Tristar Vacuum Cleaner — Rip off / scam
Two salesman rudely ruined our 4th of July this year. Even though we didn't have plans, we were enjoying our holiday just relaxing at the house and watching movies. Well the two guys bombard us and give us a small bottle of Gain just to talk to us about environmental allergies or so they tell my husband. I was in the back room and my husband comes and gets me and tells me this guy just gave him a free bottle of Gain detergent just to talk to us about allergies, will only take 10 minutes. Welll... WHAT A LIE!!! They arrived at our home at approx 3:45 this afternoon and did not leave until well after 6:15pm.
Here is what occurred... One of the guys leave and says he has to go pick up his friend and will return in about 5 minutes. While, the other guy talks with us. Well here comes the other with a box in hand. And the next thing I know he pulls out a vacuum cleaner and goes about saying how nasty our home is. When he is finally done telling us we are killing ourselves living in filth, he says this vacuum sales for $2807.00 but he can let it go for $2468.00. I tell him no that is extremely TOO much for a vacuum cleaner. Then he says it will last over 30 years and that averages out at 0.04$ a day. Then he says I can give you an air purifier and the vacuum for $2200 even. I still say no... this guy won't take no for an answer. My husband is getting aggravated in the meantime. Then he asks to use our phone and goes out of the room and comes back and says he can let us have the demo vacuum and the air purifier for $1600.00 if we give him our old vacuum cleaner and write a testimonial letter. I say that is still too much money. I am not paying that for a vacuum cleaner. He says if we pay $8.86 down we can have monthly payments for $75/mth. Or he would be glad to hold a check on us for about two weeks. I again say NO and now my husband is getting short with him and trying to rush him up but wont budge. It takes him over 30 minutes to pack up the vacuum cleaner and before he goes out to wait by the road for his friend to come back (and he was only suppose to be gone 5 minutes, and this presentation lasts almost 3 hours!!!) he tells us he can give us two air purifiers. My hobbies and I both say NO... We can not pay that right now and probably never will for a vacuum cleaner. He then starts make noises in disgust about how "dirty" our house is. I was so relieved when he FINALLY left. DO NOT AFFLIATE YOURSELF WITH TRISTAR!!! SCAM