|Received:||7/17/2006 12:43:35 PM|
|Organization:||Hawkes and Associates|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:We became IBOs June 1970. Business has allowed us to meet many goals in our lifes, more time with our kids and family, nice homes, luxury cars, support charities, and pay taxes. Helping others thru Quixtar is our lifestyle after 36 years of being involved. Our kids and parents have been involved with us for many years. It is our life. I remember when we registered we appreciated and made our decision based on the money back guarantee. In over 36 yrs. in the business we have had only a few who asked for their money back and we did so willingly! We feel it is an important part of our business. Most prospects feel like our $130 start up fee that is guaranteed is nothing compared to the $50,000 non refundable start up for some so called businesses. It would be a disaster for our prospects to have to wait seven days before getting started and their prospects have to wait 7 days before they could get started and WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE TO WAIT IF THEY HAVE A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE??? Besides, 7 days would not effect their knowledge about Quixtar. They get in with and because of their upline and it is the upline's responsibility to help the prospect make enough money to remain interested and not to opt out with the money back guarantee. Although my wife and I have become successful in the Quixtar business we WOULD NOT BE WILLING to provide others outside our organization with our name, address, phone number or ANY other information because that would open us up to other businesses outside Quixtar getting to us or using our information. Our financial records are as private to us as YOURS ARE TO YOU and we would NOT provide ANYONE with our records unless YOU REQUIRE EVERY AMERICAN to allow me to see their financial records whenever I want. We do tell our prospects what we earn a year in our Quixtar business and remind them that their income does not depend on what we make with our effort BUT what they will earn depends on THEIR effort and the time THEY are willing to put into THEIR business. Giving prospects other IBO names from organizations outside our organization would open a whole can of worms. Then a new prospect could be woed into "we've got a better organization", or "we can do more for you than they can" , "we live closer to you than they do" "my upline makes more than yours does" ETC. Prospects in our organization can meet IBOs in ours and other organizations we associxate with on a regular basis and can get honest answers from IBOs whose income will never depend on the success of our prospect. AND they can still opt out and get their money back! If the proposed litigation list COMES DIRECT FROM THE FTC CONCERNING ACTUAL PROVEN MISREPRESENTATIONS, FRAUD, SECURITIES VIOLATION OR UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE PRACTICES, that would be OK. BUT, to allow ANYONE to present such "evidence" WOULD BE UNSUITABLE because as on the Internet anyone can say anything about anybody without having to prove anything and that would only create confusion with prospects. I realize that some of the proposals of the FTC would help weed out some of the BAD guys and help our business BUT I also know that "You don't burn the barn down to get rid of the rats" and some of these proposals by the FTC would literally BURN DOWN THE BARN! We feel the money back guarantee offered by Quixtar solves 98% of the problems and IF all other businesses were REQUIRED to do the same we would have a GREATER industry or "barn" to those of you who come from the South. Thanks for your ear!!