Lie to get in your home!

by Susan
(Edmonton)

Today a man (Shane? Shawn?) approached me while I was in the middle of cleaning my garage (I was obviously in the middle of a huge job and all my garage contents were on my lawn) and asked if they could demonstrate a new carpet shampoo process in one room, that it would be quick, and if I liked it would I tell my friends.


I honestly thought they were a carpet cleaning service and said 'sure'. He NEVER SAID IT WAS A VACUUM CLEANER.

OOPS I did not know they were selling a product until the next people arrived with Kirby boxes in tow. I thought I would still watch their demo. I should have seen warning lights when the very first thing they showed me was the page showing that the salesperson could go to Las Vegas if she showed enough demos.

I felt bad for the new girl (Jessica) they had showed me the demo as she could not even assemble things and had obviously had no training at all - I was her first home so I was very kind and patient. After 2 hours of her vacuuming one 9' x10' bedroom the hard-nosed other sales person arrived, presumably to shampoo, and now the pressure started.

After I explained that I had just bought a furnace and AC and air cleaner last week and although I was interested in the product, I would need to wait to purchase anything else, the hard tactics began. I was now a 'bad parent' for abusing my children for letting them live and sleep (gasp) in mite faeces.

I was not a smart person, and he could tell by my body language (cause he had taken psychology) that I was behaving this way because I was embarrassed about the dirt in my home. (News flash, I am well educated and I think I know what is normal in the way of dirt in my home).

I told them this meeting was over. They told me I had invited them in and now I could not insist they leave (Huh???) and my kids were now hiding in a closet in the next bedroom.

Never did get that room shampoo done but it was worth it to get them out! The experienced salesperson told the new girl to leave the home and wait in the van and while he packed up the stuff, he:
- told me if I touched the equipment he would sue me,
- told me that now the new girl would not get paid today,
- told me he had made $36,000 last month,
- and started loudly dropping F- bombs. All the while accusing me of stupid stuff all within hearing of my kids!!!

When they drove away, he rolled down his window and yelled 'have a nice day' - really childish I would say.

Kirby should be ashamed of the way they act in peoples' homes! If the product is good, let it sell itself rather than using strong-arm threatening methods.

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Mar 03, 2017
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by: Anonymous

I blame the boss, (who ever that is,) that has seminars presenting the sale deal as one thing then dropping off these young men at different neighborhoods to do a presentation that is told to be one hour and turns out to be 4 hours.

These young men are mislead and so is the potential clients.

Mar 03, 2017
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by: Anonymous

Lady interrups my spouse and I working our garden and speaks so fast and got us to let her in. I thought she was promoting some fresh food company. Once in my home two guys rush in with large boxes, one guy was training.

Long story short, the lady took off and the two young guys demonstrate the Kirby vacuumed system. Four hours worth, $2500.00 price, no transportation so we let them stay waiting to be picked up.

I had to feed them and gave them water and allowed them to use our bathroom. After four hours their ride came. They claim normally they wait outside for hours to be picked up. What kind of company does this to their employees and to their customers?

I saw the same vac online for $1300.00. What a scam. I did not buy it, was not in the market for a vacuum.

Dec 05, 2016
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by: Anonymous

@Egwintocha - You "condoned" that type of behavior? Umm, I think you need to look up the definition of the word "condone".

Nov 14, 2016
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by: Egwintocha

I'm a KIRBY salesmen and I condoned that kind of pitch sale and attitude. Kirby company has nothing to do with the way the dealers or salesmen act. We buy the kirby and then we sell them forward.

Please don't acuse the company. They're still business owners like me thay we say are true of our intentions. Thanks

Aug 08, 2016
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by: Terri

Susan, I sympathize with you! I grabbed my bible, started chanting the Lord's prayer, opened the door and started yelling "Get behind thee satan"! They were pale, as they left.

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