|Received:||6/16/2006 4:55:17 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
|Attachment:||522418-02537.pdf Download Adobe Reader|
Comments:I have been an Independent Sunrider Distributor for more than 3 years. Originally, we became Distributors of Sunrider’s products because they are safe and work so well; our health has benefited tremendously; and we are happy with the products and want to be with Sunrider, a very reliable company. I want others to start gaining the benefits soon, just like we did. We also wanted to earn some additional money. Now my family depends on this extra income to supplement our budget. In my experience, I’ve found that the industry pays fairly for the amount of work and time put in. With gas, energy costs and rising prices (in general) every year, we are very happy to have found an additional income stream that provides a vehicle for helping us get out of personal debt and regain financial stability. I hope that the FTC will keep in mind, all the small businesses that depend on network marketing—as we do—to supplement our budget, help keep us away from spiraling debt and regain steady financial footing, with hope for a better future--where there is no struggling—in retirement. Our approach towards customers is from an ethical standpoint, providing solutions of physical and financial health to those who have those needs; ‘most all of them want a solution as soon as possible. Waiting for 7 days would be very frustrating for them. I can’t think of a better business to be in, for helping people. Please give us enough “room” to grow. The proposed rule is unfair in that I feel it gives an implied “stigma” to our business. We are offering the opportunity of health and financial betterment to adults who can decide for themselves whether the opportunity is for them or not; and Sunrider already has a generous 60-day refund policy, plus the 90% buyback policy, in place. I appreciate the work of the FTC to protect consumers, but I believe this proposed new rule has many unintended consequences and that there are less burdensome alternatives available in achieving its goals.