Me and my wife saw a direct by ad on the tv - about buying from the manufacturer directly. I called and left a message - and received a call from a sales associate - We were invited to an open house and were told - we would get a chance to meet and learn about direct buy. Good .. so far !
We also received a brochure in the mail.
We visited the show room in the evening and the experience started from the time we stepped in. We were received by an uninformed associate - who bored us to death for 15 minutes by totally talking some sense less info about her family and our family ( kids, neice etc - Trying to connect !!!).
After 1 minutes we were shown a 30 minute video with inbetween authenticating sales pitch by the director. Finally they sprung it on us - pay $ 5000 for 3 years - right now ( the same evening or never ) and claiming a average cost of $ 630 a year for 10 years.
Ones we were done - we were again put back in touch with the sales associate - and I have started asking the questions ? Here is the exact convesrastionwhich i never experienced from any company trying to sell .....
I do not know direct buy and here to learn about you - how can you spring a surprise of $ 5000 tonight .
She called a guy (A manager ! )and he started - "well we sent to the info - did you read the fine print . IT Is your fault -if you have not read it.".
Too bad if you do not know direct buy - we don't know you - ?? ( I do not know why he should know me to take a cheque for $ 5000 on his company name)
Long and short - he asked us to walk out right away without any courtesy - and there was nothing for them to show -other than a wearhousesetting with bunch of binders - and not allowing to touch them.
This is a very big scam and do not waste your time .
I'm plaing to report the experience to BBB - so people are not pressured into sacrifysng hard earned money.
RG - Chicago