|Received:||6/18/2006 11:47:53 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am writing in reference to the proposed Business Opportunity Rule. I have only been in Xango since February2006. I began using the juice for nutritional and medical reasons. As I found my cholesterol level going down about 8 points every few months and my allergy medicine use decreasing I looked seriously into the money making aspects of direct marketing with Xango. I have been in other systems including Amway and Team National in the past. They are costly to begin and maintain and do not allow most individuals a real chance at success. The best part of Xango is the minimal start up costs. The $35 distributor cost made it easy for me to be able to use other marketing services (nation wide radio co-op advertising) to reach individuals interested in their own home based business. I do not know who would be near my distributors or what downline they might be in. If I do the ground work and receive commission on my labors I do not obviously want someone else to receive my commission simply because they are closer geographically. Any individual I bring in as a distributor can cancel their order permanently or temporarily at any time. I have recently reached the 1K level and started receiving commission checks. It is exciting for me to watch my business starting to grow. Having to wait 7 days to sign someone up will dramatically slow down my enthusiasm and commission rate as well as their opportunity to grow because I will have to go back repeatedly by phone or travel to maintain contact that I could use to reach more individuals who would benefit from the Mangosteen juice. I can still build my Xango business but this legislation would make what is an easy to follow excellent opportunity for myself and fellow distributors a drawn out process and clumbersome task while the intended scammers will simply lie or find shortcuts through or around these requirements. Please reconsider the impact the $500 business threshold would have on those of us who joined Xango because the minimum cost to start up is well below this level.I continue to have concerns about fraudulent groups and illegal activities but feel strongly that this proposed rule will not address the big picture. I can see how it will directly affect my distributorship because I have made commitments of investments, my time and money each month to improve my business. The timeline I have established to achieve specific income levels by the end of the summer, 2006 and into spring of 2007 are based on the money I have available until I reach those levels. The required 7 days wait time, litigation reporting, references locations and earnings claims would all become hurdles and stumbling blocks that will delay my timelines and incomes which could even keep me from reaching the income levels I need to make my Xango business successful and efficient. It could even keep me from being able to sign up others to become distributors. For these reasons I would like you to weigh the effectiveness of this proposed Business Opportunity Rule for deterring fraudulent schemes against the debilitating effect it will have on my Xango business.