Below is the text of an online chat I had with a Mona Vie Customer Sales Rep after trying unsuccessfully to buy the product without having a sponsor. Granted, I was a little flirtatious, but I was single at the time and trying to keep from getting bored.
me: i found you on the web, not through a distributor. i would like to join but your website asks for a sponsor id. i am my own sponsor as my own research led me to your site.
You are now speaking with Cathy of Autoship / Distributor Support.
me: hi cathy
Cathy: Welcome to Live Support, and thank you for choosing MonaVie. My name is Cathy, and I'll be assisting you.
me: i am my own sponsor as no one told me about you. i found you on my own
me: how do i signup
Cathy: we can find you a sponsor.
me: okay, but i should really be my own sponsor.
Cathy: What is your zip code?
me: why can't i join on my own. you will be giving the sponsor credit for something they didn't do
Cathy: This is how it works. It is a binary system. Each person who joins the company has a "sponsor" or someone they are under. Once you sign up as a distributor you will also be able to sign up people under you, making you their sponsor.
Cathy: I have an awesome sponsor in California for you.
Cathy: They will help you get started. I will have them call you. Unless you would like me to sign you up right now.
me: how many total distributors are there with mona vie?
Cathy: 85000 active distributors
me: in california and in the U.S?
Cathy: MonaVie is in 5 different countries.
me: 85000 is a lot..
me: are you in CA
me: if you sign me up right now, would you be my sponsor?
Cathy: Corporate is
located in Utah.
Cathy: I would love to sponsor you. However, I work for corporate but I can put you under a great sponsor.
me: who's the sponsor?
me: do you have a sponsor?
Cathy: Are you trying to sign me up? You've caught the spirit of MonaVie already.
me: of course i am
me: what do you say?
me: great, so you'll be my first sign up - my right hand woman, so to speak
Cathy: You'll do awesome in this company. Let's put you under an awesome group.
me: great, so can we sign up your parents and siblings too
me: i'm a great guy, 5'11, athletic, handsome, well-educated, and single
Cathy: My mom is single.
me: what about you?
Cathy: nope, sorry. i'm taken already
me: any sisters?
me: or girlfriends?
Cathy: Too young for you. Anyway, back to business.
Cathy: Lets get you signed up.
me: your mom is too young for me - wow, how old are you? there are child labor laws you know
Cathy: No, my sisters. Let me get your information and we'll sign you up.
me: how about your girlfriends?
me: i like utah
Cathy: Let me get your information and we'll sign you up.
me: my birthday is march 21 and i liked the movie borat, what more info do you need?
me: first day of spring is a cool birthday you know
Cathy: I'll have someone call you if you will give your phone number
me: can they email me
Cathy: okay, that's fine.
me: that's right, do you like poems
me: do you have a photo?
me: i like to see who i'm dealing with at corporate?
Cathy: Thanks. I'll have someone email you tomorrow Wessss
. I hope you turn out to be
Cathy: And yes, I do like poetry.
Cathy: Have a great night.
me: that's what my momma always said
me: what's your favorite poem?
Cathy: It has been my pleasure assisting you today. Thank you for contacting MonaVie.
We appreciate your continued support. Please contact Distibutor Support again with future needs.
me: i like billy collins and rumi and hafiz myself - oh, and pablo neruda
me: that looks like a copy and paste, where's the personal touch cathy
Cathy: Enjoy your day! Goodbye.