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If Amway sells only to IBOS thats not a defining trait of a pyramid. Its a clue because pyramids abuse the personal consumption model. Amway does not abuse the personal consumption model. Retail sales are emphazised as a way to hopefully avoid scams from abusing the personal consumption by IBOs model.

Please clarify this. You say that Amway selling only to IBOs in not a defining trait of a pyramid, but the FTC site says that the 10 customer rule is what keeps Amway from being a pyramid. Then you go on in the same paragraph to say that retail (I assume as opposed to IBO) sales are emphasized to avoid the personal consumption by IBO model.

Neither I nor most anyone else here will dispute that Amway is a legal MLM. If it weren't, it wouldn't have survived as long as it has. BUT, just because it is legal, doesn't make is a good opportunity for most people.

Slash, your writing style is very condecending and you are all over the place with your arguments, often contradicting yourself. Do yourself and Amway a favor and Shut the hell up. Stop wasting your time. You are never going to yell harder or write anything here to change anyone's mind about MLM, Amway or you. Use your time more productively to go out and recruit your downline, sell products and come back in a year and let us know how succesful you were.

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