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Bestline Products

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Bestline Products
Legal status Dissolved
Purpose/focus Cosmetics, household cleaning products distribution franchise sales
Headquarters San Jose, California
Chairman William E. Bailey

Bestline Products was a household cleaning supply and cosmetics distribution franchise company based in San Jose, California, founded in the late 1960s by William E. Bailey, a former distributor with Rich Schnackenberg and John Earl Shoaff's Nutri-Bio and former president at William Penn Patrick's Holiday Magic. Bestline was the subject of a string of lawsuits by distributors, state-level prosecutions as a pyramid scheme, as well as federal charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a U.S. District Court ruling that the company was selling unregistered securities (based on precedents set by SEC cases against the businesses of Glenn W. Turner),[i] resulting in its bankruptcy and dissolution.

Bestline Products line

  • Bestline B-15 Rug Shampoo
  • Bestline B7 Laundry Compound
  • Bestline Car Shampoo
  • Bestline Liquid Concentrate
  • Bestline Zif All-Purpose Cleaner Super Concentrate

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Notes

  1. In Re Bestline Products Securities, 412 F. Supp. 732 (S.D. Fla. 1976): the Ninth Circuit court ruled that Bestline distributorships were securities, referring to earlier precedents set in the SEC case against Turner. Refer: https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/412/732/2368362/