|Received:||7/17/2006 6:44:58 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:To whom it may concern at the FTC, I have been an Independent Business Owner affiliated with Quixtar for 4 years now. What I’ve been able to accomplish because of this amazing business is more than I could ever have thought possible, thanks to the Devos and Van Andel’s. Not only have I increased my net worth, but my lifestyle has changed tremendously. I now have time to do what I need and want to do, and give it all the time it needs. This business is my life, and because of this great opportunity, and the ease of use we currently have, it creates hope for numerous Americans, some of which have nowhere left to turn. When I was first registered, I was given the whole kitchen sink as far as getting all of the information I needed to make an informed decision. I saw that this business made sense, and because of their being a 1 year money back guarantee with no questions asked, I knew that there was no risk. I was told up front that there is no guarantee for success, that it wasn’t going to happen overnight, but that with consistent and persistent smart work, success would be right around the corner. To register with Quixtar it costs approximately $150.00, 100% of which is refundable within the first year. Having to wait 7 days for prospects to get registered with Quixtar would be a major henderance. I would be willing to say that almost 75% of our prospects, would not end up being associates of ours (registering) due to that long waiting period. That waiting time creates barriers, and barriers create a lack of growth. Having to provide a list of references to prospects would be a terrible requirement. It would not be right for personal information to be given to others without consent. Not only would current IBO’s leave their affiliation with Quixtar, but their could come a time where some disgruntled individual would want to retaliate against Quixtar IBO’s, and in some way misuse this private information for harmful use. Also, having to provide a statement specific earnings is ridiculous. That is also private information, and should not need to be shared to anyone for any reason. Prospects should be able to figure out that people are making money when they read reports on Quixtar’s sales versus how much they paid out to their IBO’s.