• Report: #982115

Complaint Review: Direct Buy

  • Submitted: Fri, December 14, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, December 15, 2012

  • Reported By: secondson — Richmond Virginia United States of America
Direct Buy
Internet United States of America

Direct Buy Save your $5000 membership fee; this is scamming pure and simple Internet

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I won't go into all the details her; you've probably read how this "Savings Club" operates.  You get an invitation to an open house where a high pressure sales pitch is put on, showing you how much you can save off the MSRP of different items. This is where they show how you can save thousands of dollars by becoming a member  and then the rep takes you one-on-one to show you how you can save ENORMOUS amounts of money by shelling out over $5,000 to become a "member".  This is a take it or leave it proposition; you have to make a decision immediately...no time to think it over.  This should have been a warning flag - nobody reputable requires that you make an on the spot decision to fork over that kind of money.  They point out the savings that you will get from purchasing items below MRSP.  Of course, NO ONE pays MSRP; that's like paying the sticker price on a car.  On the times that I have  been looking to purchase several items, I check the price that internet merchants charge for the IDENTICAL merchandise.  They beat Direct Buy almost every time.  Oh, and that savings?  Maybe $6?  But that $6 and more gets chewed up in the shipping, handling, taxes and other fees that Direct Buy puts on every item you buy.  If you are only looking at the really high end products (like gas grills that cost over $1,000) and you are looking at buying a LOT of merchandise, they may be able to save you a dime or two.  Maybe. Of course, the high end stuff already has a tremendous profit margin built into their price.  You are DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO RECOUP THE MONEY YOU PAID UP FRONT FOR THIS SCAM.  Believe me, I have searched for electronics items, among other items, that I can get on the internet...no shipping, no tax, no waiting 4-6 weeks.  EVERY TIME, I would have paid more to but the item through Direct Buy, if they even have the item. It's no wonder that a Direct Buy franchise sounds like such a good idea.  There's not even a price match guarantee, if you should find the item for less; your investment in a Direct Buy dues are worthless.  LESS THAN WORTHLESS.  BE FOREWARNED  by someone who made the mistake!!   

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