The guys at the bottom are left with not enough people to recruit and the guys at the bottom are the majority of subscribers, so a very high %age of people will lose money. The guys at the top will make money by defrauding the others, thats why it is unethical and illegal.
If you have no qualms about swindling people below you even though they may be your friends and acquaintances, there are still no guarantees that you will be one of the guys at the top. As a matter of fact, odds are that you will be among the bottom subscribers.
Even though the GMI plan may be available to other countries, look at the alexa rankings, pretty much the clientile (victims) are Pakistanis. How many ppl [with internet access AND who will be willing to spend $70 (<-- I won't and majority won't) AND are willing to trust you], do you know? You will reach saturation point quickly and in al likelihood, I would not be surprised if that critical point has been long long passed.
This is the genius reply by GMI to saturation point (http://www.goldmineint.com/support/faq.asp?node=3)
"Always there is someone to join as you can never reach the whole world and sign them in, world population increases every second, just check out how many new babies are born around world every new second?"
So, please feel free to contact babies but do make sure they are willing to invest $70 on your trust.
You gave the $70 model with $30 for left and right and then other stuff as mentioned in your first post. Again from the GMI site, http://www.goldmineint.com/plans/potential_income.asp, this is the potential income for the investment. Scroll down to 3/3 Advance GOLD PLAN on the above link. It is the GMI plan for $30 as mentioned by you.
You spent $70.
You sign up a friend on the right and one on the left. You now have $30. You are still at a $40 loss.
[You and your friends have spent $210 and more than half at least of this $210 will go in the pockets of the scam creators even with the payouts. They are always in obscene profit.]
Your friend on the right gets 2 ppl, Your friend on the left convinces 2 ppl. Look at step 2 on GMI's own chart. You don't make any more money yet. Even now, you are stuck at $30.
Only in the third step, when the 2 new recruits get 2 more ppl apiece to part wth $70, now you will be upto a grand total of $90. A modest profit of $20, and to get that $20 profit, do the math. ALL told, you had to rely on 1+1+2+2+4+4 = 14 new ppl willing to pay $70. Not strangers, but friends or friend/family of friends.
But, look at GMI'S terms and conditions,
Your weekly commission is automatically deposited to your Earned Commission Bank (Statement), however Customers can request for a Telegraphic Transfer (T.T.) or Company's Cheque, the admin fee of minimum US$20.00 for per T.T. or cheque or 4% of amount requested (Which ever is higher) will be deducted from the respective Customer Earned Commission Bank.
Due to a wrong bank or residence address If any T.T. or cheque is returned to GMI, A fee of US$20 for T.T. and US$20 for cheque sent through courier service will be charged for second delivery.
Minimum amount to request for a T.T or Cheque is US $ 500 and Maximum amount allowed per transaction is US $ 3000..
Go to the chart and see how many ppl will need to sign up before you reach $500, the minimum payout, 14+8+8+16+16+32+32 = 126 people all told to get to $630 according to GMI chart.
Look at the how bottom of the pyramid grows 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and so on. And think about how many people are above you in the pyramid and then think what are the odds that you are the top.
And look at the 32+32=64 ppl at the bottom of "your" pyramid, where are all these 64 people going to find 126 brand new people each, so that they come out with a profit?
Of course, if you trust in babies willing to part with $70, well what can I cay, but I do suspect that when the pyramid collapses, you will have to content with some seriously ticked off infants and many friends who lost money because they trusted you.
In January 1997, a huge number of Albanians were left in tatters after pyramid schemes collapsed and look at the link above, civil war, 2000 Albanians dead.
Bottom Line: Stay Away from this.