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Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Che11ez, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Che11ez

    Che11ez Active Member

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    Around 430pm, a man in a blue shirt khaki pants, rang our doorbell the other day, I did not answer, but the dog went crazy; he rang it 2 more times. I then watched him from the window go to a few of our neighbors; knocked or rang doorbell no less than 3 times and when they didn't answer he went to the next door. I ended up leaving my house, didn't see him when I left and came back over 2 hours later 745pm and he was still on my street, but this time he was in the middle of our street, looking into windows, I assume, to see if he could tell if anyone was "moving around" inside. I do not like to answer the door when I'm home alone (someone tried to pressure me into something and made me uncomfortable), even though people seem to back off when our dog goes crazy (even the food delivery guys!!). I want to put up a "no soliciting" sign to keep the sales people away. Does anyone else have one? Does it work? By the way, we live in a townhouse! TIA!!
     
  2. Lauren S.

    Lauren S. New Member

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    We are having the same problem. I have made the mistake of answering the door though. We have only lived here for about a month and they have come to our house 5 times now. They want to sell us a roof and new windows which we are not interested in at the moment and I have told them several times, but they are very pushy. I don't like to answer the door alone either so now I feel like I have to sneak around my house so they don't see me. I feel ridiculous. I would be interested to know if the "No Solicitors" signs work also. I have seen a few neighbors with them.
     
  3. Che11ez

    Che11ez Active Member

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    We are definitely not quiet anymore ;) I have a son and he screams and runs around, we leave the lights on and the dog goes crazy!! We have even put the dog on the deck to bark at them!
     
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    We have a "No Soliciting" sign. Occasionally someone ignores it and rings my bell. When I answer the door I just say something to the effect of "No thank you, not interested." and shut the door. Once I actually said "Since you feel free to ignore my sign, I'm going to ignore you." and then shut the door, but I don't enjoy being rude most of the time.
     
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    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Open the door and politely tell them "no thank you, I am not interested" and shut the door. Has worked for me every time.
     
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    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    If someone goes aound windows and peeps in, they can be arrested for being a peeping tom and I have heard of sales people being charged for peeping toms. if someone was doing that by peeping into my windoepws, Id call the cops to have them escort them out and be charged with being a peeping tom. I recently had a pest control guy who refused to leave my property until Intold him that I would be notifying the cops and his place of work for refusing to leave thus being a tresspasser. Fortunately, he finally got the message that I wasn't going to play games with him.
     
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    That guy is from Thompson Creek selling window, roof, and siding replacement. He said they were doing work in the neighborhood and wanted to know if I planned to replace my windows in the near future. I told him no I'm not, but he kept on and I told him - I'm not interested and told him they already came by here last month. He thanked me and went to the next house.

    It was nothing creepy just a pushy sales call.
     
  8. Jolakavina

    Jolakavina New Member

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    We just used Word to create and print a small, black-and-white "No Soliciting...Unless You Are Selling Girl Scout Cookies" sign that we taped to the inside of the window adjacent to our front door. We're in a single-family home. It seems to work, because we don't get many sales people. (Last week, I noticed someone working his way up the street, and was braced for our doorbell to ring, but it never did.) We do still get volunteer firefighters asking for donations, political candidates asking for votes, and school kids selling a variety of goodies. I think a lot of kids doing fundraising for their various schools/teams/clubs don't know what the word "soliciting" means, but I don't mind them so much.
     
  9. Che11ez

    Che11ez Active Member

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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    Yep... he's back again. Just banged on my door so hard, my kid was startled! Wouldnt stop even when I said "not interested". Took three "not interested"s to send him on his way.

    Exact scenario - doing work in the area, can give you a quote, blah blah.
     
  11. Everett

    Everett Temporary Earthling

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    I open the door without opening the screen door, shake my head "no", and close the door. Works every time
     
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    This is why I love my video doorbell! Saw the dude in the camera and saved a trip to the door.
     
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    I don't condone the looking into windows, however, imagine if that was your job and you knew people hated it but you still have to make a living. I open the door every time, listen briefly and then say yea or nay based on what they're asking for. My son sells HS Football discount cards once a year and we skip houses with no soliciting signs, but I'd much rather he be told "no thank you" than be ignored. Especially while I'm teaching him to be a good person and not ignore people. Just my 2 cents.
     
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