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Give Uniway a Chance!

I have been a member of Uniway for 6 years now and in the beginning I was a little confused at their process. I actually did my research and found that you can save money. Like they say in the beginning you will not save on everything. So I researched and learned what to use their service for and what not to. Their furniture is a Great Savings!! There mattresses is a Great Savings!! We got a mattress set (starts with Tempur) and saved $3,426.07 on it alone. I am not sure how much it is now but it was worth the $1,999.00 my wife and I spent. Their store lets us buy nicer items we though we couldn't afford but actually can. You will not save on everything (No Matter what is said) but if you research and then purchase it is very rewarding.I had to write something on here because they are not the Scam that some of these people say.Just do your research on Sears or any Company and you will always find someone is not happy with them. Welcome to life folks... can't please everyone all the time.
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#382993 Review #382993 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Macon, Georgia
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RIP OFF AND SCAM ARTISTS!!!

CUSTOMERS BEWARE!! THIS PLACE IS A SCAM!!! I received a mailing saying I could win a free car or a free vacation/jewelry as a consolation prize. I was looking to buy a car at the time and decided to try my luck. Their mailing did not mention anything about what they did or the sales pitch that I'll get when I go there. I thought I would go there, try my key to see if I won, and be out of there in a few minutes. I was totally wrong!! I arrived a few minutes before my appointment and was told to wait in their waiting room until my appointment time. I thought OK, I guess I'll do that. While I was waiting, there was a brochure laying on the table and I starting reading it. That's when I found out what they did. I immediately wanted to get up and walk out, but I really needed a car so I decided to tough it out. The salesman came in and started to give his sales pitch. I noticed his face was stone cold and emotionless. He was cold, manipulative, and he was out to get my money. In order to be a member, they required that you give them almost $2000 up front. That was a lot of money, so I asked if I could think about it for a few days before deciding. He rudely said NO. Sooo, he wanted me to give $2000 to a company that I knew nothing about.....right that instant?!? Bulls***!! After hearing that, I knew I wasn't going to be a member. I probably should've walked out, but I decided to play around with him a little bit. While he was giving the tour, I would ask all kinds of dumb and insinuating questions about the products they had and about their scamming company. One of the questions I asked was whether there was anything wrong with the products that he said were high quality and brand new. He didn't like that too much and didn't answer it. A family was with me during the tour and I wanted to make sure they didn't get scammed. The tour took almost 2 hours and I was lead into a "holding" room. The salesman walked in and he went off on me. He was a lot older than me, so he was talking down to me thinking he was superior. Great way to treat your potential customer! The whole time I smiled and quietly let him vent. After he was done, I went off on him saying this company was a joke and a scam and he was no different than a greedy used car salesman. I told him to *** off and I walked out and drove away. I didn't even try to win the car or get the consolation prizes. DON'T FALL FOR THEIR MARKETING TRICKS!! If you receive a mailing from them, throw it away. Google "uniway rip off" and you'll find tons of complaints from people who have been scammed and ripped off. Their website even looks fishy and made up. If you have been ripped off, complain as much as possible. Hopefully it would shut them down and stop them from scamming more people. UNIWAY.... GO *** OFF!!!!!
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#340107

Awesome review! I received a mailing from them years ago and was smart enough not to fall for their tricks.

I threw it away.

They called me several times afterwards inviting me to visit their facility and I kept telling them No. Obviously, they can't take No for an answer.

#340106

Awesome review! I received a mailing from them years ago and was smart enough not to fall for their tricks.

I threw it away.

They called me several times afterwards inviting me to visit their facility and I kept telling them No. Obviously, they can't take No for an answer.

#340105

Awesome review! I received a mailing from them years ago and was smart enough not to fall for their tricks.

I threw it away.

They called me several times afterwards inviting me to visit their facility and kept telling them No. Obviously, they can't take No for an answer.

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#259978 Review #259978 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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UNIWAY OF MACON SCAM

It all started when I got a call, telling me I had been selected to win something, I don't remember entering my mind thought, but I bit anyways. So the lady explains she will be sending me a key, the she has a few "survey" question, some of which asked about my household income, 1st RED FLAG!! Next, they want my husbands' info and they will not allow us to visit without one another, 2nd RED FLAG!!! So once we got there, as soon as the guy walk in to greet us, I knew I should have stayed home. He was far worse than a car salesman (pushy, arrogant, egotictical, and dymatic), or any salesman for that matter. Mind you, I was told that they just wanted mt to come in and try my key, and I would receive a contalation prize just for visiting. SO they guy talks, and talks, and talks without allowing us to get a word in edge wise, I promise he talked they entire time (2hours). At the end wanted my hour and a half back. I am a certified CPA; however I did not outright disclose this information. Once the guy started into his hyper driver sales rant, he was shocked how I kept correcting his miscalculated metrics (RED FLAG). He went on and on for about 2 hours, but never wanted to disclose a price (RED FLAG), instead we were walked around a showroom and hand feed a bunch of chicken **** and told it was caviar. In fact, the rules such has what THEY consider gift and not gift and how you can not come with anyone, are all rediulous. If I spend my money how and you deligate what I do with my purchase? THAT'S CHICKEN ****. Also we were told that in was an invatation only process, they because they have deveolped a process of promissing you something to gain your interest and lying to you through the entire process! THE bastards!! I really feel sorry for all the people they sucker!! Toward the end he told us it would be around $3000(OMG) for our membership, and he would give us time to think. As soon as he closed the door, without saying a word myself and my husband signed that we were not interested, as we were told we could not think about it and must make a decision today (RED FLAG). Once the pushy little *** returned, he had the nerve to try and become overly arrogant about our decision to decline, but still running his mouth a mile a minute, but not really saying anything. At this point my frustration level was through the roof, as I felt as if he was trying to be demeaning. If you are *** enough to give these crooks your money you absolutely deserve what you get! You would have to spend at least $5000 on top of your original $3000 to see the benefit of your investment, and let's be honest, even their prices will rise in these harsh economical times. Anytime someone wants you to agree to pay that amount of money, but doesn't want you to have time to think about it, RUN FAST!!!!! He was offended when I told him I was not going to finance a measly $3000, and I actually had to go into prayer to refrain from cursing him out. Once he handed my husband the "Austrian tennis braclet", that I was promises, which really means fake, I gave it directly back to him as it would not even be suitable for my dog! We were the last people to leave the building, and all the other employees had gone home (it was around 9 when we left), and the only other car in the parking lot was a rusted out beat up van, but he told his he had top of the line cars through Uniway (yeah right!). If this was his idea of top of the line, I am confident in my decision. Don't be scammed! Your saving will never ever exceed you spending with this company!! I want to shout it from the rooftop!! This was the worse experience ever, and I am so pissed I could hardly think straight. "ƒ
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#585786

Been a uniway customer since 2004. I originally enrolled in Savannah, Georgia but recently moved my membership to Macon, Georgia.

I recently built my dream home. With the assistance of Uniway staff along with my contractor, I saved over $47,500!!!! The items I saved on we're hardwood floors, granite, lighting, windows, all furniture, and appliances. I would not utilize uniway if looking for item here and there such as a watch or tv.

Anyone thinking this is a scam may have not thought the purchase out. Much like a condo purchase, it's not for everyone

#334023

To South Georgia member....it probably cost you significantly less to get started, and it is for some people...but if you're not going to be spending a ***-ton of money in the next couple of years, it's sooo not worth it!

#333799

My wife and i stupidly became members in 2007 in greenville sc. Should have known better.

Went to price an item last month for the first time in a while to find the place shut down later to find the owner of this one as well as the store in Auguta GA went bankrupt. Now if we were to buy an item we would have to drive at least 2 hours to pick it up. WTF. now what.

Im out my membership fee and 5 years of yearly dues.

This place is BS. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM.

#331664

We bought in 10 years ago at a much lower than $3000 price and have saved it plus much more. Only problem is we have to drive to Macon now to pick up items.

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#255968 Review #255968 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Macon, Georgia
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Stay AWAY from Uniway of Macon

We were invited to Uniway to try our key to win a grand prize and were guaranteed two prizes (We won a cheap tennis bracelet in a shiny box and a "free" trip for two that we have to pay money before we even see the voucher). We were told it would take 30 min to an hour for the tour, and it lasted 2 hours. The salesman, John, was good at his job, but he was the epitome of a sleazy salesman. He talked us into it and before we knew it, we were $2600 in the hole for a membership fee and nothing to show for it. If you're thinking of buying into this and have cash and are building/furnishing an entire home, by all means it is for you. If not, hit the sales and don't listen to the garbage coming out of their mouths. We cancelled within 3 days (per our contract) and received 2 calls from the owner and our salesman trying to save the sale. If you buy into it and don't want it, you will be talked down to and disrespected. Sorry I didn't want to blow $2600 on junk. Please head my warning and stay away unless as I stated you are a contractor or building/furnishing a home.
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#334024

Update: We had three days to cancel and within ten days they would issue a credit to our credit card. After acting like a total ***hole, the owner finally credited it...on the TENTH day.

Please take your money elsewhere and just negotiate with salesmen for the things you purchase. Don't pay for this junk.

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#254107 Review #254107 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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Lied to get a large sum of money.

Uniway of Macon is a scam. They lied to us from the beginning to the end. We were told that we could pretty much get anything in the beginning. In the end, after attempting to purchase a television, a computer and other things, we were offered a rebuilt computer. The television that we wanted, they could not get it for us. Someone PLEASE find out what can be done to bring this company down and get people back their money that has been spent on nothing. In the end, we will also be paying out over $3000 on financing. This is wrong and unfair. We really and truly believe that if all the dissatisfied members of Uniway, all come together, something can be done to stop this fraud. What do you think?
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#571184

I was told that I had possibly a winning key which might bring me either a bundle of money or nice prizes. I thought the sales pitch would take 30 minutes. I was there for 2 hours and when I refuse to sign and join, it became personal with the salesmen saying over and over, "Well I guess I didn't do a good enough job." I wanted to say, "Stop harassing me."

#331361

If you don't live by the available balance left on your 12-20 credit cards then you could see the benefit of uniway. If you don't buy things on credit and pay the high interest rates and you actually do you homework on how much things cost, you would benefit from uniway.

If you have made all your big purchases in your life and will never need anything, say like new tires or new mattress---then yeah you would NOT benefit from uniway. We paid the IN full membership 3 years ago and bought most of our christmas gifts over the years...however, we just made our first big purchase...Pulaski Brookefield Collection bedroom set...google it...full retail is over $9000 for what we got...we paid $3000 (before taxes)...can I get a what? I just saved $6000 on something that I wanted...

I could have bought 2 of you a membership with my savings... Uniway is not a scam..you just have to work at it to save and not believe the retail shops!

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@PissedConsumer331361

My husband and I are also uniway members and love it! You just buy directly from the manufacturer.

I dont understand what people thought they were going into. Do your research! We bought the better homes and garden bedroom set for $3,500 and it was going to cost us $7,000! As the commenter above stated, it isnt for everyone.

We are newly married and intend to buy more furniture from Uniway!

Going this year to buy our Broyhill couch for %50 off pretty much!

#329877

:( Myself and my husband went in for a visit today, and at the end o wanted my hour and a half back. I am a certified CPA; however I did not outright disclose this information.

Once the guy started into his hyper driver sales rant, he was shocked how I kept correcting his miscalculated metrics. He was on and on for about 2 hours, but never wanted to disclose a price, instead we were walked around a showroom and hand feed a bunch of chicken **** and told it was caviar. Told the end he told us it would be around $3000 for our membership, and he would give us time to think. As soon as he closed the door, without saying a word myself and my husband signed that we were not interested, as we were told we could not think about it and must make a decision today.

Once the pushy little *** returned, he had the nerve to try and become overly arrogant about our decision to decline, but still running his mouth a mile a minute, but not really saying anything. At this point my frustration level was through the roof, as I felt as if he was trying to be demeaning. If you are *** enough to give these crooks your money you absolutely deserve what you get! You would have to spend at least $5000 on top of your original $3000 to see the benefit of your investment, and let’s be honest, even their prices will rise in these harsh economical times.

Anytime someone wants you to agree to pay that amount of money, but doesn’t want you to have time to think about it, RUN FAST!!!!! He was offended when I told him I was not going to finance a measly $3000, and I actually had to go into prayer to refrain from cursing him out. We were the last people to leave the building, and all the other employees had gone home (it was around 9 when we left), and the only other car in the parking lot was a rusted out beat up van, but he told his he had top of the line cars through Uniway (yeah right!). If this was his idea of top of the line, I am confident in my decision.

Don’t be scammed!

Your saving will never ever exceed you spending with this company!! I want to shout it from the rooftop!!

#292859

I am a member. We paid our membership fee in full, because we certainly weren't going to pay finance charges- and the salesman encouraged us NOT to use the financing if we didn't need to.

What *** thinks you don't have to pay your monthy payment if you don't use the membership?!?!? Seriously. We made our first purchase today and we saved $1100. I know we saved that.

I know how much it cost at Ashley and I know that I saved 50%. One purchase and our membership is 1/3 paid for? Worth it. Our bedroom furniture is next and the savings on that will cover the remainder of our membership.

No, you won't make your savings back on electronics, but they told us that up front. And we're members at West Cola Uniway.

#284191

Same here...they tried to get us to join and I told my husband no because it's *** that if you dont join then and there that you can never join again. We are young but not ***.

Then the man tried to make us feel *** for not joining! I felt harrassed!

#266680

My husband and I joined Uniway in West Columbia, SC 18 years ago when the membership fee was $1999. I was told that I could cancel within 3 days, so within 3 days I took my letter of cancellation to the Uniway store.

The salesmen made out like I was missing out on the chance of a lifetime that would never come again. I was young and *** so I didn't give him the cancellation notice. PLEASE DON'T FALL FOR THIS SCAM! We had put this on our credit card and it took years to pay it off.

We tried once to find what we needed in the catalogs which were difficult to use. We never would have saved enough to offset such an expensive membership fee.

#256033

Uniway sucks do not do it. They just take your money and you will never get anything worth what you spent in a membership with the.

They also will try to put it on your credit it you do not pay for *** that you have. I tell everyone who will listen do not I respect invest your monies in this sorry excuse for a company. Big lots, Walmart, K-mart any other place then Uniway.

The people that works their are rejects and can't work in real retail stores. *** on you Uniway, I will speak bad on this company and hopefully it will spread like cancer because that is what you deserve.

#253160

I have been a member of uniway for over 10 years. In the beginning they give you the price and the option to pay cash for your membership.

Your must do your research on products to get the best price. We saved over $100,000.00 using uniway when we built our house. It took us a little longer waiting on things to come in but for the most part things came in when they said it would, we were behind on ordering on time to keep the building process going. But now we know, through trial and error.

If you buy products one at a time it may not seem like a good investment, but if you are building a house it is an excellent investment! 8)

#238910

I have tried, but know the chance of success alone is bad anyone willing to help or has resources respond to this. Forrest_c2003@***.com

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