Sunday, July 12, 2009

DirectBuy

I’ve been seeing those annoying commercials for DirectBuy on TV for a while now, knowing deep down inside that it was a big, fat fucking sham. I happened to have my laptop on my…um…lap…tonight while watching TV, so I did some Googling.

Turns out your membership fees to join this "elite" club is in the neighborhood of $4,900.00! No shit.

Here’s the story at the Consumer Reports web site:

The Bottom Line
The lack of price transparency makes it hard to evaluate whether you’ll save by joining DirectBuy. But even if you were to save 25 percent on purchases after joining, you’d need to spend more than $20,000 just to recoup your membership fee. DirectBuy might save you money if you’re furnishing a house from scratch or doing a major renovation. But since you can’t shop around beforehand, you’ll be joining blind. – Chris Fichera

Big surprise, eh?

3 comments:

Flyinfox_SATX said...

On the plus side...The first couple on the commercial? The chic's name is Kari Gulatta? She is H.O.T. Hot!

Carlos said...

Yeah...she's pretty fabulous.

TC said...

$4900?!?! Who has that just sitting around to join a "buying" program? Good grief.