Just last night a customer called me. Having been nagged by his wife to purchase a Thermomix for months, and after weeks of research, he’d found it. A website offering a discounted Thermomix TM6 at a steal. He proceeded to pay via bank transfer and then it dawned on him, he’d been scammed.
No email, no tracking details of delivery, and no Advisor. No Advisor means no demonstration, welcome visit, or continued after-sales service.
There have been more fake websites popping up recently and unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that a customer has reached out to me and said, “I’d love to buy from you, but I’ve seen it cheaper elsewhere”, do you offer discounts? Or they have called me, after they have tried to get it cheaper and then realise it’s a scam.
Vorwerk UK, never discounts a current model, Thermomix TM6; the closest they’ve done is a discounted bundle of the TM6 & TM5 combined, to get rid of old Thermomix TM5 stock (last November during Black Friday). You will never see Vorwerk discounting the Thermomix TM6 and the fake website looks real, but trust me it isn’t.
We know of a lot of people who have been fooled by these sites. Vorwerk/ Thermomix UK gets the websites taken down as soon as we report them, but it takes time to do it and then these con artists open another website. I’ve heard and seen 4 fake websites in the last year and they use all the same branding as Thermomix.
While we’re on the subject, Vorwerk added the option to buy through the website when lockdown started, we have always been a direct selling business, and Thermomix Advisors are not paid a salary, they only earn a commission if someone buys through them. All of the content on personal blogs or websites like this, social media posts, cooking classes and Thermomix demonstrations, classes, etc. are all done for free. We collectively spend hours supporting our current and future customers.
I love supporting my customers but the ability to buy through the website means I can do a demonstration for someone and since the website has been added, their partner or family member can go to the website and buy as a surprise without them knowing and they don’t get the support of me, which is a shame as you get so much more out of your Thermomix being attached to an advisor. I’ve listed all the reasons why it’s important to buy through an Advisor in this previous post.
If you are reading this, I would love to be your Advisor but even if you don’t buy through me, please always go through an authorized Advisor. It doesn’t cost you a penny more but you get the ongoing support if, and when, you need it. If you are buying through the website, my advisor number is 800000068 (or just start typing my name, Ankita Stopa) – this way you’ll be linked to me and you’re also helping me and my business without any extra cost to you.
So back to the original question, if you really want a discounted Thermomix, then why not join us as an Advisor and either earn your Thermomix or receive a discount, if you don’t manage to sell benefit from the discounted earning program. In this way, you are paying for your Thermomix with your time, not your wallet. I have trained and supported many individuals to become Advisors, Team Leaders and even Branch Managers. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping people get a deal, start a business and become successful. Strangers become customers, customers become friends, friends become family. I really believe that.
So, get in touch. If you want a discount on a Thermomix, come join my team and I’ll help you not only get a discount, but earn it for free. Don’t have the time, then let me look after you and give me a call on 07977 563537 or send me an email with your number and I’ll get back to you. I have access to Head Office Customer Offers (often not available online), I can arrange spread payments with Ikano finance and I will look after you for years to come so you use your Thermomix every day.