Posted: 2009-10-24 by guest 10/21/2009 7pm
Sale slim Brent the owner
DirectBuy of Chicago
6325 n avondale
Brent Gilliland I was calling him Gilligan on my reply to other complaints about Directbuy. I found him on face book and I will share my photo with you. He is a rude and he thinks slick salesperson. However, he is not. No one from out "open house" joined. Well no one but the family he took 20 down from on a 390 down agreement with 104 a month for 36 mo with 17.75% interest. Had them sign and they are taken. As for the rest of the 9 couples we split after having him jump from table to table loosing each sales with his close talking smokers breath and short fat way about him. He had no trust from any of the guest and I can tell you my wife and I did not like him from the start. We came open minded with a ton of projects to do around our three homes. Two rentals in Glenview and our new home need furniture. But it is worth paying more on some items to not line the pocket of this Chicago Franshice Owner. He has small man issues. He starts out by saying welcome to the club. I am Brent the Owner of the club. The guy is odd. the concept is sound the practice is scammable and weak. He should be bought out and replaced. I have read many complaints on this site and this is only my first stop.
Please help yourself and save the time and pain of the lost day. We went at 7pm and I wished we would have stayed home or been in a fine furniture store getting what we wanted and spending the 6500 on items. That is a night of my life I will never get back and I am here to help you save you time. The 30 day free trail is bull. It is just a way to get you into the sales process.
I talked to one of the members outside in the beat up parking lot of this old dark building that night. She is "stuck" until they recoop the investment they made. Now wishing they had not. They have done many things and have yet to recoop the money in 2 years.
Check out this photo I found online of this fat short slimer of a salesman. I am in sales and marketing and he is the reason salesman have a bad rap. Poor and empty will be his life treating people like this. I would not be surprised if he was on his 3rd or 4th wife by now or all alone when he goes home.
If you did join and want out. File a Complaint with The Attorney General's office in your state. The AG keeps a log on complaints, and will begin an investigation if there are too many.
It all depends on what and how much you plan to purchase I believe. Hope this helps!
If on the other hand you are a fairly social and half way smart human being who can add 2+2, you can probably get just as good a deal on the types of stuff they advertise by shopping around and negotiating.
As a contractor at the time, their pitch was intriguing. The reality was that what they were offering was no better and mostly worse than the open market. The secrecy of pricing on items until you were almost locked into the deal was also very suspicious.
It may work for some but I wouldn't consider it the shopping utopia they claim.
Me and my sister had a 3pm appointment today Sunday December 19th. And were totally treated with disrespectful and demeanor behavior from a male receptionist who greeted us!
My sister had called and received a key with instructions to come down and try to win the $50k makeover. Your RSVP rep was very pleasant to her and after confirming with my sister yesterday, set her up to come in for the Sunday (today) appointment.
My sister is Miriam Rivera, and had a 3:00pm appointment with your Avondale, Chicago, IL location.
When we arrived, and were checking in, the very rude and smug receptionist asked my sister where was her son who was supposed to come with her. My sister explained that he had a last minute job to do and couldn't make it, so she asked me, her sister to come.
He said that it was fine, and she continued to check in. He said for us to take off our off our coats and sit down and someone would be with us.
We are sitting for less than a minute when the smug receptionist comes over and begins asking me what my name was and how it was spelled?? I tell him. He then asks if I was married, to which I said yes. He then looks at my sister in a odd way and in a very demeaning manner, advises her that we would have to reschedule since MY husband wasn't available...?? And that according to what it says on the card she received, I was supposed to bring my husband?? We both were confused by this because this was NTO my appointment, but MY SISTERS appointment and that MY HUSBAND had nothing to do with the fine print on HER card!??
We get up to leave because we are being rudely asked to reschedule and are ushered out the door just as quickly as we arrived.
My sister hands him back the card with the key, and the receptionist asks her if she would like to 'try the key anyway'. My sister declines and we leave utterly disappointed, in shock, and believe we were totally discriminated against!
How dare Direct Buy treat us as if we are inferiors!
I am posting negative reviews about Direct Buy anywhere and every where I see this company advertise on the web because that type of behavior shouldn't be tolerated by anyone, and the public, that buy into your scam, needs to know about how this company really operates!
We also 100% believe we were discriminated against, and will be seeking the advice of counsel, first thing Monday morning!