Is Rexair (Rainbow) a Scam?


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?


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

Behold the beautiful water-trap Rainbow vacuum!

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 people can find used Rainbows fairly easily now, 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 may have a hard time convincing people to buy $3000 vacuums. No matter how awesome they are. (And yes, they are!)

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!


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One Reply to “Is Rexair (Rainbow) a Scam?”

  1. Janie Marks

    Regarding Rainbow Vacuum, I sold @800-900 in the 8 years that I worked as a sales rep. I was paid commission and loved my job. They first came out in 1936 and are made in Cadillac, Michigan.
    No they aren’t a scam. You need to go through an authorized distributor to purchase as you need to learn how to properly use and care for the equipment. Hope this helps!
    Janie M.


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