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He’s Baaaack: Anthony Robbins Returns (and Brings Tom Selleck with Him)

Probably no personality dominated TV infomercials in the 1990’s more than Anthony Robbins. But his once-ubiquitous infomercials abruptly disappeared from the air, probably because of market saturation.

Now Tony Robbins has returned to the airwaves with an infomercial for his Ultimate Edge program. This latest Tony Robbins infomercial sells a “coaching” package of his usual rah-rah motivational bullcrap. And as in his infomercials of olde, lots of Hollywood celebrities and sports stars appear to declare that Anthony Robbins caused all their success and their own talent and hard work had nothing to do with it.

Tom Selleck of Magnum P.I. fame interviews Tony Robbins here—yet another former mega-star reduced to hosting an infomercial. Selleck appears so sedate that one wonders whether Tony Robbins’ hypnotic spell has turned him catatonic

This infomercial declares that Robbins “has become famous for his big smile and larger than life energy”—which is a nice way of saying he has the physique of Lurch and the hyperactivity of Matthew Lesko.

With his Ceaser haircut and wispy goatee, Robbins looks like a haggard middle-aged man desperately trying to appear hip and youthful.

Comments

  • 72 Responses to “He’s Baaaack: Anthony Robbins Returns (and Brings Tom Selleck with Him)”

  • Come on, you didn’t notice???

    Tony Robbins is despararely trying to look like KLEE IRWIN! The scary facial hair is the dead giveaway. He’s after that clogged colon demographic!!!

    Comment by Scott Mercer on August 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm

  • Tony Robbins, man… how could they NOT cast him as Lurch in any future Addams Family vehicles?

    Comment by Al Frank on September 4, 2008 at 2:38 pm

  • Tony’s head is the size of a VW bug.

    Comment by Boston Rocco on September 5, 2008 at 11:41 am

  • Tony Robbins is an inspiration to millions and he as an individual has contributed so much to the lives of others, both when he was poor and now that he is financially wealthy. Keep swimming in your negativity cess pool you cynics. For people wanting to change their lives, I recommend Tony Robbins..If you cant afford the program, look him up on youtube or purchase one of his books. If you’re genuinley happy with your life accepting those things you can not change and working on improving those things that you can, you dont need this program. For the rest of us Tony Robbins is a great teacher. PS for you cynics “When you throw dirt you only lose ground”

    Comment by Fan on March 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm

  • I bought the program on tradeo and when I opened it up, it lit my face on fire.

    Comment by cal on March 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  • Give me a break…this loser is now paying actors and sports stars to endorse his crappy videos. If he was that good at anything he wouldn’t have to pay for air time at 1:00 in the morning for his garbage advice in the form of videos. ….What an idiot

    Comment by Pete on March 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm

  • Tony Robins…you are a douchbag!!

    Comment by Pete on March 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm

  • You are making fun of people who desire to be better, improve themselves, grow as a person and are willing to invest their hard earned money in someone who has skills, solutions and methods for them to grow and aspire. Did you learn to be degrading of others on your own or did your parents teach you to be a condesending idiot!
    John

    Comment by john on April 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

  • It looks mostly a collection of uneducated, cynical ranting going on here. Nonetheless, I choose to give this a try. I suspect that there is at least *something* which I can learn, and apply, from this.

    I’m truly sorry for those that are not open to at least the possibility of gaining, perhaps even just a modicum of wisdom, from this.

    I have always believed that one should be open to wisdom, regardless of the source. Don’t we all have something to teach, and even more to learn?

    Comment by Dood on May 6, 2009 at 3:19 am

  • i feel l like paying 14.95 for it plus the 14.95 shipping and handling for the 30 day risk free trial just so i can rip all the cds and post the on the pirate bay, and send it back but the website doesn’t specifically say the package comes with audio CDs or Cassette Tapes. and they said the phrase ‘tony’s tapes’ numerous times on the infomercial, so i am going to keep my money

    their’s also a question to exactly how many audio recordings are in the box. and the cost of how much it will cost to send the box back

    Comment by MATT on May 15, 2009 at 6:15 pm

  • I thought about trying it until I read the fine print….in the end,after the hidden costs-shipping and handling and trial monthly audio sub., etc, it will cost you $350. Just can’t afford that these days.

    Comment by K B on May 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

  • SCAM!!!! I want to believe that there’s potential in these CDs and the program. And at the unbelievably low price of $14.95 I couldn’t resist and hit the buy button on their microsite. Of course, reading their micro print on their microsite, I see that you are not just charged $14.95, but
    a) additional $14.95 for s/h
    b) $99.99 per month, for 3 months

    This is purely a bait and switch type tactic, and the fineprint (it’s in the actual description) tells you that you’re going to be out nearly $330.

    Who the hell is going to spend that kind of money these days on shit they are not sure will work????

    Nice going Tony. Why don’t you let GuthyRenker do more of your marketing. You’ll be poor and out the door very soon for trying to scam people like this.

    Comment by a Rational Skeptic on May 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm

  • well i was very interested until i came to this site..i agree that it may be something i would gain something from but the PRICE (14.95)what a joke come on ..if it was that cheap everyone would at least try it(trial).no one in this day and times could really afford to pay that and if you can ….obviously u don’t need the help….

    Comment by was a possible buyer on May 31, 2009 at 5:50 am

  • People.. dont let these negative closed minded idiots stop you from learning and aspiring to be better. Im not saying that Tony Robbins is the end all but we can all learn more when our minds are open and positive

    Comment by Jered on June 9, 2009 at 5:47 pm

  • I do understand what everyone is saying about the $14.95 offer but frankly, number 1 there’s always a catch. number 2 they did say over and over trial offer, and TRY IT for $14.95. number 3 back to number 1 always look for the fine print/the terms and conditions which are on the site just before you buy. number 4 if they say the set is usually has a 5 or $600 naturally they are not giving it away for $14.95. Common Sense. I don’t have the money either, I do want to try it, I’ve done some research as to the info that’s on it, and according to some people it repeats previous info. If you want to get started for free check out your local library for the older tapes. Jered I agree with you.

    Comment by Tremaine on June 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm

  • I just saw the informericial (4am). It hooked me for sure. I decided to do some research first, specifically “how much in the end is this package?”. Where is the hidden cost? Well, low and behold.
    What bothers me is the sneaky way it was presented. It never mentioned the real cost which just proves to me that Tony Robbins, as good as he may be at what he does, is really just a opportunistic scam artist who is trying to dup consumers in this trying economic period. Shame on him…this informerical is underhanded and shady!

    Comment by Karen on June 15, 2009 at 1:40 am

  • Agreed with Karen, the WAY the real cost is hidden is rediculous. Im sure Tony IS good at speaking motivationally, and beyond any actual methods, sometimes all someone needs to improve themself is a talented speaker to rile up their insides. Even if $330 is more than I would want to spend, I would be more willing to consider it an investment into myself if they were just straightforward with the price. Trying to hide it just turns me off.

    Comment by Denise on June 16, 2009 at 12:01 am

  • Here’s the fine print:
    “If you do not return your Ultimate Edge™ program within 30 days, you will be billed three additional monthly payments of $99.95 to the credit card used today. ”

    Plus they will send you two more CD’s for $19.95 each every month!

    That’s so shady! What a scam selling it like it’s $14.95. It’s $14.95 for the trial offer, yeah right…

    Comment by Darin on June 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm

  • Just in case there are any who hear that Robbins calls himself a “Christian” – his teaching has very little to do with the teachings of Jesus. Probably it’s good for business to make sure that Evangelicals with little discernment feel that he is a safe source of training. Not so.

    Comment by Mark on July 26, 2009 at 12:48 pm

  • If the program was of any real worth, you would not have to read the fine print. The terms of how much it costs would be clearly spelled out up front. I am always suspicious of a product when deceptive marketing is used. They are using a “bait and switch” tactic to sell this product and they should be ashamed of themselves. Tony Robbins is making money off of people who don’t read the fine print and then don’t take the time to return the product. I’m sure the product has some value and would be helpful to some people, but I won’t support these sales methods and none of us should. It is disgraceful.

    Comment by Ed on July 27, 2009 at 6:12 am

  • The “Trial Offer” price is the going sales model for many companies online… it’s a growing trend (you’d be horrified) because the percentage of people that keep a product and pays the hidden costs, more than make up for those that don’t. Wrong… yeah it’s wrong not being up front with people. Will it make him money… you better believe it.

    Comment by Super Affiliate on July 31, 2009 at 3:06 am

  • Can someone who actually ordered the free trial please comment on it’s true value! I can’t decide if it’s a great deal, or a just a big scam! Help!

    Comment by Drey on August 2, 2009 at 4:23 pm

  • Nobody can really think that anything is only $14.95 in this day and time everybody knows that there is fine print. Thats why it is called a trial offer. I went to the website and looked at the purchase price it told me exactly how much it was in big bold letters. I could not spend that kind of money either so I went to Ebay and purchsed it for $107.00. Drey I will let you know how it is.

    Comment by Melissa on August 17, 2009 at 11:14 am

  • Drey, I’m with you on that one. All we are getting here is subjective opinion. I mean everyone who trashes it here hasn’t seemed to try it yet, and the ones saying be “open-minded” and “don’t trash it” haven’t seemed to have tried it either.

    Can we get someone, ANYBODY who has actually tried it, to say something about this program with an objective view based on something other than pure speculation or opinion?

    I would like to know if it is worth it, too. If it’s $350 and I get something out of it that causes me to make more than $350, then I haven’t wasted my money. If it’s just the same stuff those of us who are committed to better lives have heard from other self-help programs, then it’s not a deal. Is it different from everything else out there? What’s different about it?

    An objective approach would certainly be appreciated.

    Comment by Will on August 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm

  • Nineteen years ago I changed jobs and my new boss thought Tony was great and gave me a duped copy. There were about 20 cassettes (remember those?) I listened to some of them but never made it through the set. There was a recession in 1990 too and Tony just couldn’t overcome that for me. My clients were going out of business faster than I could get to them. Maybe I spent too much time listening to Tony. I figured if you need somebody like this to tell you to get out of bed and go to work your problems aren’t going to go away with a set of CD’s.

    Comment by Paul on August 20, 2009 at 6:51 am

  • I too saw the infommercial at 1am then googled tony robbins torrent and had it in mp3 the next day. I am almost through listening to the program and in 5 days I am already changing my lifestyle. but I wouldnt pay for the program even though paying creates commitment – if you pay you are more likely to follow through if only to get return on investment

    Comment by eliyahuhanavi on September 1, 2009 at 1:15 am

  • i made 20,000 real $ after i bought some Casset tapes = they really work , just one idea of Tony’s that I used ( took about 2 months to practice ) try asking your boss for that kinda raise , I think the tapes cost me 125 $ back then of which this new info is probably similar

    Comment by RJ on September 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

  • I paid $1,000 to spend a day with Tony Robbins and some of his guests. The first guest was that stockbroker guy from Pursuit of Happyness – he was awesome. After that, things went rapidly downhill. They had a guy from Sony giving a presentation on giving great presentations, but his presentation was awful. Suzy Orman was boring and talked about nothing of substance (other than her rags to riches story, which is pretty good). The rest of the guests were eminently forgettable. Tony spent about three hours getting everybody to jump up and down and cheer and hug their neighbours and a lot of that crap. There was no substance whatsoever. Tony himself looked like crap – tired, worn out and I would guess addicted to painkillers or something else. It was a complete waste of time. I could kick myself for spending the money (except for the stockbroker guy, who was awesome).

    Comment by Philber on October 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

  • Yep. I thought so. $14.95 !!!!! I would at least give it try being I want to be the best person I can be. But I couldn’t help but wonder,,,, hmmmm. Where is that fine print ? So, thanks to the internet I found this blog. (get hip Tony) OK, now the truth. I see that the guru fuck wants another $300.00 AFTER you fall for the $14.95. Well, $30.00 after shipping. So, here is my idea. What you do is buy a prepaid Visa / MC for $50.00. Use that to buy the whole enchilada. When they try to bill you for the other $300.00, they get nothing because the card is not good for more than $50 bucks! I am certain they will try to collect, but hey, to bad ! Most everyones credit is toast these days anyhow 😉

    Thats my power talk my big big head banana hands !

    Comment by Bob on November 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm

  • Here’s a brite note. All of this and more is available for free at the Public Library. Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes.

    Comment by lyndhart on November 6, 2009 at 9:58 pm

  • my husband did this 17 yrs ago and it really helped him get a handle on our family finances. we went from paycheck to paycheck to pretty well off, and i wasn’t even working at the time. tony robbins is a really good motivational speaker. you can see one of his motivational speeches free on ted.com it’s all about believing in yourself. but he also links financial success with relationship success and that was very important to us as a family. his stuff can’t make you a better person but it can show you how to be a better person – but ultimately, its up to you. i have no skin in tony’s game, and i do think 300 dollars is a lot for this package. that’s the cost of two pairs of shoes if you want to look at it a different way. but i don’t think any of his work will hurt you at all, should you choose to make that kind of investment.

    Comment by Trudy on November 11, 2009 at 9:09 am

  • all a rip off…..Thirty million sold and can only get 100 or so to say it helped….that is besides his minions … Not a great record…it’s all the rah rah stuff…like the fire walking which is a trick…still makes you feel good if you learn the trick to do it…a lot of people scammed for rah rah bs… amazing how he convinces the people he’s cheered on into thinking he’s a genius…he’s just a better crook…these tapes/cds/whatever cost nothing to produce…and they are just old copies…wow ! I am jealous of his fortune…but don’t know how he sleeps at night…probably much better than I….lol

    Comment by henry on November 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm

  • This absolutely does NOT work. A friend of mine has wasted so much time and money on Tony Robbins, just completely obssessed about him, and it hasn’t helped him at all. He has become so dependant on Tony Robbins that if something doesn’t go right, it must be him and not Tony Robbins. It’s ruined a lot of his relationships and friendships. He’s not any more successful, a lot more angry, but he still thinks the world of Tony Robbins. His expectations were built so high that when he didn’t accomplish what he set out to do, he fell apart. It’s really sad. Please, people, be very careful of Tony Robbins. He may say these fancy catch phrases which sound good, but are really of very little use. People waste all their time on “Time management” but then never get around to actually being productive at what they should be doing.

    Comment by Phony Robbins on November 15, 2009 at 12:57 am

  • My mother-in-law has most of his stuff that she accumulated over time that makes up “Ultimate Edge”. The comments above are right: pay close to $30 to “try” it, then have 3 debits to your credit card for $99 (total $315) PLUS they send you two more CD’s each month at $20 EACH plus shipping for SEVEN months!! You’re looking at close to $600. Rent some tapes at the library and maybe check-out a book there…for free! That’ll give you a taste of what this is all about. I’m not negative or positive about it. Just factual. He’s great at what he does…selling stuff. People have and want more hope. They WANT this set to change their lives. Like I said, go to the library and you’ll gain just as much and not spend anything.

    Good luck to all.

    Comment by Name on November 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm

  • CLEARLY, a lot of haters here making ignorant negative comments. Or maybe the ones making the negative comments are multi-millionaires, have beautiful wives and have life 100% fully figured out and live fulfilled lives of fame and fortune. NOOOOOT!!!!

    And then the other half of you idiots bitching about the price and writing like you guys are so smart to have figured out that it cost more then $14.95 — what the hell did you expect for life changing information and tools. This stuff works and Tony IS IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLLLLLING. What the hell is wrong with that????

    Did you want him to give it away – freakin idiots!! And all you detectives that read the fine print and discovered the price…. Your a bunch of idiots – don’t buy it and continue on with your miserable cynical life and leave the growing and achieving to us action oriented people. Don’t worry success isn’t for everyone!!

    We’ll see you poor, defeated critics at covered in the economic landslide or at the unemployment office bitching about something else!! See ya losers…. Especially the ones calling Tony a scam or commenting on his appearance — you guys must be handsome super models i bet, NOOOOT!!

    Comment by Rick on November 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm

  • Rick – 100% with you. Tons of haters here, and even the “rational” skeptic speaks out of his ass, making several assumptions about TR’s life, and others, etc.. Haters – go on hating. It only comes back to you. I didn’t buy this program, but I do know folks who are highly successful that have and got the motivation to make things happen for themselves. I know for a fact the guy’s filthy rich and the haters really can’t stand successful people generally. Selleck is a very successful actor living the life he wants to – not a spring chicken and choosing to enjoy life and take an occasional role, but hardly “reduced” to doing an infomercial, contrary to the hater stereotype. He produces his own mystery/detective series on his terms every couple years – acts when he wants to and hardly _needs_ to do the TR info gig. Haters – hope at least some of you get a life at some point. Just find it funny how these folks like to spout off without knowing anything about the subject. Just gotta laugh at ’em.

    Comment by Stephen on November 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

  • Good to know that Rick and Stephen aren’t “haters.”

    Comment by euGene on November 28, 2009 at 7:26 pm

  • Sounds like Tony needs to come up with a new program for all of the negative people. I think he should call it. Let’s Compare Lives. I have owned some of his programs and I have seen him live at a one day seminar. I am a fan of his work and think he does an awesome job at helping people. I saw the informercial ove Thanksgiving weekend and the price on TV said trial offer $14.95 plus shipping and handling Ok so even I figured out it was a trial offer price. That is what trial offer means. So for all of you here crying and complaining about how the program was presented to you. Why don’t you take all that negative energy and turn it around into something positve and take that positive thought and do something productive with it. Tony is an awesome coach and I consider him a friend. I also use his tools in my everyday thinking and business. Am I money wealthy. No, or I should say not yet to my standards. Am I a wealthy person Yes. I highly reccomend the ones complaining the most need it the most. Now get busy creating a life that you want. Good Luck!!!

    Comment by Mark on November 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

  • how do most of you sleep at night, probably pass out with drugs of some sort. here we are as a troubled nation, a time of desperate need of fellowship and brother and sisterly bond and what are most of you doing,,,nailing a dude that has invested 30 years of blood sweat and tears to help and assist people to give them a leg up, an opportunity to do something beter with their lives and make a difference for their families. it’s not that big of a deal of what he is offereing. tony is the most expensive, high profile coach in the world, he charges business icons and athletes millions of dollars to coach and train them and tony recognizes the common folk does not have that type of coin..so he markets a $300 program to common folk like us and most of you get pissed off, like you’re being taken advantage of, cheated and ripped off. you should get pissed off that you don’t have the million to pay him personally and that you have to settle for a $300 program. get your act together kids and build up your fellow capitalistic neighbor,,,do not break them down. that’s not fair. take a class on building people up, not being so skeptical and giving people a fair shake. grab your neighbors hand, that’s right, tell them their4 great,,,,great job,,you;’re doing well!! tony would be proud!! keep it up kids~! build up america!!! tony is american…NOT RUSSIAN!

    Comment by Brett Figueroa on December 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm

  • Ok… Everyone… Calm down. Here’s my humble experience and what you need to know about this stuff Mr Robbins is selling.

    I used to work as an executive in retail
    earning a six figure income… I worked my ass off for 17 years and was always wishing I could get further – faster. I think that’s what most people want – right? More money too?

    So, I got his original set off of eBay – personal power 2. It was not a motivational set… It was a teaching set. I learned a lot about myself. Why I do what I do, what motvates me to be lazy sometimes and excel others. I learned how to simply give more thought to the decisions that affect my life… Most people just go day by day… Living life. I now feel
    more in control… And have been able to multiply my income over 600% in just several years. I run my own company – and have the respect of 150 people who work for me. I would have never had the confidence or understanding of how I or others operate without Tony Robbins teaching me the “why’s” behind what makes people tick.

    The most common mistake people make is thinking that Tony Robbins is a motivational guy…. He will tell you himself this is not true. He is the WHY guy – and teaches people how to take massive action and do the right things as often as possible… He’s fired up… I now get fired up too.

    I hope this helps alleviate the ignorance or cynics — the real
    question is … Even if his program costs $350… If it impacted the quality of rest of your life – would it ve worth it? Smart people realize that between a playstation 3, or a new purse, or an iPod, the $350 is an investment in themselves…

    I hope somehow I’ve touched ONE person by typing all this… Tune in… Improve your life… Then pay it forward.

    Cheers!
    -Bill

    Comment by Bill on December 20, 2009 at 4:14 pm

  • I listened to 2 “Power Talk” CD sets (3 discs per album) by Tony Robbins. I thought it would be a nice, entertaining program with him speaking, an audio drama and inspirational music-MAN WAS I WRONG! All I heard was Tony rambling on like a waterfall. On, and on, and on…”blah, blah blah, I’m Tony Robbins, blah!” – That’s all I heard from that guy, a bunch of mumbo-jumbo! Thankfully, I was given these two albums as a gift, so I didn’t lose any money.

    When I called the “Anthony Robbins Companies” the person who answered was Mr. Robbins, giving you like 20 options to press. When someone finally answered, the lady talked like this: “Hiii, it’s a GREAT day here at the Anthony Robbins Companies, my name is Mimi, and what can I help you with today?” It’s like she had to give a 1-minute speech before I asked a question. She recommended a $200 “Get The Edge” Collection by Tony, which is supposed to ‘get you excited about life.’ My question is: HOW? By listening to a boring, dried-out prune? NO THANKS! She requested I call her back and let her know if I wanted to but the package, I did and I said, “NO.”

    A HOAX, people! It would be nice if Guthy Renker would research into their services brought by people like Tony, because he’s FAKE, like Fool’s Gold!

    Comment by Benjamin on December 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm

  • Quite a dynamic dichotomy of responses here! Do you believe life is what you make it? If you do, then you know, no amount of Tony, or any other motivational speaker/program will do it FOR you. You’re the one whom must get off your a$$ and get busy. That is, if you want something more out of life than you have. Because what you have, who you are and what you’re life’s about right now is your fault. Pony up ladies! It’s time to man up! Now if you enjoy sitting on your duff flipping through the latest episodes of Big Brother, Survivor, etc., and you’re happy with what that’s getting you; I won’t condemn you. Right on, brother! Just give the kids a break that want to go for more. Whether it Tony Robbins, Zig, Brian Tracy – Whomever & whatever one fills their mind with, it will pay off in the long run. Being a cynic is like having an opinion – not real hard. But take a program like Tony’s, hell, just set a goal for yourself and work a plan, any dumbass can give up. Stick with it, and tell me you gave it 110% … A little more difficult; Then you’ll see results. Sounds like some of you are afraid to have someone suggest to you what to do! Ease up.

    Here’s a suggestion: Write about your days in a journal as close to daily as you can. After a month, go back and read how you’re spending the time. Is it what you want? Only you can decide.

    Comment by Jeff on December 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm

  • In an economy like we are in today, the line is drawn, even engraved a little deeper. Some fall on the “cynical side” and some on the “believer side”. Everything in life is a result of our perception of it, even this economy, There is no less money in the world now than there was when things where “Milk and Honey” It is a trend, a certain group of people hold on to the majority of the wealth and they decide what the rest of us will live like. The power shifts and the economy sways. Only difference is that people who have the money are holding on to it and not spending it so that the “survivors” get to use it. ECONOMICS IS ALWAYS “TRICKLE DOWN”!!! Now as far as Tony goes, he is offering a solution through hope, something most of us need most of the time. It seems we can make it through anything with the hope of improvement on the other side. I applaud Tony, He will make alot of Money through this recession, He is practicing what he preaches. Good luck to all of you and remember, you cannot argue with results!

    Comment by Joey on January 3, 2010 at 2:27 am

  • I was unemployed and needed some new ideas. I saw Tony’s infomercial and bought the program. Some of the ideas he presented I knew, some I had known and had forgotten, and some of the ideas were completely new to me, but the thing that was really valuable was how a best working worldview was presented in one big coherent picture. That aspect I had never experienced. The integration of: Understanding relationships, improving your health and diet, determining just what you want out of life, deciding to change, then taking action to bring about those changes in your life is powerful stuff, and the information is very specific, however I’m not sure Tony understands some of the dietary recommendations with regard to metabolites. The ideas about raising your standards and becoming aware of your thought patterns are really important and the specific recommendations Tony suggests have been life-changing for me. Some of the material is old (1994), but it gives you the opportunity to see that 15 years later most of the suggestions given were very good advice (though the stock market advice did not anticipate long term investors getting dropped on their heads every couple of years as has been the pattern.) It is worth more than $30, but I must agree the web order page was misleading, and $330 is a lot of money. Was it worth it to me? I just started my new job on Jan. 4, 2010. I was hired in the worst economy in 80 years, for the job I wanted and was offered 9k more than I asked. It would not have happened without Tony’s program.

    Comment by Steve on January 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  • I agree with the poster. Almost all of these so-called speakers are losers with only one thing in mind to rip others off. The guy should sent to haiti and banished from society for all the millions of lives he has hurt over the years.

    He is as fake as they come. If anyone buys his products then they are looking for something that doesn’t exist. They believe that he will rescue them, and take care of them but that will only cause them more pain.

    Tony is an extremely dishonest man with no regard for life and his fellow man. He should be serving a life sentence in prison. Tony would be well liked in prison. A mini-madoff if you will.

    Comment by scott scheel on January 13, 2010 at 11:04 am

  • I’m actually going to try the Ultimate Edge.
    I have heard of Tony Robbins for over 20 years now, and even though I consider myself to be fairly successful in most areas of my life, I am of the mindset that one can never stop learning, improving and growing.
    I am pretty familiar with the type of naysayers who want to lead, but are actually followers.
    Any “system” can be scrutinized by anyone, BUT, the truth stand alone and needs no support.
    Consistency is the key to any achievement, I’ve owned my own business for over 20 years so I have something to say about that.
    What Tony Robbins offers, is a system.
    If used consistently, the results come.
    If used inconsistently, they don’t.
    Anything in life really boils down to consistency, and if this program helps me to be just a little more consistent, it’s worth the $300. If not, I send back for a refund, simple as that.
    Seems pretty cheap for the potential it has.
    I say, “No risk, no reward”.
    And, unless one actually tries something, not just listens with a skeptical mindset, but actually gets into action, THEN can say something doesn’t work, then all that has really happened is that, that particular system did not work for that individual, nothing more.
    No 2 people are alike, so no 1 thing will work for everyone.
    Ask yourself these questions when you go looking for reviews of anything on the web, “Am I a follower, or a leader?”
    “Do I allow others to form my micro and macro views of the world or things that interest me?”
    So far, I have found more positive things about Robbins than negative on the web from people who have used the system.
    The difference is very clear, the positive reviews come from people who actually tried AND implemented the system.
    Most of the negatives came from folks complaining about the price or some other trivial thing WITHOUT really using the system.
    Make up your own mind, and stop being a sheep.
    That is how I have been successful and I intend on continuing my own brand of learning as “I see fit”, not as the masses see fit.
    If I listened to my own parents years ago based on “collective wisdom”, I would have never have attained my current goals.
    Now, I’m looking for new ways to create and then go after new ones.
    Again, for the record, I have NOT used his system, but I intend on at least trying it, if it’s not for me, who am I to say it’s not for you?
    my .02

    Comment by Stevo on January 17, 2010 at 11:38 am

  • You do not have to purchase videos or listen to someone to get motivated. I have been ill, and dying slowly from chemical exposure. I should have been dead 7 or 8 years ago. What keeps me going are my outstanding family and friends. What keeps me going is a positive approach to life and the love and energy I get from those around me. Even with bleed internally and extremal on a daily basis, being in pain 24/7, I remain positive and happy. I do it on my own and with the help of true friends and family. So can you.

    I did not need Tony Robbins or anyone like him to get through the last 15 years. I used my own inner power and that of those I have as family and friends. You – all of you – can do it without listening to those who are just trying to grab your money for a lecture or a video.

    Wake up and see the power you have inside of you. It is there! You were born with it! Look I am tell you what you are capable of doing for yourself and I am not asking for money or selling anything. You have the power to change and live to the best of your ability. Go and start positive relationships with those you like and love. It is free of charge.

    Last, there is one wonderful women who was told she had 6 months to live from Cancer. That was 9 years ago. She believed in herself and stayed positive and won over cancer. She did not need Tony Robbins or anyone like him, to succeed. Well done Susan!

    Save you money. Tell yourself everyday that you are a live for one more day, that you are blessed with family and friends and you have the will to succeed. It is free.

    I do not need Anthony Robbins or anyone like him to accomplish at life. You can do the same and save your money. Just connect to other human beings, your pets, and the Earth around you.

    Last, I see a great deal of Anger in these blog postings. Anger from those who feel Tony Robbins is right and from those who think he is a fraud. My advise is stop the anger and live you life on your own choices and terms. Love and kindness is one of the strongest emotions to help you find happiness and it is free and does not require shipping and handling charges.

    If you believe in a higher power or not, you are in command of your heart and soul and your own thoughts. Do what makes you fell right.

    I am not saying Tony Robbins is right or wrong. He tries to motivate people. This comes with a cost. You have the power in side of you to do it all on your own. It is not Tony turning the light on in side of you, IT IS YOU!

    Smile, laugh and love and enjoy every free trip you can get moving around the SUN!

    Comment by Michel on January 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm

  • This bastard reminds me of Robert Kyoski Kawasaki whatever the hell his name is…. I read his Rich Dad Poor Dad bullshit in a bookstore one day (because I was too embarassed to have it in my library). What a bunch of worthless bullshit about being motivated and doing something with you life. If you have drive, you don’t need to cough up your dough for some pep talk.

    What kind of “edge” is Tony offering? Don’t be a lazy person and you’ll have an “edge” on lazy people!! wow how inspiring Tony. I hope your menage et trois with Robert Kyoski and Magnum PI is what you mean by ultimate life. Maybe Tom Sellick will even shave his mustache for you.

    Comment by Daniel on January 26, 2010 at 7:25 am

  • Michael – is your nickname in your support groups “lucky?” Geez…just reading your post is enough to make me want to jump off Niagara Falls.

    Comment by Daniel on January 26, 2010 at 7:28 am

  • I think this craigslist ad says it all:

    Anthony Robbins — Ultimate Edge Program Anthony Robbins Ultimate Edge 7 day Program * I already own this program. I bought this for a friend for Christmas, but he never came to pick it up. …

    Comment by Daniel on January 26, 2010 at 7:33 am

  • Sure Tony is cheesy. Has a huge head and massive hands,

    but, Anthony Robbins Rocks!

    If you get something from the program great, if not that is fine too.

    The programs are not only about starting from scratch but taking what you are already doing to the next level.

    It is about personal responsibility. Not blaming the economy, not blaming your mom/dad/wife/x-wife, children/boss, not blaming this or that.

    What is stopping you in life (health, money, career, relationships)? Why are you stuck repeating the same patterns?

    A coach to get people out of these ruts is great!

    Maybe you just need a different coach. There are many avenues for people to reach their goals. Tony Robbins is just another avenue.

    Comment by Erik on February 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

  • Tony Robbins is guilty of nauseating advertising. I am a lifelong student of manyy versions of what he offers. I respect his talents but despise his packaging.

    He has a great capacity to aid individuals in looking to THEMSELVES, not him, for their answers. He has well developed NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Landmark (formally EST and Werner Erhart) and other techniques and skills and is, from what I have heard many times over, a very worthwhile trainer. Why he demeans himself to cheap marketing techniques is beyond me. If he can’t find a way to ‘sell’ himself with greater integrity or creditibility, he deserves what he gets, because I know he knows better.

    Comment by Hobbit on February 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

  • Too bad you’re too fearful to consider you’re path is failing you. If you’re so worried about $400, maybe you should be asking yourself why you can’t afford that and how your life might be different if you could shed the baggage you have that causes you to bash something you’ve never even attempted to try… If you did you might find the real reason is you’re simply stuck in a need for certainty and any change (even positive growth) scares the hell out of you. You’d realize you’ll tear down anyone around you because you’re afraid they might become “better” and you’re afraid to move, and your cynical approach is just a way you get significance because you’re petrified of being insignificant. Fear manifests itself in a lot of odd ways. If you think this is BS, then why else would you feel the need to bash except it makes you feel important? You’ve invested nothing, you’ve tried nothing, you know nothing about the content, yet you have such a strong opinion? Hmmmmm… Maybe you should think about that.

    Comment by Ron on February 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

  • Americans truely have a 13 week memory. Tony Robbins is a “bullshit artist”, “con-artist”. This guy is as transparant as a plate glass window. Are Americans really that stupid with that much disposalble money? He uses all the tricks in the book, being tall, facial hair, loud voice. It only works on “weak” people. That’s how the Communist Party got started using those ploys. Got to love stupid people, something has to fertilize the ground and fill the sewers.

    Comment by Earl Acevedo on March 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm

  • So I guess none of you with the negative comments ever went to college or had any type of higher education before else u wouldn’t be gripping over the cost. Education is an investement. That’s what this is. Try taking any class by an empowering teacher and tell me what it costs you. $330? Pretty darn good deal to me…

    Comment by Timothy on March 8, 2010 at 12:32 am

  • Yeah, but a lot of college courses are a waste of time. A good bit of what you take doesn’t have anything to do with what your job will be. If it wasn’t for the socialization and having a better chance to meet people of the opposite sex, college would be completely worthless.

    Comment by John on March 14, 2010 at 10:11 am

  • I had all my doubts for a while, and I mean “a while” cause the infomercial just didn’t turn things on as fast as it could’ve. I believe very much in myself and tend to never regret what decisions I’ve taken in life. I really don’t care who he brings to his shows or who or how much he has to pay for people to endorse, I’ll be a bit harsh and actually tell you that to me it really doesn’t matter who’s life he’s turned around. All I have to say to Tony Robbins is thank you, you gave your share for the price payed and I did my share by implementing. I guess all I needed was a kick on the ass to start running and now I can’t stop. My finish line is passed daily with an ultimate goal that only after I pass my kids can grade. Thank you Tony and God Bless.

    Comment by LUIS on March 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

  • I stumbled on this site looking to see when the infomercial was going to air because someone said they saw me on it. I’m on the commercial as the former very heavy girl from Florida that loses lots of weight and does lots of tris (see I even put “tris” because I realized I don’t have spell check and I always spell triathalons wrong) Not sure how I made it on with those other people, I guess I’m representing your “typical American.” I agree that they cost a lot of money but with eBay and amazon you can usually get a deal. I paid full price once in the middle of the night and then promptly put them on
    the top of the closet where my husband wouldn’t see them.
    It was about a month later when my grandmother saw me after a long time and said oh honey you got sooo big? If granny is saying it that was “my defining moment”. The thing
    about human behaviour is that we are not going to change
    until we are ready. It’s not the Cds that got me ready, it was
    the sadness of feeling bad, not being able to play with my
    kids and feeling unattractive. Most of us have been there,
    when we let things get out of balance. Those CDs did
    change my life dramatically. I weighed 184 and was tired and
    miserable. I had never done a tri and didn’t own a bike. In
    the end I made changes that have lasted and will last a
    lifetime. I came in 3rd in the womens reebok tri and was in
    the best shape of my life. It’s been at least five years. I’m
    still 137 lbs and doing well. I was in a car accident and have
    had to change my focus but just thought about listening and
    using them again for this next phase in my life. Life is what we put into it. His ideas are not new but then really, who’s are? He’s not a crutch but could be a catalyst for change if someone is ready, and apparently I was ready and I’m ready again. We are all on our own journeys, growth usually comes during dark times or right after. Who ever has tremendous growth personally and the uncomfortableness that comes with change when things are perfect? It’s not a priority then and change comes at a cost of breaking the habits that got us into a place of discomfort or that need for wanting more. What’s right for one may not be right for another. I’m sharing this because I too was pessimistic but was desperate. It worked for me but It was as if I was given a map to get to a destination. Nobody was going to force me to use it and even if they were able too it doesn’t mean I’d follow it. I have the steering wheel. It’s a tool just like anything else. I am thankful I had them, they did change my life completely and showed me how but the bottom line is I did the hardwork to get me there. He’s not a magic pill. If he was we wouldn’t even be wondering if he worked. In this technologically advanced society news would spread so fast that within a week that would be the most sought after pill in the world.
    That’s my rant. I’m laughing thinking I’m going to go listen and walk and chant in my head stupidly “all I need is within
    me” now to myself but hey it worked beautifully for me before and while I am happy I also know I’ve reached a point where my kids are older and I’ve got some new things I want to do in the career part of my world wish anyone reading this the best on your own journey.

    Comment by Dana Scott on March 24, 2010 at 6:37 am

  • I used to work for one of those companies. I got myself fired because I have a moral obligation to people. Carlton sheets does that too, so does that rich dad poor dad thing. They say 30 day trial for 14.95 right? If you get it it will charge you, here is why. Because not only all that stuff you won’t get through in 30 days (giving you the benefit of the doubt) But as soon as you call to cancel there will be a team of really well trained operators to make it hard for you to cancel. I know I was one of them.

    Here is a bit of advice for all of you. Research hypnosis. That is basically all he has to offer. Men you know what I am talking about, you do it everyday except you are doing it on a woman, apply that same technique you want and there you go.

    The rest of you that can afford $400.00 don’t waste your time on this crap. Take that money and take a class called Interpersonal communication and there you go. Heck if you take a few more classes you will qualify for a pell Grant, hence using tax dollars to educate you. That is the BIG secret, the art of hypnosis. What makes that even funnier is you do it everyday you are just not aware it is taking place. Once you learn what it actually is (no swinging watches, just the power of suggestion) you will be able to see whem people are full of crap (like robins, I see when he is using hypnosis it is rather funny)

    Good luck to you guys. It does work, maybe I should charge $400.00 to tell you that, than I can say I am successful and a humanitarian for the great work that I do LOL XD

    Comment by Jason on May 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm

  • Yes, all the cynics are right…

    And all the millionaires, and super successful people…

    Like Andree Aggassi, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    that swear by Tony’s techniques (because they actually got of their butt and used them)

    Are wrong….NOT.

    The truth is I have never met a wealthy cynic.

    And, yet I know at least 10 millionaires that have used Tony’s work.

    So keep whinging guys…but just dont complain your not getting ahead in life.

    John

    Comment by John Anderson on July 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm

  • Seriously people, its only money, haters need to get off their butts and take action. I cant stand winers, haters, negative people in general, you will spend $200 for a phone, $100 for cable tv, $300 for video game console or $50 for a video game, $10,000 for a associates degree, on and on, what it comes down to is what do you value and what do you focus on. Stop being selfish, the world does not revolve around you, wake up and smell the coffee, haters go back to bed, movers take action.

    Comment by BC on August 6, 2010 at 6:20 am

  • Tony Robbins and most of these self-help gurus are scam artist and they know it. Like Bill Clinton and other lying politicians, Tony Robbins awakes everyday in disbelief that he has made millions lying and bullshitting the public. Tony has to somehow make this system work for him through middle age into senior citizenship. What he and Bill Clinton can’t understand is that they have scammed America long enough. Be smart and disappear into the sunset with your millions and have a quiet laugh until you expire. I know they can’t do that because they have egos larger than life and need the daily stroking and adulation.

    Comment by Dr. George W. Walker, Sr. on November 22, 2010 at 7:54 am

  • here are a few things to ask about Tony Robbins…

    How much money did he make BEFORE selling books/tapes to others, and how did he make this money.

    Since he teaches success, has he had success in his marriages. how many times has he been married and why weren’t his previous marriages successful?

    If Mr Robbins profit comes from outside businesses, why does he need to sell his “motivation”?

    Comment by TruthTeller on March 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

  • Daniel you make a point contrary to your own argument by posting the ad…. Someone who already owns the program thought it worthy to buy for their friend and the friend was an idiot like you who didn’t even want to try it… And that proves that the product doesn’t work? I have tried Tony’s products and have been to live events and have always found value in every single one… As a whole my investments with Tony have paid for themselves many folds whether financially or personally

    Comment by sam on April 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  • I really wonder what percentage of these you naysayers have a clue as to the contents of the product being offered or the person offering it? I would venture to say less than 20%… And of those lets say 20%, how many actually tried this or any other Tony Robbins program or attended an event of his with an open mind to learning and APPLIED what you learned and found no value in his material? I would bet ZERO TO NONE

    Comment by Mo on April 29, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  • True Review:

    Interesting note on Tony’s material, …

    Every person who rents, steals, copies, gets a trail with the intention of rushing it back, it doesn’t work for.

    Every person I know who paid for it, it works. I have no idea why this is, and it doesn’t make much logical sense to me.

    I used to think it was because people would be more serious if they had a real investment, but now I sort of think its related to the attitude you have going in.

    Example: one guy I knew got the 30 day program, but blazed through it in 2 days, not doing any of the exercises, then said it didn’t work, and had no value.

    Example: one guy I knew, paid for it, took explicit notes, did all the exercises, and discussed what he learned with a buddy each day. He considered it one of the most valuable things he ever did, even though it was so intense for him, he only made it to the 1/2 way point.

    Lots of comments on Tony being a scammer. His marketing “is” suspect, and the quality of the physical materials are very low. But the products work. I’m not sure why he doesn’t practice what he preaches. I guess its just one of those things, there is no perfect role model.

    The 100% truth, the older his material the better. The newer the worse. Lately he just swears a lot and repeats the old stuff, and makes excuses for some of his fibs. But it all has value, worth more than the price. Its that simple.

    Comment by real rating on May 29, 2011 at 10:26 am

  • I had a boss that acted like Tony Robbins. What a complete tool. He turned everything into a question.

    “I need X done to get the sale”

    “Why do you need X done? Why didn’t you ask for X earlier? Did you know Bob has been doing it without X?”

    Eff you. With that same phony baloney persona of TR. I went to a company where people actually communicated like humans and doubled my income. I can’t stand TR drones and their pom poms and BS stories. Fake.

    Comment by Joe on June 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  • I thought about buying one of his programs, then I attended a “free workshop” where the courses were being peddled at an amazing amount of $, circa $3995. There was tremendous pressure like “if you cannot get the money now, when can you get it?” or “can you make 2 or even 3 payments?”. Sure the seat was free but a boileroom in terms of trying to get out of there. I believe TR has no formal education, and because of his height (6′ 8″ or so?), booming voice, “magnetic persona” (think Hitler, Fidel Castro, etc) it is hard for people to resist buying into his bs. The bottom line: I believe he makes his $ from the sales of his material. Nearly all mention of his organization and scams (Penn & Teller’s bullshit segment on TR has been removed from the internet, sadly) is gone from the internet. The old saying, buyer beware!

    Comment by Jose Carlos on October 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  • Plz ignore those negative comments. They are just being jealous.lol

    Comment by Gokin on November 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

  • L I S T E N ALL YOU NEW YORKERS!!!

    Y E S !!!!!!!!

    It appears Tony has more hot air than a led Zeppelin!!

    Y E S !! Sometimes I think it to!!!

    ——–

    But-

    I bought it—

    These scams are here to help you-

    I got it-

    It helped me live in Europe for 1 year-
    Live in a 5 star hotel 1 month-

    Get the edge over peoples constant nonsense-

    I can cut through the bull!!!!!

    It helped me record w a 2 million selling artist-I will not mention—

    Kick your self–

    What do you got to loose???

    Time yes???

    Maybe–

    I did it—-

    People think things are easy for me–

    Now I laugh–

    Because I know the truth

    Tony–thanks for living buddy!!!!

    Comment by Bryan w e i d e l on November 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

  • More BS rants from people who claim they were burned by Anthony Robbins+Guthy Renker Company.YES-he is for real and uses outlandish TV ads to promote his product.Nobody put a gun to your head and told you to buy it.I have read and used FREE DVD+books authored by him available at public library.Why pay and post it on Pirate Bay, only to pay return shipping? DUH-Douche? Clever post from someone who needs mental training beyond what’s available from Robbins+company. To ALL the haters on here-you all need to head over to YouTube+TOPIX news site to post more mindless and spineless drivel.Keep arguing with total strangers who could give a fuk about you and conspiracy theory.Deal With Me Muthafukrs!Dum Fuks form East Bum Fuk Yuk Yuk! Have a nice day:-)

    Comment by HeyMorons on December 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  • Tony Robbins is legit. Not one testimonial is paid for. My life is 180 degrees from where it was heading a dozen years ago because of this man’s work. Did he change my life? No. He gave me the tools and then I used them. As of now, his networth is estimated to be in excess of $500 million by the way by independent analyst. He doesn’t need the money:)

    If his program doesn’t work for you, it’s because you sat there slap-happy with earbuds on expecting miracles, but not moving your ass and doing what he says to do. Would you listen to somebody who bought a book on how to renovate your kitchen and then complained because they still have the same kitchen??

    P.S. Troll me all you want, this is my only post.

    Comment by James on November 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

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