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So, my lovely people.

I have this sort of business I'm trying to get off the ground, as an independent consultant for Arbonne International ( http://www.arbonneinternational.co.uk/ ).

I know some of you will be interested in trying the products, and maybe even signing up as a consultant under me - it costs £20 a year, and once you're signed up, you can either just use it to get a discount, or do the same as I'm doing with the business.

British/close-to-London muns, I have sample packs I can lend you, if you want to try it out for free. And Write, they do baby stuff too and my friend Kim swears she wouldn't use anything else on her daughter. The products are all botanically-based and vegan, with no animal testing involved, and hypoallergenic.

All the feedback I've had from people I've lent it to so far has been favourable. So just let me know if you're interested!

ETA: You may be reading my friend Mo's comments below and getting concerned. I just want to say now, I am not trying to make anyone do anything they don't want, or pay any money they don't want or can't afford. All I want is for people to try the products out, and if you like them, I can tell you how to get more at a discount. If you don't want to pay the £20 per year, I can still help you get them at a discount, just by ordering them myself and having them shipped to you and you just pay me back the wholesale price.

You don't have to sign up at all, if you don't think it would work for you. So if the products sound good to you, just let me know and we'll work something out.

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From:maureenans
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 12:30 pm
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honey, arbonnne is a pyramid scheme that will only hurt you. my neighbour did it and lost all her money and when I looked into the company (she wanted my mom to join with her) I discovered a whole LOT of notgood attatched.

If you want to do something liket his, try Mary Kay if it is in England? I don't want to see you lose your money...
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From:indiana_j
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:00 pm
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Curious, I searched for Arbonne and stumbled across this report. http://www.pyramidschemealert.org/psamain/news/MythofIncomeReport.html

The PDF has a page about them (page 19) and apparently, 99% earned an average of $1.68 a week before taxes and expenses.

I've never heard of this group before but maybe they're bigger over in the UK -- still, I'm with Mo. If you're interested in something like this, check out Mary Kay? They *do* have a UK section, I believe.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:07 pm
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They're starting in the UK now.

The products are genuine and good - I sold some to one of the physiotherapists at work, after letting her try them, and she said she felt the difference after only two days.
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From:indiana_j
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:19 pm
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I'm not much into products like that, though if I order anything from the web, it tends to be from http://www.eyeslipsface.com/default.asp . Good products for $1 a pop. :) (Because, truth be told, having to pay $10+ for one piece of makeup/skin whatever makes me horrified. Not directed at whatever this company is exactly but just the industry standard.)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:22 pm
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See, that's your personal preference, that's fine. But I do know what I'm into here. :)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:05 pm
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Give me some credit, Mo. They're an actual company, not a scam through and through, I was brought into it by the sister-in-law of a trusted friend, and I'm not putting money into it and getting nothing back. At the very least, I'm getting products to use myself for any significant amount I spend (not counting what people order via me and pay me back for.)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:12 pm
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Also, I am neither quitting my job in favour of this, or pouring anywhere close to all my money into it. It's just a way to get some supplementary income and see where it goes.

I'm not stupid.
From:maureenans
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:30 pm
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I never said or tried to imply that you are stupid, I just don't want to see you hurt in a scheme that I have seen hurt other people. That's why I gave you an alternative that is proven to NOT hurt people in the long run. And I never thought you would quit your job or anything like that! The company looks good on the surface, absolutely, but it is when you dig deeper that you find the problems with it.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:36 pm
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Anything can hurt people if they pour too much cash into it and for one reason or another it doesn't work out.

The company policy actually doesn't allow new sign-ups to spend over a certain amount in their first week, and recommends visibly and strongly that people don't buy more product without selling on/using up two-thirds of what they had. It also states clearly and repeatedly that people shouldn't believe any promises they're told about guaranteed high earnings.

I don't know where you've been looking, but everything I've seen tells me the company tries to look after "their" people.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:38 pm
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Also - I would have just edited the last comment, but IE doesn't want to let me - as I understand it and I might be wrong, Mary Kay is run differently, along the lines of Avon, so you're actually their employee if you sign on with them. Which would mean I'd have to give up my current job.
From:maureenans
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:53 pm
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Your current job does not allow you to have a second job? Because I know Mary Kay lets you have a second job so long as it does not conpete product-wise with Mary Kay. (so no working for Avon and Mary Kay!)
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From:indiana_j
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 02:56 pm
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Yeah, the few women I knew who did it (women we knew when I was younger), some did it full time and others had a job and did it on the side. I think it depends on what their schedules were like. :)

Now Pampered Chef is the way to go. ;)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 04:48 pm
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I've never heard of Pampered Chef. *curious*
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From:indiana_j
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 04:57 pm
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http://www.pamperedchef.com/

Seriously, the best little host parties ever.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 05:01 pm
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...that does look pretty cool. And I'm getting better at cooking!
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 04:44 pm
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It does, but I work there full-time. Sometimes overtime. And I don't want two jobs that would require full-time commitment to get anywhere.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:February 12th, 2008 - 04:50 pm
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Anyway. Point was, I'm happy with what I know of Arbonne. They give good and sensible advice to their consultants, right on their website to see before you sign up, and it's hardly their fault if people choose to ignore it.

I'll be careful, I promise. I am being careful.