Why We Are Moving Away from Promoting Trillions & Billions for Sale
In June of 2021 I was talking to a buyer about the strength of my seller to provide 100 million boxes of Cranberry Evolve gloves. I had to overplay my confidence in my seller to convince the buyer to give me the required paperwork (LOI/LOA/ICPO/AML/KYC/ATV/BCL). After the buyer sent the legal docs, he challenged me with a series of hard questions which are reflected below. Every few weeks after that I was contacted by this same buyer who kept trying to convince me that there were no warehouses with 100s of millions of boxes. This buyer, who is now one of my sellers, has convinced me of the facts below. This is an attempt to convince you that gloves come in the hundreds of thousands and the millions, not the tens of millions or billions.
Sincerely, Tony Locke
For those without the time to read these arguments, here is the conclusion: investing your time and energy, your career and life, selling hundreds of millions of Cranberry Gloves, Cardinal Gloves, 3M Masks is a fools errand. It is like using your life as the coin and gambling away your life at a casino. You will loose. You will end up poor and discouraged. These lies will break up your marriage, make your kids lose respect for you and leave you destitute. Let your heart die to the dream of making so much money that you retire and become a global philanthropist. This is not the path to riches and glory, but poverty and shame. Real business does not operate with these sorts of lies. And beware. These same lies are in the market of Bitcoin, Gold, Energy and Diamonds. There is no seller offering a million BTC. There is no seller offering 1,000 MT of gold per month. Be careful. Don't invest your life in a fantasy.
The Financial Problem
A regular 3M 1860 mask costs between $1.50-$2.60 (depending on the quantity, country etc., but let us stick to this price). If I claim to have 1 billion pieces stashed in a warehouse, that means that I have locked-up capital of roughly two billion dollars waiting on a WhatsAPP broker to sell it for me. Billionaires do not operate like that. They are surrounded by brilliant managers.
Warehouses require storage costs, security costs, insurance and massive logistical solutions. These are the limiting realities for a seller.
On the other hand (buyer side), it is also impractical to buy such a huge quantity at once. It blows a hole in the cash flow of the company. It is too much money to protect. Imagine 100 billion worth of jewels in a warehouse. Imagine the security needed. Or the insurance. What insurance company has products to insure 100 billion masks? The issue of logistics makes this an obvious lie. Our economy cannot sustain a logistical solution for 100's of millions of anything right now, not to mention billions. Most companies simply do not have the financial background to buy and sell so many products all at once. We are talking about billions of dollars here. Even if a company is worth several billion, they will not invest 20-30-50% of their entire revenue into one single deal. No one does that because it is too dangerous. And no company started within the last ten years has the capital to manage an economic transaction this large.
The Problem of Proof
How many times have we tried to vet our seller and we received only the persuasive promises of other brokers. There should be hard evidence of billions of gloves in a warehouse if they really existed. Local communities would be able to verify the moment in history when hundreds of thousands of trucks delivered the gloves over a few years. Pictures and news articles would exist. The trucks would be lined up doing deliveries for so many years that Google Maps would have images of these trucks. Local municipalities would promote the tax base of billions of products stored in their community. It would be a matter of pride. The amount of economic power in one community which is storing a 100 billion gloves would become a political matter too. Everyone would be talking about it. You would be able to see it in the statistics of the ports where they get shipped or unloaded. You could see it in the statistics of customs. But no, there are no reports of these massive sized stocks anywhere. You can find millions, but not billions and above.
The Material Problem
3M 1860 is made of meIt-woven fabric and nitrile gloves are made from acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber. The world has enough of these products for daily consumption, but not for global stock piles in the billions. There is simply not enough material at hand to produce trillions or billions of masks and gloves. Also, these products degrade quickly. The first shipping container would be out of date and worthless by the time the last container was delivered.
The Logistics Problem
Calculate a glove box size/volume multiplied by 1 billion, 10 billion, 1 trillion, etc. Where do you find storage for all that? How many containers do you need to move from one place to the other? How many container ships do you need for this challenge? If you need others to do the math for you, then you are not professional enough to be involved at this level of global business. Is that harsh?
100 billion boxes of Cranberry Evolve is 3.23 million 40 foot containers. Please let this impact your mind and become bold to shut down brokers asking for large numbers of anything.
I have sellers who claim that there are huge storage facilities in Asia and the US which can handle these billions. I don't believe them. There are a hundred container ships trying to get into the ports of China. It is not uncommon to sit in line for a year. Yet, these sellers have found a solution to the global logistics nightmare and they have a billion fresh boxes of product in a warehouse waiting for our ICPO? Where did they find the people for production? Most Asian manufacturers are grossly understaffed. That's the reality.
And with all these logistical challenges, the prices of PPE would be double. Everything else is more expensive. Why not PPE?
How can there be product in the billions if it would take a majority of the national logistics and storage capacity in planes, trains and trucks? Did they stop bringing in home improvement supplies? Did they stop bringing in Christmas supplies just to make room for PPE products within the supply chain?
The Political Problem
Global governments around the world used desperate measures to seize stocks of PPE already on the ground. They were desperate to get it and they took it. If there was a stock of one billion gloves waiting for a WhatsAPP broker to sell, the local government would have learned about it and seized it. Owners in western countries get reimbursed after filing a complaint, but large quantities of OTG gloves/masks would not be available for self proclaimed brokers to sell. Politicians would have claimed it for their people.
The Manufacturing Problem
Most manufacturers in Asia shut down their factories from a labor shortage during Covid.
- Top Glove is the largest manufacturer of gloves in the world. They barely produced 700 million boxes of gloves in 2020. They did over 800 million boxes in 2019. They might be able to hit the 1 billion boxes landmark in 2021, but most of these gloves are presold before leaving the warehouse. Their clients pre-buy all that Top Glove has in production. It is impossible to have extra unsold supply OTG for brokers to sell.
- Cranberry only produced 400 million boxes of gloves in 2020. They have been adding lines and they are looking to produce up to 500 million boxes for 2021. Cranberry themselves do not ship gloves until they are ordered. 80% to 90% of all Cranberry Evolve gloves are sold before they are packaged. That's less than 80 million gloves available on the open market every year because the rest of their global supply is presold via production orders. If 100% of that 80 million gloves were placed in storage, it would take 12 years to reach a billion gloves in storage, and the first delivery would have been out of date for 7 years.
- Cranberry provides a list of their distributors. Genuine Cranberry boxes now have the distributor's name on the box to limit fraud. One of my distributors with a 6 million annual allocation has their name on the Cranberry Revosoft boxes they sell. If you want to have proof that the gloves are real just ask for a picture of one of the boxes. The picture will reveal the distributor. You then call the distribute and verify they delivered a billion boxes. Brilliant.
- Some might say, well, these are just paper contracts (like commodity trading). Cranberry Global specifically disputes this explanation as fraud on their website.
500 billion boxes of Cranberry Evolve cost roughly 11,000,000,000 ($11 billion). I have paperwork from proxy companies trying to buy trillions and even quadrillions. These kinds of numbers would make the brokers more money than the value of the companies doing the deal. What company allows an independent broker to make more money than the value of their entire company? Heads would roll. Corporate leadership would all be fired. Corporate board would be dissolved. It would never be allowed to happen.
Market Usage Capacity
1 billion boxes of Cranberry Evolve would supply all the 6,090 hospitals in the US for two years. 50M boxes of Cranberry Evolve would supply the whole state of California for 21 months. Gloves are considered out of date within two years from the manufacturing date. So how do you sell a billion boxes before they go out of date?
Investing your time and energy, your career and life, selling hundreds of millions of Cranberry Gloves, Cardinal Gloves, 3M Masks is a fools errand. It is like using your life as the coin and gambling away your life at a casino. You will loose. You will end up poor and discouraged. These lies will break up your marriage, make your kids lose respect for you and leave you destitute.
Let your heart die to the dream of making so much money that you retire and become a global philanthropist. This is not the path to riches and glory, but poverty and shame.
Real business does not operate with these sorts of lies.
And beware. These same lies are in the market of Bitcoin, Gold, Energy and Diamonds. There is no seller offering a million BTC. There is no seller offering 1,000 MT of gold per month.
Be careful. Don't invest your life in a fantasy.
Sources and References:
1. Some PPE myths debunked + some useful guides : WeNeedPPE
2. About Cranberry and other products : PPE
3. VISUALIZATION OF 3M 1860 MASK OTG IN COMPARISON TO MONEY – Global Resource Broker
4. American Health Association, National library of Medicine, Wikipedia.