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About FirstStreet Boomers and Beyond

If you’ve been reading my posts, you know how I feel about companies that advertise too much. They always have something to hide. Usually, it’s inflated prices and poor customer service. FirstStreet is everywhere with their magazine ads. As I don’t really watch all that much TV, so I’ve never seen one of their infomercials, but I’m sure they’re out there too. They claim they’re "for Boomers and Beyond”, but I think they’re really for “making money and beyond”. I’ve had a few clients tell me how much FirstStreet charges for things they found later at half the price. So I’ve done a little research to compare them to Amazon.com. In only a few minutes, here’s what I found:

 

Product

First Street Image

First Street Price

Amazon.com Price

FirstStreet's Slide and Negative Scanner: first street slide and negative scanner $79.95
FirstStreet's Flat Panel Heater first street flat panel heater $129.95  
FirstStreet's Maxi-Comfort Lift Chair first street maxi-comfort lift chair $1,699.00
FirstStreet's Bath Lift first street bath lift $999.00
FirstStreet's Taking Atomic Watch first street seniors talking atomic watch $89.95

 

You get the picture. I’m not saying FirstStreet is a bad company – I’m just saying it pays to shop around – especially if you’re shopping at FirstStreet. Before you buy from FirstStreet, check to see if Amazon.com has it first. If Amazon.com doesn't have what you're looking for, check my senior products review page or my senior websites page for ideas on where to buy it.

(It’s like my experience with GEICO car insurance. I thought I had a great rate on car insurance because the little gecko told me he would save me money. So I kept my policy for years. One day, I went to www.online-insurance-store.com and found 5 insurance companies that were 20-40% less than GEICO and I switched immediately, saving $400 per year. Over 6 years, I wasted $2400 with GEICO. I then learned that GEICO spent close to $1 billion in advertising that year.)

Like I always say – the person that pays for excessive advertising is always the customer.

For more info on First Street, here's a FirstStreet RipOff report and their parent company (TechnoBrands) had a little run-in with the FTC. They have a less than perfect rating with the BBB (and a lot of complaints too) - Better Business Bureau FirstStreet Complaints.

FirstStreet's website is www.firststreetonline.com.

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