Pyramid schemes...

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Volholic16, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. pearl

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    Hey guys, anyone want to get in on this Flat Tummy Tea, guaranteed to get you Beach Body Ready in time for summer
     
  2. Killy Me Please

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    My GFs friend recently thanked me on FB for trashing CrossFit at a dinner party a few years back. It made her get up and move to another seat where she met her eventual husband (true story) she now is a BeachBody coach. P90x nonsense etc.

    Also my cousin dated a guy who was literally shown what a pyramid scheme looked like and he was in complete denial. He spent thousands apparently.
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  3. When I used to work at the front desk of my gym there were a fwe couples that would ask me everytime they saw me if I wanted to sell for AdvoCare and make extra money. Really nice people but god damn did it annoy me when they'd ask me everytime despite me saying no everytime. Also met a girl that does the Beach Body thing and is always advertising on her Instagram. It's worked for her since she's lost a lot of weight and looks damn good, but fuck seeing those #GirlBoss tags every damn day.

    After I had graduated high school a old friend of mine who I hadn't seen in a while as he had been in the Army sent me a message wanting to go grab some coffee so I agreed. Ended up being a World Ventures pitch with 3 WV people trying to sell me on this. Two of them make a shit ton of money and are basically the top of the line or whatever you'd call it for Colorado people but fuck that noise. Everytime I log into Facebook or Instagram I see that stupid ass blue sign all over.
     
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  4. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    I think the worst one has to be the it works people. They selling you fucking plastic wrap to suffocate yourself with :laugh:
     
  5. AIP

    AIP Spilled the Paint
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    Group health plans, but yeah same thing
     
  6. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    I know the founder. Drive by their HQ each day. They are huge MSU fans.

    And with that said, it sucks to be on the bottom there. Everyone seems to be on the bottom. But obviously mid level or higher are making bank (i.e. Pyramid).

    Not to be confused with an illegal Ponzi scheme.
     
  7. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    They are catching up to salt life stickers over here.
     
  8. Gotch Yarbrough

    Gotch Yarbrough Canada eh?
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    Nothing beats the serial schemers. Pumping one product as the best product/job ever one week, the next week they're pumping something else and act like the previous product doesn't exist. Without fail you find out it's because "they changed the compensation structure and screwed over the high-performing sellers." It's almost like there's a pattern developing...
     
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  9. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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  10. Corky Bucek

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    I was on a flight with a lady that was wearing a shirt that had "Ask Me About Advocare" with a pin that said she was a top seller. She also had Advocare bags and other stuff. I prayed that I didn't have to sit next to her and my prayers were answered because that would have been one miserable conversation.
     
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  11. shabooty

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    Net loss every year.
     
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  12. Emma

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    This is an ex

    She's posts shit like this daily
     
  13. Corky Bucek

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    You clearly caused her to go down this path
     
  14. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    These scammers are still killing it. Like own an island type rich. This company is very quick to stab you in the back.
     
  15. Emma

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    She got implants after me :(
     
  16. wes tegg

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    Let’s see them!
     
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  17. Emma

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    I'm assuming she used the 10000 saved up from her dad's death on implants when they looked good prior to the surgery
     
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  18. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    Most of the people I know involved with these have stopped
     
  19. Louis Holth

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    “NATURAL remedies” when referring to a boob job got me good.
     
  20. Louis Holth

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    Now let’s see those warlocks Emma
     
  21. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    Keto shit is the scam du jour in my facebook/instagram feed
     
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  22. tylerdolphin

    tylerdolphin My spoon is too big
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    I know a woman who was hardcore into Plexus for a while. She'd constantly post about the amazing financial freedom it gave her and she'd post selfies at company sponsored events at nice hotels and whatnot.

    What was funny was that I happened to know for a fact that her and her husband were behind on rent.
     
  23. DriveByBBQ

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    I went to a primerica “interview” as a fresh college grad, with no marketable skills, wallowing in the 2008-2009 “job market”. The guy opened the shakedown by handing me a $1,000 bill with his picture photoshopped into the center. Good times, thanks boomers.

    I have however been paying into a pyramid scheme since I was 15. Most people call it “social security”.
     
  24. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    Who is she talking to with all that bullshit? How did you ever date her?
     
  25. Joe_Pesci

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    :|
     
  26. TC

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    I hate :angry: when people put emojis :awesomeface: right in the middle of a sentence like that :fuckoff:
     
  27. bigred77

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    I think that's more of a ponzi scheme
     
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  28. NP13

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    What kind of boob job leaves stitches above the belly button?
     
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  29. Emma

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    General public and high school sweethearts
     
  30. DUCKMOUTH

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  31. PAHokie

    PAHokie Can't a bitch living say I bought her Michael Kors
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    A lot of them go through the belly button or arm pit so there aren’t as visible scars.
     
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  32. NP13

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    Did not know this, thanks
     
  33. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    sorry, her post triggered me.
     
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  34. DriveByBBQ

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    Robbing Peter to Paul aspect yes. Pay in now, residuals down the line, pyramid. Social Security is the worst of both.
     
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  35. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    health insurance is a ponzi scheme
     
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  36. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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  37. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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  38. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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  39. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Creator of the 'Official Dads of TMB' thread.
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    I feel like elderberry syrup is on the cusp of being the new Plexus/Theive/Advocare.

    Fend off cold and flu symptoms naturally with elderberry syrup!!
     
  40. nolecpa

    nolecpa Well-Known Member
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    My wife buys this stuff but it seems like it is from women who make this stuff in small batches at home. Don’t think there is a big company behind them like the ones you mentioned. Unless that is what Big Elderberry wants me to think...
     
  41. TC

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    I love when these people start their hustle off with a legitimate seeming question on Facebook. "What is one thing you would change about yourself if you could?" Then pounce with the sales pitch on any sucker dumb enough to respond seriously
     
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  42. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    LOLd at the self righteous “NO, that would be corporate America”
     
  43. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    i had a customer pitch me a few years ago, he called me up and said he needed some help from me, he was trying to get in shape and he wanted me to work with him, i said i would help him in whatever way i could, just then his wife joined the call and started pitching me Shakeology. don't have their business now.
     
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  44. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    "interviews"

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  45. TC

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    “Drop V an emoji below”

    :angry:
     
  46. dblplay1212

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    $1500 in 2 months? On pace for a $9k year. Yea sign me up.
     
  47. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    So how did he connect the dots as to needing your help to get him in shape? Or did he not bother?
     
  48. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    hell usually breaks loose when someone links these ppl with their respective companies income disclosure info (i.e. 85% of employees make like $70 a month).
     
  49. THF

    THF Banned From Hogville for Being an Ass
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    We have a guy pitching shakeology who we all take turns screenshotting his novels for posts and sharing to the group. It’s insane.
     
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  50. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    Keto coffee is still going strong in my social media feeds