- Report: #175914
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: DirectBuy UCC TotalHome, United Consumers Club
DirectBuy UCC TotalHome, United Consumers ClubNATIONWIDE Nationwide United States of America
DirectBuy, UCC TotalHome, United Consumers Club Direct Buy Scam Ripoff Saginaw Michigan Nationwide
*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: bull
*Consumer Comment: @Jessica - are you a Direct Buy Shill?
*Consumer Comment: Member for over 10 years.......
*Consumer Comment: So far, I've found DirectBuy to be a GREAT deal
*Consumer Comment: There's no pleasing some people
*Consumer Comment: Sounds like Direct Buy is padding responses on these boards
*Consumer Comment: Direct Buy is a good deal for the right person
*Consumer Suggestion: Ex employee
*Consumer Comment: It's just another business model- It's not evil
*Consumer Comment: UCC Infomercial
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I did MY Homework and I'm a satisfied Member- Did YOU?
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1. If you purchase $3500 worth of goods (current price of membership), in a year, you will have paid for your membership, and 2. Most people pay for their membership fee if they do nothing more than just buy carpeting.
NOT TRUE! I could have purchased $35,000, in a year and it would not have saved the cost of the membership fee. As for carpeting, I purchased mine elsewhere because I got a better price for the EXACT same brand and style offered by Direct Buy.
In response to those who say Direct Buy (aka UCC Total home) is well worth the membership, all I can say is, either those people have not done their homework, or they are affiliated with Direct Buy. Time after time, when comparing total costs, I have ALWAYS been able to find similar or better pricing elsewhere, shipped to my home in a few days, not to a warehouse in 6 weeks!
Some of the furniture seemed to have good pricing, but not close to what was promised. Since they couldn't estimate a freight charge, who knows what that could have amounted to? The biggest price savings I have found so far was an area rug that was 1% less with UCC than it would have been from RugsDirect.com. BUT, I would have to wait 6 weeks, drive to UCC warehouse during the work day, and pay a restocking fee if the item had to be returned certainly not worth the $20 savings! Again, this is with the BEST deal I found when, as the UCC people like to say, I compared apples to apples, brand to brand.
There is no plus side to a UCC membership, except for the franchise investors! Save your money, do your homework, and use your $3500 to buy from a reputable source, not from Direct Buy!
Nancy Saginaw, Michigan
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/12/2006 10:46 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/DirectBuy-UCC-TotalHome-United-Consumers-Club/nationwide/DirectBuy-UCC-TotalHome-United-Consumers-Club-Direct-Buy-Scam-Ripoff-Saginaw-Michigan-Na-175914. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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