After sitting through a sales pitch, much like time share sales, I was skeptical to sign up for a membership to a "wholesale" merchandise club. They claim to have deep discounts on everything from furniture to appliances but in reality use bad faith sales techniques to lock in consumers, who spend thousands of dollars for a membership, for 3 years. After the sales pitch video they allow you to browse through their books to view prices on furniture and compare prices. But they don't give out any information before you come there to view the video and make your decision to join. They don't tell you that you should bring some price info from other furniture stores, and for appliances say from Sears, Home depot etc and compare them to their prices. Why? Because their prices are not so low as they claim they are. After you add their shipping charges, and other "fees" to the disclosed price, the amount is the same. I unfortunately did not realize this until 5 days after I joined and compared prices, plus the only way you can compare prices on anything is buy physically going to their location. They don't give out prices on the phone, over email or on their website even after putting in your name and password. Plus they tell you and if you don't sign up you'll be kicking yourself after you realize that you could have saved thousands and thousands of dollars, you can't sign up for 7 years if you choose not to sign up, and you cannot cancel your membership. I have to say they do a good job of sales. They even tell you that typically 8 out of 9 people who walk through their doors sign up for their membership. I suspect that those 8 out of 9 people feel trapped and they can't do anything except go there for all of their items to try to recoup their membership fee which would take 100 years since you really save 20-100 dollars on furniture and none on other times such as electronics, appliances, etc. I would be willing to file a class action lawsuit if anyone is interested.
Hoboken, New Jersey