DirectBuy (DirectLie!) Springfield, MO / Scam Artists
I'm ashamed to say that I ever worked for this company.
They are a scam from the very first contact call they make to people... "claiming" that the person on the other end has been selected in a drawing as a "finalist" for a $50, 000 home makeover! There are potentially hundreds to even thousands of calls made each day, all being a "finalist"... and if you look closely at the stupid brochure they send you, you'll realize that your chances of winning ANYTHING good is like 1 out of every FEW MILLION people!!! Otherwise, you are stuck with the typical "19 piece diamond cutlery set", which is the cheapest knife set I've ever seen... AND the other prize you'll get every time is the 3 day, 2 night vacation certificate... which is nothing more than a scam for a time-share! BOGUS from the get-go!
Now even some of the sales rep's there said themselves that people aren't usually even drawn in the normal drawing, but rather the actual person gets picked in what is called the "last-chance drawing", which they have each time because no one gets picked in the original drawings, getting even more people to join during that period that "no one has won yet"
The main requirement on the phone is that you are married (they want BOTH people to come in TOGETHER!), and that you make 30k to 50k (preferably MORE than 50k, as the owner liked to say!). You can get by if you are single, but they then require you to already be planning on dropping at least 5k on building or renovating your home. And again, they have certain requirements for that as well.
Now, say you do get selected for us to send you out your information packet... you'll get a key inside of the package. It's the same key that comes from the BOXES of identical keys that we send out to everyone! There's so many keys, we even played bingo with the keys... until they didn't have enough money to buy more keys, and confiscated ours to send out to people.
NOW for the GOOD SCAM... once you come into the showroom, you are going to be sat down for a LONG 90 minute presentation, telling you how good they are and how they will save you so much money. It's all a lie. And what's WORSE, they will EXPECT you to make a decision THAT VISIT to become a member, for the measly price of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS... OR, if you decide you don't want to, they will talk bad about you behind your back (maybe even TO you), and then inform you that you can NEVER COME BACK ever again!!! To be honest, that is a GOOD THING if you never step foot back in that horrible scam of a place.
I'd say it would be good to contact the BBB about their scamming ways, but they claim themselves to be a "private club" which they can lay down any rules and act however they want and charge people whatever they want without getting into legal trouble... even though I've heard of legal matters coming up lately.
The point is... don't even BOTHER with this company. They are a flat-out scam of a business and only want FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS from you that day, or nothing at all!
P.S. They talk about the people who come into the store in a VERY horrible fashion. I've never heard people being debased and talked about like they are just a wallet or pocketbook with hands and feet. They don't care about those people, nor the money they "claim" to save them. They just want to make a buck... or 5, 000 of them to be exact!!!
STEER CLEAR OF DIRECTLIE!!!
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