UPDATE: I eventually spoke to someone at Direct Buy and politely but firmly demanded to be removed from their list. I have not been. That, along with the many negative comments on this page, reveal them to be an unprofessional, unscrupulous organization with a nasty reputation as scammers. My advice is to avoid Direct Buy Vancouver at all costs.
UPDATE#2: Here’s an interesting suggestion from a frustrated reader: “call the direct buy # in the phone book(604-251-5822) and punch in any 3 digit # EXT…..speak to a person to be removed from the list- call the same person back every day for a week- and hopefully they will figure it out and delete your number…. i used ext #251 and got a real person!!”
Over a period of at least three months, we’ve regularly received a dinner time call from ‘Direct Buy Vancouver’ at 604-215-4582. I’ve always assumed they were telemarketing something, and have never, ever answered the phone. They never leave a message, which confirms my suspicions.
And yet, they keep calling. I’m sure this is just some automated system which cycles our number until we tell them to bugger off. It’s become something of a joke–to see how long they keep calling.
DirectBuy is not cheap to join, but for those planning some big expenditure like major renovations or building a home, it could save you money. But as one man found out, in his case, the promises just didn’t match the reality.
“We were going to save somewhere in the neighbourhood of $12,000 we thought. So $12,000 dollars for a $4300 investment seemed reasonable,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Paul Lepage.
Judging from these threads on Discover Vancouver’s discussion forum, they sound like a pretty dodgy operation. Are any other locals getting calls from them? Is anybody a member? I’m just curious–I have no interest in joining any club that wants my membership that much.