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ORDERED TWO MIRRORS. THEY ARRIVED IN TWO DAYS. ONE WAS GREAT. OTHER WAS IN MANY BROKEN PIECES. EASILY NOTIFIED AMAZON ONLINE. THEY HAD A REPLACEMENT MIRROR SHIPPED THAT DAY WHICH ARRIVED IN PERFECT CONDITION TWO DAYS LATER. EASY TO REPACKAGE THE BROKEN ITEM AND JUST HAND IT OFF TO UPS. ALTHOUGH IT WAS A DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE, IT WAS QUICKLY AND PROFESSIONALLY RECTIFIED AND ALL ENDED WELL WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. FIRST CLASS SERVICE.
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The basic idea of Direct Buy is Provider name locked. - you pay a membership fee, and you then are able to purchase a vast array of products at manufacturer's prices - i.e. with NO retail markup at all (warehouse clubs, in contrast, do have retail markup on the stuff they sell - their markup is just lower than regular retailers). When we joined (late 2011), we knew that because Direct Buy membership costs about $3K, it might take a while to get to the "break-even point." (the point when your savings from making purchases through them cancels out the paid cost of membership). But, because we were fixing up a new home, we were able to "break-even" pretty quickly, and have been doing nothing but saving since. So far we have bought through Direct Buy: a refrigerator, a clothes dryer, a washing machine, new carpet, a dresser, a bed, and silverware at manufacturer pricing. They also have relationships with other services/retailers around town that offer a discount on their services/products to DB members; we got a new HVAC system through Intelligent Design HVAC with a DB discount, and also bought tons of Provider name locked. -Provider name locked. paint with a discount.
As far as cost-effectiveness, Direct Buy was definitely a good decision for us, and would be a really good investment for anyone planning on doing any remodeling (new floors, cabinets, countertops,etc), refurnishing, redecorating, and/or getting new appliances/electronics.
I only have two "complaints" about Direct Buy. (1) They have limited weekend hours (no Sunday at all), which makes it difficult for those with regular work obligations to get down to the showroom. It would be so nice if they were open all day on Sat and Sun - we have so many projects to do there, but cannot go during the week, and Sat is not great either, unfortunately. (2) The website is a little slow and many products aren't online (showroom only). Because we have a hard time getting down to the showroom, we would love to see the website expanded and sped up (it has improved quite a bit lately though).- Christine L.