Consumer Experience: Network Marketing (Planet Mobile | Top Deals)

Have you heard of Planet Mobile? How about Top Deals? Oh, we did feature about ’em before, remember? That was right after we ‘encountered’ these groups. Well, these are just some of the ‘networking’ companies to take advantage of social media.

And here’s what we learned about ’em..

PLANET MOBILE: The ‘grocery’ business??

Although they try to sell the idea of a grocery business (especially in their online presence) as in the case of Planet Mobile, it ain’t really such! It’s no actual business but simply networking. That, it should just be referred to as the business of networking.
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Yes. Planet Mobile has grocery products or basic goods that we use daily; then again, most of their products are in fact more expensive than those in supermarkets. Really. Even rice. And so, members are just ‘forced’ to buy (and not ‘truly’ sell to others, which is what ‘real business’ is all about) from their hubs to get that ‘point value’. This ‘point value’ (or some kinda discount) is what you get whenever you purchase from Planet Mobile hubs — which supermarkets actually offer as well.

Some of ’em calls it ‘rewards card’. Others ‘elite card’ or whatever. Have you tried it?

While it takes P3,888.00 to join Planet Mobile and with practically no products included but only 10 sachets of coffee — in supermarkets, you would only need around P150.00 to have that membership card for repurchases through ‘point value’. Wow! With the huge difference, Planet Mobile certainly looks like some scam since you could also not get a refund once you pay the joining fee!
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Then again, if you like ‘recruiting’ people to pay P3,888.00 then Planet Mobile may be the opportunity for you — as you would be eligible for the networking income they offer once you get those ‘binary pairings’ in place. Yeah, t’is something that supermarkets don’t have.

Still, for legitimacy’s sake, refunds should be allowed within a year (like a product warranty) of joining as not all are made for ‘networking’. After all, there were no ‘actual’ products given and P3,888.00 is hard-earned money — and not just a measly amount these days.

TOP DEALS: Just ‘click, like and share’ to earn??

Another ‘networking’ company that you could fall for is Top Deals. This is.. a lighter version of Planet Mobile considering their joining fee of P1,800.00 which is a little less than half of the said ‘grocery’ business’ joining fee of P3,888.00.
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Here you are being enticed to join the company through a ‘job offer’ (as part-time or full-time online advertiser) — that, that you should actually pay for to enlist!

The Job. Just ‘click, like and share’ their said ads on Facebook and you’ll earn! That’s simple and certainly tempting since you could make your Facebook time more productive. Then again, here’s the catch.. you can’t ‘truly’ earn and get your benefits like the ‘birthday cash’ unless you recruit at least three others.

Whew, this then sounds like a scam! Hey, it’s not a job of clicking on Facebook (as an online advertiser) that’s really being offered but for you to recruit three others in order to start earning!

Sure. Although you would be informed of such condition during the orientation, you won’t really get a grasp of it unless you have tried it — since in the first place, the emphasis was on the ‘click, like and share’ on Facebook and get that chance to earn P5,000.00 or more a week. Period.

In all and at the very least, only a refund opportunity on these ‘networking’ companies’ (Planet Mobile, Top Deals and alike) joining fee could remove our ‘scam’ doubts on ’em.

Lesson. When you hear the line, ‘this opportunity is for open-minded people only’ among others — then it must be about ‘networking’ wherein you’ll pay a membership fee. If you’re up to it.. Join at your own risk.

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