|Received:||6/29/2006 2:56:16 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been involved with Quixtar for one full year. Since then I have been given a reason to speak to more people and have grown personally. My ultimate goal is to reach a level called Founders Crown Ambassador that involves patience, endurance, and leadership. Being in Quixtar is my lifestyle because everything I touch today has been bought through Quixtar. Of course there are greater benefits than a substantial income; finding true-blue friends and being able to find a girl that makes you want to say, “This is her, my future wife.” As I was looking into the business, I was given the opportunity to listen and read more information than I cared to go over. From the people at the meetings all the way to Quixtar Starter Guide. And when I sponsor others I give them the same opportunity. All of my prospects know that this is no “get rich quick scam” because I explain how and why it’s not. When a prospect joins my business I let them know that the bottom dollar is $300. I offer that if they find the business not what they expected it to be at the end of six months than they can have $300 back. But I’ve never had anyone want a refund. The requirement to provide references: Quixtar is rapidly changing everyday and I have trouble managing my own time in learning about these new advances and keeping in touch with my own prospects. And if we were to give out everyone’s contact information our time would be wasted for the simple reason that the prospect would try to “get a haircut over the phone.” Another words, the prospect would drill all ten people for all the information there is to know about Quixtar and everything that goes along with it when all the person needed to do is to go to a meeting. At these meetings, any prospect is always allowed to speak to any IBO and ask questions. For instance, IBOs at the meetings introduce their prospect(s) to other IBOs where they greet each other and just make the guests feel comfortable. Then after the presentation, the speaker asks the prospects to return to the people that invited them for a CD and other information to study. And if anyone has question(s) then they would simply go ask their question(s). Eliminate the requirement to provide 10 references. Requirement to provide a "Litigation List": Quixtar is spread throughout North America, can you imagine millions of average citizens containing 10 years of information about a company bigger than Wal-Mart. My house is 1500 sq. ft. and my family has a hard enough time creating time to be together and clean the house. I have enough to deal with in keeping up with new advances and speaking to people. Think about what it would be like for your average citizens to maintain their job(s), their households, and going out and talking to people about products and advancements [and if the “litigation list” is passed, keeping up with 10 years of information.] Eliminate the requirement to disclose past litigation. The requirement for financial substantiation: My income from my business, at the moment, is smaller than what a person could make as a minimum wage, part-time employee. If a person inquires about my income, I feel obligated to tell him or her my last months check. But I find it inappropriate to have to be ordered to tell someone how much I make when that person probably does not even care. I do applaud the attempt the Federal Trade Commission is making to protect legitimate direct selling opportunities like Quixtar and I hope your efforts do not go to waste in ending the charlatans that create “get rich quick scams.” I would also like to add that I am 19 years old.