|Received:||7/3/2006 9:01:06 PM|
|Organization:||Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I seriously hope you will reconsider your proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993. Reading the proposals leads me to believe that you may not know very much about Stampin' Up!. I have been a demonstrator for over 13 years now. We sell rubber stamps. I have recruited many demonstrators over the years--many have joined to be "hobby" demonstrators who are excited to purchase the product and receive a discount. Others have joined to supplement their income. If these rule were to pass it would make a huge impact on my business. I feel that my own privacy would be violated as well as my fellow demonstrators. It will make recruiting extremely difficult and will likely scare away any new potential recruits that we have. Stampin' Up! is a reputable business that is endorsed by the DSA. I can understand going after fraudulent businesses that have had many complaints against them but it does not make sense to go after legitimate businesses with thousands of happy demonstrators. The cost of our kit is less than $200--the value of the kit is well over that. There are no additional fees or dues to join our organization. If these laws pass it would actually be easier to buy a gun than to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator--how much sense does that make?? The privacy issue is important to me and the fact that I would have to get legal information from the company as well as records of other demonstrators in my area, people who have left the company, etc, is an administration nightmare not to mention an invasion of privacy. Stampin' Up! already offers a 90% refund of the starter kit within one year--why mess with that?? PLEASE RETHINK THIS!! It WILL hurt my business!