Michael S

Central Islip, NY

#296 May 11, 2011
I have tried MonaVie several times in the past, never enough to make any kind of judgment on it. Then the other night a friend of ours invited us to a "meeting". I felt like I was listening to a timeshare sales pitch. The presenters claims were just outrageous, unbelievable and downright illegal. He claimed tohave hemmoraging in his eye that would leave him blind every few weeks and was threatening to leave him permanently blind until he found this life saving product. On top of that he told me it would help with diabetes, high blood pressure arthritis and other ailments.
What really tipped me off to the scam that it really is was when he went through the presentation and right on the screen representing the business model was a pyramid.
I have taken the product over the last few days and I can honestly say I have felt no different at all. I figured I'd try it since they gave it to me. The taste is a little weird. Similar to a V8. Overall not impressed. If you're looking to get rich quick, take the $200-300 a month you're gonna blow on this business venture and play the lotto.
Wont get taken in

Surrey, Canada

#297 May 20, 2011
Miracle products aren't real folks. The only things that keep you healthy are exercise, a balanced diet, and an active mind (school, work, ect...). The easy way is not the smart way :S Lol, how many people wouldn't be diebetic if they or their parents didn't eat the fast easy packaged crap food they do? On that note, Monavie probably causes diabetes or some sort of cancer.
nick

Milwaukee, WI

#298 Jul 27, 2011
wow... put an opinion in, and get fucking blasted! I wasnt defending them! All I am saying is that it does work for some! Ive seen the deposits into sellers accounts from the company, Ive gone to many one on one meetings with family members who sell it, they sell it, they make money. It IS a pyramid scheme but pyramid schemes work for some if they are devoted to it. They believe in the product enough to make others believe in it. And I'm not saying the product actually works. Thats definitely a scam. But they believe in it enough to sell it, and the members of my family who sell it, make bank off of it. I dont sell it, myself but I suck at sales. Selling this stuff is just a matter of skill but if your good at it (and REALLY good at it), it will make you money. But the product itself.... pure crap!
jm diaz

Santa Clara, CA

#299 Jul 31, 2011
You are the kind of people that considers any network marketing a scam. What are your alterior motives?
Alwyn

Laguna Niguel, CA

#300 Jul 31, 2011
1. What's an "alterior" motive?
2. Why are all MLM cheerleaders borderline illiterate?
hfo

Milwaukee, WI

#301 Aug 17, 2011
hfh
perry

Portland, OR

#303 Sep 19, 2011
Hi,
Interesting, when I go to the BBB and look up Monavie the MLM company has an A+ rating. I didn't follow your link because, frankly, who knows where one would end up. I also checked out the FDA, the letter was sent to a person Kevin Vokes who sells the stuff. Apparently the actual producers of the juices have not made any such statements. Or perhaps they are very careful about who they tell. At any rate what's the big deal about pyramid schemes? I thought those are only a problem when they involve promising people riches for no work or selling/giving away stuff that doesn't exist.

Educate me.
scam

Fontana, CA

#304 Oct 30, 2011
why does monvie ask for your social to buy their product i only give that out for a job mot to purchase something. smells fishy.
Jim

Smithers, Canada

#305 Nov 20, 2011
Got involved with monavie 3 months ago and making more money then any mlm company ever before and it tastes great :) and I don't care what people say monavie will be a brand name next to coca cola and mcdonalds in 10 to 20 years!!!! But this is just one mans opinion, what do I know, right!
Alwyn

Laguna Niguel, CA

#306 Nov 20, 2011
Very little apparently. Dream on.
Monavie OUT

Carrollton, TX

#307 Dec 28, 2011
I got sucked into this scam 2 years ago but thankfully only lasted 3 months, I did buy the juice and drank it, not a bad taste I actually liked it but for that price I can get the same quality juice for 10000% less the money, the people making money on this are the ones who got into the scheme early, the rest of us were just suckers paying high dollar and wasting time trying to convince family and friends to join the Pyramide and in many occasions I have lost the credibility and at times their friendship. Monavie is indeed a modern kind of Pyramide that allows you to at least have the product after spending the money on orders to keep your spot current on the lifeline of the pyramid, in my honest opinion, its a legitimate SCAM in other words try it at your own risk!
steve

UK

#308 Jan 19, 2012
Maybe everyone on this topic really should go back to school and re-educate themselves exactly what a pyramid scheme actually is! The fact is that companies like Amway and Monavie are not pyramid schemes at all but instead sell their products through network marketing. Instead of the big food stores making all the profit, these companies allow the average person to make some money as well!
Alwyn

Laguna Niguel, CA

#309 Jan 19, 2012
I just got back from school. My textbook on pyramid schemes had Monavie on the cover.
Interesting

Columbus, OH

#310 Jan 20, 2012
Check this out....

http://pyramidschemealert.org/a-european-cour...

If the Belgium courts define Herbalife an illegal pyramid scheme, then what does that say about companies like Monavie in America? The courts their found that Herbalife had a big drop out rate and missing customers. Most everyone that joins, lose. They didn't like the fact that distributors are the customers. Here are some of the points on the website....

1.) It showed that Herbalife is not a direct selling company.

2.) The court also rejected Herbalife’s claim (which is also made by many other MLM companies) that its salespeople can be classified as “retail customers.”

Now if the regulators in the USA can learn from this.
gloria

Manhattan Beach, CA

#311 Feb 7, 2012
hey i am trying to find a distributor for mona vie that stuff is great it's the only thing that makes me have energy and my joints feel so much better i have tried other things except for pills and believe you me there i sn't anything else!!
that taste as good, gives me energy, natural and helps my joints.. BUT I NEED MORE BOTTLES how do i find a rep!!
Jimmy b

Chicago, IL

#312 Apr 25, 2012
Best opportunity around wrote:
Fastest growing company in America, a billion in sales, moving to other countries, the Boston Red Sox endorse it, its been on magazine covers, the acai is established, I can go on. I drink it, I get results. Is it a miracle drink? NO, just a catalyst for better health. Would you like to diversify your income and get a little healthier at the same time?
Bottom line, quality product at a quality cost. The more people you help, not just sign em up, the less the cost will be for you. Wellness and Networking are the next big trends just like Technology was 20 years ago. It's just going to happen and you cannot stop it.
Shut your mouth. Your a lier too. The stuff is bs and it taste like crap.
Jimmy b

Chicago, IL

#313 Apr 25, 2012
Monavie and visalis are both scams. Can you say garbage. Get a real job loser.
mlm forever

Pomáz, Hungary

#314 May 27, 2012
come on looser's
you r annoying since the 1950 about mlm scam bla bla bla pyramid schemes etc..
wake up
1000 and 1000 people make money from 100 dollars a month to 100.000 a month
those people who never made a dime in mlm, they never put any efforts into this business!!
mlm existed, exists and will be !!!
and last but not least mlm system is only lucrative sales systems, used by many company's !!
so, go and have a great life, stop complaining :))
Bob Y

Elmhurst, IL

#315 Jun 25, 2012
Many of you on this forum are confusing pyramid schemes with legit network marketing, MLM's, and community marketing companies. Pyramids only sell distributorships with no real products attached to them. True network marketing companies have products that are acually offered to the general public. Granted some of the products of some of these companies many not live up to all the claims that the distributors make but that does not make them scams or pyramids. A true pyramid makes money only for those who get in early. A true network marketing company will make money for distibutors no matter when they get involved because they are selling a real product. Please don't lump all these companies under the banner "pyramid scheme."
Alwyn

Laguna Niguel, CA

#316 Jun 25, 2012
Bob Y wrote:
Many of you on this forum are confusing pyramid schemes with legit network marketing, MLM's, and community marketing companies. Pyramids only sell distributorships with no real products attached to them. True network marketing companies have products that are acually offered to the general public. Granted some of the products of some of these companies many not live up to all the claims that the distributors make but that does not make them scams or pyramids. A true pyramid makes money only for those who get in early. A true network marketing company will make money for distibutors no matter when they get involved because they are selling a real product. Please don't lump all these companies under the banner "pyramid scheme."
Pyramid schemes can and often do involve a product (used as bait)-- they are referred to as product-based pyramid schemes.
http://business.ftc.gov/documents/inv08-botto...

As for Monavie, well that's a pyramid scheme.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonaVie#Pyramid_...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

San Jose Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Roadshow: Illegal for CHP to use unmarked cars ... (Sep '11) 2 hr Guest 14
Grand jury indicts 13 alleged members of San Jo... (May '08) 13 hr Black Power 102
Interracial Match 18 hr katy 10
T r a m a d o l & X A N A X and much more Tue Quality 1
do you know about it? help! Tue handbags is Numbe... 1
good quality Louis Vuitton handbags,anyone know... Tue handbags is Numbe... 1
SLO Man caught Smoking Crack outside San jose C... Mon WashingtonChilds 1

San Jose News Video

San Jose Dating
Find my Match

San Jose Jobs

San Jose People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

San Jose News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in San Jose

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]