ED Magedson – Founder
ACN-Opportunity LLC1000 Progress Place Concord, North Carolina USA
ACN-Opportunity LLC ACN ACN - Buyer Beware Concord North Carolina
So you are looking and researching the ACN Business Opportunity? You have done your due diligence in researching, hopefully before you invested your money in this company. Yes, I joined ACN and three (3) months into the business and at a loss of $2500.00 for 5 family members, I feel I need to alert the public of this company and its representatives. You have the right to make your own decisions and opinions, but I hope that by posting my experience, it will help someone decide if this is the right opportunity for them. Is it a scam? Or a dream come true? Maybe, but it's not for everyone!
ACN Opportunity seemed like a real opportunity to make some money, own my own business and be successful!. As time passed, I became truly aware that this was just another dead end opportunity that I wasn’t cut out for. So as I experienced nothing but problems and realized that I had to recruit, sell and promote ACN events, It wasn’t going to be as easy as I was led to believe.
First, SUCCESS sells! So yes, you will probably be motivated to obtain your start up bonuses, $1000 + in some monthly promotions, giving you at least some hope that you will recover your $499.00! So you go out and tell all your friends and relatives and everyone you meet about ACN! But as the 30 days quickly approaches and you reassure yourself you have met your start up bonus qualification, reality hits when you realize you didn’t meet the qualifications, because your upline, (friend or relative) didn’t explain all the important details that would make or break your decision to join ACN and/or qualify for the bonus altogether. Your upline, RVP, etc., are more interested in you recruiting others to make sure they hit their monthly bonuses! So it appeared to me that he/she was just out to make big bucks on me and my recruitments! The more you recruit the more big monthly bonuses they make! And NO, to my disappointment, I didn’t get that $1300.00 bonus, I was told I’d be getting if I recruited and hit my 20 customer points and recruit 3 or more people! So a word of caution, be careful that you fully understand the points systems, personal and customer points, along with the very hard to understand Compensation Plan. Read the fine print cuz they are not going to disclose it for you! To make matters worse, the complex Compensation Plan and points systems was changed 3 months after we signed up as IBO’s, so this made it even more difficult to reach your next executive level! Its’ like a reorganization you didn’t want or expected! Yes, sorry, it’s still a hierarchy!!
As I didn’t qualify for the startup bonuses, I still remained positive that I can do this! So therefore, I pushed on to meet my next customer points level. I quickly discovered a bunch of problems with the quality of products and services, training and a bunch of undisclosed requirements that were never mentioned before. I realized that the more ACN business I did, the more questions I had about the points systems and comp plan. I even discovered that there was an Eastern Standard Time, (North Carolina) cut off time to submit orders! Yes, these things do exist so make sure you at least educate yourself cuz they are not going to tell you. Also, there is a big difference between “customer” points and “personal” points! You need both in order to meet your overall executive promotion to ETT and TC, etc. Also make sure you fully understand the points and compensation plan. It is not as easy as they make it out to be! As I realized all this information was never fully disclosed or even explained in full details. They rush you through the comp plan at the meetings, but never really discuss it. If they did take the time, then you will soon realize, it’s very hard to make the next executive level!
All the while, my upline and RVP, kept saying, don’t quit, you just have come to the next international training! Yeah, at a cost of $$$ in North Carolina! They kept telling me don’t quit! Don’t quit, cuz, they will lose their executive status as they need your recruitments to maintain their level of income!
Training: You mean the “learn as you go” experience! What training! You mean “Motivational Training to Ensure You Don’t QUIT”! Don’t tell yourself that you’re a failure! It’s not the you’re a failure, It’s that you realized you lost $499.00!!! LOL!!!! The only training you will receive is repetitive repeat sessions on how to recruit and sell success stories! As I experienced, the “learn as you go” theory, it became clear to me that the only training I will be getting is BS-ing people! I quickly realized that the issues and concerns that really needed to be addressed in training or at meetings, where “preferably” ignored! I also realized that my recruiter and RVP were only interested in enrolling people for the next big event! These international and local events, is how these TC and Executive positions, GET PAID! The more they promote and sign up people for the next event, the more money THEY make! If you don’t attend events, you will not succeed in ACN! They make this very clear! (If you don’t PAY to attend these training events, THEY don’t make any money!) And, if you are not recruiting, you don’t receive training, excuse, me, motivational training! I was even told that I could only participate in the training sessions up until the deadline of signing up for the next event. If I didn’t sign up, I could no longer participate in the “training”. WOW! So if you want to succeed, be ready to fork up some $$$ on every upcoming event, don’t forget the hotel expenses, airline tickets! To be successful or receive any type of “training” cost money! Oh, I forgot, if you are not recruiting 24/7/365 PLUS, they don’t want to talk to you! You see, they are only interesting in helping people who are out recruiting!
So you want to be a Salesman! You have to be a “Salesman”! Sorry not offense, some people are really good at! Sales & Recruit, Recruit, 24/7/365!!! You will have to accept the fact that you will have to be a quick smooth talker, pushy, always in a hurry, dishonest, withhold pertinent information about the compensation plan and the ups and downs of the business that would otherwise, make you think twice about signing up! Or, discourage your prospective recruits! Wow, sounds like you’re buying a car and selling lemons! You have to learn how to feel good, about ripping people off! And, sell products that are appear to be good products and save you money, but the customer service is without question “inferior” lousy, to put it lightly! Oops, did I forget your personal or family life! It’s meeting after meeting, every freaking week! Come home late, work the next day! Repeat for 7 days!!!! L I thought this was supposed to be a part time business! LOL!!!
As for the ACN products; Flash Wireless and Direct TV, have the worst customer service. I had the worst experience with these products! It was not worth the time and effort; I spent month after month on the telephone and long hold times in trying to reverse billing charges for myself and my customers who were continued to be billed for services that were cancelled several months before. Long hold times, 1 to 2 hours for Flash Wireless and lousy customer services was not worth one penny of any savings! Change your credit card on file because you will continue to be billed for Flash Wireless. Direct TV, is a Bait & Switch Scam! Don’t bother! Stay with Comcast or Verizon! They have better service and promotions!
You know, I can go on and on, but I will cut it short. DON’T join ACN. I don’t recommend it. Invest your money in a true business or in the Stock Market! ACN was not for me! I realized this way too late after I lost $2500.00 in a failed business opportunity that was not for me. Maybe it works for others, but those successful in ACN have a “Quality” that is required to be successful in this business. If you are an honest person, you will simply fail! If you already joined and find yourself writing a “Ripoff Report” then I feel sorry, for both of us! Well, we can always “write off” our business expenses! Look on the bright side, we have our integrity!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/21/2014 10:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/ACN-Opportunity-LLC-/Concord-North-Carolina-28025/ACN-Opportunity-LLC-ACN-ACN-Buyer-Beware-Concord-North-Carolina-1125610. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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