I’m a big supporter of the work that has been done and continues to be done by the hard working and passionate Enagic dealers. I’m just about the only person on the internet that gives Kangen dealers the respect they deserve. It is ridiculous to put the blame on the dealers for the price of the machine, as the dealers don’t set the price.
For years, the Kangen dealers have done all the heavy lifting when it comes to educating the public. While the Kangen reps have been organizing meetings and taking the message to the streets, the competition sat back and contributed virtually nothing to the growth of the industry. I marvel at the ability of the Enagic dealers to continue to work despite the frustration they have to feel every time they hear “we really wanted to buy your machine, but we went with someone else because of the price difference”.
One day, the industry may achieve mainstream acceptance and will not need the “in the trenches” effort being put forth by the the Enagic dealers. In the meantime, Enagic dealers remain the backbone of the industry. My biggest fear when it comes to the industry is that the Enagic dealers will just get disillusioned and quit. The endless bashing from competitors and the pricing issue has to take its toll. When you throw in a difficult economy and the moronic comments by Dr. Mercola, it can get discouraging for Enagic dealers.
Well, it’s time for Kangen dealers to put the shoe on the other foot!
How many units do you think Kangen dealers would have sold over the past three years if their product was the same price as Tyent, Life Ionizers, and Ion Life? I don’t think the competitors would even be around because the presentation put on by Kangen dealers is so compelling. Kangen dealers are so good at what they do that virtually everyone that attends an Enagic meeting wants to purchase a water ionizer. My wife is one of the people that was captured by the machine itself and the sincerity and knowledge of the dealer that introduced her to the SD501. We ended up purchasing a competitive product because of the significant price differential. We would have bought an Enagic machine if the price had been competitive or even a reasonable amount more than the competition.
I have spoken to a lot of Kangen dealers since I started my blog. There are a few Kangen dealers that have attacked me for questioning the Kangen pricing model and the aging technology. However, the overwhelming response has been that the dealers are frustrated by being on the wrong end of the pricing spectrum. Based upon my conversations with Kangen dealers, I would estimate that for every SD501 machine sold by a Kangen dealer, 100 prospective clients said “no”. The rejections are almost universally due to a price issue because every prospect that has been properly educated would have purchased a machine if had fit in their budget.
I understand that Enagic dealers are prohibited from selling other MLM products, but there is no rule against them selling direct marketing products. Enter the Antioxidant Filter! With the introduction of Antioxidant Filters, Kangen dealers have the opportunity to provide their prospective customers with an effective product that also purifies the source water for a price that is one tenth the price of an SD501. I can picture smiles breaking out on the faces of Kangen dealers everywhere as they read this. The best part is that the technology is backed by the leading authority on the subject of ionized water in the world, Dr. Hayashi M.D., the long time head of the Japanese Water Institute.
I have never been a Kangen dealer who has experienced the endless frustration of losing sales to lower priced competitive products. Therefore, I can only imagine how good it would feel to be able to tell a customer that the machine they are calling about or displaying at a presentation sells for 80% less that a Tyent, or a Life Ionizer, or an Ion Life / Ion Ways machine.
I imagine that many Kangen dealers will turn their backs on the new Antioxidant Filter technology at first because Kangen dealers are incredibly loyal. However, I have already heard from a number of Enagic Dealers in the past week who are very excited to have the opportunity to be able to share their knowledge and help people with a machine that their customers can purchase for $400.
Given the passion and knowledge of the Enagic dealers, I really believe “It’s Kangen Dealer Time!” I encourage every Kangen dealer to learn about the new Antioxidant Filter technology. I don’t sell the products and I don’t endorse any particular brand, but I would be happy to share any information that I have with you.
Thanks for all the hard work you have put into spreading the word about the health benefits of alkaline ionized water. You are all heroes to me!