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Fortune (Pyramid Sceem ?)

Last night I watched this DVD that one of Highway Patrol guys gave me. It is called "Fortune - Hi-tech Marketing Inc."

Momma always said, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."


The first speaker was Steve Jordan. First of all, every phrase started with "Guys... blah blah blah" He claimed that you could make $60,000 a month if you put 100% into it. If you put only 10% you still could make $6,000 a month. The idea is that you get 3 friends involved and they each get 3 friends and so on, and so on, and so on... (sound like a shampoo commerical)
The DVD player was acting up so I did not get to watch the other two Ruel Morton & Paul Orberson. Maybe I will try it again.

Your initial cost is $75 and then you can call yourself a "Manager" for just $299.00. Then if you want to be a "Training Manager" it is another $299.00.

It just sound too easy, too good, too pyramid.

Oh, and every pyramid plan now a days has it incentives; MaryKay has its Pink Cadillac, ArBonne has its White Mercedes and Fortune has a Platinum Lexus.

So, I have decided to go back to the Post Office encoding center as a second job. I had went through their training program last year. When I told them that I had too many things on my plate and that I would have to stop working there, the HR person said that when I was ready to come back to give here a call. I hope I did not wait too long. It will take a lot of work, but I need to get some bills paid off.

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gabecentric
Jun. 5th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
i think you and your partner should start a professional bear snuggling buisness in asia. you two would make a fortune. ;^) it could be a bear pyramid scheme. first you one bear and they invite two more. . .

good luck with the work stuff =^)
kumazuki
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Love the icon (大変笑った).

Sounds like a great plan, but think that we would be in dept deep in no time. :Þ

bc_bigguy
Jun. 5th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
*laughing*
Want to see someone stumble on their words? When the opportunity presents itself and someone makes big statements about the amount of money one could make... Request to see their personal financial statements.. and then add insult to injury by looking at the statement and saying "I guess your not putting 100% into it.

kumazuki
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
It was all very confusing. I can't wait to talk to the guy who gave this to me and ask him why is he still working for the Highway Patrol if he is making $60,000 a month.
r_pity
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
You could always whore yourself out for extra money. I would be happy to be your Pimp...of course, the Pimp gets free samples...LOL
kumazuki
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
You can have all the free samples you want. But I think you would go broke trying to pimp this po Ho out. :)
rafdfw
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
I've never thought much of those MLM schemes. A friend of mine got involved with the "prepaid legal" one several years ago, and I bought it as a favor to her. After I got my "free will" out of it, I dropped it.
kumazuki
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
I had never heard of that prepaid legal one until I watched this DVD. I can't imagine how that works....
rafdfw
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that it's like a gym membership that you keep paying and paying and paying on it. The key is to get the benefit (in this case, the will) and get out.
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kumazuki
Jun. 5th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
I know I will never be rich, but at least I will earn my money the honost way, work for it.
bearbarry
Jun. 5th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
A pyramid scheme by any other name would smell as foul....
Smells a little like Scamway... Ooops... I mean Amway. My sister and brother-in-law got involved in that mess about 15 years ago. They nearly drove me crazy trying to get me to do it. After about 5 futile years they threw in the towel. Research it VERY thoroughly before committing to anything. I am always skeptical of these schemes myself.
kumazuki
Jun. 5th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Re: A pyramid scheme by any other name would smell as foul....
Yeah, I made the mistake of buying some Arbonne. Now the rep, she won't leave me alone.
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kumazuki
Jun. 5th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
That once you're in, they can never get rid of you.?.?
(Anonymous)
Jun. 5th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
The Egyptians had a bad idea.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_scheme

13 levels would exceed the population of the Earth.
cubziz
Jun. 6th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
Standard Pyramid scheme. I would avoid like the plague.

Sure, it sounds good, but realize that you have to sucker a LOT of people in as well to be able to pull in all that money.

The only one pulling in $60K is the one at the very top.

The mob is probably a safer and more fulfilling job. ;)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
what rubbish all of you talk check your facts first
network marketing is good enough for donald trump so it is good enough for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and a pyramid is where only money changes hands and no products. I think you will find that there are products in network marketing and is 100 percent legal by the Goverment!!!!!!!!

ANd to be successful you have to WORK instead of making exuses so if you know anyone who is been in network marketing and says it dont work!!!!! it does they just dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
ps also
if you know what alevel playing field means.

you can make as much money as you choose to work for its not the guy at the top that gets all the money and quite honestly the ones who have made 60,000 a month is becccccccccccccccccaaaaaaaause they Worked hard for and they earn that kind of money because they are getting residual income from advertising revenue that would have been spent on tv commercials etc
residual income is why the wealthy are wealthy look at frank sintra his estate earns millions in royalties from every time an album is sold or song played
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