I'm a Quixtar Survivor.
Here's our story:
My husband and I were first exposed to Quixtar down in Utah, by some people we knew from church. But, we didn't want to do it because I was pregnant at the time, my husband was working 2 jobs, and we were going to be moving after the baby was born. So, we respectfully told them we weren't interested.
Fast forward to WA state a few months later. My husband comes home from work one day and says, "Honey, I met some guy today who works at a radio station where I was shredding some paper. (He's a shred truck driver). And, we were just talking about life and just basically doing small talk, and all of the sudden he says 'LET'S GET TOGETHER'".
My husband was kind of taken aback by that, but because he's such a nice guy, he said, "Sure..." and gave Jeff his phone number.
To make a long story short, we end up meeting these people at McDonald's, not knowing the whole time that we were being "felt-out", "prospected", whatever you want to call it. Jeff was asking us questions about our jobs, what we want to do eventually with our lives, if we want to be in the jobs we're in permanately, or just temporarily,etc. Well, I guess my husband answered everything the way that Jeff liked to hear, because a few days later, we get a call from Jeff again. This time, it's saying "Hey, I know you were talking about how you guys are stressed with money, and I talked to one of my associates here, and there may be some openings with what I do... Would you like to meet with him and he can talk to you about it.... Oh, and bring your wife."
My husband was EXCITED. I mean, REALLY excited. He thought he was going to get some type of a job offer at the Radio Station.
Fast Forward to the meeting. It ends up to be about Quixtar. And, we took the bait. Even though we were kind of confused about Jeff's wording to us when he set up the meeting, we didn't really care because Quixtar sounded like something you could make money in.
So, we signed up. Of course, they'll tell you it only costs $130.00 to become an "Active IBO" or "Business Owner", but then the REAL money starts to be sucked out of you.
Jeff didn't tell us anything about Standing Order (listening to a 30 minutes of a tape a day). Also, the 9 steps of CORE. Going to all of the functions, reading 15 minutes a day, buying everything from yourself... (EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT). Getting on CommuniKate ($35.00/month). And, on an on...
I guess I could go on forever, but to make a long story short. BEWARE OF QUIXTAR. They use Christianity as a means to suck you in. In the tapes, in the seminars, EVERYWHERE. Quoting scriptures to back up one of the "9 Steps of C.O.R.E" is not uncommon either. OH, and my personal favorite. The tape called "God Wants You To Be Rich".
My term for what these people are doing is "priestcraft". Oh, wait. That's not MY term. That's a term in the BIBLE for people who use God to make money. That's what Quixtar is doing, even though they won't admit it.
When I told my upline about my concerns with that, he said "Just treat it like a salad bar, take what you want from it, and move on".
No... I'm not going to support a business that uses tactics like "Believing in Christ" to try and make their business look honest.
I believe in Christ, but even the devil can quote scripture.
One more thing.
My husband and I had a wedding to go to for a cousin of mine. A function was being held that SAME weekend. We told our upline numerous times that we wouldn't be able to go because of a wedding. And, everytime he'd say "OH, I understand, but you're going to miss out." Kept saying that over and over. Finally, I said "You don't need to tell us that everytime we miss a function... family comes first." And, he comes back with "Of course family comes first. But, I think of it as I'm builing my dream and they should understand that. Because my dream's not just for me, it's going to help them too."
Okay, so miss a once in a lifetime wedding (at least we hope it's once) for a stupid Quixtar function. I don't think so.
Bottom Line: The pressure your upline gives you to be on Standing Order, CommuniKate, going to functions, blah blah blah is enough to make you want to scream. It's not your OWN business. It's a business of manipulative uplines in word and deed. They'll try and make you feel guilty if you don't do EXACTLY as they say.
This business is a FRAUD. From the way the IBO's prospect you, in the name of "friendship", to the use of Christianity in their ploys to get business, to the money spent on business "tools" to the time spent trying to do the business. 2-5 hours a week, I DON'T THINK SO. Try your WHOLE life outside of your regular job.
The church of Quixtar is not something that I will be affiliated with any longer. If you have seen some of these flags, and have been even the slightest bit disturbed by them, GET THE HECK OUT. Don't let your upline tell you that you're just ruining your own dream, blah blah blah. They will say ANYTHING to get you to stay, and will try and make you feel guilty. DON'T!!!
I'm glad I'm out. I feel 100% better since. And, if I never see another MLM out there, it'll be too soon. Quixtar has got to be the worst one, though, because they bring Christ into it to. I don't think he's too happy with people making money off of Him.
Benton City, Washington