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I love my wife, but...
« on: August 06, 2007, 02:35:49 PM »

So my lovely bride tells me last week that her friend's sister is starting out selling some sort of vacuum/air purifier dealie (Hyla, I think?) and needs people to help practice her sales pitch, and is coming to our house today. Now I've heard this from her before and every time she's agreed to this the "practice" becomes a hard sell. I tell her, "we have a brand new Dyson vacuum and I'm not convinced air purifiers are actually effective at anything other than making your wallet lighter. DO NOT agree to buy anything..." [At this point, I'm sure you see where this is going.]

She calls me about an hour ago:
Her: "I saw the air purifier demo today."
Me: And...?
Her: "I bought it."
Me: [Rolls eyes] "Why?"
Her: "It was really impressive"
Me: "Oh yeah? What does it do?"
Her: "Well, it purifies the air, and it, um, is a wet/dry vac, and... oh! it makes the house smell good..."
Me: [Eyes still rolling] "How much?"
Her: "$2000"
Me: [Almost falls out of chair] "Two thousand *goshdarn* dollars? It better do a hell of a lot more than mimic a small appliance we already own, and make the air smell good for $2000!"
Her: "Well, I have a 3 day return window, but I thought you might just want to see it first..."
Me: "Can they be back to pick it up before I get home from work?"
Her: "You don't even want to see it?"
Me: "Absolutely, positively not. Unless, of course, you want me to run over to Best Buy after work and buy $2000 worth of HD Home Theater equipment. Then maybe we can talk."
Her: "I'll call her right now..."

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Re: I love my wife, but...
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 02:39:07 PM »

see, you should have just gone to the store and bought an HDTV and HD-DVD player.  Devil
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 02:41:02 PM »

Why is it this sort of story is never about a stripper pole installed in the master bedroom?
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 02:42:18 PM »

Why is it this sort of story is never about a stripper pole installed in the master bedroom?

friends sister + bedroom + stripper pole...

i'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 02:42:36 PM »

see, you should have just gone to the store and bought an HDTV and HD-DVD player.  Devil
It's not yet entirely out of the question.  Devil
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 02:43:20 PM »

Why is it this sort of story is never about a stripper pole installed in the master bedroom?

friends sister + bedroom + stripper pole...

i'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Oddly enough, friend's sister is a former stripper.  Holy Sheep
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 02:44:23 PM »

Why is it this sort of story is never about a stripper pole installed in the master bedroom?

friends sister + bedroom + stripper pole...

i'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Oddly enough, friend's sister is a former stripper.  Holy Sheep

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 02:47:11 PM »

A stripper who can suck bad smells out of your house...

And spacey says no.  Anonymous
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 02:48:23 PM »

see, you should have just gone to the store and bought an HDTV and HD-DVD player.  Devil
It's not yet entirely out of the question.  Devil

Devil price match, price match...
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 02:49:28 PM »

A stripper who can suck bad smells out of your house...

And spacey says no.  Anonymous

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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 02:52:24 PM »

A stripper who can suck bad smells out of your house...

And spacey says no.  Anonymous

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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 03:00:52 PM »

[heh, this thread had taken an odd turn while I was trying to come up with a reply]


$2,000!  Shocked

I've never heard of Hyla before, but a quick search turned up this thread, which has some interesting comments from owners as well as a sales rep.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/...ouse/msg051813026798.html
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An amazing 50%+ who get HYLA home demo's buy these incredible machines.
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Everything I was told about the effectiveness of this product during my in home demonstration was overstated, misstated or exaggerated. (In my opinion). Their sales tactics contain a lot of loaded questions (like the yes question method) and high pressure sales tactics. Also, their financing is somewhat dubious as the contract I had signed didn't list the terms or the interest rate, but only the payment and principle.


And here's a funny meta-scam where you can spend $12.50 to download an eBook to avoid getting ripped off buying door-to-door vacuum cleaners. Grin

eBook 2004 Hyla Vacuum Cleaner -- What Vacuum Salesmen Don't want you to know!
http://music.lulu.com/content/79577
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“How much is too Much”? This information is GUARANTEED to save you hundreds and in some cases up to $1000.00 on “Specific New Vacuum” purchases! Find out about the methods Distributors and Dealers use to make a profit, rip-offs with trade-in vacuum values, the scam called demonstration, manufacturer and dealer cost, as well as brokerage fees and what “they” do with your trade-in vacuum. Learn techniques for negotiating, how to save money, and advice on buying ANY NEW VACUUM. You can trust my advice because I’ve worked in the vacuum industry for more than a decade. Did you know you can cancel your contract? Learn what the bottom selling price is of most brands of vacuums sold door-to-door. It will be hard to believe how much mark up there is per vacuum verses the actual cost. You can finally enjoy your vacuum-buying experience, and make a deal at the same time. Learn the secrets in What Vacuum Salesmen Don't Want You to Know and happy vacuum buying!

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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 03:09:45 PM »



And here's a funny meta-scam where you can spend $12.50 to download an eBook to avoid getting ripped off buying door-to-door vacuum cleaners. Grin


ROFL. I'd send the link to her, but she'd end up buying it.
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And here's a funny meta-scam where you can spend $12.50 to download an eBook to avoid getting ripped off buying door-to-door vacuum cleaners. Grin


ROFL. I'd send the link to her, but she'd end up buying it.

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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 03:12:51 PM »

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Did you know you can cancel your contract?

What on earth?  Who has to sign a contract when they buy a vacuum? 
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