IT IS TEX'S GOAL TO HAVE POSITION PAPERS WHEREBY THE CASUAL READER CAN QUICKLY FIND HIS MESSAGES IN A PERMANENT FORM WITHOUT READING COUNTLESS BLOG ENTRIES AND COMMENTS.
THIS ENTRY; POSITION PAPER #1: WILL HAVE A PERMANENT LINK IN THE SIDEBAR.
Here is a summary of my position:
1. Rich Devos stating publicly, in the 1983 "Directly Speaking" tapes (go to http://www.amquix.info/amway_directly_speaking.html to listen to and/or read Rich's position), for the "kingpins" to clean up their acts, then volume goes down considerably and Amway backs down. Later in 1983, Rich had his first heart attack, so it is assumed this was part of the reason this campaign to fix the problem stopped, as there was a loss of leadership regarding this issue. Rich had a "20% guideline" in mind, so it is reasonable the profits were significantly more than this, for him to get so excited over the issue. He stated 5 years later, in 1988, under sworn testimony (according to amquix, here is a link to the testimony, part way down this page: http://www.amquix.info/dateline/dateline.html ) the tool scam had not been cleaned up. No statements of cleaning up the scam have ever been made by the "kingpins" or A/Q. Further proof is the tool prices have NOT come down.
2. Several former Emeralds and above saying most of the profit comes from tools. These can be found all over the qblog and amquix sites.
3. Some current Diamonds and above have disclosed their details, which show most of profit is from tools. These are also all over the amquix and qblog sites.
4. Tool prices across various systems are similar, so it is reasonable to conclude, unless there are dramatic production costs, the profits are similar.
5. The "kingpins" sue/threaten to sue those who are inaccurate about how they achieved pin levels (Deb, with the Jody Victor Crown qualification episode) and the details of who was/was not painted over in a painting (amquix, with Jody again), and the details of the SA-4400 (amquix, with Billy Florence). However, when it comes to this issue, complete silence. The source of profit, something basic to any business, is met with silence. There are a few exceptions, such as BWW, but their tool prices are similar to the silent ones, so the exceptions indict the rest.
6. Numerous lawsuits/getting kicked out, over tool profits, and who knows how many others went to arbitration, and were never seen by anyone? Examples are Setzer, Anderson, the Joe Morrison group, the TIF group, Stewart, and Hart. You can read about these on the amquix site, or google for one of the above words and "Amway lawsuit".
7. All of the above cases started out as lawsuits between "kingpins" or "kingpins" and A/Q in fights over tool profits. Why would anyone in their right mind sue, if the small business profit was tools and the big business profit was A/Q income? This makes no sense, especially in an atmosphere where the upline is so strongly edified. It is relatively easy to build the business a little bigger to make a little more money, if this is what the tool profits represented. Therefore the big profits must be tools, and the relatively small income from A/Q.
8. Beth Dornan (see Links to left, and find staff blogs and Beth Dornan's name, or go to http://quixtar.blogharbor.com, and look for Friday, October 13th 2006 entry)
EDITOR'S NOTE: NEW LINK IS INSIDE QUIXTAR.
has now stated she doesn't know how much money is made via tools by the "kingpins". This contradicts an earlier post on the same blog (Friday, September 1, 2006) by her where she claims the rumors of how much is made on tools has been exaggerated, which would imply she knows how much is made via A/Q AND how much on tools. By default, she has retracted her earlier statement. In other words, the official Quixtar comment on tools income is "no comment", which is quite different than item 1, above. Looks like we have now come "full circle", although not quite the circles we draw in the A/Q marketing plan.
9. Wake up! And tell others to do the same. This is the 9 step pattern of the truth behind the A/Q business model.