by Melanie Jean Mayfield
(Modesto, CA USA)
Dateline: Modesto, CA. Monday Aug 24, 2015
No scam here. They gave me a fine FREE demonstration, and it was a nice visit. First, a young lady came to the door around 4:30 or 5pm and offered a free demo with no obligation to buy. I told her I was NOT going to buy a vacuum, but, what's in it for her if I accept the cleaning?
She said she gets $25 per demo.
She's still in high school and she's saving up for a trip to Europe. KooL. I'll bite. So, she called the demo-tech and I invited her in and kranked up some KRAFTWERK tunes and we chatted while she helped me move some furniture out of the way. I was caught off-guard and the place was pretty messy, so I was embarrassed but grateful for the cleaning.
Within 5 minutes, a van showed up with 3 other guys. One of 'em stayed and did the demo while the others left. Perhaps they were doing other demonstrations nearby in the meantime.
It took the technician about 1 and 1/2 hours to clean my small living room. 11'x11'
I hope he gets paid well for doing the demo.
It was 96F today, and he really worked hard sucking up all the cat hair. The carpet looks great! In fact, I asked him if he wanted to take a few before and after pictures to show off to his boss and other potential customers and he cheerfully obliged. That was fun! I hope he can put the photos to good use. I heartily give my permission for Kirby to use these images for advertising. My 2 cats
and I would be proud to be in future ads.
Sure, the technician gave me a sales pitch, as expected, but he wasn't pushy about it. He simply pointed out how he could give me low easy payments, senior/disability discount, etc, and we talked about the technology of the machine. It was quite interesting. When the others came back to pick him up, the supervisor followed up with a very brief "are you sure?", but, again, they were all very nice about it. Even if *I* can't buy a vacuum I forget the name of the particular model
, I'll be glad to spread the word and let others know how well it cleaned my ratty old carpet.
It's a good vacuum, and it really does sound like a good deal. I didn't feel "pressured" at all. It was a blessing to have my carpet vacuumed so well! So, if you're offered a demo and you have time to kill, go for it. Be encouraged to ask questions and be informed.
Note: The girl did say the technician would be in and out of here in 20 minutes. I told her the carpet hadn't been cleaned since I moved in here on Nov 1, 2011. That's over 3-1/2 years worth of accumulated cat hair from 4 cats at first, and then 2 passed away last year
, plus normal dirt and dust pile-up, so I knew it would take a lot longer- and it did. Just consider how dirty your carpet is and be aware that they will take the time to do a very thorough job, and you'll have a nice clean carpet!
aka: Melanie Jean Mayfield