just a bit of warning about the deals that DirectBuy is advertising!... first off, you HAVE to attend their 1 1/2 hr. pressure sales seminar, then your shown a bunch of pre-picked items that they can save you mega bucks on.. which most likely you wouldn't be purchasing anyway, then you told its $4900 NOW for the first 3 years and $200 a year there after.. IF you want to walk and think about it, your CAST from the DirectBuy program! never to be allowed to return!... so, your not allowed to go sleep on this $4900 investment, just plop it down and walk out wondering what just happened?... not me, in fact the guy just about got rude when I said I don't make snap decisions with regards to spending that kind of money... I explained the rationale of this and he didn't want to hear it, so I said, "if your truly on the up and up, people should be able to go and think about it or do research on what you've just presented me with... he showed me the door!... so... everyone beware of these folks and hold your wallet tight! you can put directbuy in google and see the long lists of complaints..
The local news ran a consumer report on DirectBuy. They really exposed them as near scam artists. The super high pressure and "no time to think over it" is worse than the timeshare industry.
It gets worse as they don't allow returns, no refunds of the membership fee for any reason. The DirectBuy "stores" are franchises so the service and delivery varies wildly. The news reported that most DO NOT offer home delivery of even high-end appliances. You've got to schlep it from the warehouse or hire a truck service & movers to get your not-all-that-discounted stuff to your home.
DirectBuy=MAJOR ripoff! Thanks for the the post frhrwa!
Thanks for this. There is one by my house that has been sending junk for me to join.
I will "decline" their offer of a free visit.
I looked into this before starting to build our house because like everyone knows "You can save thousands of dollars!!!11"
I never even made it to one of their little seminar deals but determined it was a giant SCAM before I even made it that far.
I believe several states have began formal investigations into the company.
Sounds a lot like Amway to me...