|Received:||7/6/2006 1:17:06 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been an independent business owner for 3 months now with Quixtar. My comments reflect only my experience with this, my first venture into marketing. Quixtar sends a business reference guide to each IBO AFTER they are registered. This guide is full of rules and regulations that would make your proposed rules unneccessary IF they were followed. These rules, IF followed, would also have prevented me (and probably many others) from signing up for Quixtar. When I asked my upline why they didn't make the disclosures outlined in the guide when they signed people up, I was informed that the disclosures would be a hindrance and that they weren't important anyway. When I asked why I was told, you don't have to sell anything, when in reality that is the ONLY way to succeed in this business, I was told, You aren't selling, you are signing people up to buy product. 3 months later and with 6 customers under me, no one has bought a thing, I make no money, and all my upline seems concerned with is me signing up more business owners. This is NOT how the business was represented to me, and my feeling is that if the FTC can enact legislation to save others the hassle, the pressure to buy product you don't need, the loss of money and waste of time, enact away! Just be careful not to ruin those legitimate and honest businesses out there.