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Have you ever purchased products from an MLM company at full retail price without joining? Why?

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asked Oct 17, 2016 in Business Opportunity by ErnieG IBO Guru (2,990 points)

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Oh yes I have, I was introduced to Healthy Coffee and loved it, the supplier was not also able to provide me with coffee when I needed, then I decided I wanted to try other brands on the internet so I bought online from other brands and came back to the original, still buys it and have not joined the business.

answered Oct 17, 2016 by awmaughn (580 points)
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Yes Ernie, I certainly have. 

  Most were health related & over time I found out why those products were superior: 

  As most of us have discovered that if you buy (let's say) a bottle of Aloe Vera from your favorite retailer, the FDA doesn't have the manpower to police 'How Much' Aloe Vera is really in the product.

   Many of these MLM products work better (not because of secret ingredients, but) because they actually have more of the Active Ingredients in them. Without the middleman in the picture company's don't have to skimp on quality. 

answered Nov 11, 2016 by Workwithterry IBO Guru (3,020 points)
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I don't ever recall purchasing any products at retail from an MLM company, but I have sold products to others at retail and they did not join. Watkins is a great example... A few years ago I joined Watkins and made up a few flyers to pass out at work, before I could return to my office I had people literally chasing me down to purchase the products.

However when I presented the business to people they didn't want to join, many did not even know Watkins offered a business opportunity, they were used to the neighborhood Watkins man delivering their products door to door.

I got out of Watkins just for that reason, people just wanted me to order and deliver their products to them.. I'm not a store.
answered Nov 14, 2016 by WillieRobertson IBO Guru (4,870 points)
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Yes, I have and will continue to do so if I find a product not offered by my MLM but I feel it would be good for me. If I talk about this product and someone wants to know more I then refer them to the person I buy from.
answered Jan 24, 2018 by Chris Shouse IBO Specialist (44,750 points)
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Yes, I have been a customer without joining as an affiliate. 

answered Feb 1, 2018 by ToddTreharne IBO Specialist (56,380 points)
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When I find a good product being sold retail, and wish to purchase it, then of course I had rather pay for that product than join the business opportunity.  In a question that I just posed, I raised an interesting question about the ethics of an MLM company.

I do not like joining anything at all.  I have been down that road too many times in my experiences online to fall for the old MLM gimmicks and talk.

Yes, I have bought products from retailers rather than joining some MLM deal.
answered Aug 24, 2018 by tulsaoklahomaavon (720 points)
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Yes, I have and will continue to do so. CBD and certain shakes are good examples
answered Aug 28, 2018 by Chris Shouse IBO Specialist (44,750 points)