Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beware of Direct Buy

Did you know there are pushier sales professionals (using the term loosely) than used car sales professionals!!  We found them last Saturday at Direct Buy. My husband received an invitation the week before to come in for their tour. In the invitation was a voucher for an e-tablet. So we went. They have a nice facility and seem to be able to order just about anything you want/need except food and medicine.

However, the dues are at least double what we expected. We explained that my husband had not been working much for the past three months and couldn't afford much in way of monthly payments. That's when the salesman started on how much the payments were. We explained we couldn't afford it. The salesman said he'd get one of the owners and we had to get up and walk away. To be fair, they did give us the e-tablet without us mentioning it. There was no way I was going to say anything about that. I just wanted away from the money-hungry company!

If you've had any kind of experience with Direct Buy or any other company that's pushier than car sale professionals, please leave a comment!


  1. Kirby Vacuum Cleaners. Pushiest people on Earth.

    I've never actually even been in a best buy. One of those blessings/curses for living in small towns.:)

    1. I'm not sure whether that's really a curse. I kinda miss being in a small town:) It was a lot more laid back and I don't remember always being in such a rush for everything (to get to work, to get home, etc). Growing up, we didn't even have a Wal-Mart or McDonalds' until about the 9th grade!!