Kids Play at DirectBuy…DirectBuy Offers "Play" Areas for Parents and Children

By purchasing directly from the manufacturer, DirectBuy members can not only save a lot of money, but enjoy the process as well. And while it can be a lot of fun to pick out your new kitchen, the new floors for your bathroom, it also requires your full attention. That's a luxury members with children don't always have.

Jacksonville, FL, March 18, 2008 --( DirectBuy of Jacksonville, located at 9143 Philips Highway in Jacksonville, has developed a "Kids Zone" area in their showroom so parents can focus on the task at hand and kids can enjoy the DirectBuy experience, too. Though not a supervised area, children can enjoy a Harry Potter book or watch Nickelodeon or the Disney channel in the Kids Zone while parents research items for their next home improvement project.

"Let's face it, most kids would rather go to the dentist than watch their parents shop for their next home improvement project. By the same token, it's difficult for members with children to get the most out of the experience and do the research they need to do if they're concerned about the kids getting fidgety. The Kids Zone gives children of DirectBuy members a place to play, read a book, watch TV or even make new friends with other members' kids while the grown-ups have their 'fun'," said Randy Cover, who co-owns DirectBuy of Jacksonville with his wife Lorraine.

Creating fun things to do for children is nothing new for DirectBuy. DirectBuy franchises across North America regularly donate equipment to youth organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs and children's hospitals.

"Being a parent myself, I know how important it is to have the kids close enough to keep an eye on them but also in a place where they can be entertained. We have been in Jacksonville for 11 years and many of our members are friends and neighbors with kids, too—it's great for them to have a place to shop comfortably with their children," said Lorraine Cover, co-owner of DirectBuy of Jacksonville.

Since 1971, DirectBuy franchises have offered members the opportunity to enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products and accessories by buying wholesale, directly from the manufacturer. With its convenient location at consumers can enjoy a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.

For more information on DirectBuy, please visit

About DirectBuy

Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 700 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct enables members' hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy of Jacksonville has been serving the greater Jacksonville area since 1997 and prides itself in providing excellent member service. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. DirectBuy of Jacksonville is one of more than 150 franchise locations throughout North America.

Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor's Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy of Jacksonville at 904-519-0400 or visit


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