cindy

United States

#21 Jan 3, 2009
no they dont pay like they are supposed to and they say their giving you the hyla after so many sales and then when you no longer work there they charge you for it. it is a good machine but not worth the hassle.
Just the facts

Paragould, AR

#22 Jan 3, 2009
Hey yall wrote:
<quoted text>
How much do you want for it? I guess i will throw my two cents in as well. I used to work for the company, and it is a great machine. No doubt at all, but is very overpriced! The company doesn't want to pay you either. Sure didn't pay 625 a week like promised.
I'm asking 800.00 for it , that includes the shampooer, Yes they are overpriced , anything that is sold by a sales person comming to your door is over priced . We paid 1700.00 for ours but it does a really good job.
Guest

Paragould, AR

#23 Jan 4, 2009
The air cleaner works, less dust in your house if you run it like it says.
kristi

United States

#24 Jan 4, 2009
Just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm asking 800.00 for it , that includes the shampooer, Yes they are overpriced , anything that is sold by a sales person comming to your door is over priced . We paid 1700.00 for ours but it does a really good job.
y are u wanting to seel it if it is so good
GUEST

Paragould, AR

#25 Jan 4, 2009
mez wrote:
"guest" the only thing that really bothers me about Hyla is how in a round about way ...they are selling a descent product....just way overpriced....alot of hype salesmanship directed mostly at the lady of the house. 400% mark up...come on thats more than jewelry and furniture...but what is your health and your family health worth to you...they might say? just a lil fear ploy salesmanship thrown at ya. for less than what you paid for your hyla. your heating and cooling professional can give you much better results. and when they are done its a part of your heating,cooling system. out of site. but it wont vacuum your floor..hyla is getting rich off of innocent people .
This kind of changes the subject but you mentioned the mark up on jewelry and furniture being so high. I don't know about jewelry but furniture has a very low mark up. Shipping of a $300 dollar item is usually between 15-20%. That makes the cost to the store go up to about $345. The mark up is usually about 40% to allow for some haggling with the customer. That makes the tag price at $483. They might mark it at 489.99. If you paid the full price...which I bet you wouldn't...the store only makes $144.99 on the item. Then they have to pay their salesmen's salaries and commission, the water and light bill, the rent or payment on the building, the delivery guys, advertising and also donate stuff to any charity that comes calling. That is the reason that your average family furniture store is closing down. You can go to Target and WalMart to buy at a lower price but that furniture is not the same quality PLUS you have to spend hours putting it together. The mark up is LOW!!!
guest

Paragould, AR

#26 Jan 4, 2009
if you go to the mall to that trading post they have oils that work in them 2 for 10 dollars you don't have to use their oils
geez

State University, AR

#27 Jan 4, 2009
Somebody got their panties in a wad. Take a pill.
GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>This kind of changes the subject but you mentioned the mark up on jewelry and furniture being so high. I don't know about jewelry but furniture has a very low mark up. Shipping of a $300 dollar item is usually between 15-20%. That makes the cost to the store go up to about $345. The mark up is usually about 40% to allow for some haggling with the customer. That makes the tag price at $483. They might mark it at 489.99. If you paid the full price...which I bet you wouldn't...the store only makes $144.99 on the item. Then they have to pay their salesmen's salaries and commission, the water and light bill, the rent or payment on the building, the delivery guys, advertising and also donate stuff to any charity that comes calling. That is the reason that your average family furniture store is closing down. You can go to Target and WalMart to buy at a lower price but that furniture is not the same quality PLUS you have to spend hours putting it together. The mark up is LOW!!!
Just the facts

Paragould, AR

#28 Jan 4, 2009
kristi wrote:
<quoted text>
y are u wanting to seel it if it is so good
It has to do with health, As much as I like my Hyla it isn't for the weak and elderly. Filling the tank ,emptying the tank moving the canister around isn't a chore for a healthy person but when you are sick it's a lot of work. It just wears me out. My husband shampoos the carpets . I bought a small Eureka to Vacuum with regularly , then my husband will get the Hyla out to really clean the floors. I like it on my tile floors , its great for getting around my kitchen cabinets too.
Matt

Fairmont, WV

#29 Jan 4, 2009
Ripoff Report Verified Safe
I was placed on a calling list through a referral from some friends of mine for a free in home demonstration of the Hyla NST system. I was suckered in through an emotional appeal to 'help' my friends by viewing the demonstration so they could possibly have their Hyla paid off. I was told I had also won a free vacation. I agreed and had the demonstration in my house on 5/17/2006.

At the time, I didn't realize the high pressure tactics used to coerce me into buying their $2200.00 vacuum. I also didn’t receive my vacation package which turned out not to be free at all. The vacation package was through a company in Orlando, Florida named Certs, Incorporated.

The device was first demonstrated as an air purifier when in reality it is an over priced water trap vacuum that can work as an air freshener; similar to a Rainbow. I was told the system would purify my air and remove allergens 0.3µm and smaller, better than a HEPA. I was so convinced about this product I even worked for their company for a few days. But after some research and the apparent staining of the foam diffuser on the exhaust of this rattletrap, I became aware the claims made of the Hyla were overstated, exaggerated or false. Water trap vacuums can only trap allergens 3µm and bigger and are inefficient too. A decimal point makes all the difference.

These vacuums also do not meet HEPA certification by any means. I contacted reputable specialists and manufactures such as Allercare, Nilfisk Advance, and the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic. They had nothing but admonition of water trap vacuums and them being marketed as an air purification system. They recommended against these devices especially for those who are sufferers of allergies and/or asthma because the machine can actually stir up more dust by re-emitting it as a fine mist.

During the demonstration, they used a fragrance that contains triethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, alcohol, and fragrance which is basically dilute antifreeze. I was also informed by these specialists that volatile chemicals are one of the worst things for an allergy or asthma patient. The financing was extremely dubious. I was told the interest was eaten by the financing company.

This turned out to be totally false and deceptive. The payment was $59.54 for 4 years. The financing agreement didnt contain a truth-in-lending statement. I had to get online to figure out the interest was around 9.6%. The financing was done through another dubious company, Castle Credit Corporation. I was allowed to return this machine at no cost to me, but I was treated coldly when I did. I terminated my independent dealer agreement with them. I even got an angry phone call from the salesman about it.

The sole purpose for this complaint is even though I got my money back, other people are being duped into buying a deceptively marketed product with a scandalous markup of my estimation in excess of 700%. My advice, be wary of Greeks bearing gifts and never purchase anything from a door to door salesman.

Matt
Bono, Arkansas
Ray

Dunn, NC

#30 Mar 15, 2009
Hey Mez,
You speak from a lack of knowledge. I'll bet that you have never seen a Hyla or Rainbow Demo. Dry filtered vac's clog up the filter, especially the hepa filters. Rainbow added a hepat filter to their machine about 9 years ago, which defeated the purpose of water filtration. Hyla is the only true water filtred machine on the market today. Not only does it clean the air, but will pull the embedded dirt from the carpet and uphostery. This will mean much cleaner air.
WHY NOT CALL YOUR NEAREST HYLA DISTRIBUTOR AND SEE THE DEMO, OR ARE YOU CLOSED MINED.
mez wrote:
Keep your regular vacuum cleaner. if you want true air filtration from mold,mildew,dust,dander,and a regulated humidity of your home look up on the net EZ BREATHE. CHEAPER MORE EFFICIENT AND WILL FILTER YOUR WHOLE HOUSE. not just a few square feet. there is no comparison. i've got one in my home. i'm not a salesman for this company, not even affiliated with EZ BREATHE. i have seen and used both and have seen what works and what hasnt. but if your into spending way to much money for a fancy vacuum cleaner hyla might be for you. i'm a construction worker. so "gotta know" don't do it, you'll wish you hadnt.
Annoying

United States

#31 Mar 15, 2009
I can't stand a pushy salesperson, and they DO NOT take NO for an answer. Who can afford that in these hard economcic times? I say back off when someone says no!
guest

United States

#32 Mar 15, 2009
i agree i had those annoying people call me at least 3 times a day.i finally told them i was broke and that was the magic words lol they stopped calling.
Huh

Gregory, AR

#33 Mar 16, 2009
guest wrote:
<quoted text> i got one as a free gift i didn,t buy anything but the worse part is getting the oils after i ran out ican,t find any unless i pay 30 dollers for a little bit and i am not shire i can get that now so i have a empty machine wonder if ther is anything else you can use in them
I use the oils that are at wal-mart, bt the candles. They work O.K.
GUEST

Paragould, AR

#34 Mar 16, 2009
sophee wrote:
I know one thing. those people who own that are liars. i had them do a demonstration in my home one time and they promised me a free gift if I did, but you know what since i didn't buy the product i didn't get the free gift. but as for the product it seems like it worked well.
Come to think of it...I had a demonstration a couple of years ago and I never got my free gift either....could be because when the salesman found out that he knew my son, he got scared and ran out so fast I couldn't quit laughing ! His supervisor came back and completed the demo...still no free gift !!
guest

Tyler, TX

#35 Mar 25, 2009
i have a hyla and was told i could use any kind of oil in it, WRONG. i ran out of what they gave me and used a oil for candles and it melted the canister and now they wont do anything about it. so much for the warranty on that and i think they are going out of business anyhow.
customer

United States

#36 Mar 25, 2009
it is ok it does work good
irked

Fayetteville, AR

#37 Apr 7, 2009
You cannot use cinnamon oil in the canister or it will burn the tank. Other essential oils should be ok. I love the product, but after working for Hyla for a few days, i realized their business practices are totally dishonest. They lie in their employment ads, promising weekly pay and benefits that don't materialize. They clean/repackage used demo models as new. For that much money you should get it brand spanking new in a sealed box! Overpriced, yes. They take huge advantage of their independent "dealers" who are sent out to do demos without any real experience. They ask you to profile customers and are racist/sexist in their profiling. They make you pose as student survey takers to trick people into entering a drawing, which is actually a way of creating a referral call list-- a way of skating around solicitation laws. I worked 8 12 hour days and walked away with $60 which I made on commission selling one unit to my mother. Boy did I get taken for a ride. I want to turn them in to the attorney general and bbb.
i have one

Gregory, AR

#38 Apr 7, 2009
I have had a Hyla for about 4 years and I have used cinnamon oil and have not had any problems.
guest

Denver, CO

#39 Apr 7, 2009
irked wrote:
You cannot use cinnamon oil in the canister or it will burn the tank. Other essential oils should be ok. I love the product, but after working for Hyla for a few days, i realized their business practices are totally dishonest. They lie in their employment ads, promising weekly pay and benefits that don't materialize. They clean/repackage used demo models as new. For that much money you should get it brand spanking new in a sealed box! Overpriced, yes. They take huge advantage of their independent "dealers" who are sent out to do demos without any real experience. They ask you to profile customers and are racist/sexist in their profiling. They make you pose as student survey takers to trick people into entering a drawing, which is actually a way of creating a referral call list-- a way of skating around solicitation laws. I worked 8 12 hour days and walked away with $60 which I made on commission selling one unit to my mother. Boy did I get taken for a ride. I want to turn them in to the attorney general and bbb.
yea that place is a joke.i tried it too i sold 2 and still havent seen my money.
guest

Alexander, AR

#40 Apr 7, 2009
guest wrote:
It was worth the money for me. Their is other stuff out their but they just wanted to know about the hyla so i gave my opinion to them sorry for getting u so worked up on this subject.
I think it may be a pretty good product, but stay away from the hard sell folks who come to your house. check the internet, and ebay for better prices, refurbished machines ..

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