I agree. What's was funny, the last time I did it the guy seemed upset I wasn't buying. He decided to bring in the closer(his boss) and she went into the spill again. I told her no as well an her reply was," you must not care about your kids." She said all other vacuums put alergens into the air. I said I actually do care about them which is why I'm not spending a couple if thousand on something that sucks dirt from the carpet. I said I fact we may go on vacation instead. She told me that was a typical spoiled answer. So i went ahead and showed her the door and as she was leaving I told her to try an avoid hitting my spoiled wife's new car with her mini van.
You know, it could very well be a great vacuum, but the sales tactics as explained above are what turn me off completely. Most products have ads and retail space, yet Rainbow decides to pay door-to-door salesmen $500 commission per vacuum, and they allow them to employ dishonest tactics to get through the door.
One tactic I've seen is a guy came to my door claiming to be conducting an air quality survey. He asked me 3 or 4 questions about my opinion on the air quality in my house and outdoors and said I would be entered to receive a free gas card. I get a call that evening that I "won." I just have to watch a rainbow vac demo.
Another one I've seen set up at various locations is an offer to enter a drawing for an air purifier (it's the one they peddle with the rainbow vac). They offer prizes if you give them a bunch of your friends/family members' names and phone numbers so they can do demos there. Crap like that immediately turns me off.
This post was edited on 2/9 at 4:10 pm