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To be relieved friends Younique is failing and drop her?

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IglooThePenguin Sun 03-Dec-17 15:58:32

Ive got a friend who seems to try every mlm going. First Juice Plus, then something else and more recently 'Younique'. I hardly speak to her anymore as I find all the selling she tries to friends really annoying.

The Younique thing barely got off the ground. All her female friends got dumped into a Facebook closed group, then enticed with 'freebies', raffles, cringeworthy videos and hard sells. I didn't reply to any and hardly anyone else did except her Younique buddies who were buying stuff from her confused.

Whilst I feel sorry that she forks out to join these schemes, I think trying to sell to and bullshit your friends is out of order and I can't imagine wanting to be her friend in future. She does have a normal job too so it's not like she can't earn money the conventional way.

LookingForwardToChristmas Sun 03-Dec-17 16:00:19

You don’t like her so I think you need to end your friendship.

For what it is worth, I think MLM does ruin a lot of friendships and relationships.

Flomper Sun 03-Dec-17 16:00:55

I agree with you. The more that fail the better as less vulnerable people will get sucked in

IglooThePenguin Sun 03-Dec-17 16:52:05

Agree Flomper. I think the starter kit is about £70 So that's a lot of sales at 20% commission just to get the initial costs back. I can't believe many people make any money

gateto Sun 03-Dec-17 16:53:48

Losing a friend this way is one of the saddest things but it really does change your view on someone.

Brainwashing at its best

NoelNiki Sun 03-Dec-17 17:00:04

I have about 3 friends involved in mlms.

Two moved back to the USA and do it works and I had to unfriend one of them as I could stand it no longer. She didnt post about anything that wasn't It Works! related.

Another UK friend is an old colleague and i sent her a friend request a couple of years ago. She ignored it and I wasnt bothered and withdrew the request and thought nothing more of it. She recently got back in touch with me and added me as a friend on fb. I accepted and she messaged me almost instantly to talk about her business and if I was interested we could have a chat. One look at her Facebook told me it was Forever Living and she added me to try and recruit. I just ignored the message but you've got to be pretty desperate to add a work colleague you havent seen for over 5 years to try and sell them a pyramid scheme. The starter nox is about £200 ffs.

It ruins friendships and none of these women are running businesses. They are recruiting people to recruit people to recruit people. It's a money transfer scheme.

Id just back away and tell her why.

NoelNiki Sun 03-Dec-17 17:06:44

*starter box

witchofzog Sun 03-Dec-17 17:10:42

I have had friends of friends try to add me as a friend and sending "Hi hun. You look like a strong intelligent woman. Have a look at this business idea" type messages. I also have had mlm friends who have turned into pushy idiots over aloe shite. Yanbu op

Emlou07 Sun 03-Dec-17 17:12:09

It is annoying as fuck, but I think you're being a by harsh. Innocent people being sucked in to these things because they need the money

Lovemusic33 Sun 03-Dec-17 17:25:40

It annoys the hell out of me too, I have 3 friends on my Fb doing it, they keep adding me to groups and sending me messages about their special offers. I don’t even wear makeup and couldn’t justify spending that amount if I did wear it. Well done to them if they are successful but most of it is done through pestering people and adding them to groups they don’t want to be on.

NoelNiki Sun 03-Dec-17 17:30:28

Id disagree that they are innocent needy people. One of my friends is a solicitor who was sucked into this shit. She quit law and flogs crap make up instead and her husband is a high earning city lawyer. Not only should she know better about these schemes being a lawyer herself but she does not need the money.

raisinsarenottheonlyfruit Sun 03-Dec-17 17:40:52

Every time someone sends you a Younique request, send them this and tell them you'll only consider talking to them about Younique when they've read the whole thing.

You never know, some of them may see the light eventually.

Efnisien Sun 03-Dec-17 17:43:26

Annoys the hell out of me,it's almost cultish behaviour.Seen many friendships lost over wanky mlm stuff.Those inspirational quotes and 'look at me I have ALLL this time at home with my children'...🤦🏻‍♀️

megletthesecond Sun 03-Dec-17 17:49:42

noel I know a social worker, fairly high up in child protection, who flogs FL on FB. Makes me seriously question her intelligence and judgement shock.

NoelNiki Sun 03-Dec-17 18:07:54

megletthesecond it must be pure greed with both our friends.

TheWickerWoman Sun 03-Dec-17 23:51:26

I’ve recently been applying for jobs, there was one that stuck out - a work from home sales job. It promised a lot but didn’t mention the product or the company name. I sent my CV out of curiosity.

Turns out I’d contacted a Forever Living bot. I wasn’t happy but it all made sense, the shady advert, the no mention of the product etc,

Anyway, after having two family members who are heavily into MLM’ing (and seeing what a load of shit it is) I emailed her a response. I said I’d researched her company after entering her name and email address into google and I would not be interested in peddling Forever Living products or any form of MLM.

She replied back at how disappointed she was etc and said she ‘particularly enjoyed dispelling myths’ she then ended the email with ‘c’est la vie’

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