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anlabystreet
27-05-2006, 22:56
i'm sick of them putting that catalogue through my door...then coming back for it and cos i dont answer the door and pretend not to be in(cos i have just seen them coming up the drive) they leave another note saying they are coming back the next night..not much point cos the catalogues gone straight in the bin with the rest of the junk...i once bought this whistking key ring off em...if i lost my keys all i had to do was whistle and it would whistle back..well that was the theory..it never whistled backwhen i whistled ...but that night when i went to bed it never stopped whistling downstairs like a f***ing budgerigar...then we had these fridge rollers of them for 12 quid...move your fridge with ease it said on the pack..well apart from breaking my back lifting the fridge on them one didnt move and it toppled the fridge over..frightened our cat to death it did..we didnt see it after that for three days!! :confused:

Old_Bloke
27-05-2006, 23:28
I fell out with my Betterware person cos he didn't like me putting his catalogues in the bin. I pointed out that I didn't force him to put junk through my door - it was his choice. I didn't get any more. Kinda missed laughing at the crap on offer.

pinklady
27-05-2006, 23:37
I had a whistling key ring off em too, total waste of time, it went off with the sound of usic, the TV, and the kids playing, when i did loose my keys, i spent a good few hours walking round the house.. looking like a total loony whistling my head off ... with no luck, ended up getting the spare keys out!
dont they come to collect their books at the most inappropriate times too? :suspect: Im sure they wait at the bottom of my drive, waiting for the bathroom lights to go on, give me 5 mins till my rear connects to the bath water ... then ring the bell:rant:
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burny
27-05-2006, 23:39
i'm sick of them putting that catalogue through my door...then coming back for it and cos i dont answer the door and pretend not to be in(cos i have just seen them coming up the drive) they leave another note saying they are coming back the next night..not much point cos the catalogues gone straight in the bin with the rest of the junk...i once bought this whistking key ring off em...if i lost my keys all i had to do was whistle and it would whistle back..well that was the theory..it never whistled backwhen i whistled ...but that night when i went to bed it never stopped whistling downstairs like a f***ing budgerigar...then we had these fridge rollers of them for 12 quid...move your fridge with ease it said on the pack..well apart from breaking my back lifting the fridge on them one didnt move and it toppled the fridge over..frightened our cat to death it did..we didnt see it after that for three days!! :confused:

ROTFLMAO!

This made me laugh out loud !

I can picture your poor cat now.

jen13kd
27-05-2006, 23:47
i've never bought from betterware, but i believe the tupperware tubs etc to be quite good, but as for the whistling keyring, i'd have demanded my money back.

hagardriley
28-05-2006, 00:09
i've never bought from betterware, but i believe the tupperware tubs etc to be quite good, but as for the whistling keyring, i'd have demanded my money back.


They would have probably told you to go and whistle for it. :bigsmile: :wink:

Zebra
28-05-2006, 04:46
I used to work for them, eons ago, their knives were good IMO but working for them was pants.
The outlay for the catalogues was pretty steep, which would be why someone got cross about them going in the bin.
An unrewarding job in many ways I found.
We had 4 of those keyrings, not from Betterware though, 2 for house keys, two for car keys and they drove us INSANE :rant:, I think one ended up on the motorway being launched from the car window, one got thrown into the back garden around 11pm one night, I gave one to my godson and the last one got stood on. Would rather look for my keys than have one of those things again.

kwtcl1
28-05-2006, 06:44
hey i used to do betterware an i can hone
stly say alot of there stuff is **** an a complete waste of oney kleeneze is the best or better still support ya local market

Susie
28-05-2006, 07:48
my mum used to take out the catalogues, it was bloody ridiculous, she didnt get paid much for it and the woman who used to bring all the stuff was a nasty piece of work, she would count the catalogues every week and if there were any missing my mum had to pay about 1.50 per catalogue, she did this for a few years the mad woman, I have to agree the stuff they sell is total junk, they used to have make up but had to stop selling it because most people who bought it had bad reactions to it

Cyclone
28-05-2006, 10:24
The people who so dislike it, why not try a little bit of politeness and ask the person to stop leaving the catalogue, instead of being an arse, binning it and then not having the courage to answer the door?

Angel05
28-05-2006, 13:49
I once filled out an order form for a couple of lunch boxes... the person came to collect the catalogue & order only never to be seen again... :suspect:

With the unwanted catalogue's that get posted through the door i just leave it outside for them to pick up...

anlabystreet
28-05-2006, 17:12
The people who so dislike it, why not try a little bit of politeness and ask the person to stop leaving the catalogue, instead of being an arse, binning it and then not having the courage to answer the door? well i dont actually ask them to leave their rubbish through my door do i??once you leave the footpath and step onto my drive thats my area...i'm very territorial, i pay the mortgage and full council tax and i dont want anybody coming on here trying to sell me stuff...if i want to buy something i go to the shops for it...and iv'e lost count of the times i just got in the shower and somebody knocks on the door...either that or its the phone...i go downstairs dripping wet to answer the phone and some arse as you put it on the other end of the phone wants to know if i want double glazing or whether i watched bbc1 or itv last sunday....so...i dont actually feel polite...and...while i am moaning i'd like to say that when i told this girl to stop delivering free newspapers to my door with news inside thats a week old she told me if i didnt want them then i had to apply to her head office...yes. thats right ..i have to apply to have junk not delivered:rant:

jen13kd
28-05-2006, 19:27
bloody cr*ap that is - I'd collect it all up then send it back to then with the rest of your rubbish (old tea bags etc) hahahaha

pk014b7161
28-05-2006, 22:56
i dont know about betterware, but if these people who keep putting menu,s
through the letter box put free samples through we,d be 20 stone,they follow one another around i think there,s going to be a turf war

spartacus
29-05-2006, 22:11
C'mon folks, let's be a little charitable here.

My local 'Betterware' agent is a polite, friendly, twenty-something guy who is trying to better himself by using this style of franchise-work to supplement his income. Better this than robbing my house or car.

I've seen this guy and his girlfriend lugging bags of 'Betterware' stuff around the estate at ludicrous hours in ******* rain - they ain't got no car. This young couple obviously ain't afraid of work.

Ok, so they don't have my permission to post the catalogue through my door. But, c'mon people, it doesn't take much effort to simply leave the catalogue out for collection on the requested day, now does it?

pattricia
29-05-2006, 22:18
Actually years ago,their stuff used to be quite good,especially their sweeping brushes,but The 1 shops have done their business a lot of harm.

pedro1
30-05-2006, 06:34
A mate of mine used to work for betterware many years ago and part of his "patch" was the flower estate. He`d take loads of orders in the day from housewives but when he came back with the products at night nine times out of ten the husband answered the door who knew nothing about the order. He was given a lot of verbal and sent packing. He was then stuck with the stuff as he`s had to pay for it out of his own pocket.

Strix
31-05-2006, 01:58
My purple electrostatic dusters are great, but the last Betterware catalogue that made it through my door was back outside in half an hour. It spent over 2 weeks on my doorstep without being collected, so went in the bin :mad:

Don_Kiddick
31-05-2006, 07:45
C'mon folks, let's be a little charitable here.

My local 'Betterware' agent is a polite, friendly, twenty-something guy who is trying to better himself by using this style of franchise-work to supplement his income. Better this than robbing my house or car.

I've seen this guy and his girlfriend lugging bags of 'Betterware' stuff around the estate at ludicrous hours in ******* rain - they ain't got no car. This young couple obviously ain't afraid of work.
Ok, so they don't have my permission to post the catalogue through my door. But, c'mon people, it doesn't take much effort to simply leave the catalogue out for collection on the requested day, now does it?
That was me exactly 15 yrs ago :thumbsup: