Direct Buy: 5 Things Direct Buy Doesn't Tell You on Their Website
Direct Buy: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Pocketbook
Direct Buy has a fancy interactive website featuring a really upbeat lady. It is really hard not to like her or the information published there. However, there are some things that you really should know before you accept an invitation to attend one of their presentations.
Direct Buy: Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)
Direct Buy: Let's Get Down to the Nitty Gritty
The first thing that Direct Buy doesn't tell you on their website is the cost to become a member. You actually have to sit through the 90-minute sales presentation to find out what it is. The last time I checked, it was $4000 for the first year and then about $300 for every year after that. You'd think that most people would need that kind of information up front, wouldn't you?
The second thing Direct Buy doesn't tell you is how difficult it is to sift through thousands of pages of catalogs and brochures in order to find the item that you want to buy. Some customers give up after their first post-sales-presentation visit because of sheer frustration.
The third omission from DIrect Buy's online sales material is that even if you decide to place an order yourself through an online portal, you have to pay a mandatory 8% "order fee" on the total amount of your order. This is after they tell you that you will not have to pay a mark-up.
The fourth thing they don't tell you is that you must have your spouse with you or they will not let you in the door. They want both decision makers to be there for obvious reasons (if they can't convince you, they may be able to convince your better half who then convinces you instead).
The fifth thing they don't tell you is that once you hear the presentation, you have to buy the membership immediately. You cannot go home and think about it. And this is just one of the high-pressure sales tactics they have at their disposal. In fact, the only thing they don't do is wrestle you to the ground and steal your wallet.
So don't say I didn't tell you so.
Oh, I know there will be plenty of people who say this is a one-sided view of Direct Buy. That may be so. But these are the facts and facts do not lie. Happy shopping!
Direct Buy: 5 Reasons Not to Join Direct Buy
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It just makes sense that to get bigger discounts all you have to do is join a large group. Sam's Club, Costco, Bj's, etc have all flourished because of this concept. One company promises to have the biggest savings of all: Direct Buy.