- Report: #120765
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Complaint Review: Pet Lane, Lane Nemeth
Pet Lane, Lane Nemeth2446 Estand Way Pleasant Hill, California U.S.A.
Pet Lane, Lane Nemeth Ripoff greedy unethical multi level marketing company that uses it's employees to make money instead of helping animals Pleasant Hill California
*General Comment: Facts
*General Comment: FYI
*Consumer Comment: Some questions still left unanswered???
*Consumer Comment: Whoops
*Consumer Comment: You almost had me, Kimberly
*Consumer Comment: You almost had me, Kimberly ..Your company recognizes that it can make $400 bucks a pop by selling an "opportunity," and thus profit from people's dreams
*UPDATE Employee: "Mallory" is a fictitious person - we have no record of a Pet Advisor named Mallory.
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The unfortunate part of all this is that they have made it so difficult to further yourself with the company that you can never advance to a stage where you would make enough commission on sales to ever be able to run a profitable business. It is your typical old fashioned multi level marketing scam. The company has been in business for over a year now and there are people working the so-called Pet Lane Business Plan on a full time basis and they are still not generating enough sales to promote to a team leader position. It is unheard of for a company to have been in business for a year and not have one single person promote to a higher earning position. The founder of Pet Lane has set up the company so that all the sales profits that her "Pet Advisors" earn go right back into the pocket of Lane Nemeth herself instead of the sales people out there doing all the hard work.
I did some research on the web and found that Mrs. Nemeth and her husband Ed have started and ended over a dozen companies over the past ten years that followed in the same foot steps as Pet Lane and Discovery Toys.
I also found an article on the web that was posted in INC magazine in 1990 that showed where Lane Nemeth almost lost Discovery Toys beacuse of her greed. If you go to google.com and put in Lane Nemeths's name you will find the article I mention. It was that same greed that finally forced her to sell Discovery Toys to Avon in the early 90's or else the entire company would have folded.
My purpose of reporting this company and this woman is to make sure that no other innocent persons join this company and lose their money. Please people, read the fine print. Do your research before you join. And please, please, please ask questions. The one thing these people hate more than anything else is when people ask questions. Ask them how many people have promoted to team leader and see what answer you get. Ask them why it's so hard to promote. Ask all the questions you wan before you join. Please don't make the same mistake I made and jump before you look.
I beleived these people had the same mission in life as myself. To better the lives of companion animals and the people who care for them. But their only mission is to fatten their pocket books.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Naive in California
Pleasant Hill, California
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/01/2004 11:26 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Pet-Lane-Lane-Nemeth/Pleasant-Hill-California-94553/Pet-Lane-Lane-Nemeth-Ripoff-greedy-unethical-multi-level-marketing-company-that-uses-its-120765. 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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