Archive for June, 2007

XS EXPLOSION!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

How much do you spend a month on groceries? Myself, I spend about $150 total in a month on food, which includes a weekly dining out. Let’s just say that I spend $200 on all that I need to eat for myself in a month. Now, I ask, what does the typical IBO spend?

 Taking in to account that Quixtar raves about the sales of the XS Energy Drink versus the amount of products I see Al buy for himself, I wonder some about it all. Perhaps Quixtar IBOs are the reason why the drink product sells so well… to themselves?

 Let’s do some math now. Quixtar reports that their IBOs took home “$2.2 billion in bonuses and other incentives” in a fiscal year. That sounds great, doesn’t it? Possibly, but only for a minority of the IBOs. According to Quixtar’s website, the IBOs make an average of $115 a month (they are required by law to display this fact.) Since we don’t know exactly how much real money has been paid out ($2.2 billion minus “incentives”), we will just keep with the full value.

 $115 a month = $1380 a year

$2,200,000,000 a year / $1380 a year = 1,594,203 IBOs

Many IBOs are urged to buy products from themselves in order to keep in the game. One product that seems to sell in large volume is the XS Energy Drinks. References report that XS Energy Drink sales are around $51,000,000 in 2002. If we were to assume ALL XS Energy Drinks were sold to 50% of the IBOs we get this:

50% of 1,594,203 IBOs = 797,101.5 IBOs

$51,000,000 / 797,101.5 IBOs  = $64 a year or 2.7 cases (12 cans) per year

 Hmm, doesn’t sound too unreasonable to say that half of the IBOs spend $64 a year on their claim to flame product. It also doesn’t sound impossible that most of the products (or even all) are sold directly to IBOs starving for a future of finacial freedom.

 I would love someone to tell me exactly how many IBOs are out there, or at least an average amount of active IBOs in a year. There must be a value as Quixtar gave us the $115 a month value themselves.

Special Edition: The Empire StrikeBack

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

In the short time of 7 days of existence, ACHTUNG AL! has attracted a magical troll whom insists upon trying to advertise for free on our site. His devotion toward Quixtar has caused me to dig up some information on the internets. What I found is shocking. Here is a foto von Herr IBOSTRIKEBACK:

I would also like to announce that I’ve been tapped by my higher power and deity to promote a new sticker for sale from fadishist.com:

Quixtar Nazi Logo

HOOT! FREEDOM! FLUSH THAT STINKING JOB! HOOT!

The Biased Truth About Amway

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

Amazing! This is simply the best way I can respond. Here, a new website that is 8 days old, ACHTUNG AL! has drawn the ire of a IBO that throws blows.

Looking back to the previous ACHTUNG NEWS post, you will see a lone comment from ‘ibofightback’. This comment comes from the desperate admin of a fresh site entitled TheTruthAboutAmway.com who simply can’t sleep a wink until spreading the ‘truth’ about Quixtar/Amway on little known websites such as this one.

 Really, this site has only been in the search engines for less than a week and already some Amway zealot is looking for a link back. Sorry pal, you don’t get a free ride here!

Amway becomes Quixtar becomes Amway

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Quixtar has become Quit-star as the parent company Alticore decided to dump the 8 year old name. Here it was just yesterday that I mentioned that their name is overshadowed by negativity — scam accusations and IBOs complaining about financial diffuculties after failing with Quixtar. Now they repealed the new name in favor of the old name, which is most likely a distant memory in peoples’ minds.

 Personally, I believe Quixtar is a terrible business name as it may be easy to remember the sound of it, but the spelling could be many different ways. Upon hearing the name, I googled Quick Star, Quickstar, and finally Quixtar. Upon trying to remember the name, it could be misspelled Quitar, Quitxar, Quitstar, Quikstar, Quixstat, or even Quickxstar. Who knows, but I doubt the proper research was done on name branding recognition.

 Amway immediately is less threatening as a name. I relate it to a series of other names sharing the ‘way’ suffix such as Safeway or Jamesway (department store now defunct). Regardless of the name, it hasn’t changed my reaction to this company. My mind still screams ‘run away before you become hopelessly ruined!’

Read more here:
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070614/BIZ/706140337/1001

‘Cat’egory out of the Bag

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Today, I explained that to Al the existence of this site and the reason for it. In doing so, I have invited him to blog his experiences in his own words in a new category entitled ‘Al’s Corner’. This should be an interesting spin against the one-sided view that I provide.

 The challenge I gave him was simple — prove me wrong. Prove to me that something worthwhile will come from working for Quixtar. I personally know that he spends countless hours seeking to improve his standing. If he can indeed make this worth his while, I will openly salute and congratulate him. I personally doubt that I will need to.

As a business owner myself, I understand how hard it is to make it. I know that sometimes it takes a long time with what seems like lots of wasted energy before profits can show. As Quixtar has a large cloud of negativity surrounding it, it will take a lot of extra effort to make a true success happen.

People do shop online for everyday items, which is one thing Quixtar offers. To Quixtar’s detriment, there are other venues which offer better prices and a wider variety of commonly known products such as Amazon’s newest Grocery section (http://www.amazon.com/grocery).

NEW ORDER [$166.95]

Friday, June 8th, 2007

No, not a German reference or a synthpop band, but rather the new order was a shipment of products that came in today from Quixtar. What did Al order? Let’s have a look!

Quixtar Order - June 8th, 2007
Door of Opportunity is Open!

Most of these boxes contained energy drinks. According to Al, these energy drinks rival Red Bull in sales, ranking in at number 2. I have no official source of information on this, but there is a large suspicion that the Quixtar IBOs are the reason for this.

 As mentioned elsewhere, most IBOs wind up buying from themselves as a tactic to improve their sales records. It have been suggested that many of these self-patrons make up the largest percentage of their total sales.

This order seems to be for:
$ 30.00 = 24 Clearly Fruit Punch XS Sports Drink
$ 24.99 = 24 Zsenso Iced Green Tea
$ 39.99 = 24 Seismic Super Juice
$ 23.99 = 12 Tropical Blast XS Energy Drink
$ 47.98 = 24 Tea-Berry Blast XS Energy Drink
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$166.95 Total Bought [This price does not included shipping costs]

Quixtar Order Close Up
Golly! Al must be really thirsty!

Quixtar + Al = ACHTUNG AL!

Friday, June 8th, 2007

ACHTUNG AL! is now live!

About 6 months ago, Al decided that his financial future is just around the corner. He found a company that provides its Independant Business Owners (IBOs) a way to sell their products to consumers world-wide a list of products only carried by Quixtar. These IBOs are encouraged to bring more IBOs in to the fold, which they then could make a percentage of the sales made by the IBOs signed under them. According to Quixtar, you can make thousands in a week if you only put enough effort in to it!

Where does this lead? Well, Al, who usually has some common sense has become one of these Quixtar junkies. This website is a journal from an outside perspective of his success as a Quixtar IBO. I’ll update this as news happens, so keep a watch on this site!

Steve Baldwin,
Chancellor of ACHTUNG AL!

Office of the Chancellor

Door of the Chacellors Office