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Old 05-15-2007, 08:05 AM
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Talk to me about this. I hear tons of radio advertising and I'm curious...

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:48 AM
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Been there, done that.

They sell you a membership which supposed allows you to save tons of money on everything in the world. Unless you are after some high end kitchen cabinets along with other such things, it will probably prove to be a waste of time.

I bought a membership but canceled it after about a week. I could do just as well at other places where I could actually see what I was interested in purchasing as opposed to looking at it in a catalog.

Waste of time IMHO.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:53 PM
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Ay yuh, it's hi-end kitchen cabs, appliances, etc for the remodel. Any other input, anyone???

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CMP - 5/15/2007 1:53 PM

Ay yuh, it's hi-end kitchen cabs, appliances, etc for the remodel. Any other input, anyone???

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Qualify your question and you'll get better responses.

Cabinet savings were significant IF you were looking at a particular brand of cabinet. Appliance prices were no better than I could do any place else.

I joined this outfit when I purchased a new house my wife wanted to change cabinets and appliances in.

Ante up the membership fee and let me know how things work out for you. They don't just "offer" refunds.

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Sounds like a loser to me-thanks...

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No problem.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:41 AM
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I understand it's more like the AMWAY deal.

Don't be afraid to look at custom cabs. The price might not shock you. My last house was full custom but a simple design and they were less than the same style store bought.
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It is a buying club - they sock it to you on the membership fee, but then deliver prices on a lot of products at a very good discount. It makes sense if you are going to do a house or a major remodeling where you are are going to spend serious money. Their pricing on kitchen cabinets and vanities can not be beat. Electronics and counter tops are just so-so.
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I build spec homes in the mountains, and we have been memebrs for years. Makes sense in our line of work for some items.

Pain in the butt as I have to drive to Denver to pick stuff (toilets, tubs, towel racks, etc). Some items prices are great, others not so much. Just picked up about 3 tons of tile and put it down... my back hurts and my golf swing sucks!
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skibum - 5/17/2007 8:23 AM

I build spec homes in the mountains, and we have been memebrs for years. Makes sense in our line of work for some items.

Pain in the butt as I have to drive to Denver to pick stuff (toilets, tubs, towel racks, etc). Some items prices are great, others not so much. Just picked up about 3 tons of tile and put it down... my back hurts and my golf swing sucks!
I'd sue 'em!
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For what is worth, they are shipping my order of kitchen cabinets and vanities directly to the job site. May be somehting unique with that manufacturer, but it works for me.
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For what is worth, they are shipping my order of kitchen cabinets and vanities directly to the job site. May be somehting unique with that manufacturer, but it works for me.
Actually they do that on most of their items as they have little or no place to stock them for you to pick up.

I'm sure that outfit is capable of saving you money if you are a contractor or somone who continually buys and resells homes. It was pretty much a hard sell deal when we looked into it. They would let you look at their pricing, but you had to join on the first visit or you could never look at their pricing again. I was really surprised the wife wanted to go with it. Usually when somebody has to pressure you into believing their service is worthwhile, it isn't. That turned out to be the case for us.

Savings on electronics was nonexistent, period. Trust me, I checked. Same thing with appliances, at least the ones we looked at and eventually purchased elsewhere.

My advice to anyone considering hooking up with these guys, make them give you a written guarantee of getting your membership fee back if you don't buy anything within 15 days. They don't offer such a guarantee, but let's just say I persuaded them to refund my membership fee when I presented certain things to them they couldn't argue with.

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dont know much about all there stuff but if you buy plumbing fixtures from them be prepared to find you a good parts house
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All Moen valves and fixtures shipped direct from the factory. All Kohler stuff I pick up at a major plumbing house in Denver. No problem with missing parts yet...

Love the commercials - "we saved 60% off retail." Think you start dickering cabinets at 70% off...!
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:21 AM
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To those who have used the service, what's the membership fee? I have 2 flip projects ready to go so maybe it does make sense for me. Thanks...

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CMP - 5/18/2007 9:21 AM

To those who have used the service, what's the membership fee? I have 2 flip projects ready to go so maybe it does make sense for me. Thanks...

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The membership fee will probably vary from place to place, but it's not cheap.

I really can't remember how much, but it was well over $1,000 as I recall. I'm sure they will tell you up front on the phone without going through all the high pressure BS to get to that point in person.

You have to buy a heck of a lot of stuff just to break even on the membership fee. That was my biggest complaint along with the fact their prices on what I needed were just not that great, period.
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membership is about 4500
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skibum - 5/18/2007 10:11 PM

membership is about 4500
I don't remember exactly how much I paid, but it sure wasn't that much. I'm thinking it was more around $1,700 or something, but I'm sure the wife would remember if anybody really wants to know.

Unless the pricing differences for their products are drastically different there, I don't know how the heck anybody would ever come out on that deal.
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:58 AM
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Google "Direct Buy Scam" and you will see a lot of unhappy people.
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K5WAS - 5/19/2007 10:58 AM

Google "Direct Buy Scam" and you will see a lot of unhappy people.

Why would their competitors be unhappy?
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