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nocabbageinmyeye Wed 03-Dec-14 19:27:33

So a friend has started selling Forever Living, she seems to be doing well so far which is great for her but it seems too good to be true, can I ask your experiences with the company, if any? She's a good friend so I'm hoping it works for her, so far the only draw back i can see is a lot of advertising to friends (via fb), which long term probably would annoy folk.

Also the products, anyone tried the weight loss stuff? She has lost loads so if its not just water that will all go back on then I jump on the bandwagon with her :D

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 03-Dec-14 19:29:34

One of my friends has started selling it as well. Seems ok but the advertising is a bit much.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 03-Dec-14 19:30:33

It's 'multi-level selling' a pyramid scheme. Of course she says she's doing well. She needs people like you in order to make money.

A friend of mine does every one of these that comes along. Frankly, her friends are sick and tired of being used as a source of income for her.

weeblueberry Wed 03-Dec-14 19:41:23

They 'do well' within the company by recruiting other sales people. Not by selling the product itself. The few people on my Facebook who sell it are always saying 'I need another team member for December' etc. that's where it comes from. It's pyramid selling at its most basic form.

As for the product isn't it aloe based? Just buy an aloe plant if you want to see the results youd get...

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 03-Dec-14 19:41:29

There have been a few threads recently questioning the validity of Forever Living from posters whose mates have started selling the stuff.

Are the company on a pre Christmas push recruitment?

HermioneWeasley Wed 03-Dec-14 19:44:56

The are essentially a pyramid selling scheme, and a cult. Steer well clear.

Hulababy Wed 03-Dec-14 19:47:45

There was a thread on it yesterday: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/2186407-Forever-Living-scam-or-not

Has several descriptions of what it is and how it works.
Even has some people who work for FL defending it/their role.

nocabbageinmyeye Wed 03-Dec-14 20:00:19

Thanks Hulababy, 7 pages, I'll make a coffee and have a read :D

HermoneWeasley, it's only been a few weeks and her advertising sounds like she has been brainwashed, although she did say though at the beginning they were a bit like that so I am hoping she sees through it.

She has offered me products at cost as we are close so I don't think she is recommending the products to make money from me personally.

I'm really just concerned because of the saying that if something seems too good to be true then it usually is plus the level of advertising, I wouldn't like to see her piss people off either, I can see it getting potentially awkward down the line

hydeparkhottie Wed 03-Dec-14 20:03:39

so, umm I've been a target for forever living for a few years now. I avoid like the plague.

WyrdByrd Wed 03-Dec-14 21:22:33

If she's offering you stuff at cost, make sure you get the Aloe Propolis cream - it's awesome!

I wouldn't touch it from business pov tbh. My SIL does it as a sideline & is very unpushy, but it is far from her only source of income.

TallulahTwinkletoes Wed 03-Dec-14 21:37:29

It's not a scam or a pyramid scheme and those saying so have clearly not been involved.

The stuff they sell is great but massively overpriced (but then I'm a cheapskate and expect to pay primark prices everywhere). I wouldn't go into it as a business and have actively decided not to because of peoples responses to it and the fact that so many people are at it, I think it'll die a death soon enough. Not saying it won't be long term for some, they've been going 40 years and I'm sure they'll go 40 more but I mean the current hype.

My friend has done it since August. She is going to Singapore in 2015 for free. She also has an Audi a5 paid for and earns what I earn a month from approx ten hours a week work.

It works for her and I have tried the clean 9 (lost 11lbs and kept it off) and the toothpaste (definitely made my teeth whiter but I don't think it was effective on plaque.)

It is like a cult tho. All the people I know that do it harp on about it constantly.

specialsubject Wed 03-Dec-14 21:38:40

if you can sell this snake oil and sleep at night, I'd take a hard look in the mirror. 'detox' and 'cleansing' are babble.

you will lose weight if you eat nothing but their expensive sugary rubbish in the approved quantities. You'll pork up again as soon as you stop. That's why diet products make money!

even the doctor who promotes the aloe vera says there is as yet no quantifiable evidence for its properties.

windchime Wed 03-Dec-14 21:40:17

I know whatever they sell, you can buy it much cheaper on ebay. Detoxing kit is £250 from reps, but £180 on ebay!

Szeli Wed 03-Dec-14 21:45:40

the girls at work who are on it really do look and feel better for it.

i fancy a cleanse when i have spare money. everyone who has used it has continued losing as iy gave them a good kick start.

the one selling it is only making around £200 a month but it's been a lifestyle change.

i think a few of the products seem like a good buy but the mark ups are crazy. get it cost if you can and give it a bash

TallulahTwinkletoes Wed 03-Dec-14 21:45:51

If it's 250 it's gone up hugely. I know they changed it recently but previously it was 120/130.

They're not actually allowed to sell it on eBay. Or call it a detox.

DoubleValiumLattePlease Wed 03-Dec-14 21:46:09

I have one such friend advertising it on FB - I knew from the start that it was a pyramid scheme (which it is no matter how they dress it up!) but it was when she wrote, in all seriousness, some guff along the lines of "what makes us fat is the toxins in our bodies" and then a whole bunch of 'huns' came along saying 'amazeballs! I never knew that! Inbox me your price list hun' - THAT was when I knew she'd lost whatever reasoning capacity she might once have had.
By the way - any fool can lose 11lb in a week by not eating! Don't need a bunch of aloe shite to achieve that!

KingJoffreysHasABigWhiteBeard Wed 03-Dec-14 21:50:08

It's a shame you can't hide all Forever Living/Herbalife/BodyBiVi posts on facebook like you can with Britain First.

TallulahTwinkletoes Wed 03-Dec-14 21:51:26

Hun confused

I did eat. Healthy food. All in all your calorie intake is similar to mfp but I've never lost 11lbs in 9 days on that.

LaQueenOfWinter Wed 03-Dec-14 21:55:36

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Feelingstupidsad Wed 03-Dec-14 21:57:43

A colleague at work talked about this to me last week for 10 mins. His wife has quit her permanent job of 11 years standing to do forever living full time mind boggles

TallulahTwinkletoes Wed 03-Dec-14 21:58:29

Some people really make it work tho. No idea how but they do.

LaQueenOfWinter Wed 03-Dec-14 22:00:31

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GaryShitpeas Wed 03-Dec-14 22:02:09

Oh god my friend does this spamming FB with it constantly hmm

TallulahTwinkletoes Wed 03-Dec-14 22:07:13

They don't train people well enough. Too many people wanting to make a quick buck.

Because I'm always skint I once thought of joining, I was added to the Facebook group of a 'soaring manager' or 'soaring eagle manager'. I see all the shit they write to each other.

CleanLinesSharpEdges Wed 03-Dec-14 22:19:51

I hide anyone from my timeline that starts promoting Forever Living, or sometimes they hide their updates from me first. They tend not to like it when I point out that I know these amazing things that are fabulous for natural detoxing and even better they're completely free! They're called skin, liver, intestines, lungs and kidneys.

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