Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas In Tex Country



I started this blog back in January of 2008 for Tex to get his message out to the public; and I think it's done a pretty good job.

But, I'm gonna take some liberty here and assume that Tex would want to thank all the visitors to "his" blog for stopping by from time to time and reading his comments this year and to wish all the readers at Tex's Amway Global Blog a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

To Everyone, may your holidays be happy and profitable; except, of course, the Lying, Cowardly Amway Global Kingpins--you deserve coal in your stockings.



MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TEX'S COUNTRY!

19 comments:

Tex said...

Absolutely Dave, Merry Christmas to all, even the LCK's. Perhaps thinking of Christ a little will help the LCK's realize they are running a "Grinch" tool scam and change their ways...hey, I can always dream, right?

And particular thanks to you Dave, for setting up and maintaining "my" site.

Tex said...

Looking at this recent post on ibofb's site regarding the recent tea fiasco, where the PV was initially set too high (by Bridgett on Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:28 am)

http://www.amwaytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=312&sid=86378e9b240e89b963dc085de3662466&start=20

I explained why inflated PV isn't the answer. ---- You did, but your answer was incomplete. The real answer why PV/BV exists, instead of just PV, as it did originally, was to keep the inflation adjusted profit up to date without scaling down the business size for a given pin level. An example: many years from now, inflation will cause a single bottle of LOC to cost $7500, and you don't want a Platinum to be someone who bought a single bottle of LOC. The PV/BV addresses this issue, as well as providing inflation adjusted profit for all levels.

Though I do appreciate the tea fiasco happening because it exposed the insane fixation on PV the IBOs have. ---- IBO's should be "fixated on PV, as well as other important issues affecting their business. PV is why we emphasize the core products more than the partner store products. Nothing wrong with this, business is about making money.

And as far as Achievers, they aren't going to touch the PV/BV ratio. ---- If true, this was a one-time decision that should be reconsidered every year, or more often. See above explanation for the reasons why. It is even more important to adjust the PV/BV ratio during times of higher inflation, or profit will be diluted.

The BV/IBO cost ratio and the IBOC/SRP (suggested retail price) yes, but not the PV/BV ratio. ---- See above.

There are simpler and easier ways to make that extra $3 than drinking it. ---- It's only an extra $3 if you are considering the lowest payment level (3%). Calculate how much more profit can be made if you had multiple legs reaching higher levels. The extra PV bumps up ALL the PV/BV product payouts, not just the ones for the tea. In other words, you could spend LESS money for MORE PV, resulting in a higher BV bracket. Not a bad deal.

Run the numbers and you'll see the shift the Corp is making in terms of where the money is. ---- Run the numbers above first, and you'll see why the tea was such a hot item.

Look at the new Meal Bars. ---- I did.

Those numbers are what the "Complement Category" will be. ---- Here's the actual numbers:

Sugg. Retail:$23.99
IBO Cost:$15.59
PV/BV:4.73/13.71

This is for a 12 bar box.

The previous product was:

Sugg. Retail:$19.98
IBO Cost:$14.31

PV/BV:4.95/14.31

This was for 9 bars.

Although the products are different, the previous product had more omega 3's and less protein, the new one is the suggested replacement. Note BV is now LOWER than the IBO cost, for nearly identical PV/BV ratios. This means Amway is paying less for each IBO dollar spent, and then increased the retail price to make it look like IBO's are getting a better deal. If you can sell food bars at full retail in this economy in your cost of living area, go for it, but I don't see this as a better deal.

Look for yourself. ---- I did, I suggest you do the same.

Multiply the BV by 25%, the highest on the Performance Bonus Schedule. ---- I did, it's now less than it was per IBO dollar.

Now figure the Retail Profit. ---- As noted above, IF you can get it.

I, even in the 25% bracket, will make significantly more by selling a box of those bars, than on an IBO, including myself, consuming it, and just earning the BV money. ---- Again, if you can sell them at full retail, considering the economy and the cost of living in your area. Good luck, I think you'll need it.

What about someone at the 12% bracket, or 9%, 6%, 3%? ---- What about them?

Are you gonna teach them to focus on self-consuming, doing a tiny bit of retail, their whopping 50 PV, and sponsoring others to do the same? ---- If that's how they want to conduct their business, you bet.

Is that in their best interest? ---- If that's how they want to conduct their business, you bet.

Will that make THEM the most money? ---- If that's how they want to conduct their business, you bet.

What is being forgotten is many IBO's don't want to have a large retail business, and over time the 3% IBO's become 6, 12, 15, and 25% IBO's. If an IBO they sponsor wants to have a large retail business, the new IBO has every right to do that. However, the LCK tool scammers don't make as much from this new retailing IBO, which is why they discourage this practice, as other IBO's may elect to focus more on retailing as well, which isn't NEARLY as lucrative to the LCK's. Hence the current situation.

Tex said...

Banned, but not forgotten:

http://www.amwaytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=326&sid=05bf1bab473c935b283e5a4507b25254

Interesting how an atheist thinks he has a higher moral standing than a Christian. What does ibofb care if these guys die, all they are is a few cups of water, carbon, calcium and other materials:

http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howthingswork/f/blbodyelements.htm

Nothing happens to these 4 after they died, according to ibofb, so they are being "recycled", right ibofb?

Tex said...

Another episode of "Banned, But Not Forgotten". See Pud Wacker's (PW) Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:03 pm comment:

http://www.webraw.com/quixtar/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4528&start=15

I guess I was supposed to comment on the deaths prior to saying Amway isn't a scam, but the tool scam is a scam.

If Pud Wacker had half a brain, he would know I support sharing among different LOS/LOA's for major functions, and these folks wouldn't have died, at least in this particular accident. The real point is the overall costs and risks would be greatly reduced.

Is it any wonder why I don't mind being "banned" from such idiocy?

Tex said...

Regarding the scam vs. cult point that Pud Wacker made, there is no cult.

Calling Amway a cult merely makes PW look like the kook he is, just like his hurt puppy dog look during the Dateline interview, while his wife did most of the talking.

I wonder if she showed the plan as well?

Tex said...

So far, all the evidence has been in favor of "sad joke", as I pointed out about 3 YEARS ago when Accreditation was first announced. See the comment by MichMan on Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:39 am, here:

http://www.amwaytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=329&sid=7fdd32e6820b4f0c457a85779b84522b

Tex said...

Time to do some end of year "house cleaning", below is one of several messages sent yesterday to Amway to check on the status:

I don't believe I ever received a response to this issue, and the content is still present, nearly 3 months after identifying the potential violation. Please let me know if I can promote similar issues in my group and be considered in alignment with the Accreditation rules. Thanks.

Regards,
Tex


On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Abuse@amwayglobal.com  wrote:

> Thank you for your email.  This account is for reporting situations
> that
> may violate the Rules of Conduct and jeopardize our business
> image.Please
> be assured that we are taking all necessary actions towards abuse
> situations.  If we need further information, we will contact you
> personally.  Thank you again.
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Your original message was:
>
> This appears to be violating the minimizing religion aspect of the
> accreditation rules. I am quite sure it is a BWW (Britt World Wide)
> IBO:
>
> http://adijuliani.blogspot.com/ 
>
> Specifically, this part:
>
> P.-----pray
> U.----until
> S.----something
> H.----happens
> Guys, it's true what Sanjay told us on the last training, that this
> business is a matter of testing our faith to God. Can we we still
> smiling and have happiness in our heart after we show the plan and
> show
> the plan but we cannot see the result right now. Can we still have
> confidence that we can do this after 90% of our team left us. Can we
> still come to the meeting , listen to CD and read the book even thou
> our
> PV look like stuck in the lower point and it seem doesn't want to go
> up.
> Guys if we believe, that whatever we sow, sooner or latter we going to
> reap, cause it's the law, I believe we going to have a piecefull heart
> when we build this business. And if we use God strength not our own
> strength, we will never get tired, coz we realise we cannot change
> somebody heart, we only can change our heart. So whatever PV we have
> it
> doesn't matter, as long as we know that we are doing better every day
> that's all what we need to do, coz everything start from you.
>
> Let me know whether I am off-base or not, thanks.
>
> Regards,
> Tex

Tex said...

Time to do some end of year "house cleaning", below is one of several messages sent yesterday to Amway to check on the status:

I don't believe I ever received a response to this issue, and the content is still present, nearly 3 months after identifying the potential violation. Please let me know if I can promote in a similar manner in my group and be considered in alignment with the Accreditation rules. Thanks.

Regards,
Tex


On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Abuse@amwayglobal.com  wrote:

> Thank you for your email.  This account is for reporting situations
> that
> may violate the Rules of Conduct and jeopardize our business
> image.Please
> be assured that we are taking all necessary actions towards abuse
> situations.  If we need further information, we will contact you
> personally.  Thank you again.
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Your original message was:
>
> This appears to be an apparent violation:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfS2tBOv4jY,  also a myspace link:
> http://www.youtube.com/user/QuixtarIBOtv 

Tex said...

Time to do some end of year "house cleaning", below is one of several messages sent yesterday to Amway to check on the status:

I don't believe I ever received a response to this issue, and the content is still present, nearly 3 months after identifying the potential violation. Please let me know if I can promote in a similar manner in my group and be considered in alignment with the Accreditation rules. Thanks.

Regards,
Tex

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 10:02 PM, Abuse@amwayglobal.com  wrote:

> Thank you for your email.  This account is for reporting situations
> that
> may violate the Rules of Conduct and jeopardize our business
> image.Please
> be assured that we are taking all necessary actions towards abuse
> situations.  If we need further information, we will contact you
> personally.  Thank you again.
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Your original message was:
>
> Is this a violation of the accreditation rules regarding religion and
> politics? It is a 5 part video:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoW1mfDBaas&feature=related 

Tex said...

Time to do some end of year "house cleaning", below is one of several messages sent yesterday to Amway to check on the status:

As it's been 2 months since this e-mail, I'll assume you don't want to have a 3-way discussion with Yager and don't care if there are high level IBO's encouraging other IBO's to break your written rules.

Regards,
Tex

K (Amway rules supervisor),

Thanks, I know what I heard.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "follow-up", and

1. I obviously can't prove whether there was follow-up after the call, but I very much doubt Yager could follow-up after the call, as it was a conference call with several dozen IBO's, and the IBO with the question didn't provide her telephone number.

2. How could Yager have followed-up, without calling all of the attendees he probably didn't have telephone numbers for?

3. I do know he didn't call me, so I assume no follow-up took place.

I realize this report probably isn't actionable "proof", but it should be considered a data point, and should at least be discussed with Yager.

If you want me to be a part of that discussion, I would be happy to join the conversation.

Regards,
Tex

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 1:42 PM, K@alticor.com wrote:


Tex,

If your interpretation of the circumstances is correct, and also if your assumption that no follow-up after the call took place is also correct, then no, the behavior would not be appropriate.

K
Rules Administration


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You are not answering the question.

I realize there are privacy issues, and won't find out what action was
taken in this case.

I need to know whether this behavior is acceptable or not. Yes or no.

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Abuse@amwayglobal.com wrote:

> Thank you for your email. This account is for reporting situations
> that
> may violate the Rules of Conduct and jeopardize our business
> image.Please
> be assured that we are taking all necessary actions towards abuse
> situations. If we need further information, we will contact you
> personally. Thank you again.
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Your original message was:
>
> I have received no response regarding whether the below behavior, sent
> over a week ago, is in compliance with the rules. Please clarify.
> Thanks.
>
> I was on a recent InterNET Services conference call hosted by Doyle
> Yager. He also had an XS Energy representative on to talk about XS
> Gold.
>
> Another caller asked about an experience they had and what they should
> do. Apparently, a restaurant was serving XS Energy drinks, including
> having them advertised in the restaurant and on their menu. The XS
> representative told them there were 2 choices:
>
> 1. Report this to Amway Global as a rule infraction, or
> 2. Consider this as good advertising for XS Energy, as the restaurant
> customers may later cross the IBO's path and be more open to being a
> customer or IBO for Amway Global.
>
> Doyle Yager was completely silent. There were several dozen other
> IBO's
> listening to the call that "learned" it is okay to break the rules.
>
> Please let me know how you interpret the rules. I understand InterNET
> Services was recently accredited. Is this the behavior it takes to
> become accredited?
>
> Regards,
> Tex

Tex said...

Time to do some end of year "house cleaning", below is one of several messages sent yesterday to Amway to check on the status.

I also point out this message and the similar previous messages identify issues several weeks/months old that are STILL not addressed, yet when this site posted the cover sheet of a newly approved presentation, it was literally MINUTES before I received a telephone call demanding I remove the content:

I don't believe I ever received a response to this issue, and the content is still present, nearly 2 months after identifying the potential violation. Please let me know if I can promote in a similar manner in my group and be considered in alignment with the Accreditation rules. Thanks.

Regards,
Tex


On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at  7:55 PM, Abuse@amwayglobal.com  wrote:

> Thank you for your email.  This account is for reporting situations
> that
> may violate the Rules of Conduct and jeopardize our business
> image.Please
> be assured that we are taking all necessary actions towards abuse
> situations.  If we need further information, we will contact you
> personally.  Thank you again.
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Your original message was:
>
> Is the below site with the various links a rules violation?
>
> http://tomfraley.com/ 
>
> Thanks.

Tex said...

I find it instructional Amway has commented on the 4 IBO's who recently died while returning from a weekend conference a week ago, but nothing on the IBOAI site, yet the conference wasn't held by Amway, but by an LCK tool scamming group.

Sure, your upline cares about you, as long as you're feeding the tool scam beast, even if you have to drive on icy roads, completely exhausted from the long hours at the conferences.

Tex said...

Check out ibofb's latest lies:

http://www.amwaytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=329&start=10

ibofb's comment on Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:00 pm says, "There are only 2 pieces of first-hand evidence I'm aware of. One is Orrin Woodward's statements about his income, the other is Trevor Chatham's about his income in a court affidavit. Only the second really has much weight,...." ---- There are FAR more than 2 pieces of first-hand information, Bruce Anderson, former Diamond, made direct statements, so did Andy Andrews. There are numerous lawsuits that ALL point in the same direction, including Morrison, Stewart, and others. ibofb is LYING.

Also, Orrin's comment was with respect to his Emeralds and above making at least 4-5 TIMES in tool profit compared to their their Amway profit. ibofb is LYING.

But he doesn't care, because he doesn't think there are any long term impacts of lying, because he's an atheist.

IBOFB said...

Where's the lies? AFAIK those lawsuits have people claiming *other* people are making this money. It's nothing but hearsay.

Woodward talking about Woodward and Chatham talking about Chatham is evidence.

If I've missed somewhere else there's first hand reports, then please share it. I might be wrong, but that makes me wrong, not a liar.

Tex said...

Where's the lies? ---- Your attempts to play stupid/ignorant are transparent. Too bad the tool scam isn't as transparent.

AFAIK those lawsuits have people claiming *other* people are making this money. It's nothing but hearsay. ---- Bruce Anderson made a DIRECT statement, along with another former Emerald, on qblog. The quote is linked on my site. Andy Andrews made a DIRECT statement, the video that has been taken down from youtube, but still available on amquix.info. The mere EXISTANCE of the other numerous lawsuits is evidence the tool scam led to MUCH more profit than Amway, or else the lawsuits wouldn't make ANY sense. Why would an LCK put the major portion of their profit at risk by suing about the minor part?

Woodward talking about Woodward and Chatham talking about Chatham is evidence. ---- Woodward was talking about Emeralds in TEAM, NOT Woodward. You are a LIAR. Perhaps Chatham considered "speaking fees" not to be included in the tool scam, as you do.

If I've missed somewhere else there's first hand reports, then please share it. ---- You have FAR too good of a memory to have merely "forgot" these issues. You are COMPLETELY dishonest.

I might be wrong, but that makes me wrong, not a liar. ---- Now you're sounding like an LCK. You have left MANY questions unanswered. Hit the road.

ajgannon said...

Tex, a person can be an atheist and still be a genuinely good person, someone with properly aligned values, integrity, and excellent morals. I've met atheists who do a whole lot more to help their neighbors than I do. So why do you regularly attack IBOFightBack's theological beliefs, as if it makes him corrupt, or even evil. For sure, I'd love it if IBOFightBack could experience some of the great things I've found in my recent investigations of Christianity. However, he would never choose to pursue that path if Christians attacked him for his lack of faith.

Tex said...

Tex, a person can be an atheist and still be a genuinely good person, someone with properly aligned values, integrity, and excellent morals. ---- I agree, but ibofb isn't one of them.

I've met atheists who do a whole lot more to help their neighbors than I do. ---- That isn't the point.

So why do you regularly attack IBOFightBack's theological beliefs, as if it makes him corrupt, or even evil. ---- Because I can't appeal to his spiritual side to get him to see the plain tool scam facts.

For sure, I'd love it if IBOFightBack could experience some of the great things I've found in my recent investigations of Christianity. ---- So would I, but he has to have his mind open a little, or it won't get through.

However, he would never choose to pursue that path if Christians attacked him for his lack of faith. ---- I'm not attacking him for his lack of faith, I'm pointing out to others the type of person we're dealing with. It stopped being about him a LONG time ago. I've debated the specific former IBO's, and the tool scam money they made, mentioned above with ibofb, and he acts as if he's never heard of them. He's a LIAR, and I want people to know the foundation of the "man" denying having such knowledge.

You are also getting good at ibofb's "hit and run" technique, where you show up every once in a while, then disappear when asked questions, only to show up again days or weeks later, as if there were no questions you haven't answered.

ajgannon said...

Sorry, I didn't realize that you had specific questions of me.

I don't visit your blog very often because it doesn't change very often.

You're entertaining--I like your wit and grumpy persona. Maybe I should see a movie or TV show instead.

Tex said...

Sorry, I didn't realize that you had specific questions of me. ---- That's because you don't read for comprehension, or notice the "?" at the end of some sentences.

I don't visit your blog very often because it doesn't change very often. ---- That's because the truth is the same. However, there are plenty of new posts in the comments sections all the time.

You're entertaining--I like your wit and grumpy persona. Maybe I should see a movie or TV show instead. ---- You should have a telephone talk with me, I think you'll find me even more entertaining, witty, and far from grumpy. Here's a question: Do you want to talk?

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