Nagging Carpet Cleaning Salesmen

It seems like once a week someone knocks at my door wanting to clean my carpets. I usually tell them, "thanks for the brochure, I'...

It seems like once a week someone knocks at my door wanting to clean my carpets. I usually tell them, "thanks for the brochure, I'll call you when I need you".

But that usually isn't good enough. I don't like to shut the door on them, I like to be polite about it, and wish they would be respectful of my answer. But more often than not I have to say "no thanks" a few times, and then am asked to explain why I don't want clean carpets. About that time, I close the door.

Then one day this teen-aged looking girl knocked on my door, wanting to clean my carpet for free. I knew this was a gimmick, I mean who wants to clean my carpet for free? But after several times telling her "no thanks", she demanded to know why I didn't want a free carpet cleaning. I closed the door on her, and she kept knocking on the door. I finally had to yell at her, and which she argued back, "you don't have to yell at me, I just want to know why you don't want a free carpet cleaning".

Well, then today I read this message posted on a web forum, about a girl going around wanting to offer a free carpet cleaning...
has anyone else been ripped off by this company. IF NOT THIS IS TO WARN YOU ABOUT THESE SO CALLED "FREE CARPET CLEANING" OFFERS. THERE WILL BE A GIRL AT YOUR DOOR OFFERING TO CLEAN YOUR CARPET FOR FREE, IN RETURN ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR OPINION. OF COURSE THAT IS A LIE. THEN A SALESMAN COMES IN YOUR HOME AND STARTS DOING THIS PRESENTATION ON THE KIRBY VACUUM. BOTTOM LINE...THEY WILL TRY TO SELL YOU THE VACCUM FOR 2500 PLUS DOLLARS. THEY WILL KEEP LOWERING THE PRICE UNTIL YOU SAY YES. IF U DO END UP BUYING ONE YOU HAVE 3 DAYS TO CANCEL. WHICH IS SNEAKY OF THEM BECAUSE THEY ONLY ASK THAT YOU MAIL THE CANCELATION FORM, BUT THEN THEY WILL ACT LIKE IT GOT LOST IN THE MAIL. SO WATCH OUT FOR THE WHITE VAN DRIVING AROUND WITH A BUNCH OF LOW LIFE SNEAKY SALESPEOPLE THAT WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE AND REFUSE TO LEAVE.
Ok, so now it makes sense. What they want is for you to invite them into your house. Once they get that, they begin the hard sell on an overpriced vacuum cleaner, and refuse to leave.

If you've been hammered by these "free carpet cleaning" girls, click on "Post a Comment" below, and tell us all about it.

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