|Received:||7/9/2006 9:44:01 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I appreciate all that the FTC is looking to do in order to keep individuals from falling victim to fraud. However, I believe that some of the proposed ideas will harm legitimate businesses. I am part of the Quixtar business, at the silver level. I am writing because I deal with direct selling. Quixtar is a first class company and we always give people facts and credibility based on the business model. Anyone who wants to research our company can do so, with both credible online sources and with other companies that Quixtar deals with directly. I do not feel that our company should be linked with all these scams, pyramid and fraud companies. Our standards do not allow anyone to get registered the day he/she is exposed to information about our company. We prefer that people have time to consider the information and do their own research. However, it shouldn't take a professional 7 days to evaulate, especially when the company offers a 6 month 100% money back guarantee. They understand there is no risk when they get started. The proposal to call 10 contacts in the area before a new person gets started invades personal privacy. People getting registered will not want just anyone having access to their contact information. This would lead to random people calling and giving out information like a solicitor. Also, different people like to build the Quixtar business at different paces and have different feelings. There are some people who expect something for nothing and expect results without doing the work. The Quixtar business is not a get rich quick scheme yet there are people who get involved and do little if any work at all, yielding no results then put the blame on someone else for their laziness. It is not fair for a new prospect to get information from someone who wants something for nothing. Nothing in life comes for free. Someone has paid the price for it. I am glad that it is a 2-5 YEAR process not 2-5 weeks to make an extra $150,000 per year in the Quixtar business. I support proposals that eliminate scams, but some of these propositions are going to hurt the real businesses out there that enhance free enterprise. Thank you for your time.