DirectBuy Compliment - DirectBuy is well worth the fees
I am a member of DirectBuy and have been for a year and half. I have seen so many complaints on this site but very few compliments and for the life of me I can't figure out why?!
First off yes there is a fee to buy a membership and then annual dues after that. But I am a member for life and I can even pass this down a generation. As a member I am now able to buy just about everything I need for my home at cost. So cabinets I would have paid $50k for at Home Depot I got for $28k and actually improved the quality. I saved my membership in one purchase.
I also bought 2 recliners for my in-laws as gifts from a well known company..rhymes with pane. For $350..My mother went to a store that sold it to check it out and it was priced at $699 for one..I got 2 for half that.
Then all my hardwood floors, tile and carpet I purchased for my house was all at cost and I matched quote with Home Depot again and I saved another $7k.
Ok so I may the lucky one because I was building a house. But if you own a home and need to fix it up (which you will sooner or later) why wouldn't want to save all that mark up and buy it at cost. Even will the handling (which is to cover credit card fees imposed by credit card companies and the stores do not gain on this..I asked) and freight charges (again that is part of the cost retail too, you just don't see it broke down like this) you come out ahead.