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post #121 of 172
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Originally Posted by Xericx View Post
You choose one product of your choice and explain the cost/benefit against similar products out there.

Okay, I'll do a comparison with water filters.

Model:
Amway E-5199
Cost
$420
Replacement Cartridge Cost & Capacity
$120.00 / 1250 Gallon
Per Gallon Cost of Use
9.6 center per Gallon
Remove Chlorine
Yes, 97.9%
Remove Lead
Yes, 98%
Remove Cysts
Yes, 99.5%
Removes THMs
Yes, 99%
Removes VOCs
Yes, 99%
Removes MTBE
Yes, 90%
Removes Alachlor
Yes, 95%

Model:
Brita Faucet Filter
Cost
$34.95
Replacement Cartridge Cost & Capacity
$20.00 / 100 Gal.
Per Gallon Cost of Use
20 cents
Remove Chlorine
Yes, 99%
Remove Lead
Yes, 99%
Remove Cysts
Yes, 99%
Removes THMs
NO
Removes VOCs
NO
Removes MTBE
NO
Removes Alachlor
Yes, 92%

The AMWAY water filter costs more to buy but will be cheaper in the long run (9.6 cents a gallon compared to 20 cents a gallon) and it also removes more impurities than the competition.

Sorry for the delay...I was making another AMWAY sale!!
post #122 of 172
AmericanJack-

Post a pic of what you are wearing today.

Does Amway sell bespoke suits? Is there an online StyleForum discount code for Amway suits?
post #123 of 172
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmericanWay$ View Post
Okay, I'll do a comparison with water filters.

Model:
Amway E-5199
Cost
$420
Replacement Cartridge Cost & Capacity
$120.00 / 1250 Gallon
Per Gallon Cost of Use
9.6 center per Gallon
Remove Chlorine
Yes, 97.9%
Remove Lead
Yes, 98%
Remove Cysts
Yes, 99.5%
Removes THMs
Yes, 99%
Removes VOCs
Yes, 99%
Removes MTBE
Yes, 90%
Removes Alachlor
Yes, 95%

Model:
Brita Faucet Filter
Cost
$34.95
Replacement Cartridge Cost & Capacity
$20.00 / 100 Gal.
Per Gallon Cost of Use
20 cents
Remove Chlorine
Yes, 99%
Remove Lead
Yes, 99%
Remove Cysts
Yes, 99%
Removes THMs
NO
Removes VOCs
NO
Removes MTBE
NO
Removes Alachlor
Yes, 92%

The AMWAY water filter costs more to buy but will be cheaper in the long run (9.6 cents a gallon compared to 20 cents a gallon) and it also removes more impurities than the competition.

Sorry for the delay...I was making another AMWAY sale!!

Your math is wrong.

You do not account for initial purchase cost and amortization.
post #124 of 172
hehe.

i think the thing is.. we are too smart for him here.
post #125 of 172
Well you know, not everyone is an office furniture mogul with a graduate engineering degree
post #126 of 172
http://www.amazon.com/Amway-A101-E-8.../dp/B0002W5QBE

It gets good reviews too.


You can buy the water filter from Amazon for 1/2 the price. Since this is built on RELATIONSHIPS, wouldn't saving your relationships money be even better. You should alert them to this.

A quick look on amazon shows that Brita Water filters are actually $25 for a two-pack, not $20.00 each.


Anyways, look at this chart that shows a one-year cost of water filters assuming 1000 gallons.

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.co...son_Matrix.cfm

Amway's costs are approximately DOUBLE that of the rest of the competitors.
post #127 of 172
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Originally Posted by Xericx View Post

Congratulations on finding numbers that contradict mine. You clearly have a solid grasp of how to use google. That particular AMWAY filter is not even compatible with the model I listed. And with regards to the Brita filter, be my guest, buy a water filter that does a poor job of filtering water. Your putting your health at risk, not mine. (Did I mention that AMWAY offers world renowned health supplements? )

You are trying to prove a point (what it is I'm not sure) but you are clearly missing the mark.
post #128 of 172
i dont know why you guys are bugging this guy. hes clearly here to HELP you guys become better people.(by better i mean more rich, because rich=better). he seems genuine, and he does drive a yellow corvette. he even put a piece of paper on the car which says american way, just so you
h8ers know its his. and you can tell a lot about him simply by the colour he chose. yellow means he has a high self-esteem, hes fun, hes out going, he can be trusted. now think long and hard about what i said.
post #129 of 172
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Originally Posted by West24 View Post
i dont know why you guys are bugging this guy. hes clearly here to HELP you guys become better people.(by better i mean more rich, because rich=better). he seems genuine, and he does drive a yellow corvette. he even put a piece of paper on the car which says american way, just so you
h8ers know its his. and you can tell a lot about him simply by the colour he chose. yellow means he has a high self-esteem, hes fun, hes out going, he can be trusted. now think long and hard about what i said.

THank you for you support.
post #130 of 172
I drink out of the tap without a cup and never get sick.

Im fucking tough. Filters are for midlife crisis cases who drive Corvettes.
post #131 of 172
I didn't bother reading this entire thread, but what is wrong with Amway (known as Quixtar in North America)? Network marketing is about sales, and if that's what you're into, I don't see why this isn't a decent business opportunity. You guys keep calling this a "pyrmaid scheme" and refer to this as "scams." Please explain what is so "scam-ish" about the business model? You get a cut of what you sell, what you buy, and you encourage people to do the same, and you get a cut of their purchases. Can any of you provide substantial evidence that products supplied by Amway are substandard? They sell both their own manufactured products and well-known third party products. Sure you can buy similar items from Target and Costco for cheaper, but sometimes going shopping is a whole day excursion, and if you can't be bothered by that, ordering from Amway, the same goods you buy on a weekly basis anyway, helps you save time. Does Target or Costco give you rebates for shopping there? What incentive do you have to shop at these other brick and mortars (and their online counterparts)?

I'm not commenting on people who participate in Amway, as I don't know any personally (although I had known some in the past), but the business model is quite sound. While we fork over all this money to retailers, we don't get shit back. They spend billions on advertising, and we pay for it in the price of the products, rather than seeing any money go back into our own pockets. I personally hate sales, so I would never survive on this type of career.

I would like to hear people's explanations for their disdian of the business model.
post #132 of 172
im not debating whether Amway is a decent business scheme or what not.
my point is, whatever it is, that you are doing, there seems to be some people out there who are money-driven SOLELY. and will get into anything that can perhaps fulfill their pipe dream of piling on the money, without any real work put into it.
living off of pipe dreams, and desperately trying to get others to follow you along in your pipe dream when others were initially at peace in their lives, bringing others down, etc. that is my gripe against this guy
post #133 of 172
e-commerce has made Amway irrelevant. Unfortunately is hasn't made Amwayers any less annoying
post #134 of 172
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

Finally, a voice of reason! Thank you for pointing out the added convienence (and cost savings!!!) of not having to leave your home to purchase vital goods, while still getting all the benefits of dealing with real people!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CBDB View Post
e-commerce has made Amway irrelevant. Unfortunately is hasn't made Amwayers any less annoying

More misconceptions!!!!

The Amway Sales and Marketing Plan, with its roots in the basic elements of free enterprise, is a proven business concept!!

Amway has opened its business opportunity in many new countries in the past decade"”over 35 since 1990. Continued development in these countries will fuel long-term growth.

Amway is also exploring new opportunities for growth in well established countries, including innovative products and new ways for people to become involved with Amway"”as Business Owners, product retailers, or consumers.

Right now, Amway is investing in enhancing and expanding our manufacturing and distribution facilities to support the growth we expect in the coming decades. The prospects for growth remain strong.
post #135 of 172
And my entertainment for the day is gone
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