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DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS

Founded 1971 • With Angi since October 2006

3.0

(6) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

2090 W 98TH ST

Minneapolis, MN 55431

Description

DBA DDF, INC. U.C.C. TOTALHOME OF MINNEAPOLIS UNITED CONSUMERS CLUB ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS: 9528350790 & 952832101. ADDITIONAL ADDRESS: 8450 BROADWAY AVE MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410-6221 ...

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
1.0

01/30/2010


Jim H.

To sell this service they use a combination of many pyschology techniques that prey on minor flaws of the human mind that we all have. Google "Munger human misjudgement" a great quick read! I also read MANY online reviews. The themes are all the same - enormous fee to join, enormous promises by DirectBuy followed by enoromous disappointment. Hidden additional fees, inconvenience, poor service, higher prices, delayed deliveries, bad return policy. Once you join and pay there is less incentive for them to provide service, also if and when they go out of business will they refund your membership fee?

Description of Work
None I listened to the super arm twisting sales presentation and as fortunate enough to see that it is mostly a sham. I did not sign up. I understand the they have now raise the joining fee to $8,000! Run, don't walk, from this business model.

Category buying services

2.0

10/30/2008


KYRIN H.

The pressure to join at the info. session was too much, but we did because we had just bought our first home and we planned many purchases. We paid about $3,000. We have recouped the cost of our membership in four years, but not without a lot of trials and stress. I have never felt that we made a great choice. The up side is that we have saved considerable on high end upholstered furniture. The downside is that the initial sales tactics were misleading. The margins for discounts on appliances and many building materials were way too small. By the time we'd factor in shipping and fees, we were often able to find better deals on the open market--these were on tile, laminate flooring and appliances. The hidden fees, shipped and long turn around times were excruciating--usually about 10 weeks. They once took a payment from us and waited 30 days to place the order from the vendor. We had a major dispute over a baby furniture order which couldn't be filled by the vendor. I wasn't notified for 6 weeks, cancelled the order, or so I thought, bought the same item on sale locally. The items showed up when my son was three weeks old and they wouldn't refund me. I wound up breaking even by selling them on Craigslist; what a hassle!

Description of Work
Direct Buy is a buying agent that takes consumer orders for items at wholesale prices. I joined the group and have purchased furniture and tile from them on six occasions.

Category buying services

4.0

08/08/2008


Cynthia F.

OK. I'm not sure it was the best investment. It depends on how much I use the service. I have had second thoughts, but am planning significant remodeling over the next 10 years, so I'm cautiously optimistic.

Description of Work
Bought membership to be able to purchase other items at a lower price.

Category buying services

1.0

04/18/2008


Peter B.

From the get go it appears to be a bit of a scam. You are lulled into believing that you can purchase the exact same products that you can from most any manufacturer for far less money by belonging to the club. It is very difficult to believe and you are not allowed to test their claims by actually looking at their catalogs or even comparison shopping before joining. You either join then and there or you are asked to leave and not come back. I have read nothing but horror stories about them and I tend to believe that they are true. There are just to many of them. I would be very wary about their whole operation.

Description of Work
My wife and I went to the Direct Buy Informational Meeting to check out the program.

Category buying services

5.0

07/12/2007


John E.

Excellent. The staff was very helpful with all of their work.

Description of Work
Packaged cabinets that were of very high quality and they were installed on time. The price was much less than any competitor.

Category buying services

2.0

10/04/2006


KRISTA C.

I had a bad experience trying to schedule the delivery. They also gave me misinformation on whether or not they could install the washer & dryer (they said they could, but then they could not). The customer service was sub-par. I stated I would use them again, but only because the prices are so good and we paid a hefty fee to belong to the club.

Description of Work
They are a wholesale company where you buy name brand items directly from the manufacturer. We bought a Whirlpool washer/dryer and they were to deliver & install it.

Category buying services

    Buying Services
    Bonded
    Insured
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    General Information
    Free Estimates
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    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    No
    Payment Options
    Check, Visa, MasterCard
    Senior Discount
    N/A
    Warranties
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    Services Offered

    MEMBERS BUY FROM OVER 800 NAME BRAND MANUFACTURES & THEIR AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTORS AT COST.

    Services Not Offered

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS

    How is DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS overall rated?

    DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS is currently rated 3.1 overall out of 5.

    What payment options does DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS provide

    DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard

    Does DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS offer free estimates?

    No, DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS does not offer free project estimates.

    Does DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS offer a senior discount?

    No, DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS?

    No, DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS does not offer warranties.

    What services does DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS offer?

    DIRECTBUY OF MINNEAPOLIS offers the following services: MEMBERS BUY FROM OVER 800 NAME BRAND MANUFACTURES & THEIR AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTORS AT COST.