I’m buying a house through Devine and the sales guy has told me that if I can provide a name of a person who has bought through devine as having referred me I get a free dishwasher and the referrer gets $1,000.
So, who here has bought through Devine and wants $1,000?
If this is the case then I’d need a name to give to the Devine salesman. I think that’s all I need actually, just a name.
I guess I have to say that so far my experience with Devine has been positive. The fellow I’m dealing with has a couple investment properties, he is nice to talk to and has all the answers to the questions I ask (backed up by paperwork).
My view point is that it doesn’t matter what builder you go with as they will all screw, cheat, lie, steal or otherwise mislead you as much as humanly possible. Every one of my friends and relatives who have had anything built has found builders to be, at best, trying to screw you for hours of labour while they muck things up and at worst just this side of criminal.
One friend had a builder install an electronic roller door he expressly said he didn’t want and then the builder tried to charge him to have it removed! That was only one small detail of that experience. Another friend was having his bathroom renovated and not only did it take over a month to install a toilet, but when they did they installed the wrong one, then again wanted to charge for their mistake.
So the way I see it I am expecting a shoddy job at best and it looks like Devine will at least see that I get that [biggrin]
Now this post is at 200+ views and still no name to add as a referer. I’m quite surprised. No one know a friend of a friend or anything?
Hi again surrey,
Don’t they have some “letters from previous customers” on show in the display homes, or in their advertising brochures?
If all you need is a name, use one of theirs! You could say they inspired you to buy a Devine home. They are supposed to be previous customers after all.
“Be careful not to step on the flowers when you’re reaching for the stars”
Yeah I though of that[biggrin]
I checked their testimonials and such, but they only use their first names.
Anyway, I’ve got a name now. I cross posted to the Australian Hayabusa Club forum (the motorcycle club I belong to) and one my biker brothers came to the rescue. He bought one about 4 years ago, made a stack of CG during the boom and sold it nearly 2 years ago.
So thanks for those who contacted me and thanks for putting up with me bumping my message, but as a wise man once said: “deals are made, not found”[buz2] and I’ve made a deal worth $1,190 (new dishwasher) for zero outlay.
PS: if anyone else is buying a Devine home just ask and I’ll refer you. At this stage I don’t know if they are any good so I wont actively tell you they are.
It’s a fairly standard referral system. That is if I go out and, having bought through Devine, evangelise about the wonders and such which leads to more customers for Devine they pay me for the effort and the reason I’d feel rather inclined to refer and overlook minor stuff ups is that I know the person I refer on will get a dishwasher.
Now, I’m assuming they get the dishwasher at some remarkable discount direct from the factory or such so it is cheaper than other forms of advertising.
Considering I’m making a $200,000 purchase I don’t think the $1,000 is much trouble for Devine. If it was a $20,000 purchase then it would be different…
Just read thru this thread and noticed that some forumites posted that they were skeptical and thought it was too good to be true.
This sort of thing goes on all the time and not just in the building game.
Years ago I had a LOC with Citibank and recommended a friend to talk with the broker about getting a Citibank LOC themselves… Anyway they talked, signed up, I recieved cheque for $1500… Thank you very much.
As someone said, to the big boys these payoffs/commissions are small potatoes in the overall scheme of things.
Wish I’d been a Devine buyer coz I’d now have $1000 in my pocket… Ah well back to the J.O.B.
Cheers, Nobleone. [biggrin]
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