Affiliate Review – DubLi

By | January 10, 2016

DUBLI
Overall Ranking: 20 out of 100
Price: $99 BA, $495 TM, $2,475 TL, $6,000 TL, $12,000 ETL
Owners: Ominto, Inc. (founded by Billionaire  Michael Hansen in 2003)
Website: dublinetwork.com

INTRODUCTION

DubLi offers hundreds of discounts from traveling, shopping, and entertainment. Even though there is a potential business opportunity behind it, the company is a customer driven organization where the needs of the consumers are met first according to their strategy.

DubLi specializes at providing the best deals when you shop at the same stores you would normally shop at through the Dubli platform, rewarding you with cash back and extra savings.

For example, you can use DubLi to schedule all your travel related needs including, hotels, flights, car rentals, etc and receive cash back from all your purchases. Also, you can use the platform to shop for electronics, software including your favorite brands like Sony or Apple, and receive cash back as well. In a nutshell, the Dubli platform is a one-stop shop where you can satisfy all your shopping needs and earn savings regardless of what it is you are buying.

Also, you can use the platform to shop for electronics, software including your favorite brands like Sony or Apple, and receive cash back as well. In a nutshell, the Dubli platform is a one-stop shop where you can satisfy all your shopping needs and earn savings regardless of what it is you are buying.

PROS/CONS

PROS

You can join as a customer  by 3 methods:

• Free Membership – Free
• Premium Membership – $4.95 a Month
• VIP Membership – $99.99 a Year

You do actually save money, which I have personally experienced due to being a VIP member.  I bought a pair of shoes from Shoe Buy and had them shipped to Japan from the US and saved about $30 with the discount and special Shoe Buy was running at the time.  You can do online shopping where the product will be ready for you at the store and all you have to do is walk in to pick it up!

Then there is the business part of DubLi where you can join by 3 methods:

$594 Business Associate – Business Package and  V.I.P. Qualification Vouchers. This is the typical starting package.

$99 Business Package – To qualify to earn commissions and receive complete access to the DubLi Network back office, everyone who registers as a BA is required to purchase a Business Package. The Business Package only needs to be purchased once and no annual renewal is required. Business Package cost is $495 (total is the $594 Business Package). You now are a TM.

$49.50 Monthly V.I.P. Qualification Voucher (When Purchased In A 10 Pack) – Starting in month 2, you are required to purchase a V.I.P. Qualification Voucher each month for the continuous usage and maintenance of the DubLi Network back office system.

$2475 The Team Leader Accelerator Package -The Team Leader Accelerator Package allows brand new BAs and TMs the chance to become a Team Leader (TL) immediately and offers them a variety of tools to hit the ground running in building their DubLi Network business from the start. It combines the best features of the Business Package, Membership Package, and Partner Program into one streamlined bundle.

 The package includes:

  •  1 x Business Licence
  • 3 x Membership Package: 30 x One-year discounted V.I.P. Membership Vouchers
  • 2 x Membership Package: 200 x One-month discounted Trial V.I.P. Membership Vouchers
  • 1 x Partner Program Certification
  • TLA status

$6000 The Team Leader Accelerator Package – The Team Leader Accelerator Packages allows brand new BAs and TMs the chance to become a Team Leader (TL) immediately and offers them a variety of tools to hit the ground running in building their DubLi Network business from the start. It combines the best features of the Business Package, Membership Package, and Partner Program into one streamlined bundle.

$12000 The Elite Team Leader Accelerator Package – The Team Leader Accelerator Package allows brand new BAs and TMs the chance to become a Team Leader (TL) immediately and offers them a variety of tools to hit the ground running in building their DubLi Network business from the start. It combines the best features of the Business Package, Membership Packages, and Partner Program into one streamlined bundle.

CONS

During 2012, the Company had a lease ending in 2020 for 10,476 square feet in Boca Raton, Florida for their global headquarters. On December 31, 2013, the Company ended their lease prematurely and moved to Ft Lauderdale, Florida. As a result, the landlord filed suit against the Company for breach of the lease.

DubLi seems to have some serious financial and ethical issues.

DubLi is not a profitable company. They have incurred losses since the inception of their operations. As a result, they have a deficit of approximately $24.1 million, as of September 30, 2012. For the period, September 30, 2012, to date they continue to lose money.

Michael B. Hansen’s pay is larger than the money that is brought in by the Shopping Mall selling products.

Much more of the income for this company is from recruiting people into the DubLi Network instead of from retail sales of goods through the Shopping Mall.

In my opinion, this is a clear product-based pyramid scheme.

If you do not have 20 qualified VIP recruits that are active, you must then purchase a VIP membership each month.  If you live in an international country, as I do in Japan, then the international VIP cost is $49.95 per month until you reach 20 active VIP members who have signed up under you.  If you live in the US, then the VIP cost is $99.00 per month until you reach 20 active sign ups.

This was very tough for me since I had to keep on purchasing these memberships to keep my business part of DubLi active.  I really felt that I was wasting my money, which could be spent more productively on something else.

I also tried getting cashback that I had accrued in my account and I have not been able to receive it due to the company saying that I need proof of my address because it doesn’t match what they have on record!

They had been taking my money for over 6 months and had no problem with taking it, but when I asked for my cash back then it became very technical and difficult to even get them to send it.

I am still waiting for it after 8 months!  Here is proof of an email they sent me:

 

Cashback denial

They accepted my ID and it verifies it is me, but now they are hassling me about my address!  All I want is for the money to be sent to my bank account!

WHO IT IS FOR

This program is for those that are swayed easily by friends, families and the promises of making easy money through their system.

I know this because I joined this program due to my friend convincing me that I would be his point man in Japan and we would make a tremendous amount of money.

The VIP membership for shopping did give me discounts, but as I mentioned before the payment process is very difficult to get your cashback!  The very focal point of their promotion “Cashback” seems to be the most difficult part to receive!

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

I wanted to join as a BA, and test the system at the beginning, but I was pressured by two uplines to purchase the TM package because it would make sure that I am going to make money and be successful.

You do get a back office with a lot of training, but the training is very MLM and it consisted of a lot of pitching to your family, friends, business associates and practically everyone you know.  This is not what I wanted and the group I joined promised that they would create a sales funnel and give me the training to get started.

The training consisted of a go as we develope group page on FB along with charging me an additional $99 for a sales funnel that I really thought was not worth it and it didn’t create any leads for me.

The training and tools part of this company could be considered good, but the system or group of people I joined created their own system, which I thought was very different from what the DubLi Back office promoted for training.  It did cause confusion and I was never very comfortable.

SUPPORT

There were times that I needed help and used the support ticket and email contact method.  I was helped within 2-3 days.  But when it came time to ask for cashback, then I had to wait for over 2 months for an answer and then I was expected to give many types of proof of my ID!  They were so happy to take my money each month, but not happy to give me the cashback that I earned!

PRICE

Price: $99 BA, $495 TM, $2,475 TL, $6,000 TL, $12,000 ETL

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

In my opinion, the DubLi Network business opportunity uses access to limited income from free affiliate programs to provide cover for a product-based pyramid scheme.

Each person who profits in the DubLi Network does so primarily from the payments of others who are themselves making payments in order to obtain their own profit. DubLi is an unprofitable company which makes the majority of its money from Business Associates signing up and purchasing V.I.P. Membership Vouchers.  It is not from customer sales.

Each person who profits in the DubLi Network does so primarily from the payments of others who are themselves making payments in order to obtain their own profit. DubLi is an unprofitable company which makes the majority of its money from Business Associates signing up and purchasing V.I.P. Membership Vouchers.  It is not from customer sales.

It is not from customer sales. In my opinion you should avoid this scam.

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Keith

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