When I saw the Amway plan, the key figure on the board seemed to be 100 PV. If everyone did their 100 PV, it would all be good right? Then all you need is to sponsor 6 and so on. But what is not talked about that much is what does 100 PV consist of and what does it cost? Apparently 100 PV, if you are a self consumption IBO, can cost anywhere from $270 to $300. If you buy a lot of items from partner stores, you may spend much much more.
So the question is - Do most people actually spend that much money on household products and consumables? The answer is no, at least for most people. If you are single or possibly a college student, then the answer is definitely no! Ironically, many uplines expect couples to spend 2 - 3 times more. Many couples can feed themselves and buy household goods (for a month) for less money than the cost of 100 PV. Even if you save some time by making online purchases, you still need to drive to the store to buy fresh bread, meat, vegetables and milk, unless you will be eating basically "canned" foods exclusively from Amway.
What many IBOs also do not realize is that Amway is probably charging you about 30% more for goods above and beyond everything else because that is the amount of bonuses they pay out. That means you are paying up to $300 for about $200 worth of goods in order to earn a $9 rebate. I suppose it's a good deal for a platinum and above, and not such a good deal for all those under the platinum. But then again - it's only 100 PV right?