|Received:||7/17/2006 4:58:14 AM|
|Organization:||PartyLite Gifts, Inc.|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:To whom it may concern, I have been a PartyLite consultant since Sept. of 1995. During that time, PartyLite has proven to be an adjustible source of income according to my family's needs. It has enabled me to make choices I never could have made without PartyLite's incredible opportunity. Furthermore, It has enabled me to help others improve their standard of living. I have had the privilege of helping others start the business and make money immediately, without risking an investment. I understand the need for guidlines in order to protect people from unethical businesses and their operations.However, the regulations that are presently being considered would directly hurt the ability to effectively help people quickly improve their financial situations, as I have in the past. I am concerned that many people will miss out on what could be the answer they are looking for due to extreme regulations that would cast a negative glow on all direct selling companies. If the proposed regulations had been in force when I first looked into PatyLite, I would have ran the other way. I would not be able to stay home with my children, I would not live in the house I am in now, or drive the vehicle I drive. I would not have gained the confidence I have or feel capable to continue to improve our lifestyle while helping others do the same. I am additionally concerned about the privacy regulations. I feel it is unreasonable and invasive to be required to provide the contact information of other consultants to a prospective consultant. I am concerned that it could additionally lead to unethical sponsoring behavior. I appreciate your goals in supporting consumers like myself, however, the proposed regulations would negatively impact legitimate, ethical businesses like PartyLite, in turn negatively impacting the lives of thousands of people like myself. Please reconsider the proposed FTC Business Opportunity Rule #R511993. Thank you for your attention to this matter.