|Received:||6/26/2006 3:50:04 PM|
|Organization:||Shoreline Enterprises- IBO's who purchase from Quixtar|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My husband and I commend the FTC on taking an interest in so-called pyramid, home based businesses offering riches beyond reality. Our team provides essential and corporate factual information for a new prospect to make a clear decision. Typically a prospect takes 2-3 days for a follow-up once they've seen the business plan. In that time, we provide a CD that offers answers to Frequently Asked Questions, which tends to spawn further questions during our follow-up meeting. If another follow-up to meet other members of our elite team is necessary to solidify a decision either way, then that is what happens. To put a minimum 7-day waiting period on prospects' registration with Quixtar has an immediate detrimental affect on their ability to have business volume run through them. When they register, they commit to either a package of materials/products and/or simply receive their order number. Either way, the new IBO/registrant tends to want to get started quickly so as to build volume through their registration number. If a prospect has to wait 7 days prior to registration, that time waiting severely limits the possibility of launching their business. The beginning of the new IBO's business is critical to their education, success and belief. I never mention what I make in this business nor did I when I worked at a job. Wages or earnings are private unless you are with a publicly held firm or must supply fully financial disclosure as a public official. As of this writing, at noo time did I ever not receive what was owed me nor have I ever exaggerated earnings or lifestyle improvements to encourage someone to register as an IBO. It's a personal decision to make a change, to purchase products from sources other than brick and mortar stores. Online shopping is reaching critical mass, with nearly 10% of all consumers using the internet to shop. Think back to the introduction of the cell phone. Originally no one had them due to its costliness and exclusivity. Now, we give them away for free with cell phone plans. That took only 10-15 years and almost everyone has a cell phone. We offer the opportunity for a consumer to profit from those suppliers that they would normally solicit, but otherwise not realize that Barnes and Noble, Circuit City, Joann Fabrics and so many more offer a reimbursement, profit sharing program to the average person. If you cut into the possibility of prospects to reach their goals and register, you also impact the businesses that also drive our economy. Quixtar is an economic engine, currently listed as #20 on the e-commerce list. Many websites from #1-19 are partnered with Quixtar. What happens when Quixtar is adversely affected by slowed registrations? The retail economies tend to slow and grind. Do we want the retail numbers to reflect that and be publicized? When Quixtar emphasizes a strong code of ethics and their abidement, why would the FTC think of retracting all that is good? March on and find the bad opportunities. Please do what you can to eliminate junk offers for untold riches. I often receive Spam e-mails mentioning just that. I thoroughly checked Quixtar and came to my own conclusions. Despite any organizations' negative truths or perceptions, you must do your own fact finding. That is what we offer prospects; we pass along what we have found and share that. There is no greater truth that speaking it.