Friday, August 17, 2012

USANA Rebrands Themselves and Makes Impossible Promise To Their Distributors

Get ready for the new USANA! After 20 years, USANA announced at their 2012 International Convention that it was time to re-brand themselves. They are starting with the United States first. USANA redid all their packaging, sales tools & literature, website, and even their logo!

USANA's New Logo






USANA states that their new Brand Promise is the following: "We promise everything we do will help you love life and live it — and that will help you help others do the same."

 I think USANA's new logo actually looks like something out of a nightmare. Maybe the Mirror Prison in the first Superman movie.

Unfortunately, 99% of USANA's distributors never make a profit. In fact, according to USANA, less than 1% of distributors are even considered "Full Time" working associates (0.76% to be exact). USANA considers a distributor full time if they are a "Gold Director" or higher. To get to Gold Director, a distributor must max out their "Business Center" four weeks in a row. To max out a business center, the distributor must accumulate 5000 "Group Sales Volume" (GSV) on their "Left Leg" and 5000 on their "Right Leg". The distributor accumulates this volume of points from either "Preferred Customers" or recruited distributors in their "Downline".  There are over 3 distributors for every preferred customers, so obviously preferred customers are not relied upon for this volume points.

In order to accumulate 5000 GSV on a leg, they need their downline to personally purchase at least 100 "Personal Sales Volume" (PSV) worth of points through an "autoship" plan. These aren't really sales however, they are personal "Purchases" made by each "active distributor". A distributor is active as long as they personally purchase 100 PSV every 4 weeks (13 times a year). These personal purchases count as GSV for each distributor in their "upline".

So, 5000 GSV can count for 50 distributors who each personally purchase over $110 worth of product. This needs to happen on both left and right legs of the downline. So to max out a business center, it may take 100 distributors to do it. Doing it once only makes you a Silver Director. When you do it however, you get a new business center at the bottom of your one of your legs so you can continue recruiting more distributors and make more money. So to max out four weeks in a row, you need to time when you recruit your distributors so they order at different times during a 4 week period. So maxing out 4 weeks in a row may take over 400 recruited distributors.

Now the reason each distributor makes these 100 (some cases 200) PSV purchases every 4 weeks is because it is a business requirement by USANA. If the distributor fails to make that personal purchase, then that distributor will lose any GSV they may have accumulated and can not qualify or collect any commission that may have been owed to that distributor.

Imagine what it must take to become a Diamond Director, or 4-Star Diamond Director, or 10-Star Diamond Director. A Diamond Director must have 4 business centers all maxed out four weeks in a row. A 10-Star Diamond Director needs to max out 14 business centers four weeks in a row! That takes upwards of tens of thousands of distributors in their downline, balanced between the legs, and actively personally purchasing 140,000 volume points of product (about $154,000) each week!

Now how many downline distributors does it take to cover the cost of these personal purchases? About 10 actively purchasing distributors. So 10 would give about 1000 GSV (500 on left leg, 500 on right leg) which pays out $100 in commission. You only get paid a commission when you accumulate enough GSV according to USANA's pay plan. This $100 still doesn't cover the $110 + shipping for something like the Healthpak100. So lets just say it takes about 11 distributors to cover the cost to participate as a USANA distributor. Right off the bat, USANA has designed the compensation plan to fail 11 out of 12 distributor.

Unfortunately there are many other problems with the compensation plan and how USANA pays out commission as well as other factors that cause about 99% of USANA's distributors to lose money and never make a profit. So only about 1% distributors even have a chance to make a profit. These are fixed percentages designed into USANA's Binary Compensation Plan. It's even evident by USANA's own statistical figures that show only 0.76% of distributors are Gold Directors or higher.

And now we have USANA stating that "we promise everything we do will help you love life and live it — and that will help you help others do the same."

Here's what I think would be a more appropriate logo for USANA:

I call it "Suffering MLM Distributors Trapped in a Web of Deception and Misfortune"

180 comments:

  1. My brother in law is attracted to these schemes by a defect in his personality and has been continuously involved with a number of schemes/scams. His last and the most absurd (that I know of) was a miracle glass pendant called the Biodisc. Now he is a low level distributor with Usana and makes an outrageous claim that he has cured his wife of an illness just as Dr Ray cured his own wife. His claim beggars belief and is utter nonsense and instead she is now a bankrupt. I hope he finds my comment, he will know me as the author and my disgust. I don't mind this Usana scheme so much. Unlike the Biodisc that was sold to desperately sick people clinging to their last threads of hope, this usana is schemers scamming schemers and thats sounds pretty good to me. Let them suffer like everyone else around them.

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    1. In response to " I don't mind this Usana scheme so much. Unlike the Biodisc that was sold to desperately sick people clinging to their last threads of hope, this usana is schemers scamming schemers and thats sounds pretty good to me."

      Have you heard of Sanoviv? It's a medical facility in Mexico created by Myron and Dave Wentz to treat and cure patients who have cancer and other diseases or illnesses. All the methods used are illegal here in the United States. USANA as a company is big on pushing their distributors to spend tens of thousands of dollars at Sanoviv. Sanoviv and USANA go hand in hand.

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    2. You do not even know what you are talking about. It's people like you that think negatively about the world, USANA is a company that truly cares about people.

      Here's YOUR STORY, you joined it and failed at it. Don't go degrading the company, it's really you degrading yourself. We know the real story. Folks USANA is a company YOU CAN TRUST, you just have to work hard and continue to sorround yourself with Positive people. Not like this one here.

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    3. In response to "USANA is a company that truly cares about people." and "USANA is a company YOU CAN TRUST"

      Why is USANA's compensation plan purposely designed so that 99% of distributors lose money no matter if every distributor was a Rita Hui or Collette Larsen. If USANA "cared about people", they wouldn't be emptying 99% of their distributor's pockets. USANA distributors always like to claim it takes hard work. What these distributors mean by "hard work" is to recruit as many distributors into their downline by deceiving others into believing they can become rich by "selling" USANA products. Sadly, there is very little to no "selling" happening. It's all recruiting. Those that are at the top 1% got there by massively recruiting more distributors. They sold the business opportunity instead of the product.. Nobody should trust a company like this.

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    4. USANA Watch Dog, what company are you from? It seems you dont know what your talking about. USANA distributors earn commissions based on group product sales and not on recruitment. Kindly review your notes.

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    5. Another misleading statement. That's like saying beef doesn't come from cows, they come from the supermarket. Commission comes from group products sales which mostly come from... drum roll... recruits.

      Stay in school.

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    6. it's very simple, it's a scam if it's a network marketing scheme... income is coming from membership fee or their minimum requirement/month to buy USANA product themselves.

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    7. Many years I got sucked into USANA. I was only young (mid twenties). I soon realised, that it was all about getting your friends and family, to also join up as recruiter. To succeed, it is not about the vitamins at all, it is all about recruiting other recruiters, who need to recruit other recruiters. The vitamins are just to legitimise the scheme, to not appear as much like a blatant pyramid scheme.
      I saw the light pretty quickly, and quit. I since have gone on to putting that effort into normal work. This has paid off, as now earn $200,000 per annum and rising.

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    8. Well done! And not have to lie and deceive to make that money :)

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    9. If the company's compensation plan in binary, it is almost absolute that the marketing plan was designed to benefit only the owners. In case you are still hoping to create wealth in binary, please...read this: http://www.eddychai.com/memories/data/Binary%20n%20Marketing%20Plans(e).pdf

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  2. I also found the new logo a bit revolting myself. Makes you take a double take for sure, not very easy on the eyes.

    Folks, it could be worse. You could be one of those 8,000 plus associates attending the convention this year. The large majority of the attendees are going to buy stuff at the store (new products, product specials etc). While they are spending money, the diamonds directors are saying thank you very much.

    Convention is one of Usana's biggest paydays for their top distributors who get a percentage of Usana's profits. Nice huh. Downlines continue to get ripped off from their uplines.

    I love how Usana reps are bragging that Usana gave everyone free Ipad and they actually think it was free. Those ipads were bought and paid for by the thousands of associates who are required to pay the monthly autoshipment regardless if they make any money or not. It was these associates who are paying for these ipads.

    Lastly, if one goes online and looks at some of the pictures from convention. You will see a some pictures of the new gold directors walking across the stage. The clearly evident observation is that they are all Asian. Nothing against Asians, but it just goes to show where Usana is getting most of their business from. The markets in the United States is saturated and numbers of distributors are sharply declining.

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    1. My wife is in a downline. As a Health Coach she chose to use USANA because of the quality and results. Even if she wasn't profitable she would continue to buy the USANA products because her passion is health and USANA delivers. I have a friend who 13 years ago worked in the USANA business. He got inolved first because of the health benefits...that was the initial attraction. Because he knew many other people that were concerned about their health he got them started on taking USANA. In 3 years he was earning about 25k per annum. He than got sidetracked with some other business ventures and after 10 more years of not eveing working the business the majority of his business stayed on unlike all the reports here. Why did all those initial people stay on.. because thier health was first over the business. They would continue to use USANA even if thier was no business plan. To say people are suckered is wrong. Those people would laugh at you because its not always about money its thier health. They are paying for a top quality product and getting what they paid for. The renumeration for them is a bonus.

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    2. Oh well said! My husband went to the convention and was raving about the free iPad! I am like "are you serious" you could of had a 100 iPads plus for the money you have spent on Usana so far!!! God help me get my husband away from this scam!

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    3. I feel sorry for your husband to have a wife like you.
      100 Ipads is more important than your husbands' healthy? Do some study about top killers in today's health.

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    4. What health benefits?

      http://ethicalnag.org/2011/12/04/john-cloud-time-3000-pills/

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2376893/Multivitamin-studies-supplements-harm-good.html

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  3. I wonder, I wonder if everyone on here was a diamond director, would they feel the same ill will towards usana?

    Hate to say it but I think there is so much anger and resentment towards usana because all the former associates posting on here are upset that they couldn't make the Usana business work for them and are simply jealous towards the people who are making it work.

    The watchdog has been posting almost every month about how bad the company is in the attempts to close them down, yet the Usana isn't going anywhere. The company just rebranded themselves, new logo, new message, etc, and looks to be having an incredible convention.

    If we were all gold, diamond, etc, lets face it, we would be right there at convention with them enjoying the festivities.

    We just have accept the facts people and gain closure in our lives letting Usana go. I have had a lot of built up resentment towards Usana and am jealous that so many other people who aren't as attractive as me, or as well spoken as me, or as intelligent, are able to build their business. Good for them, and maybe I should be taken a good lesson from them.

    Usana isn't for everyone and that is for sure. But those out there working hard at building there business, competing with all this negativity, and former associates out to get Usana, good for them. For those of us who failed, who are we to tell people they shouldn't do it because we couldn't.

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    1. You are still missing the point. Those who can do it and succeed, well done but at whose cost? A lot of recruited associates struggle to maintain their 4 weekly autoshipment payments just to hopefully qualify for their miserable commissions. I personally know of well meaning friends who joined USANA in the hope of making it big time. They attend meetings, make appointments to recruit potential associates, join webinars and do most of the other things necessary to succeed. However, most of them quit within three years time. Why? 5 most common reasons. 1. Not easy to recruit new associates, too much rejection and frustrations, 2. Not worth the effort. With the same time and energy put in, could have achieved other means of earning money, 3. The market is saturated with existing USANA associates or other MLM distributors, 4. Cynical remarks from friends and family members when they become aware of MLM involvement, 5. Guilt in recruiting associates when fully aware that it is not that easy to succeed.

      So, to those who succeed, good for you but please be ethical and tell the truth about the difficulties of succeeding. From anecdotal evidence, it's 1 per cent success rate. Let the potential associates know that they join the USANA business with all the facts bared before them. Not everyone can succeed in the MLM business. If they still insist on joining, at least you have been honest and you do not have to feel guilty if they do not succeed.

      Ex-USANA associate (Ivan)

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    2. In response to "If we were all gold, diamond, etc, lets face it, we would be right there at convention with them enjoying the festivities."

      USANA has 235,000 "active associates" as of last month. Subtract the 1% of them that are "Gold Director" or higher. So about 232,650 active distributors are left... Are you ready for this? For all the remaining distributors to become Gold Directors, they would need to recruit over 90 MILLION new distributors! And guess what, USANA still has a 99% failure rate because that is how USANA's compensation plan is designed - to fail 99% of all participants. This is how the pyramid scheme works! For 1 to succeed, 99 need to fail. USANA ruins lives, families and relationships.

      Now that you have been informed about this, it is up to you as a distributor to realize what you have gotten yourself into and make the right decisions in life.

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    3. If you want you can forget the business aspect altogether and just buy USANA products. You pay for what you get in quality. If you want to buy a low grade supplement that is not required to disclose accurately the contents that is your choice. My wife is a Health Coach and started using USANA products because of the quality. As a business you don't have to apoligize for the products they are fantastic. People that want to be healthy and take on the business aspect are the winners. I have a friend who was into health and than also saw the business opportunity. In 3 years he built it up to about 25k per year. Than he got sidetracked on other ventures for 10 years. When he started ti re-focus with USANA his business was still producing over 20k annually. I asked him his success...why weren't people falling off like everyone seems to be quoting here. He said because teh people he got involved were concerned about thier health. Even if they didn't build the business like some people they were just happy to enjoy better health. Maybe most people on this site only focus on money. The real winners are those who focus on health and helping people.

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    4. For 1 to succeed 99 need to fail. That statement is not true at all. How is that? Majority of my friends downline are all people that have business centers but are more for the health aspect. They are on autoship and many qualify but will they become wealthy who knows. That 1% cares more about thier health than the business aspect. For them they are already successful experiencing the benefits. If they help someone out and actually make money well thats a BONUS.

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    5. On response to "...they would need to recruit over 90 MILLION new distributors!", it is not correct that all these people have to is just to recruit alone. I have see the USANA compensation plan and mind you that if you've built a considerable number of downlines (Users, Retailers, and Network builders), all these sources contribute to generating volume of points for distributors it's not a one man team that you have to do it alone nor it involves recruiting alone. So it is a fallacy to say that "all the remaining distributors" will have to do is just recruit" alone.

      Now, the truth is that people fail and now tell the whole world their experiences of failure and how they failed.

      Well, at the least negative people has something to talk about in a blog like this in hope to get monetized from the volume of traffic generated. Try talking about thing that are lesser value and let's just see if you get money out of it.

      Remember, your bad experiences does not reflect that others suffered like you. Again, it's one's decisions and no one else is to be blamed.

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    6. Can I ask, why you're saying that Usana's compensation plan was designed to fail 99% of the times?

      You know what? Don't answer. I'm a Usana's associate from Mexico. I went to the Convention 2012 which, by the way, was amazing. I'm enjoying my new iPad, which by the way, I know it woke up the envy of so many people. The thing is, if you keep such a poor mentality and wait for us to celebrate you for telling us all your "truths", you can't be more wrong. I feel sorrow for you people and maybe you could send me your address so I can send you a post card from my Gold Retreat next year... or from my Hawaii Diamond Retreat 2014.

      Here's the thing. Just because you failed that doesn't mean we're all going to fail. Is the same as telling you that because I crashed my car, all of you are going to crash it today or tomorrow or someday. Grow up, get a life or just get a job you don't need to think big.

      Greetings

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    7. In Response To "For 1 to succeed 99 need to fail. That statement is not true at all"

      You seem to actually admit the percentage is true. Let me make it a little more clear since many here don't seem to understand what "success" and "fail" mean....

      In USANA, for 1 to "PROFIT" in the business opportunity, 99 need to "NOT PROFIT" in the business opportunity.

      You and many others forget that USANA associates signed a "BUSINESS" agreement. Those who were more interested in their health would have been just a Preferred Customer. Those that were more interested in making money signed up as "distributors".

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    8. To Anonymous who said: "I'm a Usana's associate from Mexico. I went to the Convention 2012 which, by the way, was amazing."

      Looks like the convention did it's job by bringing you deeper into Usana. So why do 99% fail? I know you said not to answer but I'll do it anyway.

      Forget about comparing customers to recruits, they're essentially the same thing in that they buy Usana products. The key difference is that it's easier to get $100 of autoship from a recruit than it is to get the same amount from a regular customer. Why? Simple:

      Because with a recruit, they're not just buying expensive vitamins, they're also buying a business opportunity. This is why most distributors have a hard time selling the products alone, the price is just too high which is why many sell them on Ebay for nearly half the price. This basically takes away the retail option for the vast majority. What they are left with is recruiting. $100 of vitamins sounds a lot more attractive when you attach a possible paycheck to it.

      Since recruiting is the primary way to sell the products, we run into a problem: Sustainability.

      This is why the company needs more recruits all the time. You may see them them expanding into other countries but have you looked into cities where there use to be Usana groups but now they've died out? It's happening in the US, a decline, which is inevitable.

      The more people who are brought into the system, the more people is needed to sustain the system.

      It would be great if most people can actually get real customers on autoship but the fact is, they can't which is why you have nearly 3 times more recruiters than plain preferred customers.

      Think about that. Usana has 3 times more sellers than buyers. I realize that a lot of those sellers are also real buyers but please name me a business where there are more employees than actual customers buying the products? MLM is probably the only place you'll find this scenario.

      And you wonder why there are so many problems with MLM.

      Look, you may very well be part of the 1% who succeeds and if you do, good for you. Just realize that when you succeed, it will be at the cost of dozens or hundreds of people failing. I hope it's worth it.

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    9. People here cannot seem to get over the idea that they have to pay $122 dollars a month to receive commissions...seriously..just what to do you want? Have everything handed to you in a silver platter. And just where to do get all your numbers?

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    10. Why should a distributor who is trying to retail product to customers by Direct Selling (meaning the product gets shipped to the customer directly from the manufacturer instead of from the distributor themselves) have to PERSONALLY PURCHASE $122 worth of product each month in order to qualify for commissions and maintain whatever GSV they have gained???

      Shouldn't the distributor receive commission for selling product regardless of whether or not they themselves personally purchase it?

      As for the 99% of distributors making no profit, you can see http://www.mlmpyramid.com/Theoretical_versus_Actual.html

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    11. four months ago, i enjoyed reading this blog and i used my personal digest of this to destroy the morale of my workmates who are USANA associates already. i shared them this blog and told them they cannot see the evil in the company from the inside; they are conditioned so much to believe all the brainwashing, and not to accept all the things this blogger here tried so hard to expose. i was very vocal to them and even confronted them face to face and in front of many people using the points presented here... they never fought back. i thought it was a sign of cowardice or retreat. i became very successful in blocking all their efforts to expand their network at least in our company. but they continued with their business. they even offered their products to me for free just to share their experience of it, i didn't take it. they even treated me well and managed not to talk about the business when i'm around. from behind, i continued attacking and blocking them but they continued with their trainings and their business so strongly. eventually i started to feel their pains, i love these people a lot, they are like family to me.., that made me hate their business even more and i want them back to the reality i believe and overturn their false beliefs because based on the articles from this blog and many others saying negative things about USANA they are crazy, brain-washed, cult members who could never see the reality anymore. but i wondered, what could this guys have really seen and heard to possess this kind of strength of conviction and faith on what they do? how were they able to reach this kind of maturity and personality development? i wondered and wondered. again they are my friends and i wanted them back to our normal lives, living simple and contented of what we have. when i failed to overturn them using this blog and other else, i stole all their training tools and materials so that i can digest them as well and find faults in them... i found a lot and i wanted to celebrate at once! the pyramiding scheme i hated a lot, the tedious recruitment process etc...

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    12. but i am not a narrow and close-minded individual, as i said i wanted to make a thorough digest because these are their materials and i knew they must have digested these so well also and can fight back very well. as i continued to dig deeper i found beautiful things, and more, and then more, and then tons of beautiful things! it was then that i realized, someone negative-minded from the outside surely cannot see the great and beautiful things inside. i found the reason why my workmates could never be overturned from their conviction... i enrolled and became an active USANA associate. they actually waited for that day to come. with my resentment and effort in studying how to destroy them, they knew it will happen, that one day i will stumble upon their great product, and great company. and it did happen. this dog blogger here is very wrong in a lot of things. the 99% failure rate is a big lie! not 100% can succeed in the business, it's a fact, but the 99% failure rate is not true. all active USANA associates and even those who stopped for good knew that this numbers are not true. autoship is a strategy; associates are not forced but are encouraged to do it and they were informed about it before they signed up. it's as simple as no work no pay in a company. the products are great. i tried them myself and shared my experience to my other workmates whom i used to share my disgust with USANA. there are more....! but i don't want to explain more and deeper here. i know no volume of explanation can ever satisfy any person who do not want to believe. if you really want to see the great things about USANA, get it from those who are happy and successful in the business, not from bitter critics who do not have first hand experience or from bitter quitters who find haven in blaming others and not looking into themselves. failures are naturally magnified when other people succeed in the business. i appreciate a lot those who failed in the business and just accept their personal shortcomings, without blaming others. i am glad that not all losers or quitters in the business are bitter like the others here. for the bitter losers and quitters, please evaluate yourselves, how far have you gone and devoted before you stopped? for the bitter critics who never have the opportunity to experience and see the business themselves and just heard them from bitter losers..., you just don't know what you are talking about. for the dog here. thank you for barking so strongly, i was awaken from the evil dreams you made in my head for many months...

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    13. LOL, nice setup. I doubt what you said is true though. You stole their training material? Sorry, but the brainwashing doesn't happen on paper, it happens in group settings.

      You said: "autoship is a strategy; associates are not forced but are encouraged to do it and they were informed about it before they signed up. it's as simple as no work no pay in a company."

      This is the exact sort of word play that show how brainwashed or misinformed you are. No one is forced to fill up their car with gas either but we do it anyway because we want our car to work. In order to earn a paycheck from Usana, you HAVE to be on autoship. But why? If the products are so good and fairly priced and associates would buy them anyway, why even have a monthly requirement? Logic will tell you that it's there to sell products, that's it.

      Distributors, the sellers, are the main buyers.

      Even if you go out and get 1 million customers, if you're not on autoship, you don't get anything. No work no pay? Think again. The most important thing to Usana is to get more distributors to be on autoship. It's how they survive. Real businesses don't operate this way. Real businesses rely on real demand, not inflated/fake demand.

      Take away the monthly requirement and Usana will go out of business. Usana knows this which is why they choose to keep the requirement even though having it makes them a scam.

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    14. that's the point logic, i liked this business firsthand through those materials i've mentioned and how i digested them against the negative points i've gathered before (including this blog's article), that is; before i experienced what you called group settings and trainings. thanks for your suspicions if this is true or not, there's nothing i could do to correct it if you doubt my story.

      as to the autoship, thanks for simplifying things and giving your own useful example. you are not forced to fill your car with gas, but in order to benefit from it and make it work, you have to fill it, and i believe you know firsthand that you cannot benefit from it without gas! same with our business here, in order to benefit from the business strategy and make the business center active (or run as in the case of your car) you have to be on autoship (gas for your car) and again, all associates are informed about this before they engaged with the business. and same with the idea that you may fill or not fill your car and be able to benefit or not benefit from it, in our business, you may or you may not be on autoship and may or may not benefit from the business strategy. and if you really found this illegal, go sue USANA! we have offices in 18 countries and we are not hiding anything from anybody. i would appreciate such courage from you to help people like me and thousands others to get awaken in our bad dreams if that's what you think.

      and by the way, do you in anyway have firsthand experience and knowledge about our company and business, or you just have heard about us? if you don't then you really have no idea what you are debating into. for months, i've followed you and watchdog posting arguments against USANA. i've seen USANA through your side and perspective and i hate the business before. now i've seen USANA from inside and i used all my digest of your one-sided arguments and decide which side is more believable.., and i joined USANA! good thing for me, i've seen the whole picture; you guys just have one side of it. if you will admit that you've been in the business before, then you must have been one of the bitter quitters and losers i've mentioned above who cannot get over with your personal shortcomings and found glory in blaming others with your failures.

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    15. You're still missing the point about the autoship, on purpose I'm sure. No other company outside of MLM and scams rely on their sales reps' purchases to stay in business. This is what's wrong with Usana. Yes, people know about the monthly requirement when they sign up but does everyone understand that most of the money the company is making is from recruiting new distributors? I would think so since it's so obvious but read what a lot of Usana reps have stated on this blog. They believe it's all about the products and Usana is doing well because they have the "best" product.

      Are new reps told before signing up that constant recruiting is the backbone of this company and without it, the company would collapse? No. In fact, plenty of Usana reps have denied this either because they're lying or they're too blind to see the truth.

      Your statement about people being losers or quitters just because they got out of Usana is ignorant and shows that you're no more than another brainwashed Usana rep. People who make money for you are your best friends. People who can't/won't recruit and get out are apparently scum right?

      Your twisting words and setup story trying to make people feel like you know where they're coming from by relating to the skepticism in them... "I used to think the same way you did but I discovered I was wrong"... seriously, who are you trying to con?

      And "blaming others" for failures? If I recruited you into my company that sells lemonade for $20 a cup and you fail to make decent money because no one will buy, who's fault is it? Mine for having overpriced products or yours for not working hard enough? I'm sure you'll say yours for falling for my scam in the first place right?

      Your elementary tactics might work on naive, broke people with no business sense (the people you recruit), but it won't work here. We're not brainwashed by Usana's system. We can actually use logic to see how ridiculous your so-called "business" is.

      I suggest you spend your time scamming more people rather than using your silly tactics here. It's a losing argument for you distributors and always will be unless Usana removes the monthly requirement. The ones actually making good money in Usana know this. That's why they don't waste their time here. They know the truth behind the autoship and focus all of their energy on growing their downline.

      While you low level Usana reps try to defend the legitimacy of your company, the top money makers know it's all a scam, have accepted it, and work hard each day to make as much as possible by focusing on what the system rewards the most: recruiting.

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    16. its clear u lose the car and gas allegory. i pity you... lesson, don't paint stories you can't back up. what a loose example thrown back to your face! and now you want to put weight on calling our business system a scam? i challenge you the second time.., sue! so that we can end all these. how dare you call our business a scam if it exists for 20 years. business and financial stability like what we have which we enjoyed for long, amidst people like you calling and branding us illegal and a scam is enough to prove who's talking real and who's talking trash. if there could have been a single sense in all your arguments here, then this company i am fighting for could have been reduced to ashes long before, but see.., USANA is still here! how would you explain all these? still a scam? and we scammed even the governments in 18 countries? a scam listed in NYSE, voted best in the State of Utah, with a US-FDA approved mfg. plant and pharma-grade products, listed in the tighter TGA of Australia, listed in NSF, ranked among other companies in forbes magazine featuring the warren buffet criteria for good long term investment.., and several other recognitions, there are so many and you are too blind to see. for the third time and i hope you will include your acceptance for this challenge in your reply below.. SUE!!!

      P.S. i need not reply with your lemonade business story above. it's even more pathetic than your car and gas allegory against autoship... try something better, something that reflects more our legal business you can't prove illegal...:)

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    17. Why are they still in business? Watchdog has covered this many times, so read the responses yourself.

      I know you're fighting for what you believe in but seriously, you shouldn't even have to deal with people calling you a scammer. Usana can easily stop this but I know anything I say is pointless since you still don't see the issue with the monthly requirement.

      Just let me ask you this:

      What do you think will happen to Usana if the monthly requirement is removed and product purchases are solely up to the free market? Will business go up, down, or stay the same?

      Looking forward to your answer. To all other Usana reps, feel free to give your answer as well. Just a simple up, down, or same is enough.

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    18. ive read about those watchdog trash stories, and as ive mentioned, the fact that USANA is still standing strong and others are still bitter critics; it's not hard to decide who's talking real and who's talking trash.

      again logic, autoship is a legal business strategy. you can't prove this illegal or a scam yourself, you know that, but you just want to call it a scam, that is your problem! you didn't mention you will or at least plan to sue, i actually waited but you're silent because clearly there is no basis at it! it's your own false belief.

      because associates have to purchase first the product before they can distribute it to costumers, you called us scammers? have you heard about business franchising or buy and sell? are those businesses scam also? because that's what we are doing; we buy products in a much lower price and retail it and have profit. can you get a food cart and get all products from the mother company free of charge and sell it and profit from it? i would be very glad if you own such a company.

      is there anything wrong if we encourage our associates to buy and sell every 4 weeks, 100 points of products equivalent to 3 pairs of Essentials (2 bottles per pair, 112 tab per bottle) US-FDA approved, certified pharma-grade, NSF listed, and many other certifications, enlistments, recognitions and recommendations, and sold at a very reasonable price, even more reasonable than those sold by other network marketing companies (you don't want to throw your rocks) which sell products of questionable quality but sold at the same price or even much higher?

      why should i answer your challenge question rooted from your own ignorance? sue! that's for the nth time.. :) the fact that you can't stand by that challenge is enough to prove you and your cohorts are standing in loose grounds.

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    19. In response to "we buy [USANA] products in a much lower price and retail it and have profit."

      Nobody in USANA sells the product for more than their autoship cost (plus the shipping) for a few reasons.

      1) Preferred Customers get the product at the same price as the distributors.

      2) You can get the product from USANA distributors through Ebay for half of the distributor's autoship price.

      3) USANA's products sold at the autoship price is still far more expensive than the retail price of other manufactured brands.

      4) If a distributor resold a USANA product, they don't get any commission for that sale. Only the UPLINE gets the commission.

      So there is absolutely zero incentive to actually market and retail USANA products. What is sold is a phoney business opportunity without disclosing factual or accurate information about the business opportunity.

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    20. "Why should i answer your challenge question rooted from your own ignorance?"

      I was hoping for an actual answer but I figured you would avoid answering it instead because you realize answering it would only reveal the true nature of the requirement. This isn't the first time I have asked this and it's certainly not the first time a Usana rep avoided the question.

      Besides, what's wrong with my question? If the requirement was removed, Usana profits will either go up, down, or stay the same. Being a distributor, you are probably much more qualified to answer this question than I am, which is why I asked. So please answer my simple question.

      Talking about suing, if all the stuff on this blog is a lie, why doesn't Usana legally have it shut down? Usana is a big company, they can actually afford it.


      "have you heard about business franchising or buy and sell? are those businesses scam also? because that's what we are doing; we buy products in a much lower price and retail it and have profit."

      This right here proves that you don't understand the autoship, or you're just lying. Here's the key difference with franchises: They buy products because they have CUSTOMERS to sell them to. They WANT to buy the products. If they don't buy the products, they would have a line of customers with no products to sell them. Get it?

      With Usana, you buy the products NOT because you have customers to sell them to but because you want to qualify for a paycheck. In other words, distributors are the main customers.

      If you run a retail store, the amount of products you buy depends on the amount of products you expect to sell. In other words, you buy products in order to satisfy the demand for your products.

      Do you have a line of people ready to buy Usana vitamins? Nope. Neither does Usana which is why they rely on distributors to buy the products and they do it through the monthly requirement. Why? Because as Watchdog pointed out, the prices are too high so there isn't enough demand. How much have you made selling RETAIL? No need to answer. I already know it's very, very little.

      In any case, I don't care if you don't understand the basics of business/franchising or not. All I want to know is what you think will happen if the monthly requirement is removed.

      Why are you so scared to answer this simple question? I'll wait for your answer.

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    21. 1) Preferred Customers get the product at the same price as the distributors.

      This remark is very indicative of how ignorant you are.
      Preferred costumers are costumers who signed up to benefit the lower distributor price but not on sales commissions, and are not allowed to resell. What makes you think that distributors sell products to them? Distributors sell to non-registered costumers. And stop saying we don’t have costumers and we can’t sell products at retail price. If that’s what happened with you when you were former USANA associate then, it doesn’t reflect what happened to others like me now. You should have attended more trainings.

      2) You can get the product from USANA distributors through Ebay for half of the distributor's autoship price.

      You can buy genuine stolen or smuggled gadgets at absurdly lower prices; would it mean other gadgets should level down to stolen or smuggled prices? And counterfeits are more dangerous even, when products are in high demand, the possibility is at hand. Go try one; if you’re unlucky you might get a shock dose of melamine.

      3) USANA's products sold at the autoship price is still far more expensive than the retail price of other manufactured brands.

      I doubt you mean what you are saying. With this kind of product we have, it’s very narrow for you to say we cost higher. I’ve mentioned a lot of certifications, classifications, enlistments, accolades, etc., be sure those products you want to compare are really at par. Fail not to mention in your comparison; purity, potency, bioavailability, and absorptability of each products. These criteria are very significant in an educated comparison.

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    22. 4) If a distributor resold a USANA product, they don't get any commission for that sale. Only the UPLINE gets the commission.

      Commission is just one of the many ways to earn in USANA. Clearly you are talking ignorantly from the outside and giving misleading arguments. USANA reps are surely laughing at you in this argument, I promise.

      5) I was hoping for an actual answer but I figured you would avoid answering it instead because you realize answering it would only reveal the true nature of the requirement (autoship).

      You want us to change strategy because you just don’t feel like it; you’re very subjective then. Is autoship illegal? Yes or no? That is the real question I want you to answer first. Why are you so mad to tear down a strategy you yourself can’t prove illegal? I personally do not like sales ladies in department stores to keep following and talking to me when I look for items, but that is their company strategy and it facilitates sales; would it make sense then if I ask the company to stop them, or ask them what will happen if they change strategy in my favor? I suspect you run another network marketing business and just can’t overrun the sales of USANA because we have autoship in our business strategy, and the law is just silent about it. Go copy.

      6) “Talking about suing, if all the stuff on this blog is a lie, why doesn't Usana legally have it shut down? Usana is a big company, they can actually afford it.”

      It means your efforts are nothing and could not be heard. Actually it’s only me and few others who enjoyed exchanging arguments with you (logic) and watchdog because I admired you two a lot BEFORE.

      With tons of points presented here (sadly tons also are mere opinions, and have no value in court) you could have at least excited a concerned citizen and initiate a government investigation. I’ve read awful stories here, but USANA is still standing. So just go on with your mudslinging. USANA won’t bother. It is just me who personally have fun here.

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    23. 7) “Here's the key difference with franchises: They buy products because they have CUSTOMERS to sell them to. They WANT to buy the products. If they don't buy the products, they would have a line of customers with no products to sell them. Get it?”
      “With Usana, you buy the products NOT because you have customers to sell them to but because you want to qualify for a paycheck. In other words, distributors are the main customers.”

      Franchisers are in fact costumers of the mother company themselves, what is your problem with that? Is that an arguable fact? Upon buying, they subjected themselves to the risk either they can sell or not sell those products. That’s the essence of business. There is no guarantee of 100% success. And don’t over emphasize that franchisers buy products because they have sure costumers because if that is your point, then I could have not seen franchise businesses closed.

      And in USANA, again and again.., you are not forced to be on autoship. Why should you if you aren’t in the best condition or position to sell? If you are not on autoship, you don’t qualify for paycheck. Would that hurt? You did not participate in the business strategy, that simple. If you participate with the strategy, and your business partners didn’t, yet receive commissions as you did, how would you feel?

      8) If you run a retail store, the amount of products you buy depends on the amount of products you expect to sell. In other words, you buy products in order to satisfy the demand for your products.
      Do you have a line of people ready to buy Usana vitamins? Nope.
      Neither does Usana which is why they rely on distributors to buy the products and they do it through the monthly requirement. Why? Because as Watchdog pointed out, the prices are too high so there isn't enough demand. How much have you made selling RETAIL? No need to answer. I already know it's very, very little.

      You’re answering all your questions in favor of your loose arguments. We have costumers. Everyone is a potential costumer. It matters on how you make people realize the importance of your products. Not all people are as narrow as you who do not seem to understand the effects of free radicals and the means to combat them and how to choose the best among these means. Now if you have hard time convincing people, then don’t generalize. People are not identical in absorbing and relaying information from trainings to costumers, nor are all people inside USANA attended product trainings at least (the biggest cause of failure). Above all, good listening and learning attitude is not inherent to everyone, it must be developed, now if you fail with this, then this is not just the right business for you.


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    24. 9) In any case, I don't care if you don't understand the basics of business/franchising or not. All I want to know is what you think will happen if the monthly requirement is removed.
      Why are you so scared to answer this simple question? I'll wait for your answer.

      I actually want to hear you first and establish the illegality of autoship, but I’m tired of waiting. You can’t help but cry, there really is nothing illegal with autoship.
      My answer is this; if you mean that the associates and not USANA will determine the pace as to when to get products, and get the same advantage each time they move products, then there would be no difference on USANA sales. It’s the same set of people who worked hard for their dreams and are committed to do it no matter how many negative minded people like you hound them. It is their dreams they want to reach, they are the ones who will reap the fruits of their hardworks, persistence and faith. And you will stay as you are now; negative as ever, fruitless, ineffective, and unheard by the governments of 18 countries to date. Won’t that be sad?

      This will be my last post here. Goodluck to you logic and watchdog and your cohorts. I wish you all the failure rate you pointed in USANA. To those who want the truth about USANA, I recommend you guys get it from those who succeed, from those who failed but are honest and humble enough to accept their shortcomings, and those who are happy doing the business and have results. There is a good shot of being critical, but getting more of it than the required dose can kill a dream and let slip an opportunity that could have change a lifetime.

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    25. In response to the numbered points:

      1) Preferred Customers are customers who distributors signed up. Again, these preferred customers pay the same price for the product as distributors pay. This alone makes it impossible for a USANA distributor to "RESELL" their mandatory PSV for any profit. Again, USANA distributors do not sell USANA product at a retail price higher than what their autoship cost is.

      2) I've emailed most of the Ebay sellers distributing USANA product. They are all USANA distributors who are either cleaning out their cabinets from all the product they were forced to purchase in order to participate, or they sell in bulk much of their downline's product that were all mandatory purchases to be eligible for commissions. If you think people are selling "Smuggled", "Stolen", or "Counterfeit" USANA product on Ebay, then you should report it to USANA along with the Ebay seller's name.

      3) Every vitamin manufacturer has their list of "certifications, classifications, enlistments, and accolades". Most all claim high potency, purity, bio-availability and absorptivity. But let me ask you this, do you demand fruit stands prove their apples and bananas all have 100% of the required dosages of ingredients from apple to apple and banana to banana? What USANA is providing is a "FOOD SUPPLEMENT", not a DRUG. Having 90% or 110% of a dosage of DRUG can have serious consequences. Having 90% or %110 of 500 mg of Vitamin C isn't going to make a difference what so ever.

      So this whole "potency" and "purity" mumbo jumbo that USANA uses is purely marketing, that's it. USANA tries to use that as justification for their extremely high prices when in fact the prices are as high as they are so it can fund the massive pyramid scheme USANA operates.

      4) Commission is the only way USANA distributors can make any money in their business opportunity. Because the compensation plan is designed to fail 99% of participants in a pyramid scheme, only 1% are ever able to make a profit. And you dodged the point. I will state it again... "If a distributor resold a USANA product, they don't get any commission for that sale. Only the UPLINE gets the commission." There is ZERO incentive to resell any USANA product. The only incentive a distributor has is to recruit others into their downline by selling a business opportunity and the hopes of becoming rich.

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    26. You clearly don't understand how franchises work so no point in going any further with that example. By the way, I can't believe you're seriously saying that you have plenty of customers who will buy your products. Even people who love Usana knows that's a lie. You will say anything to make a point won't you? We all know you don't make squat on retail so quit talking like you do.

      You still avoided answering my question directly which is about Usana. I'll just answer it for you. The obvious answer is DOWN. If profits would stay the same or go up, the requirement wouldn't exist.

      So why is this wrong? It's because you reps are the main customers. Of course, you know this which is why avoided answering my question directly but you also hinted that this is OKAY by saying the autoship is totally legit because Usana is still in business, just as a backup argument. Pathetic.

      Good to know how you think and I'm sure you decided to stop debating because you know I'll continue to push you on answering my OBVIOUS question and making you publicly and directly admit that profits will go down. Good strategy. This way, this thread will be buried and no one will read your nonsense comments.

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    27. One last thing, just to show prove your ignorance. You said:

      "And don’t over emphasize that franchisers buy products because they have sure costumers because if that is your point, then I could have not seen franchise businesses closed."

      Do you know what the SUCCESS rate of most big chain franchises is? It's nearly as much as the FAILURE rate of Usana distributors. Do you know why? Aside from a good system, they have CUSTOMERS who actually WANT their products. If Usana products had plenty of demand, your success rate would be way more than 1% don't you think?

      Sure, some franchises fail due to various reasons such as bad location, too much competition, bad in-store management, etc. But want to know why most Usana reps fail? It's because practically no one wants to buy their products. The only reason most people even buy Usana products is because they want to qualify for a paycheck, they're chasing the dream of being rich. Need proof?

      1. Usana has 3 times more distributors than customers. Ouch!

      2. People who don't have a downline and only make money through finding real customers make less per year than someone on minimum wage.

      3. Most people who quit Usana stop their autoship.

      So please save yourself the embarrassment and NEVER EVER compare your silly business to a franchise ESPECIALLY if you don't understand how they work.

      Franchises have plenty of customers, Usana doesn't which is why they need the requirement, force distributors to buy the products almost no one wants.

      Anyway, good luck with your Usana business and when you fail, please do everyone a favor and come back here to admit you were wrong just like how you said you were wrong about Usana even though you were actually right. You'll be doing some good.

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    28. Forgot to address this: As a response to my question as to why Usana doesn't have this blog taken down if everything it says are lies, you said: "It means your efforts are nothing and could not be heard. Actually it’s only me and few others who enjoyed exchanging arguments"

      Another lie. Anyone researching the legitimacy of Usana will very likely run across this blog. Tons of Usana reps have read this blog. Usana KNOWS about this blog as well.

      Here's why they haven't done anything. Usana is smart, smart enough to create a scam and have people like you buy into it. They know not to add any fire to a flame. So do the distributors who actually make good money. You and your fellow reps comment because the existence of this blog is hurting your business. Of course, you're foolish enough to actually participate, further spreading the reach of this blog.

      If this blog wasn't making an impact, there wouldn't be so many Usana reps commenting. Keep in mind that only a small percentage actually leave comments. Many people have read this blog. I know you're just trying to down play the impact this blog has made but just thought I'd call you out. Hope you don't become too embarrassed to comment again once you cross back over to the logical side.

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    29. My friend who recently went to a Usana presenation was actually told not to research Usana on the internet as there were negative things said about the company.

      How odd is that?! I better tell him about this blog :)

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  4. The Superman prison is called the Phantom Zone.

    A place that 99% of USANA distributors also visit once they lose all family, friends and revenue due to the business.

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    1. Its not a problem with family and friends if you really care about people and their health. Whats even better yet is you don't have to apologize for the products as they are awesome. I can understand how some people can alienate others but it ususally comes down to who are they trying to elevate. People are quick readers of what your true motives are.I see the people with a real passion for helping others along a path of healthy choices excel.

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    2. Just eat right, exercise, and get enough rest. No need for supplements!

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  5. Network marketing is an industry that has created hundred of wealthy but good Leadership qualities are important for success in network marketing.
    mlm leaders

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    1. My beef is with MULTILEVEL marketing, not Network marketing. Multilevel Marketing only creates wealth for less than 1% of active participants. Deception is the most important quality for success in MULTILEVEL marketing.

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    2. Dude..I don't know where do you get all that hate from. There is nothing wrong with MLM or USANA. I am not gonna tell you why you shouldn't or even try to convince you otherwise.

      All I am going to say is that if you can use such passion that you showed to pick bones with USANA or MLM, you could have succeed in something.

      Sincerely,

      a lazy USANA associate who breaks even

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    3. Dude, everything presenters say in their presentations are lies. From the quality of the products, to the health benefits of supplements, to getting rich and the focus on materialism, to the "this is not a pyramid scheme" talk, to caring about the health of others etc....

      Usana is an unethical company.

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  6. Except USANA, Could you name other MLMs which succeed more than 1%? It will be NONE as well. so you'd better change to MLM Watch Dog.

    this dog has been here same long as USANA over 10 years. So in these 10 years, only one thing to prove is your Arguments are also try to misleading people too.

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    1. I've been researching USANA since 2006. So much for your 10 year+ claim... Also, USANA does NOT have a success rate greater than 1%...

      Where is your source of information that claims over 1% of USANA distributor's make a profit?

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    2. What some people fail to realize in this site that if you can help people become healthier that is success in itself. My wife has a passion to help people lead healthier lives. Yes she choose USANA because of the quality, but to her the real satisfaction just comes from helping people. If she makes a ton of money doing what she loves so be it. At least she doesn't have to apoligize for steering somebody to some great health products.

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    3. True,tell your wife to start helping people by stop taking supplements.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2376893/Multivitamin-studies-supplements-harm-good.html

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    1. Watchdog... I really think you need to post a FAQ page. They're saying all the same, really. They're like those counterfeit CDs/DVDs that jump to the same timeframe and you've been answering the same, yet they do not get your point.

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    2. I agree. I started one and then got caught up in other things. 60 hours at work each week plus family equals very little time for this blog. funny that some think I spend all day on this. I have about 10 things I want to post articles on, but it takes time...

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    3. Seriously. It's as if they don't know how to think for themselves and just repeat what their upline have told them even though their answers are ridiculous.

      Do these people not understand that a "pyramid scheme" has less to do with the actual shape/structure and more to do with endless recruiting to prevent the whole thing from collapsing?

      Autoship IS great, for people who actually want to buy the products and not have to manually reorder every month. Too bad this isn't the case for most recruits.

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    4. 60 hours at work each week plus family equals very little time for this blog.

      I'm pretty much sure a bit later those USANA folks will throw this statement back at you, saying that you work as an employee yet gain little, has no life, that quadrant thingy from Robert Kiyosaki, some success stories from Donald Trump whosoever, early retirement from work, "8-5" stuff, lazy, too negative, little credibility (unrelated), "healing wonders of the USANA Essentials" (even more unrelated), dumb/stupid (totally unrelated), big failure (unrelated again), more unrelated and personal attacking stuff, etc. What else did I miss?

      Maybe you can cite your sources too. But heck, these information are always available to the public.

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    5. Everyone here is welcome to comment, but I will not tolerate profanity. I let one slip by because I did not read the entire comment before posting it, and low and behold, the F-bomb was dropped in it. Sorry, but if people can't post something without slipping in profanity, then don't waste your time here.

      As for the main point of that posting, it was calling everything in business and government a Pyramid Structure. Sadly, the poster doesn't get the concept that pyramid schemes ALWAYS have the majority of participants (99% in USANA's case) ALWAYS lose money because it is designed into the compensation plan. In real businesses, each person in the company has a role to fill and is paid based on their skill level and their role. Best of all, 100% of employees in a real company are making money.

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    6. In real businesses too, the bigger the pay, the bigger the responsibility. In real businesses, everyone takes their part and everyone is given income for the work they do no matter how high or low.

      And yes, a PYRAMID SCHEME is totally different from a PYRAMID BUSINESS STRUCTURE. Why the heck do these USANA people make similarities from these two? The only similarity I see from these two, is that the top earns the most, and that's just about it.

      And yes, I believe that you don't get rich in employment alone. But there are many ways on getting rich. Like what I always say in my comments here -- ideas, proper knowledge and hard work is the key.

      Those who said that these CEOs are lazy people should at least try to spend some time with them. CEOs are CEOs for a reason.

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  8. Keep it simple, buy good usana product in EBAy, avoid usana business model.... Have someone else spend their money for overprice product!!! and we buy it when is 1/2 the price in ebay... KISS

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    1. I would be curious to know scientifically and mathematically how you deemed the products as overpriced. If you did some research you will find there are other non MLM supplements that also have a 5 star rating that are surprise very close to the same price. For the most part you get what you pay for. You want cheap Asian import supplements GO FOR IT. I do like your EBAY idea though.

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    2. Just discovered that USANA Supplements can also be bought from www.alibaba.com besides eBAY. The prices are much cheaper than buying through autoship or as a preferred customer, so why bother continuing with my USANA membership! This makes it harder to succeed in the USANA business. If my preferred customers begin to buy direct from EBay or alibaba.com., how can my legitimate associates compete with these low prices? The only way out is to tell them to keep recruiting new associates with autoship. Keep on endless recruiting until the left and right 'legs' have 50 associates on each side. This can be real hard work because it is not easy to recruit new productive associates these days. From some of the articles in this watchdog site, I read that less than 1% USANA associates succeed in this business. Are you guys for real? I only discovered your site recently through a friend. Did not realize that there are so many negative stories about the USANA business. I hope you guys are accurate in your findings. Confused.

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    3. Ivan. I have seen that if you go into this kind of business only to make money and sell a product you have an extreme probility of failure. Contrary to that is you go the slower way and have the attidtue of helping people with health concerns you have a high probability of success. Those people who want to better thier health stay on the products vs those that only really buy product to qualify. It sounds like you solely treated it from a monetary standpoint hence your X-Usana.

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    4. Thanks for your advice. However, what you are advising me is actually what I am doing. I share the goodness of USANA's nutritional supplement products with potential customers and associates and how it can help prevent degenerative diseases due to free radicals that cause us to fall sick and contract all sorts of diseases. I even discuss about Dr Myron's specialist work on the human cells and how USANA came about in 1992, 97+% bio-availability and potency of the products, pharmaceutical grade standards and other positives. All these are good talking point with customers but when they found out about eBay and Alibaba.com, how else can I defend the price difference when they mention about the huge discounts they can get compared to buying from USANA as preferred customers? This is how I lost a few customers. In this context, I mentioned that the only way out to succeed in the USANA business or for that matter any MLM business is to keep on endless recruiting until the business centre is maxed out. If this is the case, it is really difficult to succeed. Over to you for more advice. Maybe I'm not doing something right in my quest to succeed.

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    5. Truenorthman, if you realy want to help people (and save them some cash), tell them to buy Usana on eBay. Or recommend a cheaper quality alternative.

      The NutriSearch Comparative guide is Usana propaganda.

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  9. Have you ever run a business??Or just failed with USANA?

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  10. Usana has kept my family healthy, not divided it. I am retired and work my Usana business about 10 hours a week. I earn enough money to enjoy life at my age. its not always about "getting rich". Its about quality of life in every way.
    I am not in debt. I don't have to drive to work. I am not rich. I am content to have the things we "need". I thank Usana for this. Pure and simple.We all have goals... they are personal and each one is responsible for achieving them.
    I have been with Usana for 15 years. I am not a silver director or gold. It doesn't matter. Usana has given me and my family exactly what we need, healthwise and financially.

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    1. For those who don't know how to put a name instead of using Anonymous, choose: Name/URL (You don't have to put anything in the URL box)

      To the 15 year Usana veteran:

      Funny how people like this Dinh fellow has worshippers and even gets to speak on stage at conventions even though he's ruining a lot of lives while there are others who have commented on this blog who stick to running their business as ethically as possible but will never make as much money and are basically nobodys in Usana.

      I mean, 15 years and not even a silver director, a position that some people hit their first week or two? It's no wonder why Dinh is a Usana celebrity and you're an unknown.

      At least you're running your business honestly but I do have to wonder what it is that you've been doing for 10 hours a week for 15 years. Seems like plenty of time to at least hit Silver even if you're just focused on getting real customers, or are Usana products really that overpriced and it's really that hard to get customers?

      I realize that you're content with your income and lifestyle and that's fine but if you really believe in Usana enough to defend it, wouldn't it have made sense to aim for more in order to inspire others to join the company so that they can also create a financially stable life like yours or at least spend your 10 hours a week more effectively and get more customers in order to improve the health of more people?

      See, I don't think the problem is that you didn't try hard enough. I think the problem is that you've been trying to sell a product that doesn't have enough demand at its current price.

      This is precisely why most distributors come the conclusion that recruiting is the only way to go which is also why Usana's business model is unsustainable and creates such a high failure rate.

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  11. You just did not understood, KISS!!!! I guess you are the one paying for overprice product, don't be sad, I buy it back for 1/2 price!!!!

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  12. I was a Silver director before. Now that my team and I stopped doing the business my old team and I are saying to ourselves," what the heck were we doing?! We stopped because our upline who is Aaron Dinh from Milipitas is a fake liar. He says anything to keep you buying products. I feel misrable that I let my friends listen to him and convinced them to buy pro packs ($1400). The fail rate is so high. Even some of the diamonds that are high up there are not that rich. They pretend to be rich and have some other income and say Usana bought them this and that. I tried so hard in the business and all my profit went to autoship and paying hotel meetings and buying suits etc. My downline spent about 100k total mostly propacks and autoships. My commissions, I barely made profit less than minimum wage for the years I was in it. I can sign up atleast one person in Usana if you give me 1 week. I can sell atleast a product in one day. I know the game in and out. Although I am not a Diamond that know how to manipulate multiple region of teams I still know most of how it works. I quit because the business has no future. You need millions of sales just to make $ and that is just horrible to the people to do. I learned to be a good liar in Usana and lost many friends. I learned how to brainwash through Jim Rohn Cd. People buy the dream of hope. Hope is worse than fear and thats what the trainings do. Give you hope so you will keep buying autoship. Once you wake up out of the dream you will quit. I posted on this site maybe 4-5 times as anonymous because I don't know how to put my name on the profile.

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    1. I really wish you could talk to my brother, he practically worships the feet of "Mr." Dinh.

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    2. Mine too, the brother in-law in the 1st comment.
      He wont ever amount to anything in this usana rubbish and if instead he spent his monthly fee on his wife he would be all the richer.

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    3. wow, $1,400. i can enroll in a gym for that and have better result. PS. i can save a lot more and buy from ebay.

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  13. Hi!

    In the Philippines, they are now called XTRM 1-11. It's a scam but dreams don't die easily so USANA associates or whatever they are called defend USANA at every turn. It's tiring to hear. Maybe these defenders should try to earn an income from USANA that is greater than what they would be earning from a regular job first before they defend USANA fervently. Also, it would help if they post as themselves and not anonymously. It would then be easy to verify their claims. Besides, it would be a great recruiting tool, too.

    Here is the Facebook Fan Page of XTRM 1-11 or "The Scam Previously Known as USANA" for the Philippines.

    http://www.facebook.com/xtrm1.11inc

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    1. Hey, do some research!

      XTRM 1-11 is a group of distributors, not the other name for USANA Inc! I should know that coz I'm a member of XTRM 1-11!

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    2. Haha.. Hater! I feel sorry for you.

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    3. EDUCATE yourself first before posting.

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  14. Just noticed you gut bumped off the front page of google search for "Usana". Guess you were doing some damage huh.

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    1. Google creates the search results based on your location. When I type in "USANA" into Google, I come up #5.

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    2. Watchdog - You most likely have your search results personalized based on your browsing history. You can disable that under the web settings after clearing your cookies. I've actually never seen your blog on the first page for "usana". I checked a few different data centers and you're near the top of the 2nd page on each one. Still pretty awesome though.

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    3. Logic,

      Nope. I have all my data cleared each time I close firefox. My IP is also dynamic, so it isn't like it is personalized to a static IP. I've tried the search in different areas and they come up differently. You can go into google's search settings and change your "location" (as it is defaulted to a location determined from your IP address) and try different locations in different states.

      Search results come up differently in each area.

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  15. So I checked out this alibaba.com website. The Usana vitamins are just as expensive as buying from usana.com directly. Plus the website looks very suspicious and the products are being shipped from Asia so who knows how much the shipping will cost. But more importantly, who can guarantee the quality and safety of these products being sold in secondary markets in Asia too where a lot of skeptical practices are utilized etc. If people really want to buy stuff from this website, good luck. I would rather spend the same money if not $5 - $10 more and get them from the corporate headquarters in Utah and know with absolute certainty the product is safe.

    If people on here are so concerned about saving people money then why aren't they posting and complaining about the prices GNC and other health food stores/online websites charge? Usana gets a bad rap for charging $42 for a complete multivitamin with antioxidant and chelated mineral but other comparable multivitamins are just as expensive. Sure Usana might be $5 to $10 more than your Vitamin Shop brand multivitamins or your GNC multivitamins but Usana certainly is not the most expensive either. So why aren't people on here looking at the big picture and criticize these other companies who charge just as much.

    Bottom line is you get what you pay for. You want a cheap multivitamin like Centrum, go for it but don't expect anything. You want to a high quality product, then expect to pay more. The watchdog and Logic criticize the apple test because the test involves in apple. However, they also lose sight of one important fact. And that is in the apple test, multiple vitamins from various companies were used and were tested to see which vitamins could keep the apple alive longest. Have no idea why watchdog and logic are in such denial, but the absolute truth is Usana's vitamins did in fact keep the apple alive the longest. It's not about the appler per se but the living cells that make up the apples which are very similar to ours. The deductive logic is very simple, you provide living cells with the nutrients they need in the optimal forms and those cells with be stronger and live longer.

    For a blog that seems to be so concerned with helping people, why are you so negative and biased against Usana's products? (not the business model because mlm model is not a great model for people to really make money). You have said in the past and even compared Centrum to Usana. That is like comparing a Chevy Cavilier to a Mercedes Benz and for some reason feel justified in your comparison. Centrum did the worst in the apple test so why would I want to spend $15 - $20 on Centrum when I can spend $42 on the Essentials and know I am putting a much better product into my body.

    Centrum's claim to fame is they are the best SELLING vitamin, not the BEST vitamin.

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    1. To Anonymous August 28, 2012 6:47 PM,

      It's not about cost. Why don't people complain about GNC? Simple. GNC just places their products on shelves with a price tag. If the products don't sell, they don't make money and will be forced to lower their prices. Supply and demand.

      Usana on the other hand, created a system where distributors (the sellers) are forced to buy the vitamins in order to qualify for a paycheck. Forced demand. The real value of Usana can be seen on Ebay, where people who actually want the products for a price they find reasonable.

      So you say Usana vitamins are the best and seem to also be saying that there's plenty of demand for it even at its current prices. Okay, prove it. Please start a petition to eliminate the monthly purchase requirement.

      You Usana reps can say whatever you want but until you either admit that without forcing distributors to buy the products Usana would collapse or demand that Usana removes the requirement, everything you say has no credibility.

      You yourself disagree with Usana's business model which is the main reason this blog even exists. Regardless of how good Usana vitamins are, it will never have as much credibility as it should have as long as they are still running this scheme.

      Centrum may not be as good but they at least have enough confidence in their vitamins to let the market decide what their vitamins are worth instead of coming up with some scheme to inflate its demand and price.

      And quit using cars as examples. Mercedes doesn't force their salesmen to buy the cars in order to make money. There's actual demand for their high priced cars from real customers.

      Do you people not realize that ALL of this "negativity" will go away with just a simple removal of the monthly requirement? This blog wouldn't exist. No one would call Usana a scam. Yet, you reps would rather be called scammers than to put your so called "best vitamin" to the test.

      Your refusal to do so is all the evidence anyone needs to show the lack of confidence you reps have in the product and company you all are so desperately trying to defend.

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    2. Regarding Logic's statement "Do you people not realize that ALL of this "negativity" will go away with just a simple removal of the monthly requirement? This blog wouldn't exist. No one would call Usana a scam. Yet, you reps would rather be called scammers than to put your so called "best vitamin" to the test."

      USANA won't remove the forced 28 day purchase requirement because there would be no more residual income for the top 1% of distributors and they would all leave. Imagine the top 1% of the pyramid scheme scattering like rats in a sinking ship. USANA would go out of business in less than 3 months if they removed the purchase requirement.

      You are right, there would be no reason for this blog if USANA removed the purchase requirement because USANA would cease to exist.

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    3. Many of those selling USANA on Alibaba.com leave enough contact information to know what their USANA distributor ID or website is. If Alibaba is an "auction" website, then every single one of those associates auctioning their product there are breaking USANA's own Policies & Procedures, which is grounds for termination.

      USANA has the ability find out which of their active associates are dumping thousands of dollars worth of inventory on EBAY at half the autoship cost. However, USANA ignores their own policies. I think USANA doesn't do anything to penalize those dumping a lot of inventory on EBAY because USANA has already paraded those individuals on stage at their conventions and literature...

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    4. "You are right, there would be no reason for this blog if USANA removed the purchase requirement because USANA would cease to exist."

      I, for one, think Usana will do just fine because their vitamins are the best in the world, are endorsed by world class athletes, and are fairly priced relative to its quality and since health is such a major concern these days, there will be PLENTY of real demand for it.

      If these statements are indeed true, Usana has nothing to be scared of and with this one action (removing the requirement), they will not only blow all other MLM companies out of the water, they will also gain the respect of almost everyone who has said anything negative about them and will be loved by millions of people for contributing to the increase in health of the human race.

      Oh wait, I see why they haven't done this even with all of the benefits they would get. They're concerned for their competitors and don't want to cause any of them to go out of business. I get it now. Usana, you're the best. Where do I sign up?

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  16. I am the poster above who Logic responded to. I personally would love to see Usana's products on the shelves so I could buy them whenever I wanted to. Hopefully the price would be less. I do not like the mlm business model, but until we start seeing these vitamins on the shelves, I have to buy them either on ebay or from the corporate website.

    I also do believe the monthly autoshipment from distributors is the back bone of the company and without it, the company wouldn't be able to pay them. Which for me, would be a great thing, because then there wouldn't be any distributors so the company wouldn't have to mark up the products to earn enough to pay these distributors, and I could order directly from the company and not have to pay so much. It just really sucks on the new distributors and low level distributors because it just looks like it would be so hard for them to make any money. Buy products every month to remain commission eligible, if you don't, you are no longer eligible. Thats ridiculous and yet people still do this.

    I do like the products, and think there would be a bigger demand for them if they were sold on the shelves and with some regular advertising on tv, radio, and info mercials so more people would know about them. Before my friend introduced me to the vitamins a couple years ago, I have never even heard of the company. If the company took the money they pay the top distributors and invested that into advertising, then all of the distributors would greatly benefit from it and the whole company would be healthier and more people would want to sell the product.

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  17. This message is addressed to: Truenorthman August 25, 2012 3:41 AM

    In reply to your advice. Thanks for your advice. However, what you are advising me is actually what I am doing. I share the goodness of USANA's nutritional supplement products with potential customers and associates and how it can help prevent degenerative diseases due to free radicals that cause us to fall sick and contract all sorts of diseases. I even discuss about Dr Myron's specialist work on the human cells and how USANA came about in 1992, 97+% bio-availability and potency of the products, pharmaceutical grade standards and other positives. All these are good talking point with customers but when they found out about eBay and Alibaba.com, how else can I defend the price difference when they mention about the huge discounts they can get compared to buying from USANA as preferred customers? This is how I lost a few customers. In this context, I mentioned that the only way out to succeed in the USANA business or for that matter any MLM business is to keep on endless recruiting until the business centre is maxed out. If this is the case, it is really difficult to succeed. Over to you for more advice. Maybe I'm not doing something right in my quest to succeed.

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  18. To "Current Associate"... I understand you all the way, I was with USANA also... But lets be clear, if you want to succeed in MLM (any company) you have to be like the leaders in Usana or any other company!! Everybody knows how they are? If you are not like them or don't want to be like them, then MLM is not for you and its ok (your leader will tell you otherwise) but its not true.. If you want to make passive income, don't worry, there's a lot of other ways to do it and easier ways.. Have fun and enjoy life....

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  19. Only way to be so called leader in Usana and make a lot of money is to recruit thousands of distributors and to deceive them into believing they can earn a lot of money.

    If you actually try to run an ethical business and be honest with your prospects, you will sign up very few distributors and customers, and most if not all will end of leaving you.

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  20. Heard of Anger Management? Do you have a life? Your spiteful remarks just show a bitter, "blame the world" attitude. You don't even know us yet you feel you have the right to put us down and critisize. If you put that energy into something constructive and positive the world (and your health) would be in a better place. No I'm not a big money earner, I'm not crying about it, I choose the way I do my business - everyone has a choice! No one holds a gun to your head! I love this Company, it has heart, integrity and potential for you to do whatever you wish with it. So get off our backs and get on with your life!

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  21. I'm actually a USANA distributor, been one for the last 5 months or so, the only way to make a proffit (sorry my grammar)is working hard, MLM or common jobs are not for the lazy, if you do your best in the MLM there's a 50%-50% chance you'll suceed or fail, if you don't do it, you'll have a 100% chance of failing. I'm not a millionare however, but me and my wife found in USANA the best compensation plan in the market, may it take us 3 or 10 years to become a Diamond Director, our fuel is our dreams, and the passion to make the impossible to achieve them. Thanks and have a gr8 week.

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    1. When you reach 1 Year, let us know how much profit you have made.

      BTW. if you do your best, you have between a 98% to 99% chance of not making a profit in USANA.

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    2. haha funny! the best thing is you have nothing to lose in usana. if ur asking why ask urself IF you really know usana that well. LOL

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    3. usana watch dog if you want nuskin go ahead use their products but dont you post something with a basis of just ur "opinion." clearly u really dont know usana that well. I have talkd to other companies who are offering their low class products and blind us with their compensation plan. hello, my family will use the products why would i need something mesmerizing with compensation plan and yet will harm my family. and by they way u are only proving that is really on top. thanks man.

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  22. For Juan Carlos, I'm sorry to hear that you found in Usana the best compensation plan, I think you did not look hard enough, there's many other companies with better compensation plan!!! Good Luck and have fun!!!

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    1. really, so what do u endorse? lol. u people are funny. concentrate on ur company stop making up words against usana. anyway as saying says if your not on the top people will not mind u. i guess usana is really doing great and is really on top. LOL.

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    2. I don't endorse no one, I just know that are many many many plans that are more profitable for associates than usana.. I know usana compensation plan is better than amway, but that's old story, look at newere companies you will see their compensation plan make usana look really bad... Happy life and I hope you have succes in usana, while 99% of your downline unfortunately won't have it, but you don't care...

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  23. hey champ...how about you get your quotes correct instead of putting them in parentheses as is if it's God's spoken word. "Everything we do helps you love life and live it". There is no "We Promise."
    Continue venting and throwing this energy out-clearly it's taking you where you want to be-just make sure you do it factually, not subjectively and ADD language that is totally inaccurate. blog fail.

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    1. In response to "how about you get your quotes correct instead of putting them in parentheses as is if it's God's spoken word. "Everything we do helps you love life and live it". There is no "We Promise.""

      Really?
      http://obs.usana.com/UPLOADS/usana/2012/229/229-1_YAA.html
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      We promise everything we do will help you love life and live it—and that will help you help others do the same.
      UNQUOTE

      In response to "Continue venting and throwing this energy out-clearly it's taking you where you want to be-just make sure you do it factually, not subjectively and ADD language that is totally inaccurate."

      I do it factually and accurately. I suggest you take a couple steps back and seriously stop drinking the kool-aid.

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  24. I am a 22 yrs old USANA distributor, I just started last May of this year, I have read this before I joined USANA, to Watchdog Its good you do the research for USANA, but I suggest you research more, USANA change my life, not only financially but health as well, for that short span of time I am working as a call center agent, I am studying as an IT student and do the business, so thank you for the information but, i think you have to try to join us someday to realize what you are missing in your Life. just a suggestion. as of now I am running for my $400 / week thought i cant, because of this message!! but thank God i have my Own decision USANA is the Best guys and i Assure you if you do it Full Time attitude, no one can stop you in reaching you dreams and also helping people reach their Dreams!! God Bless to Watch Dog,

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    1. So how are you making most of your money? Recruiting? If so, how are your downline doing?

      You said, "no one can stop you in... helping people reach their dreams." Let's give it a year, wait until you have a bigger downline and let us know what percentage of those people are even making a profit.

      Whether you're about to hit whatever title is at the $400 mark or Diamond director, your "dream" involves taking part in a system that is designed to create massive failures.

      No one here is saying it's impossible to make money with Usana. Why didn't you think you could hit $400 a week? All it takes is enough recruiting. In fact, if you recruit enough people, you can make tons of money but remember that the more successful you become, the more people you're financially screwing over.

      At least at your call center, every single person is making money while at the same time, providing a service that actually has enough demand outside the company for it to stay in business.

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    2. SO when you make your $400 in one week (2000 GSV on the left and 2000 on the right), you will become an "Achiever". You might reach Silver, but don't expect to go any further unless you run a "boiler room" where you recruit all the guests in your audience as you lecture dozens on how happy and healthy you are now that you have found USANA. Thank God for USANA because any company that can benefit only 1% of people who join must be a company of stature.

      Let me help you get to Silver Director. Ready? Find 8 people who are willing to join. Sell them all on the "Professional Pack" starter package ($1250 for 1250 GSV). Put 4 of them on your left leg in a straight line and the other 4 in your right leg in a straight line. These are called power legs. You have to do this all in the same week and they must all make their $1250 purchase. BOOM, your a Silver Director and will receive $1000 in commission!

      If you don't coordinate with your downline and recruit more members at the same time, then you are wasting your time. TIMING IS EVERYTHING. You can't recruit 1 at a time. It must be done in groups. If you want to become GOLD, then you will have to sacrifice even more ethics and morals. After you get your first 8 and become Silver, you must do that again 3 more times. But now you will have help from your downline. All 9 of you must go out and find more people to recruit. You must make sure everyone recruits only a certain number each week so that you max out your business center for the next three consecutive weeks. You do this and you will become GOLD!

      Oh, don't forget to put your Business Center "Re-Entries" on the other leg of the recruits immediately downline from your primary business center. This is part of the strategy of the "Power Legs". By putting everyone you recruit in a Straight Line, you will help those you recruit fill up one of their leg's GSV. It's all mathematics.

      Of course, if you continue to study the math, you will cause 99% of your downline to LOSE MONEY. Hence, the Pyramid Scheme!

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    3. Watch Dog, after reading so many comments by you and other people here, I stumble upon this comment of yours and find it really mysterious. You know how to play the game and make money, but still you are in a world against Usana. I'm not sure if you are previous member, but it seems that you really pity the newest and the next newest downlines since they are most likely to fail. Is it conscience that you have on the huge possibility of failures or is it because you also feel the difficulty of running the business. Please enlighten some more. I'm on my second week decision-making process if I join or not.

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    4. Best Comment, there are tonnes of ways to make money. Why not just steal or rob a bank?

      It's the ethics of participating in a pyramid scheme that is questionable. Recruitors sell the dream of getting rich and talk about time freedom and passive income, but know that 99% will fail because in order to succeed you need people beneath you to lose money (map out the compensation plan and you will see).

      Secondly, Usana's products are way overpriced and there are lies around the benefits of the products themselves. To sell Usana's products to customers you will need to lie about how great the vitamins are when it is common knowledge that supplements are only beneficial if your dietary intake is inadequate. I personally know some distributors who lie about how these supplements can cure this or that illness, and say these days there are no nutrients in the food we eat lol... The following article is also a good read.

      http://ethicalnag.org/2011/12/04/john-cloud-time-3000-pills/

      I'm an educated, very social, and athletic individual of Asian descent, and have been approached by various distributors over the years. Basically I fit the profile of a successful recruitor and those people have been upfront with me on how things work. I've said no to the business opportunity because I don't want to lie to people and create false hopes.

      So, the bottom line is do you want to be part of a business that needs to be deceptive in order to succeed and designed to fail 99% of participants?

      Money's not everything and there are plenty of honest ways to make a dollar.

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  25. To the poster above, what? Your post doesn't make a lot of sense. Are you a Usana distributor that is happy the watchdog has this blog trying to persuade people not to join Usana given the harsh reality of mlm that has made you stop doing the business or what? Hard to determine what side of the fence are you on?

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  26. TO ALL READERS AND VISITORS OF THIS BLOG. WATCHDOG IS NOT A TRUE DETRACTOR OF USANA AS I KNOW HIM IN PERSON. HE JUST BUILT THIS WEBSITE TO MAKE MONEY AS HE KNOWS THAT THE MORE VISITORS HE MAKE, THE MORE HE GETS PAID. PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS WEBSITE.

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    1. I obviously must be making an impact with this website since people have to blatantly lie to try and discredit me and this blog. And as I have stated many times, I don't make a single penny from this website. I don't make a single penny from USANA's stock either as I have no stock position. Also, if I were making money from the number of visitors to this blog, then where are the advertisements? You will find no advertisements on my website or blog.

      Seems people are getting desperate now.

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    2. LOL. If the Watchdog's doing SEO, this blog should have a chuckload of ads flashing left and right. Oh yeah, Blogger (Blogspot) is also a free blogging host.

      If you don't trust the guy, then put your Adblocker/Adware blocker on.

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    3. You realize he approves every single comment on here, you honestly think if he was doing this for profit he would actually allow you to post on here?

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  27. No reason for them to get desperate because after all, the Wentz family promised the following:

    "We promise everything we do will help you love life and live it — and that will help you help others do the same."

    If they were sincere about their promise, they would stop this forced monthly autoshipment to keep you business center eligible for commissions, and they would advertise to help their distributors sell more product and attract more business owners.

    We all know they won't do that or they company would go bankrupt. Only thing keeping this company afloat is the forced monthy autoshipments from the associates, and their asian markets.

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  28. LOL at all of the USANA "employees" defending this company... you guys, you've been brain washed and you're currently being scammed. The owner of this website is trying to do you a FAVOR before you go completely broke. Too bad you're all too dumb to realize it.

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  29. The contents in this post has been post a couple of years ago. if USANA was so bad as you said, how come it still list on stock market. as you know, the lowest price was $25 in 2007. but now the current price is much more high than that price.

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    1. Being a listed company doesn't mean anything.

      If a company, ethical or not, makes money investors will buy the stock. Cigarette companies and company's which produce alcoholic beverages are also on the stcok exchange.

      Usana continues to make profit year on year because it is expanding into other countries and taking advantge of the poor souls there.

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  30. ITS NOT JUST ABOUT WHOEVER PROMISES. WE PEOPLE ARE IN THE RIGHT AGE, RIGHT MIND RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT USANA IS BASED ON "FACTS!" =) LETS SAY THIS IS UR OPINION BUT WELL AGAIN IT IS JUST AN "OPINION" =) WE ARE BASING ON FACTS AND NOT WITH JUST AN OPINION OF WHOEVER PERSON U R. WHAT ABT UR CREDIBILITY OF YOUR WORDS? WHY DONT YOU GO IN THE MEDIA AND PROTEST WHAT U ARE SAYING HERE. IN THAT WAY U CAN BE RICH RIGHT. BUT I KNOW YOU CANT DO THAT, CAOZ U HAVE ARE MERELY AN OPINION" PEOPLE WILL JUST LAUGH AT YOU. =) USANA HAS BEEN LEGALLY CLAIMED TO BE BEST OF THE BEST, FOUNDER THAT WAS AWARDED,WITH LEGAL DOCUMENTATIONS. HOW ABOUT YOU? WHATS UR CREDIBILY? =) IM JUST SAYING. LOL.
    BY THE WAY,,THE OTHER PERSON SAYS WE WERE BRAINWASHED? CMON, HAVE U ALREADY TRIED IT TO SAY THAT WE USANA DISTRIBUTORS WERE BRAINWASHED? =) HAHAHA! FUNNY. LITERALLY CMON IF YOURE NOT INTO THE BUSINESS AND YOU SELL THE PRODUCTS YOU GET YOURE MONEY BACK AND STILL YOU EARN, THEN IF U DECIDED TO STOP,WHATS THE PROBLEM THEN YOU GOT UR MONEY BACK. STOP BEING A DRUM YOU PERSONS. YOU MAKE NOISE BUT MAKE NO SENSE. GOODLUCK! =)

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  31. yeah! i agree! these people only talk with no proofs.. pity for you watchdog. concluding without testing ur hypothesis? thats dangerous man. opinions will just stay as opinions. and a dog will always be a dog, bark as long as u want. coz what you will be doing is just barking. have some balls talk to the media talk with legal actions,make sense right? =) but make sure you have proofs on what you are saying. lol.coz u know what? what u are is JUST merely an opinion.. sorry but we are basing on facts. FACTS and not just by "nobodys" opinion. I bet you cant even stand for what u are saying. haha. I mean WHAT IS UR CREDIBILTY? youre questioning usana? usana has allllll the documents has received awards,rewarded as best of the best, i mean how abt you, who are in this earth? a blogger indeed. which again CAN'T be reliable. =) drum makes noise but makes no sense. chistmas is coming you can do youre drumming. hey you know what you should change your name into usana drummer boy. lol boom!

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    1. Seriously? Show us the awards then.

      Watchdog has proofs; it's readily available in the net, and he has the links anyway.

      I don't think he needs more credibility. Probably you do not know how much people you're ripping off already.

      You're the one who's all talk.

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    2. Reality is this is the internet. Every negative person on here and everyone that thinks usana is a scam is a fair opinion and even with credibility and thousands of studying and finding out what the company is about, So what?

      No one cares. This website is not gonna change anything. Everyone here can continue to hate on Usana but it won't change anything.

      Did you guys know that Amway had a hate site up and running 10 years after when Amway started stating credible information, and why they are a pryramid and they are gonna crash and fail. BUT 40 years later that site is still there with even more people commenting on the site but amway has grown so much.

      My point is you people posting on this site and trying to prove your point is not gonna anything. This site is all noise. Even with all the credible information and resources.

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    3. 99% of participating distributors in MLM will still lose money because they are in a pyramid scheme and that won't change whether this site is here or not...

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    4. Yet, you take the time to comment here when "no one cares" about this blog. The more people who speak out against the scam of MLM, the more people will start opening their eyes. There will eventually come a time when one of the big MLM companies will be shut down and once that happens, don't be too surprised when your company gets hit as well.

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  32. To Hanna,

    You whole post is none sense. How much money do you make from preferred customers compared to how much money do you make from your associates. I can guarantee without a doubt that you make the majority of your income from your downline associates forced monthly authoshipments.

    Next, if Usana's products were really so high in demand, then why are the products not in stores? (Yeah I know you will say it is because quality will sacrifice etc etc etc)


    If Usana's business was so lucrative and so rewarding, then why are the numbers of active associates here in North America continuing to decline? The only region keeping this company afloat is the Asia market where coincidently, Usana is heavily involved in the illegal recruitment of Chinese nationals.

    Why doesn't Usana remove the forced monthly autoshipment from their associates? That answer is quite simple, the company simply does not have enough preferred customers so has to force all their associates to pay this monthly autoshipment. If not, the company would implode.

    Usana is one of the most elaborate pyramid schemes ever. They disguise it with an overpriced product but the bottom line is the only way the top distributors make any money is to recruit thousands of associates, not customers, but associates.

    Lastly, if Usana was truly in the fact the Best of the Best as you claim it is, then why on Earth would some of Usana's top level distributors defect and go to Ariix? Robert Allen, Ray Strand, Tim Lewis, Duke Tubtim, Steve Swartz, Lynn Allen Johnson, these are all super heavy weight distributors making millions in their Usana business who decided to switch to Ariix.

    The company has won many awards but how many are really legit. The PDR listing was simply paid for, the Comparative Guide is biased towards Usana, and Dr. Wentz, ask him how much tax he pays, he escapes paying regular taxes because he plays his international citizenship none sense.

    The Wentz family are slimy business man. The stock price was at its highest recently and they dumped a lot of there the shares. Coincidently, this happened just prior to Nuskin getting punished for their illegal recruitment of chinese nationals and Usana knows they are not too far behind from getting caught.

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  33. To: Hanna,
    why are you so riled up? are you scared or are you guilty that you are part of a scam?
    you are guilty aren't you? guilty of scamming your relatives that are sick. guilty of scamming your poor friends which you treat like a milking cow. guilty of scamming your officemates.
    guilty of scamming your everyone around you and scared/afraid of getting caught. afraid that you will lose your material wealth to karma. afraid that your God will punish you for your lies when you go to church. guilty of forgetting all the teachings that your elders teaches you about being fair and honest. guilty about failing, because you chose money over integrity?

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  34. I've Built multiple successful business in international markets that are worth millions today, ranging from distribution companies, a telecommunications company, and Cosmetics.

    I've got to say after reading most of the "criticizing" comments and various discussion and arguements, you've all brought up good points. However, I'm thinking that the majority of you people especially you, "watchdog", are just the masses of people that do all the talking.

    Here's a fact: "Business isn't for everyone, in fact for 95% of people you should just stick with your dayjob"

    Business is business. If you make money then you make money who cares about the details of how about you went to earn a profit. I'm not a supporter of Usana or any MLM, but they function as a proper business and they are legal. This is a fact so accept and stop wasting your life trying to change other peoples thought and opinions by creating a sight to warn people.

    Reality is "No one cares." It better to learn on your own then be told by someone.

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    1. Only problem is, MLM is not a business, it's an elaborate scam. Has anyone called you a scammer? Most likely not because you're not in MLM. Just because someone fails at something, they don't just automatically assume it was a scam. College dropouts don't call college a scam. When it comes to MLM, it's different. They're only "legal" because they haven't been shut down yet. Several MLM companies that operate the same way has. It's just a matter of time when one of the big ones get hit and once that happens, a domino effect will occur, taking the entire industry down.

      You said 95% of people should stick with a day job. You're right but tell that to an MLMer who will recruit ANYONE and everyone. If you have the money, they won't turn you down. That's like hiring anyone that applies for a sales position at your company regardless of experience or lack of qualifications.

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  35. so true all are the same, convince u about the money u will earn and since u are selling medicine u will need to promote your product. Come to think of it. is there a vendor that will say his/her product is bad If u are just man you will convinced of-course to join especially if u badly needed a money. What if you are poor and doesn't have money at all do they give you credit or lend you money? a big no! they let you get sick who will pay? your sub. Who will be convince if the vice or the pres. got to prison long time ago. Post the proof whether you're profiting or not..think and read.

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  36. Hello, you say you need 11 in each side downline to cover shipping automatic, true, with 11 in the downline of the two sides, usana pays enough money to cover their autoship.

    If you sell every month sending automatic, you get your money and earn commissions from the sale, I really like that, and the reason for the automatic delivery, because in a short future, you do not have to continue to sell and you can stop working and live life like me. I'm only 23 years old I'm from Mexico and won $ 4,000 in a month, I'm in the last semester of college and do not really need to look for a job because I Usana pays between double or triple a Manager of a good company earns per month , and I have just three years working on Usana, this is only the beginning

    You can see my happiness with Usana, as I'm making a lot of money for my age, I have not even finished college and do not even know how to write well in another language, so even though you say that Usana is a scam, I think you should try it first and then talk.

    And if you think I am the 1% geniuses, they can do the business well,
    all I can say is that I should have finished college two years ago, and in truth I have no idea how to write in English, I'm using google translator.

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    1. So you make $4k a month, that's great. So how many people in your downline had to lose money for you to make that amount? If MLM is all about helping your downline, as many MLMers say, how come I don't hear anyone bragging about the success rate of their downline?

      I know of some scammers who make 5 figures a month but let's not focus on their victims because those people don't matter. Let's only focus on how much the scammer made. If they're making that much, what they're doing must be legit right?

      Don't worry, no one is going to think you're a genius. The only geniuses are the people who started the company and figured out a way to get tons of people to buy products they don't even want and to go out and find even more people to buy the products.

      What does not being able to write in English have to do with Usana? Oh, right, you're basically saying that even an uneducated illiterate can make lots of money with Usana right? First, you're from Mexico so you can recruit people there so no need to know English. Second, you don't need to be smart or have an education to be successful in MLM. You just need to be able to convince yourself that everything you're doing is totally ethical. That way, you could sleep better at night.

      Continue making your money and recruiting more people into the scam, further growing the number of victims. No one but other brainwashed MLMers envy you.

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    2. I had not seen your comment, but since you ask me, most people who are in my downline or earn almost the same as me, some earn even more than me, and besides they get health, and are healthier than ever I can not complain anyway there is always someone who is against things, if there were no balance, but remember that you will always be the person who is against something and accomplishes nothing with it, however you could be a person , which has helped thousands of people obtain financial freedom, to not worry about money, get real health and on the way to cure diseases as well as cancer, diabetes and many other diseases that have seen my clients win the battle and finally, you said that I take advantage of all the people in my downline, then all I can say is that below me are my family and friends, and below them are their families and friends and all I see is that have very good health and not have to worry about money, so I see it as a very big help that I gave to my loved ones.

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  37. LIke your comment Logic!! Its true people who start those companies are real geniuses!!!

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  38. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151200273111210&set=a.199567946209.167521.199549336209&type=1&relevant_count=1

    this guy. 23 years old. earning 3 million pesos a year.
    everybody loves him.

    how old are you guys?

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    1. What's your point? There's a guy name Jonathan Lebed who made nearly half a million dollars when he was just 16 years old. He did it by scamming people. Lots of people loss money for him to make money. To this day, he still runs his scam and continues to make tons of money off of gullible people.

      Your friend is a Ruby Director. So how many people had to lose money for him to reach that position? All you see is the money and the success. You totally ignore the victims. If Bernie Madoff was never caught, you'd probably kiss the ground he walks on just because he made a lot of money.

      With any scam, there will always be some who will make a lot of money but they do it off the backs of hundreds or thousands of victims.

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  39. Good day! Watchdog, are you saying that USANA is a scam? Is Forbes magazine a scam? Is Business week magazine a scam? how about OUTSIDE MAGAZINE? How about you? :)

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    1. These questions sound like you just got brainwashed in a presentation.

      These question doesn't even make sense

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  40. Scam? I'll answer for Watchdog.

    Usana - Yes, clearly
    Forbes - No
    Business Week - No
    Outside Magazine - No

    Any other questions?

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    1. then since you answered Forbes, Business Week and other magazines are not scams, tell me why usana recommend as the best?

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    2. I wouldn't say that Usana is a scam. But it's definitely a company I'd invest in. Invest, meaning I will buy Usana shares if I had the capacity to do so. I will not be a distributor though.

      At the end of the day, is Usana (the company) successful? Yes, indeed it is. That's why it's been mentioned the aforementioned business mags. Does it follow an ethical business protocol? This one's questionable.

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  41. hi watchdog are you against in a direct selling business model? thanks -AVON

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    1. There is nothing wrong with the direct selling model when there are actual sales taking place. What I have a problem with is when USANA makes it impossible for associates to resell the product and has set up a compensation plan that rewards recruiting over retailing. USANA pays commission to associates whose downline "purchases product". Notice I did not write "resells product". The associates purchase the product because it is required in order to participate in the compensation plan and qualify for commission. In USANA's model, there is no direct selling taking place. Only associate purchasing.

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  42. Watch Dog, do you make any money out of this blog? if you don’t I find it to be a terrible waste of time, I’m working on making more money and I think people who look at MLM are trying to find a way to make more money so if I’m a person looking to make money I would not follow advice from some one who uses their time in some random witch hunt that does not make them a profit. - Jorge Ensenada B.C. Mexico

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  43. Wow Jorge!! Good for you, keep doing Usana you will get rich and live forever!!!! Usana associates live in Fantasy land!!! By the way, why you bother reading this blog? If you have the truth in your hands? Goodbye

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  44. Is it possible to produce money in Usana without recruiting people?

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    1. Yes.

      You can enroll preferred customers if you sign up as a non-distributing associate. If you sign up as a distributing associate you can enroll preferred customers and/or retail the product.

      If you are talking about making a "profit", then that will be very difficult unless you recruit a lot of distributors because there is very little profit margin the other way. Plus, you are forced to purchase about $1500+ worth of product each year...

      Good Luck!

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  45. Hi doubters

    I've actually sold about £1800 worth of product in about 3 months. No hard sell. No false claims. Been using it myself for 12 years (most of that time as a non working associate - so didn't make a profit - but loved the products). Just recently have just signed up again after discovering the true quality of the products. Most of my customers have been retail customers, only one has signed up for regular shipments yet. Most are just trying the products or maybe just taking multi vits and minerals. there is no point signing up as a prefered customer unless you are spending £50 or £60 per month.

    So far everyone seems to like the products. I can see why this business can be sustainable. I can also see why people might just do it as a hobby, maybe even just to cover thier own product usage. This doesn't mean that they are failures. Do you really think distributors pay £100 per month just in case they get rich? You do seem to forget that they get something for it - quite a lot really. They may use it, they may sell a bit BUT they DO have a choice. Most prefer to continue. The business is actually quite a good hobby business, it can be great fun.

    Why don't all the doubters get a hobby. Being negative isn't a hobby. It's a waste of time and probably a waste of life. Grow up and do something useful.

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  46. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing

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  47. Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit.
    mlm solution

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    1. That was the theory the industry wants everyone to believe. However, the practical outcome is the following:

      Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is a recruitment scheme in which the sales force is sometimes compensated not only for required purchases made by members they personally recruit, but also for the required purchases from other salespeople that they recruit.

      The selling of product is almost non-existent in USANA. If I recruit 100 associates into my downline, and each of those members personally purchases $100 worth of product every 4 weeks in order to be commission qualified and be allowed to keep their group volume points, then that is not a sale by me. In fact, in this scenario I sold nothing.

      MLM associates have a very difficult time distinguishing the difference between a sale and a purchase. Unless you really think you are selling to your downline....

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  48. USANA... they are supposedly meant to promote health and wellbeing by consuming their products which ranges from nutrients tablets to an 'healthier' alternative energy drink called rev 3. My bf told me about USANA and his the type to believe everything he hears and see without giving it much thought. This is why I'm against USANA not so much of their products but how they do business. Yes, I believe network marketing is a good technique to advance in this competitive society. This is just my honest opinion, but money shouldn't be your main motive to be successful but, in my bf USANA meeting they seem to only care about money, that is their main motive. They also try to develop team building skills, but they are choosing the wrong activities to help further their skills for example, going ice skating? eating pizza? suiting up for a house meeting? I personally think these are not team building skills but just fun kids activities to keep them entertain. I don't understand why they don't focus much on customers who actually tried their products, why don't they gather customer feedback in their weekly meeting, why don't they go out as a team and sell or promote products to the community, why don't they hand out brochures or flyers? Instead, they just meet at a house and learn usana's housekeeping rules and theories... we get enough theories and boring workload out of textbook during uni and highschool, and yet majority of us lack a lot skills when it comes to working in an environment with team members. Furthermore, how does a photoshoot of their team members gotta do with anything about health products? I dont know, but some of the activities they do is so unnessary, misleading and defeats the whole purpose of 'health and wellbeing'

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  49. I think there are very valid points on both sides, however, what no one is really talking about is the retail side of the business. If someone has a health or wellness related business, selling USANA as a retail product or just by getting preferred customers can be very profitable. You don't have to recruit anyone if you don't want to. I think a lot of people just want to make money when they join these types of MLM's, but really if you already have a wellness business it makes sense to join a company like USANA because you already have the clients for it and you are selling quality products as well as using your autoship for your personal wellness (and yes, it is possible to spend $240/month on just products for yourself...and if you add up the amont of money women typically spend /month on similar products it would be the same if not more to get hair/body/skin/and health supplements). I would know. I am a woman and I could easily spend this amount and much more on just hair and body products. If you compare these prices to Sephora and other companies in this industry it is hardly a drop in the financial bucket. Not to mention the money you save on make-up when you are taking healthy supplements that keep your skin clear and glowing! literally hundreds of dollars a month. If you doubt me, go on youtube and watch videos out how many layers of different products women buy to get the perfect foundation look...like 4-5 products that can cost anywhere from $20-$150 each just to get the look of healthy skin that taking good supplements and having good nutrition gives you...Its just like putting affiliate links on your website if there are other products or services that mesh with your business. You can do a USANA type business from the selling perspective. I don't think the ebay thing is as big a snag as people make it to be, there are actually a lot of wellness coaches that have succesfully added USANA type businesses to their practices. It is all in how you structure and present your business. I don't work for USANA, and I would say that watchdog is not very smart to not make this blog profitable. If you are working with facts, you might as well be making real residual income and join this generations proven way of making a living and becoming rich. Life isn't about money, but having a lot of money allows you to do a lot of good in the world. You could even donate all the potential income from this blog to a charity of your choosing if you didn't want to take any home. I would say the real shame here is that you have chosen to do so little to actually help make the world a better place with this platform. That kind of tells me you aren't the smartest business or philanthropist out there...maybe thats why you are so bitter? The problem is you seem only interested in spreading negativity, you stop short of taking this truth and using it to make a positive. And that is really just someone complaining and justifying the waste of time by backing it up with "facts". Who cares if you have facts but no point? Why don't you get this fired up about exposing things that really matter in the world like the horrors of sex trafficking (happening in your city as we speak) and the millions of slaves there are WORLDWIDE? To be so passionate about something that is ultimately so meaningless, only makes your life less impactful. Maybe after years of you constantly repeating yourself it is time to move on to a topic that is worth your time investigating and exposing that actually helps people and potentially makes the world a better place. If you put this much energy into helping less fortunate people in your own community, you would probably have a very thriving community and would have enriched countless lives...You only get one life...you really want to spend it beating a dead USANA hate horse?

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    1. Yolo,

      I came across Watchdog's blog recently and think he's providing an invaluable service to the community. Usana is a pyramid scheme and the company and its distributors propagate lies to lure more people into the scheme while benefiting a few at the top.

      I have friends who do Usana and friends who used to do Usana. They admit to me in private that the products are way overpriced and the real money to be earned is to recruit more associates into your downline. If you are really interested in their products you could buy something similar or better for cheaper - period. The is a business afterall and in any free market products can be copied and sold more competitively.

      The sad truths about this company are the cult-like activities at different levels, the lies, selling the dream of getting rich, and the potential break down of relationships for materialistic motives.

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  50. YOLO

    I think the dog has exposed the horrors of MLM's like Usana!
    You are fixated on doing good in the world by running a pyramid scheme. Nobody wants to listen to a do-gooder snake oil salesmen.
    You have listed all of the half-truth Usana promises in one 1000 word paragraph.

    I can't understand why your post was not deleated.
    Did you really read what you wrote? Please try telling the truth for a change of pace.

    Do you know who was put in your up-line today?

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  51. Good day! Someone I knew asked me if I heard about USANA. Since I have never heard of it, she invited me to come with her to a meeting this weekend, where the director will be explaining everything about USANA. I am the type of person who needs to know the disadvantages and advantages before I act, so I searched the internet to get a brief idea about USANA. At first, when my friend invited me to attend a seminar, I thought it was a good business and seemed like a good opportunity for a part time job. However, after searching for information online, I learned that this type of business is not just about selling, but it is also about recruiting a great amount of people. I thought, hmmm that's gonna be hard!

    I have a few questions regarding this business. In order to register, I have to pay the company money, then I will receive products to sell, and I must also recruit people. WHY would I have to recruit and WHO will I recruit? Friends, family, people I know, but aren't close with? Then we will all work hard and put in a lot of effort to sell the products and recruit another large group of people's families, friends, and loved ones, etc.? Am I supposed to recruit people even though I am not sure if they will succeed or not in recruiting? What if someone is not good at recruiting and they recruit not one person at all, regardless of how hard they work- putting in so much time, effort, and money to travel and try to recruit? How hard would you want them to work? Where would their money go? To the uplines? Or the uplines of uplines? That's sad! I think I would have a guilty conscience knowing that I put family, friends, and even acquaintances, in that position. To all the recruiters, don't you feel guilty? Guilty for recruiting people close to you and taking their money, then if they are unable to recruit people, they have to make it on their own and go on with their lives? Yeah, maybe you might help them, but you gotta admit, you cant always be by their side to help them because you have your own goals of selling and recruiting too.

    Why would I join if I know that I am not good at recruiting? I lose, right? Yes, I get that people shouldn't join if they know that they don't have the patience for it, but I hope you guys would stop recruiting especially if you're not really helping those people. If the product is good, okay sell it. It's a good thing if they buy it, but recruiting? That's a big NO for me.

    How does it feel enjoying the money you earn from your hardwork? or should I say, others' hard work-downlines?

    Isn't it bad to stay positive even if you know that the outcome will be negative?

    Not everyone is fortunate to succeed in this type of business no matter how positive they are.

    Theres nothing wrong with doubting, doubt is not a bad thing especially if you dont really trust this type of business.

    What is the real goal of this business? To produce money or help people with their health? Isn't that confusing.

    - NNTK

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    1. i was also invited to the presentation, sounds good. the presentation is very convincing. but when it comes to the prices i was really a NO NO. then i said it is expensive, then they showed me a book of vitamins, like centrum and say centrum only gives a very low in rating based on scientific studies, then they ask me my current vitamins im taking, then they will check it on the book and tell you the ratings.

      my point is they try to destroy other company for you to like their company.
      they always have the answer for everything which its obviously is a brainwashing kind of thing.

      another thing, once your an associate, you need to build up your team, so that means inviting people. they will train and train you so you will be convicted to it.

      so fellow associates, how much did you spend to join? i know there are some work around on how to make the joining fee capable.

      i want to earn $400 a week. let me know how to do it. what should i do. help me calculate and post it here.

      and spare me with autoships

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  52. I'm confused. If MLMs are so bad and don't work why do all of the top economists recommend it . From Paul Zane Pilzer, to Robert Kiyosaki, to Donald Trump and Warren Buffett, and many financial advisors and tax consultants. No offense to anyone but I would much rather earn an income helping others a few hours a week than trading hours for dollars making some boss rich. Having been involved in MLMs since I first heard the concept I believe the only people who actually fail are those who are too lazy to do the work. It's something you do everyday, referring people to things you're passionate about. The only difference is we get paid for it. Now, having been involved in 6 MLMs and making a substantial income in each, USANA is hands down the best in many ways and the easiest to succeed in. Please don't try to come back with some percentage of those who fail because I know for a fact that more people in USANA succeed than do not. After all I talk to these people daily and you, watch dog, are the butt of most of our jokes ;-)

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    1. USANA Associate Claims: If MLMs are so bad and don't work why do all of the top economists recommend it
      Provide some quotes from top economists, financial advisers, and tax consultants that state "Multi-Level Marketing" is a good business to become a distributor in.


      USANA Associate Claims: the only people who actually fail are those who are too lazy to do the work.
      define what "WORK" means for a multilevel marketing distributor. I believe it means "deceive", "mislead", and "recruit". Also, tell the 1.5 million ex-USANA distributors that they were too lazy and is why they failed. Then ask yourself, who recruited them in the first place? Best of all, tell me, if these so called failures did not join USANA would the top 1% make their millions of dollars in commission?

      USANA Associate Claims: Please don't try to come back with some percentage of those who fail because I know for a fact that more people in USANA succeed than do not.
      Over 1.5 million people have signed a business agreement with USANA to become a distributor. As of last quarter, USANA has 245,000 active associates which USANA defines in their SEC filings as an associate that purchased a product during the last 3 months. USANA also states in their distributor average earnings report for the last year only one-thid of their associates even receive a commission check. Even the yearly average commission paid to North American associates is less than the $1300+ of product they were forced to purchase in order to receive those commission in the first place. 99% of USANA associates never make a profit after expenses are realized.

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  53. wow u really know the numbers huh, its obvious u have hatred to USANA. and u just didnt succeed! :)
    this is a business opportunity not a business guaranteed!
    people succeed people dont, it all depends on the person!

    get a life usanawatchdog, ur life is revolving hating usana!
    ur updated, u steal data? really so ur from inside who cannot do usana business? haha geez!

    hahaha omg! poor you!
    take essentials for u to be stressfree! :)

    God Bless and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Usana Watchdog has saved a lot of people time and money, and revealed the true nature of this product-based pyramid scheme.

      Recruiters routinely lie about their success in order to draw in unknowledgeable people into the scheme. What's really unethical is that these people who are naïve are the ones who cannot afford to lose money.

      I hope you had a good Christmas Watchdog, and please continue your good work in 2014!

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  54. USANA Associate Claims: If MLMs are so bad and don't work why do all of the top economists recommend it
    Provide some quotes from top economists, financial advisers, and tax consultants that state "Multi-Level Marketing" is a good business to become a distributor in.


    -told u ur stupid! :)
    try reading business books, ull find it!
    omg i pity you!
    im speechless of ur stupidity, really! ur such a BIG NEGATIVE HUMAN BEING!
    IM SURE U WONT APPROVED MY POST!
    I DARE YOU!

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    1. One day you'll wake up to the scam.

      I can tell by your post you definitely won't succeed in this USANA MLM.

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  55. USANA Watch Dog
    I've been researching USANA Since August 2006. I would like to share my findings with USANA distributors, Shareholders, and Federal Regulators. I have never had any financial position in USANA Stock and never will. I am not paid to write anything on this blog. I do not sell any product or service. I simply feel that if I can help at least one person from losing their hard earned money, then the time I put into this information is worth it.

    this is your claim, seriously from 2006? 7 years being a shadow and backstabbing usana?! ohhh and u know that much?! hey wake up, its obvious ur a distributor!
    a failure in the usana business! need help? :)
    ofcors ur not paid, because this is a hater blog! and people who are posting their illwill to usana in ur haterblog is obviously a hater of usana!
    u dont get anything, u just want to help people to realize the truth?!
    lmao~ really now, how noble of you... but it wud be more realistic if u tell us the truth... all this knowledge, all the data, all the numbers, u wont know this unless ur from the inside working for usana or become top usana distributor. guess its either ur fired or u did sumting illegal to usana thats way ur kickout :)
    all ur post here have a point but it always depends on the situation of the distributor, people dont really succeed if they quit :)
    Usana is not easy, its actually very hard, but same as the employment world, but USANA is very challenging and its worth it thats all i can say.

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    1. Watchdog is doing a great community service. The only way to succeed MLMs which are product based pyramid schemes is to lie and sell the dream of becoming rich.

      Hundreds of people need of people need to be in your downline before you can make a decent living. Map out the compensation plan if you care to.

      The business model is meant to fail 99% of people and that is why there is constant churning to keep full-timers afloat.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep3pO7X7fEQ

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  56. From someone who was suckered into this product i workout as an intensive cario/weight trainer, i have used this product during my weight lost goal which was 25 lbs at the time. Well i workout my cardio 45 minutes and an hour for weights plus swimming well i used the shakes,bars and reset to help assist the process and heres my drumroll..... I actually gained more fat than musclesband actually gained back my weight and achedueled and appointment with my health specialist to see what went wrong and she then asked me to bring in what i was using(because i am also diabetic) and she tested some of the products in the labs and came ro find out thay there was 70% more carbs in the shakes than they claim, there are illegal amounts of stomache eating acids that were actually reversing my insulin productivity, it also made my bloodpreasure sky rocket(including my a1cs) went from a normal 6 to 8 and also made me internally ill. They claim they want to help you but let me point this out. None! I mean none of the reps had health experiance nor did half of the graduate highschool let alone college so how the hell do we know what the fuck we are putting in our bodies!? We dont because they feed on lowlifes who dont have a future and slowly kill the buyers! Usana explain that!? Plus you are racist and barely have any workers that arent asian! Hmmmm

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  57. The owner of this blog has the mindset of a real loser. No wonder your life is like that.

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      Keep it up Watchdog.

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  58. I am about to upgrade my account with USANA, my business center was partly paid by my uplines. I am deeply persuaded maybe because i am in pharmaceutical sales(the likes of pfizer ,abbott, gsk)?I am about to invest my $400 for two new business center to max my potential earnings as what they explained to me.

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    1. Sorry to hear.. Let us know here how it all works out for you. Unless you have a massive downline of people you or your upline recruits, you won't benefit whatsoever. Also, it is a common practice for upline members to partially pay for their downline's initial purchases. Sort of like a drug dealer giving a huge discount the first time.

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  59. Hey USANA Watch Dog, j

    Jst wanted to say a huge thanks for creating and maintaining this blog. A good friend of mine has just recently joined USANA, and immediately alarm bells went off in my head when he started talking about recruiting me.

    I'm usually quite skeptical of MLM companies, having done a bit of study on them in the past. I agree with a lot of the simple and valid points you make, and my biggest concern are for the people at the bottom of the pyramid. If the quality of USANA products are so amazing, why do they insist on their associates having to personally buy $122 worth of product every month?

    It would be good to hear from this community if anyone has had luck convincing a friend or family to consider ending their working relationship with USANA. I imagine it's the kind of thing that one has to come to the realisation themselves. Furthermore, I don't want to come off as a negative and accusatory, and risk damaging our friendship.

    If anyone had any simple tips that you think might work, I'd very much like to hear them.

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    1. Do you want everything for free?

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  60. you don't even know the difference between a pyramid scheme and pyramid structure. shish.

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  61. Wow seriously you do not know what you are saying. A for the effort of making this article look so convincing that Usana is a scam but you really don't know what you are talking about, better review your notes.

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  62. Health is a lifestyle, not a one time thing. That's why I purchase my shakes and vitamins every month. I was 255 lbs when I was introduced to this company, and in 7-8 months lost 90 pounds. The products work, and I've been able to help others live healthier lives and lose weight as well. If you all stopped complaining and all worked with the vision of the company instead of crying about how hard it is and quitting, Usana would have more successful associates. Also, when the company was re-branded, the compensation plan was modified as well, to make it much easier to generate income early on. The amount of effort you all put into ruining Usana for others would also get you paid in Usana. It's the same thing, you're only trying to convince others to quit or stay away instead of getting started.

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  63. Health us a Life Style

    I lost 40 pounds and I didn't use one Usana product.
    You don't have to be swindled by an MLM to lose weight.
    The only thing a MLM fraudster like you can do is make people lose money..

    Do you know who was put in your up-line today?

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  64. Usana is not MLM, it is a binary model (Forced-Matrix), which is a Pyramid Scheme (similar to Ponzi). Please read this:

    http://www.eddychai.com/memories/data/Binary%20n%20Marketing%20Plans(e).pdf

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  65. I read all comments above. Amazingly all applies to Amway as well. Keep going watch dog, there a lot more to be done to keep the truth rulling

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  66. hahahaha!!!! it only means USANA is leading and will always be the best that is why many tries to destroy it. Good luck to you people you are wasting your time. lets see who will succeed.

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  67. I am a usana distributor, the sales is good and after hitting my platinum pace setter role, I'm planning on quitting. My upline is so misleading! He had created fake fb accounts posing as recruitment agency or someone recruiting people to get prospects. Now the fake fb accounts will "refer" the prospects to his real fb. Most of the prospects thought that it was a regular employer or an interview because they often bring resume. Clearly my upline wasn't making things clear for them, and honestly I feel so bad for them. I don't wan to be part of a business who mislead people just to get some commission, then they will post it on fb about how great the company is and how are they being well compensated, such a poser! And it doesn't stop there, they are teaching this technique to all.

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