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XS Gold: Let the Juice Wars Begin… in at least two weeks!

September 15, 2008

Keep up on the latest developments on XS Gold in my dedicated XS Gold Category.

September 15 came and went without much fanfare from the land of XS. This announcement was posted on the XS Gold section of the XS web site late Monday. Bold emphasis is mine.

Independent Business Owners and other XS Energy Drink fans will need to wait at least two additional weeks to discover what’s inside the XS Gold case.

Amway Global legal counsel recently requested further clarification on technical points about the drink. Addressing those points will require a delay in the advance-order date, which had originally been scheduled for Sept. 15.

Come back regularly for a variety of exciting XS updates, including the new advance-order date. We apologize for the mounting suspense, and assure you that the Functional Energy and related benefits in every can of XS Gold will have been worth the wait.

Update: Looks like that “official” announcement on XS Gear’s web site is no longer there. I’ll keep the notice above for historical purposes.

As to what exactly is the drink, a commenter posted on my What Is XS Gold: Part II that it’s “a functional drink that has ashwagandha root and essentra with a many superfruits (aka we know what those are).”

I wouldn’t have been surprised if Ashwagandha root wasn’t a synonym for BS1, but I looked it up on Google. Otherwise known as Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha root is also called Indian ginseng, Winter cherry, Ajagandha, Kanaje Hindi and Samm Al Ferakh.

Essentra appears to be some fancy dietary supplement. Of course, be sure to read the fine print on the Essentra web site:

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

I bet Amway Global is delaying the release of XS Gold because it does not want another redo of the Perfect Water fiasco. They are probably teaching Duncan and his XS minions to make sure that no false claims are made for this drink. However, like the kingpins have done time and time again, they’ll say one thing and do the complete opposite. IBOs, get your MP3 recorders and record what they say on stage about XS Gold! And, if they say that XS Gold will make you healthier, wealthier, and wiser, be sure to give some money to the Dallin Larceny and the Supreme TEAM Leader; I think they’ve trademarked that term!

Let’s look now at pricing. According to the commenter, the retail price for XS Gold will be $3/can and will come in the same 8 oz. container as the existing XS Energy drink. MonaVie comes in a lovely wine bottle holding 25 oz. of Dallin Larceny’s secret juices (sounds delicious, doesn’t it?). The suggested daily serving for MonaVie is four ounces (two ounces, twice daily). At retail, MonaVie costs $39.

For the sake of calculations, let’s assume that one bottle will last a person a week. Thus, a day’s serving of MonaVie will cost between $5.57 to 6.24 whereas a single can of XS Gold will cost just $3. I’m sure Duncan and his minions are going to be touting XS Gold’s “amazing” price and value difference vis-a-vis MonaVie. And, of course, they are going to borrow the line from Pringles and bet to IBOs that they can’t just drink one. Two cans of XS Gold a day? Hmm… negates your price advantage pretty quickly, doesn’t it?

Anyone who can read between the lines of what I’m saying can see that both products are ridiculously expensive when compared to the best alternative: plain water. Water is infinitely cheaper and arguably better for you than either MonaVie or XS. Throw in a slice of lemon and it evens taste better!

1 XS BS, I kind of like that name for the drink instead of XS Gold.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2008 6:07 pm

    Have you ever seen the web site called “How stuff works”? How does XS gold work? IBOs in the “pay to play” game will buy these overpriced hokey items all the while believing they are living the dream. The Greg Duncan types will be laughing all the way to the bank.

    Maybe IBOs will not be so gung ho for another con job in a can after the perfect water scam fizzled? But then again, they have been dumbed down by all the tools and their upline liars.

    Amthrax, have you ever stopped to think that maybe we critics by bringing attention to these hokey products help foster the enthusiasm these duped drones have for these doped up cans of crap?

  2. September 15, 2008 6:51 pm

    Without critics, IBOs wouldn’t have anyone to turn to with their doubts about certain products (i.e. Perfect Water) and the unscrupulous System kingpins. There are those IBOs who will want to blame the messenger and not listen to the message, but they are not my audience.

  3. September 15, 2008 11:13 pm

    Amthrax & QIAC, I appreciate and care for the existence of critics like yourselves – for without both constructive criticism and formidable opponents, no leader improves. Not to mention that life would be no fun. Add to that the dearth of information which leads to ignorance.

    Having said that, I just challenge you critics to criticise the facts and not mock/belittle/label (if you must, at least do what Amthrax does, indicate that this is a satire aka “humour” or do so with a pinch of salt. eg. “Supreme TEAM Leader”), and definitely WITHOUT a personal agenda. (eg. criticising so that people will buy your MLM instead ala you-know-who)

    Like pointing out how Perfect Water was misrepresented was good. But saying that all IBOs are dumbed down by upline LIARS is NOT. (I recommend that everybody, including myself, read and re-read, “How To Win Friends And Influence People”.)

    Thank you for a chance to speak!

    We can surely come to an agreement one day! Unless the hardcore critics choose to pursue the destruction of my million-dollar business, then it shall come to Survival of the Fittest. 🙂

  4. Bucky permalink
    September 16, 2008 4:25 pm


  5. Gina permalink
    September 16, 2008 5:39 pm

    How many statues have been erected of successful IBO’s????

  6. September 16, 2008 7:13 pm

    Rykel and Bucky…

    Seems I gave you a point by which you feel comfortable in entering the discussion. What I see in both of your characters is a great amount of rationalization and delusion to continue believing the stupid crap the tools and kingpins teach you “dudes”.

    Bucky, I have my concerns for you the most. Seems like you tend to worship the very people and persons who mean to profit handsomely from you and leave you in the end with your broken dreams. Greg Duncan cares nothing for you people. You believe the bullshit and drink the XS koolaid.

    People who fail to learn from the past (all the people fleeced by Amway) are doomed to repeat it. You’s dudes are the “suckers born every day” that P.T. Barnum described you as. Sorry. Actually I’d like to help you see your way out of Scamway before you too learn from the school of hard knocks you’ll get and the regret most ex-IBO dreamers experience in the end. They will indeed teach you to blame yourself as their exit strategy for you. They’ve done it to millions of others. SUCKERS!

    What Amway has done for others, Amway will do for you. Think about it. 99% of the people following the dream lose their money. Are you really in that 1%?

  7. September 17, 2008 12:03 am

    Dear QIAC,

    Your labeling me as a rationalising and deluded dude (it rhymes! fun…) AND claiming that everything taught from tools and us leaders is crap – please answer me, was that warranted?

    In other words, did I invite you to belittle who I am and what I believe in?

    In fact, did you have to make those inflammatory statements in the first place, and more so, without disclaimers?

    I challenge you to state Yes or No publicly, but of course, you need NOT reply unless you are agreeable to carrying on this conversation.

    Indeed, would it be OK for you to seriously read “How To Win Friends And Influence People” before further criticism? We can take it from there – at least we will be speaking on the same channel – fair? (This is no trick question. If you have any books which you would like ME to read, I welcome them too.)

    I hope to hear from you soon. btw, I would feel more comfortable chatting with someone whom I know represents a civil conversation and a true friend, rather than a backstabbing, hooded hooligan – in which case there is no need for a common dialogue. (ie. can you please tell us more about yourself… who you are [name], where you are from, what is your occupation etc.)

  8. September 17, 2008 9:30 am

    Rykel and QIAC: Please visit QIAC’s web site to get a detailed overview on his thoughts and opinions on Amquix and the MLM industry. Start from the beginning and you will understand where he is coming from.

    Let’s keep the conversation civil and on topic.

  9. FitMan permalink
    September 17, 2008 3:18 pm

    I am the one that posted earlier about the contents of XS gold. It will be a premium drink with the above mentioned ingredients. Why dont we all just wait until it comes out and then discuss the issue. You all seem like little kids bickering, just build your own business if its Amway so be it if not build your own. You don’t have to build this business, let other figure out for themselves if its for them our not. Who knows it may work for others. All businesses are great, its the character with which its built that makes it legendary!

  10. September 17, 2008 4:05 pm

    Fitman – Thank you for joining the discussion. I’m not in the business anymore, but I do have an interest in following what’s happening lately and what new products are coming down the pipe.

    Since I’m not in the know like some people, I have to resort to speculation and searching the Net for information on XS Gold. I post it here for everyone else to read, enjoy, or ignore.

  11. FitMan permalink
    September 28, 2008 10:41 pm

    Hey Amthrax,

    I am enlightened that you still want to keep up which is cool. I guess you arent to busy so why not spend some time on the net. haha jk. In any case, after leaving Amway, what have you aspired to accomplish. I am curious to know only because most of the critics only remain critics where as some actually take life into their own hands and make something of it. I hope you are not just wasting your time analyzing because with this much energy you are bound to be successful. Let me know what you business you are in, I am curious to know!
    lata playa!!

  12. September 29, 2008 10:42 am

    Fitman – You need not worry about me wasting my time. I only spend a few hours a week posting and reading news about Amway/Quixtar. My interests outside of this topic are wide and varied, and it is in them that I do business today.


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