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Old 04-16-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: SPARTANBURG, SC
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I keep seeing this advertised on TV, has anybody been there? Does it really save you all kinds of money like it claims? Can anyone tell me anything at all about it?
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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We were offered an option to join such a club in Chicago at one time. A large membership fee was required but if you have a lot to buy it might be worth it. The examples on the commercial sound wonderful but I'm sure there is a catch (membership fees) somewhere.

Anybody ever been a member?
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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Pommom, please do an internet search on this company. I have heard only horror stories about them. I, too saw the adds here in South Fl and so I decided to look into them and was shocked to read the stories out there. It definitely made me decide to go another route.

debi
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Fountain Inn SC
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We were in the market for several appliances when we bought our house in Fountain Inn. I had signed up for a day pass for Directbuy online. Then I did a google search and found alot of people who were ripped off by this company. I then sent them an email and said that I was not interested any longer. The card still came in the mail, and a phone call asking when a good time would be to come in. I told the lady 'never mind'. Having to change from a PA area code to a SC one probably stopped those calls. My advice-stay away!
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: SPARTANBURG, SC
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Thanks to all of you for your replies. I am going to do an internet search, but just going by what I've read here, I'm probably just going to forget about this place, just don't have time or patience for the hassle of a big sales pitch & then have to pay a "fee" to buy something, just doesn't sound logical, when we're trying to save some money, not spend more!!!
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:09 AM
 
Location: JAX
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Direct Buy........ Turn around and RUN...don't walk...... RUN!

For your own sake don't.
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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You can save money there, you just need to be buying around $20,000 to $30,000 worth of stuff.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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We install cabinets for some direct buy customers, and for other home improvement places, and a few cabinet companies. When a good size kitchen & bath, laundry room etc. is involved you do save money. You can buy the same cabinetry at one of the other places (the low quality brand) just say for $15,000, you can buy the same amount of cab's at direct buy for the same price but a name brand high quality cab. As for their other products and savings I do not know as we do not deal with that part. Hope this helps! I know you posted in April, but I have been seeing alot of bad raps on Direct Buy on the web and as far as the cabinets, kitchen's go - you do get a deal.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Greer
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If I recall correctly there's a membership fee of several thousand dollars, and Consumer Reports estimated you'd have to spend on the order of $40,000 to get enough savings just to justify the membership fee.

Plus, when you go to their demonstration, they have a ridiculous rule where you can only pay the membership fee that day and become a member, and if you don't do it right then you are banned for life.
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