Kirby Vacuum Scam sales tactics
Kirby Vacuum cleaner salespeople are deceitful and misleading. While I was at my mothers home a woman knocked on the door. She explained that she and her associates were canvasing the neighborhood signing up residents for the opportunity to win a $4,000.00 grocery giveaway.
She futher explained that the giveaway is being sponsored by the Kirby vacuum cleaner company and if we would allow her associate to clean a couple spots out of the carpet for us that thay would gain "points" making them eligible for a trip to St. Petersburg, Florida.
She made it sound as though he would be be in and out quickly. I take responsibility for not kicking him out once I saw him setting up his props for his demo. However after that the young man asked if he could use my mother's toilet, and then the telephone. We mistakenly assumed that he was making toll free calls back to St. Charles, Mo.
The young gentleman had been instructed by his boss to call him at various points during the sales pitch, no less than 4 times. We discovered on the 4th call that these calls were costing us! He took over 2 hours and then the sales pressure started.
We were made to feel bad because he had spent over 2 hours for nothing. Needless to say we did not buy a vacumm that day.