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Pyramid Schemes: The More People You Recruit, The More Money You Make!!

BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Singularity Engine++
Anyone ever fallen for a pyramid scheme before? It's okay to admit it, we've all been there. They have you sit through a presentation where you recruit a team and for all the money they bring in, you get a cut. It's kind of like a fraternity, actually.

This thread is because this girl I met is trying to get me into one (selling this juice that, at cost, is $125/4 bottles). How do I politely tell her to fuck off?

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    "fuck off"

    scarlet st. on
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  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I still kind of want to nail the chick though.

    Oh and a few years back, my sister called me and tried to get me into one where I make a website and my friends will buy music from my website, and then I make money. If they make a website, then I'll get a cut.

    I was so ashamed because when I told her that it was a pyramid scheme, she didn't know what that was.

    Now she's a doctor.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    wait what the fuck is in this "juice?"

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The juice is heroin

    Melding on
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    whale semen

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Mana potions

    Platy on
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
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    ?

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  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Its called XanGo and it has some fruit called 'mangosteen' in it

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  • GrathGrath Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    those better be some big ass fucking bottles or some awesome juice

    Grath on
  • SniperLogicSniperLogic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Anyone ever fallen for a pyramid scheme before? It's okay to admit it, we've all been there. They have you sit through a presentation where you recruit a team and for all the money they bring in, you get a cut. It's kind of like a fraternity, actually.

    This thread is because this girl I met is trying to get me into one (selling this juice that, at cost, is $125/4 bottles). How do I politely tell her to fuck off?

    Just tell her that rather than being a distributor, you will be her personal consultant.

    Very personal.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    I still kind of want to nail the chick though.

    Oh and a few years back, my sister called me and tried to get me into one where I make a website and my friends will buy music from my website, and then I make money. If they make a website, then I'll get a cut.

    I was so ashamed because when I told her that it was a pyramid scheme, she didn't know what that was.

    Now she's a doctor.

    If you have sex with her, you might catch the stupid.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Its called XanGo and it has some fruit called 'mangosteen' in it
    If you drink too much mangosteen juice, you will develop lactic acidosis. Which is your blood turning to acid.

    Platy on
  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    "fuck off"

    neville on
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  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Just remember that its $31.25/bottle at cost

    The bottle of magic juice is going to cost more, assuming the person selling it to you wants to make money.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    What was the fruit that the elongated man used to gain his powers?

    Melding on
  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Its called XanGo and it has some fruit called 'mangosteen' in it
    If you drink too much mangosteen juice, you will develop lactic acidosis. Which is your blood turning to acid.

    I think I saw that on House once

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Its called XanGo and it has some fruit called 'mangosteen' in it
    If you drink too much mangosteen juice, you will develop lactic acidosis. Which is your blood turning to acid.

    I think I saw that on House once

    what don't you see on house

    seriously now

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hey guys who wants to buy these knives?

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Its called XanGo and it has some fruit called 'mangosteen' in it
    If you drink too much mangosteen juice, you will develop lactic acidosis. Which is your blood turning to acid.

    I think I saw that on House once

    what don't you see on house

    seriously now

    how to leave his parent's basement?

    Melding on
  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Jesus christ. Single retail bottle of this fucking juice on their website is $37.50.

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  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The production company I work for recently put together a quick sales video for Amway. While we never actually joined them (as far as know at least) our CEO seemed pretty sold on what their business model and got pretty buddy-buddy with their reps. Kinda made me nervous for a while.

    Um, so I guess that's my story about almost being incorporated with a pyramid scheme, thank you for your time.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Melding wrote: »
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Its called XanGo and it has some fruit called 'mangosteen' in it
    If you drink too much mangosteen juice, you will develop lactic acidosis. Which is your blood turning to acid.

    I think I saw that on House once

    what don't you see on house

    seriously now

    how to leave his parent's basement?

    what

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Weaver wrote: »
    Hey guys who wants to buy these knives?

    motherfucking cutco

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  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Its called XanGo and it has some fruit called 'mangosteen' in it
    If you drink too much mangosteen juice, you will develop lactic acidosis. Which is your blood turning to acid.

    Some people really go that extra mile for their Alien cosplay.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    Hey guys who wants to buy these knives?

    motherfucking cutco

    Who was the guy that made a thread here talking about the great business opportunity he had just walked into?

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    Just remember that its $31.25/bottle at cost

    The bottle of magic juice is going to cost more, assuming the person selling it to you wants to make money.

    The website seems to be selling it at like $37 a bottle. Which, compared to some alcohols, isn't that crazy.

    Until you realize it is devoid of any actual nutritional value, it just tastes different.

    And according to wikipedia, which knows all, the chick who had that acidosis thing got it from drinking the juice every day for a year

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    also

    BILLY MAYS HERE!

    Seemed appropriate.

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  • GrathGrath Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    so wait, this acidosis thing.. does the blood still work? Cause I'd pay 37 dollars to have Aliens blood if it didn't kill me.

    Grath on
  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    Hey guys who wants to buy these knives?

    motherfucking cutco

    one of my roommates went to a seminar
    AND SAT THROUGH IT

    i called him an idiot for not researching the company first
    and again for sitting therre for an hour

    neville on
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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    KrunkMcGrunk on
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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    neville wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    Hey guys who wants to buy these knives?

    motherfucking cutco

    one of my roommates went to a seminar
    AND SAT THROUGH IT

    i called him an idiot for not researching the company first
    and again for sitting therre for an hour

    I did it when I was 17

    I managed to nab more knives from the company than I sold

    PiptheFair on
  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    neville wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    Hey guys who wants to buy these knives?

    motherfucking cutco

    one of my roommates went to a seminar
    AND SAT THROUGH IT

    i called him an idiot for not researching the company first
    and again for sitting therre for an hour

    I once sat through an hour-long sales presentation because they had a full breakfast afterwards, with eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and breakfast sausages.

    I felt like I made the right choice there.

    vsove on
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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Grath wrote: »
    so wait, this acidosis thing.. does the blood still work? Cause I'd pay 37 dollars to have Aliens blood if it didn't kill me.
    The signs of lactic acidosis are deep and rapid breathing, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
    And I don't think your blood will ever turn so acidic that it is going to fizzle interestingly when it touches the floor.

    Platy on
  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    When we first moved out here to Seattle, I was pretty desperate to find work and I answered some ad about a marketing position. They brought me in for an "interview" which turned out to be following around one of their employees all day as they did their job. The job, it turned out was door-to-door sales. They didn't reveal this to me, until they'd put me in a car with another sucker and two of their employees, driven us miles from their office (where my car was) and pulled out a bunch of shit like "here's what we'll be selling today!"

    So now I'm stuck, no way back to my car, no idea even HOW to get back to it since I was new to the area, following these assholes around all day. I ended up with blisters on both heels because I didn't wear sneakers since I didn't know I'd be going goddamn hiking.

    We finally go back to their office at the end of the day, and one of the boss people is gonna meet with me and is like "so, didn't you love it? You want the job?" I told them I would need to talk it over with my husband (haha, sure thing). And they'd try to pull "if you don't take it now, it'll be gone tomorrow!" Sure thing lady. See ya.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2009
    anyone wanna buy a kirby vacuum?

    Rankenphile on
  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    My parents did Quixtar and actually made some money off of it

    it's a soulless business though, so they gave it up

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  • QorzmQorzm Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    my friends have gotten sucked into Vector/Cutco

    I almost fell for Primerica

    My friend is now doing pre-paid legal or something, and he is convinced it is legit. Is it?

    Qorzm on
  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited June 2009
    "This is a pretty bad idea, chances are that you and I will both lose money so you should probably just fuck off"

    or

    "This is a bad idea. We will lose money, so fuck off"

    or

    "fuck off"

    ascot on
  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    My wife has used a lawyer from pre-paid legal before and won her case. She doesn't use it anymore but hey it worked when she needed it.

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