|Received:||7/4/2006 8:10:11 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:We signed into the Amway direct seling business in 1972. The business fit our lifestyle of school teacher/wife & mother. We could operate our business on a part-time basis. We received full education about the company, its founders and the products which are high quality. At no time in our 34 years have we had a dissatisfied customer. We visited the plant in Michigan, met the men who started the company and learned how the products are manufactured & packaged. We also met many other people, like ourselves, from all over the country who had also signed into this business. The Board of Directors is compsed of both distributors (men and women "in the field") and company executives, all of whom work to ensure fair and legal business practices. In recent years the company became "Quixtar" and began to operate on the internet in addition to the former methods of telephone and USPS communications. We champion the FTC's desire to prevent scam operations from emerging. We disagree that a waiting period of 7 days before signing into the business be required since there is no risk involved to the prospect and the waiting period would benefit noone. To give the prospect names, addresses and phone numbers of other independent business owners would not only be stepping on the toes of other businesses which are "none of our business" but also would enable our prospects to contact other businesses with whom they would be free to join, rather than come back and join us, thus hampering our success. To give a potential business associate a list of past accusations against Quixtar would serve no useful purpose in stopping fraud. Accusations against Quixtar are just that--accusations--and fraudulent people would continue without complying. As far as income from a Quixtar business goes, we received full information on the potential in 1972. The potential for income has not changed and we tell our prospects what they can expect to earn. As in any legitimate business, the more effort one exerts, the more he can expect to earn. "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." Quixtar is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it allows people to earn larger amounts if they choose to put effort and time into earning.