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Kristy

Memphis, TN

#21 Apr 11, 2011
I have an interview today, can anyone tell me more about this 3,100 a month? What's the benefits like?
I need the cash to support my kids, but I don't want to be leaving my current job to go to something with bad reviews and possibly unstable.
Could anyone that works here tell me more about this job and what it consists of? Is there travel? If so where? Do they give you mileage pay? or gas pay?
Rich

Omaha, NE

#22 Apr 16, 2011
Vicky wrote:
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I received their "Play 3 Hands of Blackjack" card in today's paper in the Q.C. I supposedly have won $1,000. Nice if it were true! I'm not bothering to call about it because I don't want to buy an air purifier. I'm smart enough to know, my $1,000 winning would most likely be applied towards one of their products. What a scam.
First off, I have allergies like none other. I got the whole system that was needed not just 2. I listened to the rep that came to my house. I love the products! I can breath! second, how can say its a scam when you didnt call in? Who is a scam? Not this company. They are great there!!!
joe

United States

#23 Apr 28, 2011
HA! The same thing just happend to me as wellq1 I have to give out personal information in order to kno who you are..I don't thinks so! BIG time scan! The lady was verry rude on the phone and she hung up on me.and I live in illinois and I'm def not goin to drive to iowa for some SCAM!!!!
cherio

United States

#24 Apr 30, 2011
This business is a pyramid scam. Ur money is made by getting new recruits & whatever a new recruit sells u make money oFf their sells. If ur recruit recruits more people then u also make a percentage off of them, so if u work the business alone then all ur gonna make is $20 for demonstration & you may have to drive 75-100 miles for the appointment!!! Then they don't want to pay u for training that U HAVE 2 attend. The people that run the office r Very Rude & I personally did not like being called a liar. All I can say is this company has GALL cause they sure got some sorry folks representing them. Hope they don't plan on staying in business long. So if u want a good ream job this is the company that will give u good one so I highly recommend them
Langeneckert

De Witt, IA

#25 May 20, 2011
Got the BlackJack card a couple months ago in the QC Times, called and set up an appointment for them to come to my home and give a demo, they didn't show. I wanted my prize, so I called again. This time, someone came out. We ended up purchasing from Jess, who promised to return in a week to show us how much better our air quality would be after using the machines. She stated that it is a fact that individuals who have these machines in their homes are healthier, and have better lung capacity. She said the business has been around for 25 years, so we can be assured they are legit and have great customer service and support. We cut her them a check for $2500 that day. Once we got our machines, she never came back to re-test the air quality, wont return calls, and wont return texts. Got the quick sale and ran with it. Additionally, we contacted their Dubuque, IA office and told the person who answered what the deal was, and we just would like someone, anyone, from the company to come and re-test the air to show us if there were improvements. They said they would, and they lied. We're stuck with a $2500 loss for something we're not even sure works as promised, terrible customer service, and a dollar store mp3 player that doesn't work. Thanks so much, Jess, you rock!
rich

Crawfordsville, IN

#26 May 25, 2011
i called the number for blackjack and asked how i could pick up my prize. the lady started asking me personal questions that i would not answer.i told her that i thought the game was a scam and that to the attorny general about it. she immediately hung up .i did not call the ag but think he know.2695
amanda casey

Evanston, IL

#27 Sep 6, 2011
can sum 1 tell me what the winnin blackjack hand is i miht know sum1 who has it.
Langeneckert

De Witt, IA

#28 Sep 7, 2011
amanda casey wrote:
can sum 1 tell me what the winnin blackjack hand is i miht know sum1 who has it.
They are all "winners". If you didn't realize that, I strongly suggest NOT calling the number. You'd probably end up buying everything they have.
bill

Vine Grove, KY

#29 Sep 19, 2011
Thank for the comments,no one gets anything for free, common sense
janet marie

Amery, WI

#30 Sep 27, 2011
My dad who's 90 received a blackjack card and asked me to follow up for him. Christine still works there, and she's still rude...the card says to call and learn what prize you won.. she said no-one else was in the office, so she couldn't give me the info, after she asked my a ton of questions... some things never change.. I googled them after the call and found all this... definately WON'T be driving from Northern Wisconsin, to Dubuque, IA to see if dad won anything.
think

Omaha, NE

#31 Sep 27, 2011
i wonder if internet comments could be pursued as liable, if people would be so loose with their words and accountability of those statements?
Chassie

Louisville, KY

#32 Oct 3, 2011
I currently work for A1 Allergy Relief. It is a great opportunity and the products are simply amazing. I use them in my home and it has made a huge difference. We not only tell you Factual information but we also show you. Im sorry if any one has had any problems with us but all of our products come with some kind of warrenty and even if your warrenty has run out we have a life time service agreement so the only thing you would have to pay for is the parts. I mean honestly please tell me what other company will do that for you. And for those who think its a scam, its not. Please tell a scam that has been in bussiness for over 80 years and is backed by the FDA and is a class 11 medical device. Just ask the doctors at Harved Med School if you still think its a scam. I incourge our products, Thank YOU
Langeneckert

De Witt, IA

#33 Oct 4, 2011
Judging from the multiple mis-spellings on your post, you aren't very bright and haven't worked for the company very long. First of all, A-1 Allergy Relief has NOT been in business for "over 80 years" as you claim. It is based out of Ohio and has been in business roughly 20 years, hawking various "allergy relief" products, such as air purifiers. Notice "allergy relief" was carefully worded such as to not have any specific medical claim, as the FDA would have jumped down their throats and fined them tons of money. Also, you admit that your warranties are good as long as the customer keeps up with buying the parts. What he didn't mention is that those parts must be ordered each year, and are not cheap. I asked an employee of the company why they charge so much for these extra filters, and she replied that the money is the salespeople's residual income. And lastly, I'm sure "Haverd" University uses the air purifiers, but HARVARD certainly does not. In fact, I've read how these machines are hospital grade, but I called six different hospitals in the Iowa City and Quad Cities areas and not one hospital has even heard of these machines. I suggest doing some research before trying to sell your products on a website customers search to find the truth about a product.
Accross 31

Barberton, OH

#34 Oct 16, 2011
Pat wrote:
I have a job interview with these people Monday, Should I even bother, They say 20.00/hr for customer service
It is probably a bait and switch add. They want you for sales.
mischief9

Olney, IL

#36 Nov 19, 2011
..... i just got my blackjack card ..... after reading the comments ..... i tore it up
Former employee for a-1

Clarksville, TN

#37 Dec 4, 2011
the products are good products , overpriced? yes ... a bit of a pyramid marketing scheme ...yes... for anyone trying to get this job i would say turn the other way and run... while you still can. you get paid 10$ an appointment and $20 if you get 11 in a week ... now when your appointments are an hour to an hour and a half away that's just enough to cover your gas..not to mention when they don't have any appointments on the book ...then i guess your just screwed.or when you drive an hour away and the people say they canceled or just want the free gift and A1 wont give you credit for the appointment.. 11 appointments sounds easy. trust me.. its not. now if your some teenager with no real bills to pay and nothing to do THEN SURE it'd be great for ya. this is an If-come...NOT an INCOME..plus if you do dedicate yourself to this you'll be on the move for 12 hours a day and your paycheck still ends up looking a little better than McDonalds.While the fat cats on top sit back and smoke they're cigars in a Porsche that people like me or you bought them. although i have received a couple of 8-900$ checks A Couple. and more then a couple 100- 70$ checks.but that was over about 5 sales in a week .now factor in the gas, the wear and tear on your vehicle, food. you can get 500$ per sale only if it goes through a certain finance company and only if it goes for 2798< anything lower then that you get 100 dollars if your lucky...its not easy to sell a 3000 dollar vacuum cleaner especially when all your leads are off of a blackjack card(and there all winners) mp3 player(cheap digital camera) never seen a plasma or anything big. so alot of the people you go to are gonna be broke in the first place. they don't care about buying anything when they're originally calling for a free gift. now if your good with words( like me) you can sell them. you might feel a little shitty about yourself ( especially) if they have kids and they're already scrapping change for basic living ... but this is a dog eat dog business with they're one line description on BBB. you can pay for a membership with the BBB ...its bullshit. how can the price go from 1600 to 3497 and yes I've sold for both of those prices. its a great Vacuum! you will be basically a chess piece for the MAN. they sit in the office all day making bank off of everyone ..while your doing all the dirty work on your expense. DON'T BE A SUCKER. because that's the label on your forehead the minute you agree to work here.
jessica

Clarksville, TN

#38 Dec 4, 2011
Kristy wrote:
I have an interview today, can anyone tell me more about this 3,100 a month? What's the benefits like?
I need the cash to support my kids, but I don't want to be leaving my current job to go to something with bad reviews and possibly unstable.
Could anyone that works here tell me more about this job and what it consists of? Is there travel? If so where? Do they give you mileage pay? or gas pay?
it is very unstable
a random person

United States

#39 Dec 5, 2011
Y'all are just haters
Gullible_NOT

United States

#40 Jan 25, 2012
From Iowa, the company says they're opening up in Cedar Rapids, but won't give me a location. Interview was more of an informational meeting. Dude who gave interview did NOT have business card. Told us he's making money hand over fist, but saw he drove a 99 mazda 626 in not the best condition. People in line to sign up for this, but can't find any REAL info on the internet about the company. Goes by Aerotech, A1 Allergy Relief Center, and Filtropur.net . Look it up, people, no info on website about prices or products or business information. Please be smart and make the decision yourself!! Just sayin...
Langeneckert

De Witt, IA

#41 Jan 30, 2012
Former employee for a-1 wrote:
the products are good products , overpriced? yes ... a bit of a pyramid marketing scheme ...yes... for anyone trying to get this job i would say turn the other way and run... while you still can. you get paid 10$ an appointment and $20 if you get 11 in a week ... now when your appointments are an hour to an hour and a half away that's just enough to cover your gas..not to mention when they don't have any appointments on the book ...then i guess your just screwed.or when you drive an hour away and the people say they canceled or just want the free gift and A1 wont give you credit for the appointment.. 11 appointments sounds easy. trust me.. its not. now if your some teenager with no real bills to pay and nothing to do THEN SURE it'd be great for ya. this is an If-come...NOT an INCOME..plus if you do dedicate yourself to this you'll be on the move for 12 hours a day and your paycheck still ends up looking a little better than McDonalds.While the fat cats on top sit back and smoke they're cigars in a Porsche that people like me or you bought them. although i have received a couple of 8-900$ checks A Couple. and more then a couple 100- 70$ checks.but that was over about 5 sales in a week .now factor in the gas, the wear and tear on your vehicle, food. you can get 500$ per sale only if it goes through a certain finance company and only if it goes for 2798< anything lower then that you get 100 dollars if your lucky...its not easy to sell a 3000 dollar vacuum cleaner especially when all your leads are off of a blackjack card(and there all winners) mp3 player(cheap digital camera) never seen a plasma or anything big. so alot of the people you go to are gonna be broke in the first place. they don't care about buying anything when they're originally calling for a free gift. now if your good with words( like me) you can sell them. you might feel a little shitty about yourself ( especially) if they have kids and they're already scrapping change for basic living ... but this is a dog eat dog business with they're one line description on BBB. you can pay for a membership with the BBB ...its bullshit. how can the price go from 1600 to 3497 and yes I've sold for both of those prices. its a great Vacuum! you will be basically a chess piece for the MAN. they sit in the office all day making bank off of everyone ..while your doing all the dirty work on your expense. DON'T BE A SUCKER. because that's the label on your forehead the minute you agree to work here.
Um... "great with words"... rigggggggght.

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