free carpet cleaning scam?

free carpet cleaning scam?

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beast

United States

#1 Jan 24, 2013
Saw on wsaz 11pm news where people were going door to door in ravenswood offering free carpet cleaning. Some 40 year old lady showed up at our house yesterday offering us carpet cleaning for free & left a paper. Is this anything related? Or did anyone else get the same thing?
do tell

Jackson, OH

#2 Jan 25, 2013
the one in west va didnt even show up with a carpet cleaner. I would call the sheriffs dept.
Birdy

United States

#3 Jan 25, 2013
Those people trying to sell Kirby vacuums... That's their line to get in the door
Kosal Da

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jan 25, 2013
Hmm, I'm pretty sure I don't want a carpet cleaning scam for free. But do you know of any good house cleaning services in Kansas City Kansas?

http://www.aboveandbeyonddeepcleaning.com
no

United States

#5 Jan 26, 2013
No they came claiming to clean carpets and it was free!!! " to gain business "
weezer

Point Pleasant, WV

#6 Jan 26, 2013
We had a Kirby lady come to our door a month ago. Guys were in the truck. She said she would come back but never did. Are they not real Kirby salespeople??
Birdy

Chesapeake, OH

#7 Jan 27, 2013
weezer wrote:
We had a Kirby lady come to our door a month ago. Guys were in the truck. She said she would come back but never did. Are they not real Kirby salespeople??
Here is the deal......Kirby rep comes in and cleans a piece of carpet for you.... Then the guys on the truck knock on the door towards the end of the presentation. They claim to be the "manager" abc try their best to close the deal. They try every tactic in the book to high pressure you to take possession of the cleaner and charge you a crazy amount of money. You have to almost get in their face for them to leave. Won't take no for an answer.
Death trap

Dublin, OH

#8 Jan 27, 2013
Don't most of you hillbillies still have dirt floors?
he haw

Canal Winchester, OH

#9 Jan 27, 2013
No but they sex up family members.
Honestly

Gallipolis, OH

#10 Jan 29, 2013
They cleaned our whole living and bedroom when they did ours. The amount of crap coming out of the carpet when we just cleaned that day made me sick.
Pricey? Yes. But you get what you pay for.
I like how I can paint my house and clear out shower drain plugs with it if needed. Not to mention shampoo carpets and use it is a pump to drain out a flooded floor if any pipes spring a bad leak.
midnight bandit

United States

#11 Jan 29, 2013
Willing to carpet i must know where all the valuables are in the crib first u know just in my cleaner goes ape sheet an sucks .them up an throws them in my pocket. Haha jk jk seriously though i must know where the diamonds an stash cash is. Hhhaaaaa
chris

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 18, 2013
I work for Kirby going door to door is the only way we show our products you can go buy one in The store but it will not come with a lifetime warranty we offer free cleanings to advertise our product. Have you EVER seen a TV commercial for Kirby no cause we can't show everything the Kirby has to offer in 30 that's why the cleanings are free to clear up and scam you may think it is this is 100% legit we get permits from the city to legally sell Kirby's if you have any questions please let me know
GrumpiGramp

Hilo, HI

#16 Sep 2, 2017
Birdy wrote:
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Here is the deal......Kirby rep comes in and cleans a piece of carpet for you.... Then the guys on the truck knock on the door towards the end of the presentation. They claim to be the "manager" abc try their best to close the deal. They try every tactic in the book to high pressure you to take possession of the cleaner and charge you a crazy amount of money. You have to almost get in their face for them to leave. Won't take no for an answer.
Rainbow Vacuum does the same thing..
believer

Gallipolis, OH

#18 Sep 2, 2017
Several years ago, maybe 20, my wife and I were paid a salescall by 2 Kirby salesmen. I was skeptical, maybe because of the door to door thing, but I let them give us their presentation.
I had purchased an Oreck vacuum only the previous month, so I was not especially interested in another vacuum. But, I let them clean the house anyway, including the bed mattresses. In a particular test, we ground table salt into the carpet with our feet, then vacuumed with the Oreck until it looked clean. Then we vacuumed again with the Kirby and were amazed at the salt that had been left in the carpet. I was sold. But since we had made only 1 payment on the Oreck, I could not buy the Kirby. Salesman offered to take it on trade and pay it off. Done deal. Now yes the Kirby cost me around $1100 at the time, but I justified the price in my mind because I had also recently purchased a new riding lawn mower for $1100 and I hate cutting grass, so I figured in the grand scheme of things it would be worth it to keep the carpets clean.
I still have and use the same Kirby now for 20 years plus, and I have only replaced the belt a few times and the roller brush one time. Today the Kirby continues to perform as well as the day that I purchased it.
Rita Buck

Middleport, OH

#19 Sep 3, 2017
$1,100 for a sweeper?? Shit. I paid like 40 at wmart and it works very well.
Door to door sweeper sales is outdated. No cummy in my house.
believer

Gallipolis, OH

#20 Sep 3, 2017
Rita Buck wrote:
$1,100 for a sweeper?? Shit. I paid like 40 at wmart and it works very well.
Door to door sweeper sales is outdated. No cummy in my house.
Just saying, yes I paid a lot for the Kirby, but I have used it for 20 plus years. That's about $50 a year. I hope that the $40 vacuum from Wal mart works well for you.
I didn't have much luck with those Dirt Devils, Bissells, etc.

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