- Report: #1026722
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Complaint Review: Michigan Indoor Technologies
Michigan Indoor Technologies691 N. Squirrel Road Auburn Hills, Michigan United States of America
Michigan Indoor Technologies M.I.T. Sneaky, liars, rip off to "employees" and unsuspecting customers Auburn Hills, Michigan
*Consumer Comment: Good customer service
*UPDATE Employee: I AM AN EMPLOYEE!!
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: MIT
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First, the "employees" aren't actual employees. You are considered an independent contractor. You have to sit through 5 hours a day (sometimes longer) worth of training for 3 days. Did I mention you do NOT get paid for this training whatsoever.
Your first weekend is spent trying to sell a "vacuum cleaner", an air purifier and a furnace filter to your family and friends. They require you to do 10 practice appointments (on your family and friends) before you are even given any appointments that are set up with the surveyors and appointment setters.
During the training you are told there is no cold calling, no selling, just promoting the product and showing people how it works. That is a complete and total lie. They reel you in by saying you will get $3100 a month if you do 64 appointments. Your first 10 appointments which the "company" considers practice don't count as the 64 appointments. The office appointments hardly ever hold up or pan out.
The surveyors are required to call people through a computer program (which I'm sure the company bought) that has everyone in a certain cities name, phone number and complete address. They tell the potential "customers" that they are a market research company doing research about allergies and stuff in the area. At the end they ask for the name of a pet or a favorite restaurant so they can enter their name in a drawing for a daily prize.
Little do they tell the "customer" that the drawing is a scam to get into their house and sell them these products. The appointment setters are the ones who set the appointments and in order to get the "prize" you have to allow someone from the company to come out and show you a product that they "sponsor". Michigan Indoor Technologies does NOT sponsor these products. They SELL these products. On the phone they tell the homeowners that they aren't trying to sell it which is a big fat lie and that they don't even show them the price, which is an even bigger lie. They are told that we are only bringing out a small purifier but that is another big fat lie. They are bringing a purifier which isn't that small AND a "vacuum" which they refer to as the commercial. Homeowners are also told it would only take about 45 minutes to show them these products but, that is also a lie. The sales reps are REQUIRED to do a minimum presentation of 1 hour and 30 minutes or they get into trouble.
Now let's talk about the price for the homeowners. This particular branch of the filtropur company charges 1799.00 for the "vacuum" and 1799.00 for the air sanitizer. The furnace filter is 169.00. Plus tax on everything. The crazy thing is... this company only pays $300 per unit!!!! They trick homeowners into thinking that this is a great deal and all this other crap but it really isn't.
Do the machines work well? Yes, they do. But they con people into falsely getting involved by lying their way into peoples homes.
What you choose to do with your money is your option, but be very wary because they WILL try to force you into buying once the sales rep gets the office manager on the phone.
If you do not sell anything you are just wasting your time, money, and gas. Not to mention a lot of the home owners get MAD that they aren't fully aware of what someone is coming over for.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/10/2013 10:02 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Michigan-Indoor-Technologies/Auburn-Hills-Michigan-48326/Michigan-Indoor-Technologies-MIT-Sneaky-liars-rip-off-to-employees-and-unsuspecting-1026722. 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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