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Direct Marketing - Nu Skin - any comment ?

Postby fattyivy » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:08 pm



Anyone comment in Nu Skin Direct Marketing business running, popular in Singapore or not, product and health food with good reputation in Singapore or not? As I have joined some talk and found out product is good when compared with counter brand.

But they used direct marketing for selling, if treat as business for running, can be alive or not?

so much question, pls comment? As I want find some job in Singapore, may be this or others, those related in Beauty marketing.. so much

Pls feedback asap

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 3:08 pm

Nu Skin is an MLM marketing scam. It is just about guaranteed that 99.5% of all people who get into the game will lose money. Only the very top of the pyramid scheme will make money.

Let me give you a few examples of why this is a ripoff.

a) This is a multiple levels of commission game. You must recruit new members then you theoretically gain commission from their sales. But so does the person who recruited you and the person that recruited them such that:

b) The person doing the actual selling gets less in commissions that all the upstream people. Hence there is less incentive to sell and more incentive to recruit more warm bodies.

c) You have to buy product up front in order to play. Most people end up with a closet full of stuff they never sell.

Nu Skin could not legally operate in Singapore under its MLM laws because it is a pyramid scheme with multiple characteristics not allowed by the Singapore govt.

Get involved with Nu Skin (or any other MLM) and expect to piss off your friends, relatives, and neighbors before you give up and lose your cash investment.

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Postby fattyivy » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 4:04 pm

If illlegal in Singapore, why can be set up office here and issue advertisment?
so confusion?

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Postby pakjohn » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 4:18 pm

Not everyone falls for the get rich scheme... I see it being sold here but doubt that it is being marketed via multi-level marketing. I even see Herbalife products being sold across Asia; they were king of the MLM's for a while.

So, I would say selling the product by conventional methods, (a shop for example) isn't illegal. Using the product as a front for a multi-level marketing scheme is illegal.

I avoid them altogether, there are so many other products that don't have the MLM shadow hanging over them.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 7:06 pm

fattyivy wrote:If illlegal in Singapore, why can be set up office here and issue advertisment?
so confusion?


Like PakJohn says: If you have a store and/or a marketing scheme that:

a) doesn't require you to get new recruits
b) doesn't require you to buy product up front
c) doesn't pay you for new recruits

Then you can sell whatever you want. What you won't find here, except illegally, are the pyramid schemes that just rip people off.

Of course, there are a lot of gullible people here who do it anyway... flying under the radar thanks to the internet. They just get screwed.


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