Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Worst Direct sales mistake?

So we have all got into a company or two (or 3) that either werent what we expected or you just didnt do well with them for some reason. Please share your experiences with a company/companies you wouldnt join with again. Comment on this post to add your experiences.
(No fighting over this..everyone has an opinion :)

4 comments:

  1. When I was with a certain toy company about 3 years ago I was stationed overseas. I had a huge party that brought in over $1000 in purchases. The day after I placed the order online. After 3 weeks I contacted the company wondering why I hadnt received our shipment or even an "Its on its way" email. I was told that it was already shipped..i went to the post office every day for the next week asking about ( I knew a few folks that worked there) and no such thing had come in. After that week they TOLD me I should have received it...i let them know that we hadnt received ANYTHING after they charged my party a 15% shipping rate they told me that if they were to ship it again I WOULD have to pay for it!! I was so furious..I wanted to have happy customers so i paid after 2 1/2 months and LOTS of the customers wanting to cancel their orders we finally received the boxes with a few toys MISSING and I was out way more than I would have made. I will NEVER go back to that company,order from them or even tell others about it.

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  2. I was once with a make up company and the leader I signed on under was very pushy. She assured me that I had to have this huge inventory and she eventually convinced me to place this huge order. Well, three years after that and more pressure to buy more, I found myself with the opportunity to refinance our mortgage at a lower rate. BUT, the bank made me pay off credit card balances from those "pressured" purchases of make up that was going stale in a closet. So, here I am paying for that makeup 10 years later as part of my mortgage payment! Bright side - only have 20 years to go!

    Don't pressure your downlines . . . some are weak like me and will go in debt because they thing it is the right thing to do to be successful. DEBT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA!

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  3. I love blogging. You all express your feelings the right way, because they are your feeling, focus on your blog it is great.

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  4. MLM Marketing, Be very careful and aware, pressure from your upline to purchase training or tools ( as they like to call it ) gets very expensive.

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