Authentic Directors Releases

Discussion in 'Coastal Vacations' started by Mdmom, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Mdmom

    Mdmom New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm pretty certain at this point which Coastal group I'll join under. However, I still do my research to try to stay up to date.

    Today's Question:

    How do you know that you hav an authentic Director's Release?

    I came across a website today that is selling the coastal packages/releases at a significanty lower cost and without having to pass up 2 sales. I'm aware that the retail packages can be sold for whatever $$ (as told by a reputable level 3 director)... But how would one know if there director's release is the real deal?

    Are they tracked? Do they have to send copies to someone? Is there a form somewhere that states you've completed training sales and who they are?

    Any info is appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. hsimpsonjr

    hsimpsonjr Silver Member

    Mdmom,
    the directors release has places for your director to list the training sales and the staff at the shipping center is supposed to verify that you have made your training sales. The sad part of all of these people selling releases without packages or training sales is that the people buying them don't know what they are doing and have no way to duplicate their business because they are getting no support from the person who sold them the fake releases. Coastal works regardless of these frauds who are cheating people buy selling these bogus releases. Don't let them scare you.
     
  3. CoastalToday

    CoastalToday New Member

    This will be an unpopular reply, but...

    There is debate about the releases all over the Internet. However, at one point I belonged to a discount Coastal group (maybe the same one you came across?) and spoke frequently with the man who founded the group. He was actually a very nice individual who provided training, etc.

    Though he sold Coastal at a discount and often included the releases, when he approached 100 sales he was contacted by Al Romine and told that he would be eligible to join the BOD - just like any other successful Coastal Director who held to the standard prices/two up.

    Here is a bit more information on the topic, if you're interested. It is written by Jeff Mills, one of the biggest names in Coastal.

    http://www.howtocorp.com/cgi-bin/webbbs_config.pl/read/53464

    Bottom line, choose a Director and a situation that works for you - you must be comfortable with both your choice and the person who teaches you.
     
  4. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    Cashwealth, LINKS are NOT allowed!!!

    It appears that some don't play by the RULES!

    Terri

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  5. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    MdMOM ANYONE of us would be more than happy help you get an "AUTHENTIC" Directors release we all are authentic DIRECTORS!

    You buy a membership from a Director, you receive training and in some cases leads, and much more depending on what the Director offers some will give you free websites etc. Depending on the particular group you join there MIGHT be a monthly fee but it's dependent on what they are offereing generally there is NO MONTHLY fee!!

    Be careful of those NEW groups popping up. Some groups are well known with Coastal some are NEW, be careful!

    After you make your purchase your Director will assist, train, mentor and coach you after you make two sales you will than be an authentic Director and receive an authentic Directors release!!

    Terri
     
  6. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Yes, there are fake releases around. Yes, the shipping centre is supposed to verify them and question if in doubt before shipping a package.

    I have 2 comments

    First, would I want to get caught out when trying to send a package while my release was in question?

    Second, if I paid for my release and/or purchased my package below the BOD guidelines how could I ethically then re-sell for more? Alternatively, why would I wish to teach my team to earn anything less then $1000 per transaction?

    Just my .02~!

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  7. suresuccess

    suresuccess New Member

    hi there,I am sorry to have to ask a slightly unrelated question (LOL) At WCYS, we offer a free vacation for just looking at the opportunity. How do I do this? Do I actually send the prospect the voucher or does the call center do so?
     
  8. susaneng

    susaneng New Member

    Quoting: suresuccess
    hi there,I am sorry to have to ask a slightly unrelated question (LOL) At WCYS, we offer a free vacation for just looking at the opportunity. How do I do this? Do I actually send the prospect the voucher or does the call center do so?


    I know when I was looking at the opportunity and went to my director's website a page downloaded for me to print for my free vacation. I am not sure if this is still how it works, but this was last December.
     
  9. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    Quoting: susanengQuoting: suresuccess

    hi there,I am sorry to have to ask a slightly unrelated question (LOL) At WCYS, we offer a free vacation for just looking at the opportunity. How do I do this? Do I actually send the prospect the voucher or does the call center do so?


    I know when I was looking at the opportunity and went to my director's website a page downloaded for me to print for my free vacation. I am not sure if this is still how it works, but this was last December.

    Yes the download is still available from WCYS.

    Terri
     
  10. roger

    roger New Member

    Quoting: suresuccesswe offer a free vacation for just looking at the opportunity. How do I do this? Do I actually send the prospect the voucher or does the call center do so?

    Once your prospect opts-in they will automatically receive the vacation voucher in the first auto-responder email.

    As an idea Susan if you intend to retail the product, go to that initial email with the voucher (you should opt in to your own system anyway to see how the autoresponder works for you) and save the voucher in your system to send to future biz prospects, or whomever you wish, as a taste of what they'll get in our package for their staff/clients.

    [​IMG]

    Roger
     
  11. jlDunn

    jlDunn New Member

    Hi MdMom,

    I asked my director this same question, as one of my prospects had asked me.....and she said that if you are unsure of someone's release you can actually call the Shipping Centre, or the BOD and have them verify the release with the training sales and director who released them as they are supposed to keep them all on file. If you think that the release is not real, or hasn't been earned by their guidelines, they will (or are supposed to) check it out, and cancel if it is not done properly.

    If someone's release gets cancelled so will their releases.....

    That was the answer I got, hope it helps
    Lindsay
     
  12. Mdmom

    Mdmom New Member

    Thanks for the responses.

    This particluar site was well written and advertised. Most look crappy. They promise training and "not being interested in training sales". I just hope people that join through that "team" don't get the smack down.

    As for me, I'm certainly steering clear.
     
  13. hsimpsonjr

    hsimpsonjr Silver Member

    That is a smart choice, MdMom!
     
  14. jlDunn

    jlDunn New Member

    I would agree,

    It boggles my mind when people step out to do things like that.....I mean how can they honestly think that it will work? I think those are really too good to be true kinda ones!!

    So what group are you going to join under?

    And congrats on your decision to join coastal!

    Lindsay
     
  15. joesosa

    joesosa New Member

    I have been trying to get info. on the details-the small print if you will-so that I can join Coastal and thereafter be glad that I did it in the right manner: the right Director, Retail, Training, CallCenter, This group or that group, L1, Premier, Platinum, etc. but some how the feed back I get is somehow inconsistent and it gives me cause for aprehension.

    I bet that a lot of sales are lost because of this feeling regardless of the persons doing the closings. Or, forces the prospects to wonder and jump from Director to Director "interviewing to see if they click", etc.

    I think that there ought to be a c learly explained set of guidelines, alongside the selling hype to make it easy for the prospects to lay out the thousands of dollars required to get in, with the secure knowledge that they are doing the right thing and without fear of the "what ifs"...

    For instance, CAN/WILL SOMEBODY TELL ME NOW, how/who to call (# pls.?), to verify whether a release is legit or not, about whether there are any complains about a certain Director or not, or even if a Director is authorized, etc., and the consequences if things are not right, you follow?

    Months ago I answered an ad from a Director in Colombia and it impressed me that he was so very helpful and straight. After only two contacts he gave me his home and office address, his home phone, cel. phone, his office phone and a State side # along with a Skype #. He also sent me a picture of himself and his family, send me address of Costal in Orlando (UPS) with several tel. #'s, registration in Chamber of Commerce, name and address of his bank, etc. ... without my asking...I liked that, it gave me reassurance. I'll probably do business with him, but I can only afford one Director for now, and I want to go in for the English speaking market first (Colombia is Spanish speaking as you know).

    Thanks!

    Joe


    jsosa123@gmail.com
     
  16. suresuccess

    suresuccess New Member

    thanks everyone.
     
  17. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    Quoting: joesosa can join Coastal and thereafter be glad that I did it in the right manner: the right Director, Retail, Training, CallCenter, This group or that group, L1, Premier, Platinum, etc. but some how the feed back I get is somehow inconsistent and it gives me cause for aprehension.

    Joe, NO ONE Director can guarantee your success in any business,
    NO ONE Group can guarantee your success,
    WHY?
    Because all we can do is give you the TOOLS to success and how and if you use those tools will indicate whether you are successful or not.

    Don't feel bad we all have had the same fears and apprehension when we started especially investing that kind of money, but whats the worse that can happen? You will have a LIFETIME OF Vacations!![​IMG]

    Just go with who you feel comfortable relating to, because someone hypes their accomplishments does not mean you and they will be a match, why? Again because what they accomplished doesnt necessarily mean you will accomplish the same. Because ultimately it all depends on YOU.

    And someone who was struggling may understand what you are going thru than those who brag about how they are a 6 figure income earner.

    Just some things to ponder. All in all you will do fine because Coastal vacations product is one of the best and many before us have been successful!

    Go for it!

    Terri
     
  18. roger

    roger New Member

    Hi Joe,
    I think Terri said it best. She's right in that you will feel the apprehension whenever you are about to leave your comfort zone. For the majority of people that's the way it is and that makes you pretty normal.

    In Coastal the rewards are fabulous, and there will be some challenges too so be prepared for it but if you keep on keeping on you'll do fine. There's a lot of great support in Coastal Joe, you seem to also be getting that from your Director-to-be and you are in a forum that also provides that. This in itself I hope shows you we are real.

    I guess I don't need to get into life and 'what ifs'. As Terri said there are no guarantees....one way to check out the Director you've chosen to work with is Google his name. If nothing negative comes up that's a good indication he's alright - bear in mind, this isn't an iron clad guarantee either!

    Regarding the legitimacy of the Director's release, you can always write to the shipping center to check him out, that would be a surefire way to find out if he is legitimate. If he checks out, and I'm sure he will, it's a safe bet his Director's releases are fine too. I wouldn't worry too much about whether the Releases are legit - avoid calling things into existence that aren't there!

    [​IMG]

    Roger
     
  19. joesosa

    joesosa New Member

    Okay, Terri, Roger et al, for your encouragement! ... I already owe you guys.
    Now, just a couple of telephone numbers then: the BOD's and the shipping center's...
    I'd appreciate that !
    Joe.
     
  20. goldmills

    goldmills New Member

    Quoting: joesosaFor instance, CAN/WILL SOMEBODY TELL ME NOW, how/who to call (# pls.?), to verify whether a release is legit or not, about whether there are any complains about a certain Director or not, or even if a Director is authorized, etc., and the consequences if things are not right, you follow?

    You can email coastal@coanetwork.com and ask them. This is the board of director's email address, supposedly. I don't know if they just get responses and never answer them or if they correspond with people.

    For example, if you ask the BOD if there are complaints about me... shock me.... You'll find they say they are.

    And what, prey tell, is the biggest complaint about me?

    That I don't train my members, which is a bunch of bullsh*t if I ever seen it. Any of my team who is here knows I am nutz about making sure no one gets left behind.

    So, let's say you speak to a BOD and they tell ya, ya, they got complaints, even though I am one of the #1 reps in the whole company... it will not tell you the whole story.

    Now, what the BOD has done to make sure people are happy when they work with a new person, is they have the "Gold Seal" program.

    If you go to www.coastalincome.com/sample you'll see an example of the Gold Seal program on that site. Anything you want to know about the Gold Seal is there for you to learn about.

    It is an interesting program. Personally I don't need a Gold Seal, cause personally, I chose how I run my business, not the BOD. Therefore, I'll never get a gold seal on a website, or a nice gold seal lapel pin that I can wear to the next coastal conference, or be on the BOD or have a leadership council position, and frankly, I don't want to be on it anymore anyways. I used to long time ago, I tried to tool up Coastal with so many tools, but they simply did not want em... so... too bad for them....

    But as you'll notice, I am not always a fan of everyone on the BOD or leadership council, there are some pretty sneaky people there, and that's unfortunate, but nonetheless, I cannot change it, so I let it go and just do my thing.

    All this rant to say.... check out the www.coastalincome.com/sample site which is official Coastal website, about the Gold Seal deal.

    One more thing on releases....

    The BOD puts out threats like....

    If you dont put the Name and phone # of your legit member who you released who were pass ups to you, we can not fulfill that order and ban that member from selling Coastal, "if we do a spot check on it."

    First of all, Coastal has never banned or stopped anyone of its members, who are ethical or unethical from ordering products with a director's release that says... "Name on File" or "N/A". If they send a check, and the release says you met the requirements to be come a qualified director then you are. Why? Cause it's your business.

    If I want to make my member qualified with 1 sale instead of 2 that is my choice since it is my business. Coastal is not a corporation, it is an association, there is no governing body, governing Coastal, but is is self policed by all the great members who do look out for one another and who do champion others when they follow protocol and also warn others of people who do not.

    This is why finally the Gold Seal program was put inplace, to help make a "standardized" method that people can follow which is the official Coastal way.

    Do people falsify this info, probably, I had people selling director's releases with my signature on them on Ebay, which I did not authorize, and I found out and put a stop to that. That is ridiculous for sure, but again, not ethicial, but if someone did get one of those docs from an unscrupulous vendor who sold it on Ebay, it will always be honored by the shipping center, as long as it has a US Bank and Certified funds check on it, I can guarantee you that.

    There is a "line" which the BOD uses to instill control and as long as people buy it, then the 2 ups and way they recommend how to qualify out of Coastal with your two sale will be the standard.
    If I want to offer a special price I can do it, but I do with a limited time offer, to a limited # of people.

    Making a discount ALL the time, is wrong in my opinion, but having occasional sales is great, it is how the real world works, everyone always buys things when it goes on sale.

    Over the last two weeks, 18 people bought into my business cause of a limited time offer and sale. But I ended it and it's back to normal. This is how Department Stores, Clothing stors, retail outlets perform, you can perform the same way.

    Dunno if I am making sense here or what.. sorry for ranting.

    Oh, and one more thing... BE VERY CAREFUL who you send to the BOD to check on you. Cause everytime one of my new reps calls some of the BOD members, they get an earful, about me and my systems, and put the fear of God into my prospects so they are second guessing their decisions. Some of the BOD and leadership council have tried to cross recruit people out of my biz into theirs.

    Now, isn't this a direct violation of the Gold Seal Policy which says....

    --I will not allow myself to participate in cross recruiting

    Looks like some BOD could lose their gold seals. I have complained to the other BOD about other BOD members, they know what I am talking about, and so that's where it ends, but just know this info, so you don't lose sales from BOD telling misinformation or half truths to your new people and they scare them off, tell them to get a refund and then join THEM, so they can learn how to do it the REAL way.

    Regardless, one thing I want to point out is this...

    Coastal is a membership product, it's an information kit which tells people how to travel for less.

    It's sold by timeshare people, biz opp people, in fundraisers, in stores, it's given away to incentive people to take action or who win grand prizes at expos and events, etc... And that's great, that is how we can share with people how to get these great discounts.

    There are many ways to learn how to sell it, with many people, teams and systems to help you along the way.

    Some are great people and systems, others are not so good and you'll have a bad experience.

    If anyone is looking at Coastal, don't fret over what I say about the BOD, as they are human beings and have to run and make money in their Coastal business, just like we all do, and if they don't make sales, they make threats or whatever... They can get antsy...

    Do your due diligence about the product, the program and the people you want to work with and after a thorough evaluation, you'll get started doing the business just like all these fine people here did in the forum, and who are using the many great teams and tools which are available to them.

    Again, I am sorry for this post sounding accusatory against our great BOD leaders, but I guess it's been my experience, so I shared it. I am sure others have more faith in them and their help and I certainly do appreciate them for all they do... but.... .... well... I am done talking now... sorry.

    Jeff
     

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