My husband filled out some contest at Home Depot and apparently that's how RainSoft got our name.
I didn't want to do the demo, but hubby said it was for a $250 Home Depot gift card, so I agreed against my better judgment.
My husband also said he had been told it would be a short demo. Yeah, right!
This obnoxious, know-it-all attitude guy Wayne Shapiro (he had business cards and we took 2), was our host for the 3 hour, 7 attempted close event.
He took us on the journey so many of you have previously shared. Our water is hard (which I knew), how much we could save a month ($106), which is really not that much savings, and the water tests with yellow drops that who knows how that may have been rigged. He also did an Ivory soap bubble softness and smell test. I was not "amazed". I asked him what the price was several times. He kept stating, "That's coming up." Then he would ramble on more about benefits and savings. Finally, after 2 and a half hours and me asking, yet again what the price was, he told us $7200! Over $130/mo. But we had to sign up right then.
So I said there is no way we could make a decision so big in such a short time and without examining our finances and the product info. He said he had some friends and family plan, and we'd get all those stupid cleaning products and free legal services and on and on.
He asked us to fill out that form regarding our thoughts and the very generic costs he had previously estimated.
My husband told him I had not eaten dinner because this demo was supposed to be short, yet Wayne ignored that and STILL he tried to sell us!
Finally I had had enough. It was almost 10 pm, and he said he was not through yet. But I was. I told him simply, "We are not buying anything today and if he doesn't stop, we will never even consider them in the future." I left the room and he packed up to leave. I made sure my husband got our gift card. Lo and behold, it was not $250....it was $20!
Let them try and call us back. After reading all the comments here of similar experiences and people losing time that we will NEVER GET BACK, I assure you, they will not like what I will tell them.
$20 for 3 hours of lost time...I told my husband next time he will stand there alone. No more of this type of thing for me.
I don't eat dinner until after 10 pm!
I'm glad we didn't get the 'buy the floor model' diatribe. I am betting because by that time he knew he couldn't fool us into thinking he could actually contact his boss. It was that late.
I advise people...LOOK before you agree to anything like this.
Personally, you can add a Culligan water filter to the shower, buy water bottles for home drinking, add a little Lemi Shine to the dish washer, and some washing soda to the washing cycle. It's much cheaper and it cuts a lot of the chlorine and minerals that Wayne stated were the BIG PROBLEM. Be that as it may, don't subject yourself to this torture unless you really like wasting time and money.
Here is Wayne's info for anyone who may have him as a "visitor":
1394 NE 48th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Office: 954-333-3336 ext.203
(How much do you think they pay people to write good ones?? Hmmm...)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL