Is Rexair a Scam?

Greetings to the Queen!

Someone told me that you used to sell Rainbow Vacuums.  I’ve been thinking about doing it, is Rexair a scam?  Is it legitimate?  What was your experience?

-Rexair Ronnie

Hi Ronnie!

Yes, it’s true, I used to sell Rainbows.  Well, I sold a Rainbow.

You can read a little about myi love my rainbow vaccuum by rexair experience here.  And no, they’re not a scam.  Rexair is the company that manufactures the Rainbow vacuum and they’ve been around since the 60′s or so.  They’re a Direct Sales company, which means you’ll be selling the Rainbow directly to customers, not retail outlets.

Because of this, Rainbows are hella expensive.  When I was working there, they were about $2000.  Now, I hear they’re around $3000!  You’ll only be allowed to do in-home demonstrations, and your marketing is severely restricted.  We actually went door to door to “register” people to win a free vacation. (hint: everyone won)  In order to claim the prize, the winner would then have to sit through a demonstration of the Rainbow.

Yep…marketing techniques from the 1960′s too!

In this current economy, it will be a challenge for you to be successful with Rainbow. Granted, I don’t know their current marketing guidelines, so they may have come into the 21st century.  But since the Internet is so prolific now, people can find used Rainbows fairly easily, so the incentive to buy new isn’t what it used to be.

There is no cost to get started, which is pretty rare with a Direct Sales company, but you’ll have a harder time convincing people to buy $3000 vacuums when they may be laid off at any moment.

I recommend that you look into some other Direct Sales companies for better commission structures, recession-friendly products, and more lenient marketing techniques.  If sales is your thing, then you shouldn’t have a problem finding a company you fit in with!

Good luck!

-Buzzy

PS: I have a list of “Mini Franchises” on this blog…these are MLM, Direct Sales, and Network Marketing companies that have stood the test of time.  Check ‘em out!

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23 comments
sellin2047
sellin2047

First of all if you really did sell rainbows then you would know Rexair has been in business since 1936. Next just because you didn't you well in the business doe not mean nobody else will. We are selling Rainbows left and right. When you show people a problem and then the solution they tend to want to fix the problem. So before you talk negative about a company you haven't worked for in a few years maybe you should do your research. Anyone can go to Rainbowsystem.com and read about the product and the opportunity. Also for the record every office does there own type of registration. You can't speak for the entire organization based on what 1 office did. I love working for this company and I am making bank with them and all I do is sell machines. I encourage anyone and everyone to at least check it out. What if you had nothing to lose and everything to gain? 

angspitz0
angspitz0

Rexair is a scam.  I just dealt with the "Rainbowtastic" edgewater, florida office that hired me for a customer service (appointment setting)  position (I retained my documentation) - I moved from another city for this position. 

Upon orientation, I was apprised that the position was sales and I was expected to demonstrate the use of the machine and sell the machine. 

I am so outraged by the deceitful tactics utilized by this office I called the parent company "Rexair" only to be informed that the Edgewater office wasn't affiliated with them. 

I have filed a complaint with the states attorney's office for the scam. 

Macon rainbow
Macon rainbow

i'm a upcoming distributor and rainbow is not a scam,i've wored at kirby and that place is totally a scam it's wierd how people get made about rainbow and in that same sentence will work at burger king just because it's easier.NEWS FLASH PEOPLE if rainbow was easy everyone would do it.so all i have too say to everyone that doesn't like rainbow or think it's a scam "GO TEACH THIRD GRADE" I'm going to go sell me a rainbow today and make about 700.00 in three hours.and oh yea my high month is 15. But it's not a real job right!

rainbowking2011
rainbowking2011

i just read the article about the rainbow cleaning system. if you wants facts here they are: the rainbow has not been in the sales business since the 1960's it has been in the business since 1936. yes the rainbow cost 3000 grand but when you learn why the rainbow cleaning system is named the best purification system in the world you learn you dont have to sell the rainbow because it sells itself. sales is not for everyone just like football is not for everyone or even being a doctor. in this business if you fall you got to get back up and keep pushing. you are as good as the last time you got up. i sold my first 3. i was 3 out of 3 when i first started and yes you will have bad days or even weeks but it does not mean you quit and far as rexair the company itself is far from a scam because they really pay and give incentives for everyone just like this may everyone has a chance to go to the bahamas. money prizes and much more is always given away. i been with them for 3 months and i love evey min of it. ive accumulated more money in 3 months then most folks would make in 7 months and it still moving forward with me. the fatcs ive learned about dumass vacuum and how truly harmful they are and why the rainbow happens to be certified by the allergy and asthma foundation of america and what it has done for my kids is a wonderful thing.

RainbowPro
RainbowPro

I sell Rainbows! I've been doing it now for 3 months and I've made over 8 grand. The awesome thing about this product is "it sales itself". All it takes is for the customer to understand and believe and if they do then well they'll buy. They have to care! I think you should give it a try:)

Rainbowgirl
Rainbowgirl

The rainbow now actually costs $2479 and I have been doing it for 3 months and have made over $15K.....so I guess Rainbow is only for good salespeople that actually know how to sell.....it's not for someone who wants easy money. It is the best company I have ever worked for and they have constant incentives for their salespeople from free cameras, laptops, computers, all the way to free Rainbows.....if you know how to hell at all, then Rainbow is for you!!!!

queenbuzzy
queenbuzzy

I think pricing and rewards really depend on your local distributor's policies. I found a distributor here in Seattle, and he told me that the rainbow now costs $2800. Obviously, that price tag wouldn't work in a smaller town, so I think the distributors set the price to what the market can bear.

@Jaron and @Kevin~ Sorry I forgot that they've been around since 1936. I sold my (one) rainbow over 10 years ago...it's been awhile!

Jessica
Jessica

rainbows are awesome the company is great. rainbow doesnt fail people. people fail rainbow.

Harry
Harry

The Sales tactics are criminal. They promise you the world if you help them promote the product by getting your friends and family to view the demonstration. When you do, they give you NOTHING. Don't waste your precious time with these people. Complete BS.

KEVIN
KEVIN

TO THE QUEEN,

I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT YOU "SOLD" RAINBOWS BUT SOMEHOW DIDN'T KNOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE 1936. AND DEFINETELY NOT A SCAM. I AM A GROUP SALES DIRECTOR WITH RAINBOW AND I'VE BEEN WITH THEM FOR ABOUT A YEAR. I HAVE SOLD MANY RAINBBOWS FOR THE RETAIL PRICE OF 2198.00 WHICH IS A FAR CRY FROM 3K. WE OFFER FINANCING SO EVERYONE CAN AFFORDIT. AND TO JESSICA THE RAINBOW SALESMAN SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT THAT THE NAMES NEEDED TO BE QUALIFIED. THERE IS A GREAT REWARD PROGRAM. IF YOU ARE IN TERESTED IN SEEING HOW IT ALL WORKS LOOK AT OUR ALABAMA SIGHT WHICH IS WWW.ALFREEGIFTS.COM THAT WILL EXPLAIN OUR GIFT AND REWARD PROGRAM. WE ARE DEFINETELY NOT A SCAM AND AS FAR AS A BETTER COMMISSION STRUCTURE IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN RAINBOW. OUR AVERAGE DEALER MAKES ANYWHERE FROM 5 TO 7 SALES A MONTH. THE ONES WHO ACTUALLY APPLY THEMSELVES ARE IN THE 15 TO 20 RANGE AND THATS SERIOUS BUCKS. IVE N EVER WORKED A JOB BEFORE THAT I WORKED WHEN I WANTED AND WHERE I WANTED AND MADE 1500 BUCKS A WEEK WORKING ONLY 20 HOURS. TELL YOUR HUSBAND TO JUST KEEP OIN KEEPING ON. IT WORKS. AND OUR COMPANY WONT ALLOW YOU TO GO ON MORE THAN FIVE DEMOS WITHOUT A SALE BEFORE WE HAVE AN EXPERIENCED DEALER RIDE WITH YOU AND SELL FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK TO ALL AND RAINBOW IS TRULY THE GREATEST MACHINE EVER!!

Jaron
Jaron

Oh and one other thing they are only around $2100 for just the unit and the power nozzle. The other attachments are extra.

Jaron
Jaron

I am just begining to sell the rainbow. The sales pitch is a nice one and the rewards are legit. I dont know what kind of sales person Jessica had, but they obviously did something right. And the company was founded in 1936. Just a little FYI. I really hope that I can make some sales and actually make some money.

jessica
jessica

I really don't like rainbow. Hey, the machines are great! The sales tactics and scams they use, not so much. They promised my husband and I a bunch of stuff if we gave them names, yadda yadda yadda. We find out later that the names have to be qualified blah blah blah. Ugh. My husband gets convinced to start selling them, they tell him he will sell one out of 3 shows, he will get commission, rewards, you name it. 4 months later...haven't sold one. I see right through this company. It's all a big scam. I keep begging him to get out of there, but he won't listen to me. Not to mention their tactics with getting into your home are a tad bit invasive.

report scam
report scam

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sellin2047
sellin2047

@angspitz0 This does not make Rexair a scam it makes the office you worked for the scammers. People are buying rainbows from ebay and setting up offices and trying to sell them.

abeer4theshower
abeer4theshower

 @Macon rainbow I don't think Rainbow's a scam - it's a terrible marketing system for an exorbitantly overpriced product - but I don't like it, either. So I guess I should go teach third grade, which sounds like a huge step up from being on my hands and knees scrubbing people's carpets, saying "please buy my vaccuum so I can eat dinner tomorrow, please?"

 

Keep telling yourself it's a real job, and let me know how Rainbow is treating you when you retire in 40 years. I mean, this is a career you've got, right? This should last a life time!!! Buy me a beer when you hit that first million!

 

I had an in-home demo last night of the Rainbow. It looks like a great product, and I think I'll buy one. They sell refurbished ones on Amazon for $400. Umad bro? :)

VictorLitovkin
VictorLitovkin

 @Jaron I worked with him two years, and he is the biggest lier I ever met in US. Thanks God we found another nice person!

angspitz0
angspitz0

@Jessica The company isn't great.  The level of deceit they utilized having me move from one city to another "hiring me in the office for customer service" only to bombshell me with - they wanted me to freaking sell the machines is outrageous.  I have filed a complaint with states attorney's office and will be consulting with an attorney to SUE THEM.

Undaunted
Undaunted

That was not my experience. As with many things, sometimes things work and sometimes they don't. I did sell Raninbows for a couple years and I had good experiences. If people did give me referrals and I was able to do a demonstration I would give them what was promised. I hate to say it but I think a lot depends on the particular distributor you are with. I am sorry you think the tactics are criminal and on behalf of a business I used to work for I apologize.

Also, the reason I do not sell anymore is because of medical issues no other reason.

BrianTedrick
BrianTedrick

@jessica get your facts right before you run your mouth about rainbow and I have sold at least one out of three every time I go out and were do u get we use scams to get in your houses just get stuff straight

queenbuzzy
queenbuzzy

Hi Jessica!

I totally understand your point. I don't really like their sales tactics either, they are straight from the 1950s-1960s. I have heard that they do other reward programs now. Selling rainbows (or anything for that matter) really does take a certain personality. I learned a lot while working for them, and yeah, I heard the 1-3 sale ratio too, but I went on about 20 demos before I got one sale. My team leader told me that he went on 135 demos before getting a sale. I wondered why he stuck with it for so long! But, he said that he really liked the product, and once he got over that hump (ie: got his first sale) it was a lot easier for him.

I know that selling Rainbows in this economy is going to be particularly hard, and I hope your husband's ratio improves!

sellin2047
sellin2047

@abeer4theshower @Macon rainbow your right you can buy them online but what you get online is the amazing warranty and the customer service that comes with buying one from a dealer. Also Rainbow is a "real" job. Like I say only 2 kinds of people don't buy Rainbows pigs and poor people. 

RedGeminiPA
RedGeminiPA

@angspitz0  It seems you can't figure out the difference between INDEPENDENT distributors and the company who manufacturers the machine. Rainbow (Rexair) IS a great company. I'm sorry the distributor you dealt with was misleading. Blame the distributor, not Rainbow (Rexair). Sadly, not all distributors are as good as the one I work for. We're a highly awarded distributor that's achieved Kings Crown several times over the years, which is Rexair's award for overall excellence. TAC in Camp Hill, PA.

Between an excellent product (Rainbow) and a great distributor, my partner and I travel over 100 miles from where we live to the Camp Hill office that we work out of. We're the only two Rainbow representatives within several hundred square miles, nearly 1/3 of the entire state of PA, and we're working towards opening our own office in Altoona. 

The product is excellent. The opportunity is very real. It takes work to achieve what you want out of it. 

Prices are set by region. Typically, the price of the system, compared to the cost-savings and other benefits of ownership, brings the Rainbow System investment to realistic levels. Considering the Rainbow's brushless motor will literally last a lifetime, it really is the last cleaning/air purification system you'll ever have to purchase. No other company/product has that claim to fame, and that's just the beginning. 

How this website "queen of the RANDOM job" popped up 4th on the list of a Yahoo! search for Rexair is beyond me. This is obviously a site for people who can't make a CAREER of something, which speaks volumes.