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If you have been unable to obtain a satisfactory resolution, you may want to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, contact your local consumer affairs office or attorney general's office, or take legal action through your local courts.
If you're considering getting a membership in the UCC/Direct Buy membership buying club, you have plenty of reason to do some "due diligence" ... about $5,000 worth, that is, before popping for the membership fee.
DirectBuy was formerly known as UCC TotalHome and before that as United Consumers Club.
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- What Do You Really Get When You Join DirectBuy?: DirectBuy Kpix 20100524
- 100 People File Suit Against Indiana-Based DirectBuy: DirectBuy Wrtv 20100210
- DirectBuy of Savannah Closes Its Doors: DirectBuy Wsav 20100414
- DirectBuy -- Please Don't Send Our Email Addresses To Spammers!: http://iwillserve.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/directbuy-please-dont-send-our-email-addresses-to-spammers/ (SERVIAM blog, 11/28/2009)
- DirectBuy: Deal or No Deal: http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2009/the_price_cut_promise/main.html (CBC, 3/27/2009)
- Under Pressure? Head for the door: DirectBuy Metro News 20090326
- Lawsuit Claims Buying Club Took Kickbacks: DirectBuy Wcvb 20081126
- Lost in the Averages: DirectBuy: http://techskeptic.blogspot.com/2008/07/lost-in-averages-direct-buy.html?showComment=1217833200000 (Techskeptic's Data Daily, 7/15/2008)
- DirectBuy: Great Savings or a Bum Deal: DirectBuy Wcpo 20080527
- DirectBuy, enter with eyes WIDE open: DirectBuy Hartford Courant 20080511
- Direct Buy - Scam or Consumerism at its finest?: http://dawnarmstrong.blogspot.com/2008/09/direct-buy-scam-or-consumerism-at-its.html (Dawn's Scary Thoughts blog)
- Pissed Consumer: http://direct-buy.pissedconsumer.com
- DirectBuy saving customers money? : DirectBuy Khou 20080503
- Why You Should Avoid DirectBuy: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/700743/why_you_should_avoid_directbuy.html?cat=46 (4/9/2008)
- A puff piece on DirectBuy DirectBuy Florida Times Union 20080303
- Ohio DirectBuy franchisees reach agreement with Ohio Attorney General
- DirectBuy Acquired By Trivest Partners (PR Newswire, 12/13/2007)
- To DirectBuy or Not to DirectBuy: http://www.mrsmicah.com/2007/10/27/to-directbuy-or-not-to-directbuy/ (MrsMicah.com, 10/27/2007)
- $5,000 loss recovered after complaint to DA: DirectBuySanJoseMercuryNews20070712
- DirectBuy - Is it worth the price of admission http://www.ottawabusinessjournal.com/300464900926564.php (Ottawa Business Journal, 1/24/2007)
- DirectBuy - is it a Ticket to the House of Style or the Poorhouse?: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/82832/directbuy_is_it_a_ticket_to_the_house.html?cat=30 (11/12/2006)
- Beware DirectBuy (Brads Blog): http://www.bradsblog.net/beware-directbuy.htm
- Big Membership Fee Doesn't Always Mean Big Savings: DirectBuy Wcbs 20060516
- Buying Clubs: Can you really save money? : http://www.wkrc.com/heyhoward/story.aspx?content_id=EF1739B3-DA38-4513-8C5C-5C374CEBD286
- Buying Club Agrees to Refunds After Sales Pitch Complaints: DirectBuy Wcvb 20070516
- Complaints Board: http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=directbuy
- Consumers Clubs: Are They Worth the Price? : http://formeraboutguides.com/investingcanada/library/weekly/1999a/aa062399.htm
- Per this article, as of 1999, 16 of 100 outlets are company-owned, the remainder are franchise operations
- DirectBuy: Pay $5,000 To Save? : DirectBuy Consumerist 20070914
- DirectBuy: A Consumer Report: http://chriswondra.com/2007/03/19/direct-buy-a-consumer-report/
- Savings at DirectBuy can be costly: DirectBuy Azcentral 20070919
- Shopping Clubs Under Fire: http://formeraboutguides.com/investingcanada/library/weekly/1999b/aa110499.htm
- With DirectBuy , it will cost you a lot to save: DirectBuy ConsumerReportsBlog 20070913
- Getting Out of the Deal: http://formeraboutguides.com/investingcanada/library/weekly/2000b/aa122100a.htm
- Buyers Club Warnings: http://archivesearch.wtnh.com/news/ct/ct090497.html
- Consumer Club: Deal or Deception? : http://html.newsnet5.com/news/specialassignment/news-specialassignment-20000211-185155.html
- Being part of the UCC club can be costly: www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/services/ucc/index.html [Wayback archive]
- DirectBuy: One Man's Story: DirectBuy Ctv 20051122
- UCC Total Home open house "carefully scripted": www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/services/ucc/index2.html [Wayback archive]
- "Buy Direct. Save Big": http://wiltononline.com/wilton/articles/?id=3553&c=11
- DirectBuy expands into Sacramento: DirectBuy San Antonio Business Journal 20061215
- Dollars & Sense: DirectBuy confusion: DirectBuy Star Tribune 20050209
- It seemed like a good idea but it wasn't: DirectBuy Orlando Sentinel 20050615
- Dollars & Sense: If Direct Buy UCC tempts you, do your homework: Direct Buy Star Tribune 20040517
- Bargain club turns out to be anything but: DirectBuy Financial Post 20031206
- Plexus Outbursts: http://plex.us/outbursts/marx_motivation.html
- Backchannel Media: Discount Home Furnishings Club to Enter Utah: http://www.backchannelmedia.com/newsletter/story/4208053291/Discount_Home_Furnishings_Club.html
- Mafe Maria: Direct Buy Ultra Secret Society Of Direct Buy
- Martins Quest: http://martinsquest.com/personal/UCC_Totalhome_Directbuy.htm
- Gardenweb: DirectBuy Gardenweb Thread 20041011
- Ottawa DirectBuy Wins 2007 Consumers Choice Blinds And Shades Award
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