Is Tryp legal?

McCrank

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Now, I don't mean to sound like a crank, but this Tryp company has all the hallmarks of something real bad shady. I keep getting pitched on fb and by certain annoying drivers I know in person to join them. They promise drivers 100% of the fare... which sounds great, but they're asking for $450 just to sign up and $200 a month after that! That means they want us to pay them $2,650 the first year - before they pay us a dime!? Come on... get outta here! We ain't stoopid. Or wait... are we?

I've seen a ton of drivers getting all interested in this. They apparently have no idea about what an MLM scheme is. Poor schlubs. I hope they heed all the warnings I've seen online.
 

McCrank

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By the way... haha! The best part about these MLMs contacting you on fb - is that you can finally block them when you're done! Before fb they'd contact you in person - it would be your (dumb) friends and relatives and when you were done there was no way to get rid of them. And they will not leave you alone. So it's pretty cool to know when it's over it'll really be over.
 

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Now, I don't mean to sound like a crank, but this Tryp company has all the hallmarks of something real bad shady. I keep getting pitched on fb and by certain annoying drivers I know in person to join them. They promise drivers 100% of the fare... which sounds great, but they're asking for $450 just to sign up and $200 a month after that! That means they want us to pay them $2,650 the first year - before they pay us a dime!? Come on... get outta here! We ain't stoopid. Or wait... are we?

I've seen a ton of drivers getting all interested in this. They apparently have no idea about what an MLM scheme is. Poor schlubs. I hope they heed all the warnings I've seen online.
Unfortunately, many people involved in MLM schemes lose money, and don't actually break down the numbers/costs like you have. They instead get blinded by the money and false promises made by recruiters.

For example, I personally attended one of the Tryp webinars, and was told there was potential for a new member to make $500,000 per month. Not total, not yearly... monthly. That's $6,000,000 per year. Really? If the money really was that good, everybody would be doing it.

Here's a great article about Tryp that the guys over at Ridester put together: https://www.ridester.com/tryp-rideshare/
 

Joebob

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MLMs bad? How about Amway, Nu Skin, Avon, Mary Kay, Herbalife, Beachbody, scentsy, Pampered chef, Isagenix and on and on. MLM business structure is set up for Intrepeneurs, not employee minded people. I think TRYP has a Chance to make it, a risk?, sure . I am a member, contact their Admin. all the time about App issues ect. and so far the staff has been great. They are working hard to finalize the apps and are doing a big bug fix now. In a MLM the members build the company, you have your own community that only works when everyone works together, if you have a great product, it works. Rideshare is a great product. Perhaps some are confusing MLM's with pyramid Schemes. That Term started in my area when I was a kid and these groups of scammers would come through with schemes of investing money in a pyramid model that insured if you got in at the top all those under you would get some money but you would get the motherload! Problem was that no product existed in the first place. MLM's have been labeled as pyramid schemes but if you have a product, and its a good one, then I believe a MLM is by far the best way to have your own business, TrYP has a long way to go, but I think they have a good hard working staff that I have been able to communicate with so far,. If it hits, its gonna be great to be one of the first ones in! We'll see
 

McCrank

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Yes, ALL those MLMs you mentioned are bad because 99% of the people don't make any money!

I'm telling you - Tryp is run by a bunch of scamming incompetent bozos. That's why they're still having so many app issues. They literally have no idea what they're doing. Making an app like this is a lot more complex than it seems. Do you think brother Bishop Stewart has ever managed a software coding team?

Even the founder was found guilty of financial fraud years ago. Do they tell you that?

if you have a great product,
Now please, I don't want you think I'm picking on you because I don't like you. I don't even know you. I have no reason to think I wouldn't like you if we met. I'll just say this - I bear no ill will toward you and in fact the only reason I'm bothering to respond to you is because I'd like to see you (and others) stay out of trouble on this.

PLEASE I'm begging you... just think for a minute about what you said here. You said, if you have a great product... just think about that - please! That's the giant problem with Tryp. THEY DON'T HAVE A PRODUCT!!! Don't you see that?

You say rideshare is a great product. But "rideshare" isn't a product... it's an idea, a concept. And you're right - it is indeed a great concept. But it's not the product.

The product Tryp is trying to sell is rideshare PASSENGERS. They're selling passenger trips? Do you see that? They're charging drivers (their customers) hundreds of dollars a month plus a big signup fee, to give them commission free trips. But guess what? THEY DON'T HAVE ANY PASSENGERS... NONE! So there is no product.

They've been in business, what about 2 years now? And still not a single rider has taken a single tryp.

I hear the other Tryp fans say, well, of course now, they have to get things off the ground. But those people, no offense intended, have never run a company like that. They've never started anything like that. I haven't either, but I've worked for a few. And I can tell you, in a competently-run company, this app would have been ready to go about 6 months after they started. Then, the would have picked a city, any city and started running some ads there to get riders and drivers to sign up. They would by now be rolling in about 10 cities around the country and they and their drivers would be making a ton.

I'll tell you what's going to happen with Tryp because I've seen this happen over and over again with people like them. They're going to keep making excuses. A year from now they still won't have any customers but they'll just keep stringing guys along with excuses and promises. It'll sound like this, "We're sorry guys, we know we're really late with this, but it's just about to be finished. We're putting the finishing touches on the new app now. The first one had a few glitches but we've gotten them worked out now and it's going to be ready very soon.

Then they'll tell you to get out there and keep signing drivers up because they really need to know how many drivers are committed before they pull the trigger and start running paid ads to get riders in their first city.

Oh and the drivers have to pay the sign up fee, of course, to show they're committed, because only committed drivers count. So they'll keep raking in their MILLIONS per month while making excuses and stringing y'all along for another year.
 

Joebob

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Wow thats a lot of venom for a company asking only 400 dollars for a start up fee !! If it were 5000, It would be different. I can earn 400 bucks pretty easy, just a liitle o.t. I think some folks like to protest first and research later. I think the risk is worth taking and if I lose Waa, waaa, I lost 400 dollars. I'm 57 and built, a very successful Business, sold it. Invested in stuff lost money ect. Its good to be careful but you have to weigh risk vs Gain. Wrong about 6 months for an app, depends on your team. My daughter works with a top company, a graphics design specialist, if the team is big enough, skilled ect. yes but that depends on budget. Have you spoken to , emailed ect. anyone with TRYP. I have had no problem communicating with them at all. Perhaps you should try to communicate with some of their staff?, Remember a MLM is built by its members and yes Rideshare is nearing the point where it is almost a need! At large Colleges and companies, rideshare is becoming the preferred mode of transport. I can see the time when rideshare is more commom than owning ones own vechicle.What better product(I know its a service) could one want in a business model. I have paid in excess of 600 dollars in a month to the rideshare companies I work for. Do you realize this. Are you a Driver? IF so, you realize that 200 bucks a month is nothing to a full time driver to pay to make a better wage. Ive seen a lot of misinformation out there on tryp. No Product?? The Billions spent on rideshare? Come on!! What new rideshare company do you like ? If you say UBER or LYFT, I will be dissapointed. You spoke about the staff, Some with questionable, past. I also have made big mistakes in business and other areas, that has served me well when doing it again. You may even of made a few mistakes yourself. Perhaps you did not capture the meaning of what I said in previous post. 400 dollars , get it. low risk. Also Bhelling seems to think that We are paying the 199 a month now. Wrong, The the monthly fee kicks in after rideshare starts in your area. McCrank, did you think that all of us are paying the monthly fee now?? I will say that I am waiting on signing up drivers and riders until the tech is worked out and efficent, I did take a risk, at even 400 dollars, the drivers app is downloading nicely but the riders app has some bugs. Like I said in previous, I am not at all sure this company will make it, you could be right, but they do appear to be trying.
 

McCrank

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Wow thats a lot of venom for a company asking only 400 dollars for a start up fee !!
$400 is a LOT of money to most of these guys. Good luck selling them by telling them it's nothing.

When you respond to somebody by insulting them, rather than giving rational, logical and informed responses, that shows you've already lost the argument. It shows you don't even have a good argument. Which means my argument can't be answered by you. By calling me a venom spewer in your first sentence, you showed that you don't have any arguments.

By talking about all kinds of other subjects rather than the one I focused on - the fact that Tryp has no product because they have no riders and that is their product, you've shown there is no answer for that.

So, do you believe Tryp when they say you can make $6 million a year?
 

Joebob

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Not 6 million, realistic goal is 80 to 100 grand a year, At least thats my goal. The top level is gonna be very difficult to acheive. Look, if I can get away from Lyft and Uber and be part of a positive work force that loves their job, I'm good. I am a retired RN and have had enough of high pressure jobs, as I mentioned before , I started a carpet cleaning company, built it up to be the biggest in my area, sold it after 7 years( mistake), and make bad investments. I lost all my investments, Live and learn, That why I say this is low risk and I am gonna push it forward, in a responsible way, if I see its going south, I am part of the company, so who better to let people know its falling apart. You are the one insulting folks on this forum, I have read some of you other posts and I think everyone here can see what kind of pattern you fall into. Good luck.