Apparently, some of my facts were wrong when I referred to the Amway – UK thingy. Here is a correspondent offering a correction. Meanwhile, I will truck on with this series and get into some of the delicious negative that will delight some of you.
This from Ibofightback
Enjoying your posts and looking forward to the future ones. A few important corrections re the UK – Amway was not shutdown by the government. The DTI (now BERR) did petition to close Amway and it went to court where Amway won the case. When the DTI indicated they were going to pursue the case Amway (not the DTI) suspended all sponsoring for 60 days. At the request of field leaders the sponsoring moratorium was extended until the case was finally over. Amway otherwise operated fully supporting existing distributors. Contrary to the predictions of folk who believe Amway is a pyramid, even with no sponsoring for 18 months numerous folk continued to qualify at Platinum and above.
Secondly, the case was not primarily about product pricing. BERR did claim the products were overpriced but Amway dropped pricing on only a dozen or so of over 450 products. The case was in fact remarkably similar to FTC vs Amway, with the problem being excessive income claims by distributors and Amway failing to monitor the field.
Third, while Amway did “suspend” the field BSM organizations, the case wasn’t about “tools” and the court explicitly noted this in the judgment.
It’s since been confirmed that much of the BERR case was actually driven by petitioning by well known anti-Amway and anti-mlm critics. I believe that one of those critics, David Brear, may be the original source of the incorrect stories regarding yourself and Amway France.
If anyone has more to add to this subject, or further corrections, you are welcome to weigh in. Opinions are surely welcome, as well as anecdotal information, but facts are most appreciated.