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    Default "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    I'm a newly SAHM who would like to earn a bit of extra spending money. I met a woman who is a consultant for Usborne books and am interested in selling them myself. My husband (the cynical lawyer that he is) is concerned that its a scam. Does any one have any feedback about experiences with this company? I sure would appreciate it.
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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    I know several people who do this, and it seems legit. I've considered it myself, but haven't pursued it so far.
    Stacy
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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    Don't know about the company but the books are great. I didn't know they sold them in the states. I've always bought mine in HK.
    DD 4/03
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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    I know a lot of people that do it and it seems legit.

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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    It is legit.

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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    It's a multi-level marketing company that sells products like many others... Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Herbalife, Avon, Creative Memories, etc. I suspect, also like most of those companies, the vast majority of people who do the business do it because they like the products and make a little bit of extra cash. Only a few will be top sellers that can make it their livelihood. It doesn't sound like you need it to be that, so it might be worth pursuing. I agree; I like the books.

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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    >It's a multi-level marketing company that sells products like
    >many others... Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Herbalife, Avon,
    >Creative Memories, etc.

    Actually, these companies are not multi-level marketing. They are considered network marketing companies. There is a difference.

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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    It is not a scam. The books are really good and very cute. I see their books at the library and regular book stores, like Barnes and Noble or amazon.com. I've bought some from a friend online, as well as from a friend of a friend at a book "show" at her house. The books do sell themselves, but I imagine you would constantly need to be able to find new groups of people to sell to in order to make a profit.

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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    Could you clarify what the difference is? I am not at all trying to be antagonistic, but am interested in what the perception is because if there is a difference, it is important to be accurate in what I do. I used to represent one of the aforementioned companies and had to read all kinds of literature from the various networking publications. I, and the people I dealt with daily including at the company, never made a distinction.

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    Default RE: "Usborne Books" Legit business opportunity or scam?

    DD loves loves LOVE hser Usborne Books, particularly the Complete Book of First Experiences.

    http://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Book-F...e=UTF8&s=books

    She loves hunting for the "sneaky duck" on the pages!


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