Category: Quixtar

I spent the afternoon listening to a pitch from a Quixtar guy

While he sounded sincere etc etc, he would not answer my question (What exactly is the business you refer to – what does it entail, what do you see as my role in this?). I did hear from him that he wanted a list of all my friends etc … but he did not state clearly what the business entailed.

Before I go any further, I’m trying to research this on the internet and that’s how I found this group.

I’d like to hear from others on what exactly this Quixtar thing is all about … it sounded almost like a ‘cult’ to me by the end of the discussion this afternoon. My response was that I would think things over before giving any answers (either for or against).

Thanks for any feedback, advice, suggestions etc … I’m curious!


I posted a couple of weeks ago about a friend who is now an IBO with Quixtar

Apparently, there isn’t much we can do to get him out of the business, but now it seems he is targeting our local elementary school teachers and high school seniors at the local high school.
What should I do? I hate to see such young people be victims of such a bad company.

My husband and I are anxious for the Dateline special on Quixtar to be aired. We will definitely make sure our friend sees this program.


There are a lot of people who join and

thankfully see through the hype quicker than the rest of us. So there is a chance, and not a small one, that they can be talked out of the business, and the earlier the better. You are giving up on them too easily. I’m not that cynical. All of my downline quit well before I did.


Very good friends of ours have just become IBO’s with Quixtar

My husband and I know all about Quixtar and it’s relations with Amway, as we have done extensive research on Quixtar. They cannot afford to lose the money and time that they will be investing in this company, and they are COMPLETELY convinced and they will be rich VERY SOON. Help. How do we convince them Quixtar is not the way to wealth?


It would seem to me that once you start breaking directs underneath you

You actually start to LOSE income, since the percentage paid to you is less than when the business volume of those people was flowing through you. I remember posing that question to one of my upline once. I don’t remember the exact answer he gave me, but I know it didn’t make sense. Now that I understand the flow of tool money, it all makes sense. What does it matter if an Emerald or Diamond’s Quixtar bonus money drops, as long as they’re making a mint off the ol’ tool trade, right?

BTW, I wonder if Don Storms will continue to rake in the tool bucks now that Quixtar has all but given him the heave-ho..


Quixtar rules of conduct

“Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules!” say $100 in sales to members/clients is sufficient to qualify for any PV bonuses. There you have it. Sell $100 and you’re a bonified business builder IBO. Problems with that? That $100 at ‘suggested retail’ price would equate to just 89Bv according to Quixtar IBO plan. At the top 25% performance bonus that’s about $23 in bonus for those sales outside the business opportunity. ( 12monthsx$23=$276 annual bonus( + ( 20%x$100x12months=$240 annual gross retail profit) = $516 Gross income to cover typical IBO overhead per year.

Yes, Virginia, the pyramid IS negative.

The System motivationals make the pyramid REALLY negative.

How so? Typical Diamond System overhead runs in the $100s of dollars a month + borrow money online for the IBOs on System motivational junk.

Why would Rich Devos believe a 20% of gross sales as an appropriate level of BSM consumption per IBO? Top pv bonus is just 25%, and shipping charges average 5-7% per order. Following Devos suggestions would leave 99% of IBOs with NO profit.

Dateline, Dateline, wherfore art thou, Dateline?


Here’s my opinion, as a “resident IBO” on this board:

Quixtar has the potential to earn you some extra cash. For most people it amounts to “fun money” – a movie here, a CD there….. ironically, if you look around a bit, you’ll even find people who might want to be a retail customer of yours if you give them a break on the retail price.

The chances of you “finding your dream”, “retiring”, blah blah blah are VERY slim – go to Vegas or buy lottery tickets; they’re faster.

If you are part of a “motivational organization” or “system” – then you are indeed looking at a money pit unless you have the gumption to say NO when your expenses exceed what you wish to be your profits. There will be HUGE pressure put upon you to “spend now to build your future”. You will probably be shunned by your upline.

I ran the family distributorship for years – it’s literally “the top of the heap” – the oldest and largest distributorship in the world, outside of JA-RI (Rich and Jay’s). I was given the opportunity to buy it recently – and on terms that anyone on this board could have afforded; and I didn’t want it. No way – no how!

I’m pretty sure Quixtar is the largest MLM, but any of them that have these “training fees” “motivational tools” “functions” etc are going to chew through your wallet in the same manner. You can find all the motivation you can stand at your local library for free.

Best wishes!


Do you mean Quixtar itself is going down, out of service – delete?

No more products, no more Amway? No more?

Reason I ask is I interviewed an Amway/Quixtar IBO about two weeks ago. He was rather proud of his accomplishments in the business. On Thursday, I made him a job offer in Sales. He grabbed it pretty quick.
http://www.amway.com/
It just seemed odd.