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If you're in direct sales (aka Avon, Mary Kay, 31, etc....) rant

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You are selling sub-par crap that I could get at any drug/big-box retail store for half the price.

Your methods of roping your good friends and family into hosting "parties" and subsequently roping their friends into buying your sub-par crap is exploitative and annoying. And don't tell me that "oh, just come! You don't have to buy anything - it's FUN!"

a) while you all annoy me, I'm not going to show up to a friend's "party" and not buy anything. We all know that's the game

b) WTF is "fun" about these parties? Oh, wait! I might win a nail file if I'm the last one holding it during the "right, left" game. Whoop de fucking do.

Financial freedom, empowerment, being your own boss, reaching your dreams - please don't give me that f'ing schpiel. EVERY single company has the same tagline in one form or another. You make money by annoying people into buying your crap/signing up to become a part of that "company." Then, under the guise of "coaching" them, you arm-wrestle them into buying yet even more shit to enhance their new business, which ultimately ends up on ebay 3 months later when your disgruntled "downline" realizes it's all a farce and realizes it's all a farce.

Is there a secret password I need to use to get you guys to STFU once I polietely tell you, in no uncertain terms that I am not interested in being all that I can be or attaining unlimited financial wealth by selling over-priced lipsticks/skincreams/bags/dip mixes/coffee/scrap book supplies/organic cleaning shit? What part of "no" is not understood? I know the "big wigs" at your company give you an answer for every possible objection, but at what point do you just give up?

::End rant::

Good night!

by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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I agree. I HATE these "parties"!!!! And sirry but sitting around looking at a consultant describe products that I don't want is NOT a party! So lame!
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by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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Lol I've never done this kind of work, but I went to a party once.
I actually did buy something, for someone else's birthday gift, but I felt like a damn fool at the party.
I asked a question and got a tootsie roll for asking a question with lots of high-pitched praise for "such a good question!" . I was just like, "WTF is this shit?" Lol
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by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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I couldn't agree with you more, I have found some stuff i like from some of those companies but I do without to avoid the "consultants".  I used to work on the back end of a mlm and they are all really just pyramid schemes

by Member on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:16 AM
I like Avon.
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by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:16 AM
Then don't go. If you do go, don't buy anything! I never go. if I want to buy what you're selling, I'll come to you, kwim...gen. you, btw. I'm so glad we do not allow solicitation at my work. No more party invites!! LOL
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by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:18 AM
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I like Mary Kay's face creams.
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by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:19 AM
My company dosent sell anything.g or president people and we have an a rating with bbb and a money back guarantee. We are risk free and products that you.can't buy in any store and cost 30% less than buy in the store and they work a lot better.....not all companies are the same. I don't like parties either that's why my company doesn't do them
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by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:20 AM
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I host Tupperware Bingo. That is fun! It's like 12-15 different parties at once! I have won all the high end things doing this, have actuallly paid for very little. I own just about everything. My friends don't always buy stuff either. I just have them to have a good time with my peeps!
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by Lorelai on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:20 AM
One of my best friends sells Avon. She is never pushy about it. The only "active selling" she does is wear the new jewelry to work--we all fall in love with it and usually buy it, lol. But otherwise, all she does is give us the new booklet every two weeks. No parties, no pressure, nothing.

I have another friend who sells Mary Kay...Yeah, you pretty much HAVE to be pushy when you sell that. :-( Luckily I love the Mary Kay makeup remover, so she's happy if I just buy that every couple of months.
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by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2012 at 1:25 AM
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I need Avon Skin so soft. My kids are being eaten by mosquitos this year.
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