**Update:--water softner.....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by maplesky7, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    So I was just visited by a guy selling water softners and the drinking unit (hot/cold dispenser).


    Ever heard of it?

    He's selling this combination and labor and a 60 month supply of cleaning products of nature's soft (laundry soap, bar soap, window cleaner....any thing and everything for cleaning)....for $4000.

    I have a well, hard water, nitrates among other things....and lots of gunk per his test in my water....I have a boiler too, so all this gunk is in my pipes and we drink it and cook with it.

    My soft water softner is over 20 years old and not working properly.

    He would like to have an answer by midnight tonight for me to get this special...and he'd come and put it in tomorrow morning.

    What say you?

    ***Ok, so he was back a few moments ago. He said he would sell me a display model for $2000. I went ahead with it.

    Reason: Mine is broke. It will help us health wise and be easier on our pipes saving me monetarily in the long run.

    My brother in law paid about that for his system...

    I pray to God I have made the right decision. Lord be with me.

    Thank you all for your help.

    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    No idea, but on things that come with a "limited time offer" I would pass and do the research, even if it means giving up a bit more $$, for the knowledge I know what I am getting and minus the possible headache of a "impulse".

    Edit: The time limit reminds me of those "act now" to get a great rate on a time share that you "OWN!"...
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2008
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Never heard of the company but I say nay.

    You can probably do just as good for less from Home Depot, Lowes. Menards, or whatever is near you.

    A water softener will not take care of all the problems you might have with your water, like nitrates. Check with your local health department also.
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I would call BBB before doing anything, and for me it sounds like a big scam,how he will gurantee, that his company will even stay in business for another month in this economy???

  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I am very wary of anyone employing a hard sell...

    Tell him to take a hike and then compare your options on your own time...
  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds expensive. We replaced our house size water softener for ~$700 (from Lowes), it was a pretty easy DIY project. We use potassium chips, not sodium.
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I agree with the others on the post....you can find some cheaper at Menards and Lowes or Home improvement for a whole lot less for the same stuff.

    Nitrates in water.....no matter how hard they think their products will work, its very expensive and almost impossible to get rid of it. Trace of it would not hurt livestock.
  10. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    how anyone can expect you to make a decision that soon on a $4,000 purchase is a SCAM...

    it has to be... think.. that is a lot of money to a lot of people.. to pressure someone to buy is wrong.. if the product was that good

    #1 you would have heard about it already..

    #2 there wouldnt be pressure to buy it..

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