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with this "business" or knows someone who did.

    Thanks!
         
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        04-06-2010, 02:39 PM
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    Showing
    Over the years, I got involved in MLM programs. Regardless of what you hear, the way MLM works is to bring in people who bring in people - product has little to do with it in the long run.

    Out of courtesy to a friend, I went to the one you are talking about. A slightly different approach but the same thing overall. The way they work is to show you the benefits of their "product" but the way you earn money is geared to the amount of people you sponsor and how many they sponsor.

    Don't drink the Kool-aid.
         
        04-06-2010, 02:42 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Yeah I just read like, an entire lawsuit against the company and how the companies that FHTM said they partnered with were not really partners at all. I don't believe that joining this company is the way to go, and from what I gather from your post, iride, is that you don't either?
         
        04-06-2010, 03:13 PM
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    Showing
    Absolutely not. It's really hard when a friend who buys into the "business" pushes you, but don't waste your money or your time.
         
        04-06-2010, 03:38 PM
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    Weanling
    Thank you iride.

    I know, it is really tough. My friend and her mom keep pushing it on my family and I trying to get us to go to meetings and we're not interested. But as soon as you say something negative against this "opportunity of a life time" or question it, they get so defensive. I don't like their (not just my friend) tactics for luring people in to join.
         
        04-08-2010, 09:13 AM
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    Showing
    A friend of ours has been trying to get us to go to one of their meetings. I have made sure to stay away. I looked into what it was and have talked to a few people who were in it and eventually left because they didn't get anything out of it(both were in it for 3+ years full time). My sister in law is in not THAT particular scheme, but same idea and as it stands now, they haven't gotten anything out of it. Not actually sure why she is staying with it either.
    Unfortunately it's cost me a good friendship with an old friend. She is very dedicated to it and continuously tries to invite us to "get together" for coffee, to then do nothing but talk about it. Unfortunately I now stay away and want nothing to do with her because of it.

    As posted above, don't drink the Cool-Aid.
         
        04-08-2010, 09:19 AM
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    Showing
    Pyramid schemes are nothing new, and the only people who make any real money are the ones who get in on the ground floor. All the additional people are just there to make revenue for the originators.

    Anyone remember Amway? Same sort of thing, except their line of products were cleaning supplies.

    I look at Mary Kay and Avon similarly. Sure, they're legitimate businesses, but the only ones really making serious coinage are the folks at the top of the pyramid, not all those workers at the bottom.
         
        04-08-2010, 10:53 AM
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    Actually I was involved with Amway back in the early 70's and did pretty well. Like Avon and Mary Kay, Amway is a real business and not a MLM ploy. You can always tell the difference by the fact that they have been around for decades.
         
        04-08-2010, 11:01 AM
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    Iride, Amway does actually sell products, but I'm not convinced they're not a modified pyramid scheme.

    Maybe it's because I don't like the fanatical, zombified way their reps try to suck you in. Seems far more cultish than an actual business. Bleh....
         
        04-08-2010, 05:46 PM
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    Weanling
    Haha SR- It is like a cult. Sorry to say, but it is.
    M2G- yeah, I know what you mean! My friend has been mad at me for the past 3 days because I wouldn't go to the meeting. I tried to tell her what I think of it but she and her mom get very, very defensive. They just will not let up about it. They are trying to recruit my family now as well, and my sister has made it clear that she wants nothing to do with it, but they just keep saying "you just need to see it!" Well, actually.. no I don't and have no desire to.
         

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