Time and time again, MonaVie distributors confuse an anti-MonaVie stance with being against Multi-Level Networking. At first it seems logical, but open further examination it doesn’t seem to stand up. Disapproval of the business practices of one company, shouldn’t impact the whole industry. For instance it’s quite possible to dislike how the New York Yankees spend millions to build a team that the Kansas City Royals have trouble competing with… but that doesn’t mean you dislike baseball.
Warren Buffett has invested in Network Marketing company Pampered Chef. You can read a little why he did that in this CNN article. Some will be quick to ask, “What’s the difference between Pampered Chef and MonaVie?”
When you go to a Pampered Chef you get to see the objective benefits of their products. From one Pampered Chef distributor in the above article:
“‘How many times have you pulled those brownies out of the oven to find that they are done around the edges but still not set in the middle?’ she asks, as she lifts a 12-inch diameter cookie from the Pampered Chef’s round baking stone. ‘On our stoneware the heat is distributed evenly, and your cookie will come out perfectly.'”
You can clearly see that the product works right there in front of you before you drop a dime. If it doesn’t work, you don’t pay for it. That’s what I mean objective benefits. It’s clearly observable by all parties.
What objective benefits occur at a get-together for a health product? Do you drink it and are you instantly able to do more push-ups? We know our bodies don’t work that way (unless there’s adrenaline involved). The “benefits” of MonaVie are subjective and very possibly due to the placebo effect, since we know that MonaVie lacks nutrition.
Pampered Chef’s products seem comparable in quality and in price with what retail store Williams-Sonoma offers. Using that link above and the information there, we know that MonaVie lacks nutrition (it’s main purpose) making its quality quite questionable. Also MonaVie Active’s retail price of $45 for 25 ounces is, ounce for ounce, about 10 to 20 times more expensive than V8 Fusion Acai Berry or Tropicana Pure Acai Raspberry… and that’s not to mention that Welch’s Grape Juice was shown to have more nutrition in previous paragraph.
So to recap:
- MLM products that are health-based have difficulty proving their value to consumers. MLM-based health products should always be a red flag to consumers.
- MonaVie’s product by all measurable methods falls short, making it’s quality quite questionable. That’s not going to get Warren Buffett’s sign of approval.
- Pricing a product at 10x to 20x more than comparable products without showing the quality is also not going to endear you to Warren Buffert’s business team.
Originally posted 2010-03-28 07:13:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe above article is intended to be accurate at the time of its original posting. MonaVie may change its pricing, product, or other policies at any time without notice.
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