Amway's 'Proven Plan to achieve Total Financial Freedom' is a misguided belief
'Joecool' is perfectly correct. Any attempt by current, and former, temporary 'Amway' non-salaried commission agents to sell 'Amway' wampum by advertising it openly is still against the anti-free-market rules of the organization which every temporary non-salaried 'Amway' commission agent has been contractually obliged to obey on pain of summary excommunication, and/or litigation. In the past, the 'Amway' mob have tried to prevent all 'Amway' wampum from being offered at its paltry, real market value, but, with the advent of the Net, this embarrasing reality has proved almost impossible to hide. Interestingly, during the FTC hearings in the 1970s (which were supposed to examine charges that 'Amway' was an inherent fraud), this particular closed-market practise was judged to be an unwarranted restriction of trade. One former 'Amway' adherent (who gave testimony to the FTC in 1975), had placed adverts in a local newspaper to offload unsaleable'Amway' wampum that the organization had refused to buy back. He found himself being harassed, first by brainwashed'Amway' adherents who threatened to tell on him, and then by the organization itself. When the FTC became involved, the'Amway' mob suddenly couldn't refund this person fast enough. Even though this aspect of the 'Amway' closed-market was clearly identified in the 1979 FTC ruling, the organization has continued to try to maintain it.
The inflexible 'Amway'Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson (an apologist for billionaire racketeers) just never gives up posing as the innocent, honest little victim under attack. Whatever, he steadfastly pretends, the Net continues to be perpetually full of unused 'Amway' wampum being offered for sale at bargain prices. Despite the organization's anti-free-market rules, this wampum must be being offered by adherents, or former adherents, because they have been virtually its only customers. The esoteric publications, recordings and badges of rank which the billionaire 'Amway' bosses, and millionaire under-bosses, oblige their adherents to pay through the nose for, are also there. Apparently, Steadson is now claiming that some people are selling 'Amway' wampum for a higher price (at auction) on e-bay than it can be bought for from the 'Amway' mob. However, he doesn't explain who is actually buying it or selling it (for that matter).
Steadson's latest twisted-logic comments relating to the Volvo and Apple companies are typically misleading. Unlike 'Amway', the overwhelming majority of the revenue of both these public companies derives lawfully from external sources, not unlawfully only from their own shareholders. I don't see one former salaried, or non-salaried, commission agent for Volvo or Apple trying to unload piles of unused i-pods and vehicles on e-bay which they have been obliged to pay over-market prices for in the misguided belief that this was part of a'Proven Plan to achieve Total Financial Freedom.' However, I do see owners of used Volvo vehicles and Apple i-pods buying and selling them on e-bay (without any attempted interference from their suppliers) at their real market price.