Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesday 24 Nov - Hark, I can hear fiddles..........



As soon as he walked in the back door and said " 'ello Darlin' .  'Ow about a cupper tea?" - as soon as he did that he was dead in the water as far as I was concerned.  This was a Double Glazing Salesman par excellence.  The sort you used to see on "That's Life".  He was the result of a cold call and normally I just put the phone down but this time I thought surely after all the bad publicity they must have learnt a lesson.  Not a bit of it.  This bloke had such  attitude, such swagger, such arrogance.  I already decided he wasn't getting my order but I played along.

Cup of tea (one sugar sweetheart) - I forgot the sugar, heh-heh - and NO biscuits.  He spent the first half hour telling us exactly how we could set about burgling most of the houses in England.  When I pointed this out and asked if he could get arrested for "going equipped" he scoffed that women don;t remember these things!  Ooooh was he in danger of flying out the window!

After measuring the windows - from inside because it was raining - He did a lot of tapping on his calculator and came up with two prices, the higher one fixed for a year and which he would send us 'in due course' as their quote.  #2 was £400 lower and if we wanted to accept that - their special offer - we would have to sign an order now today.  I said no thank you, we'll think about it and be in touch.  That's when he started to get unpleasant, you know, kind of sneery.  I was glad Keith was there, though as I was quite enjoying myself he didn't say anything..

Tap tap tap and he came up with yet another price a further £600 cheaper than his earlier lowest.  He sar back all smug "Now luv, what would you say to THAT?"  "I would say, LUV, why didn't you say that in the first place?"  "So you'll sign an order on that then?"  "No".  And off he went in a right strop muttering about getting paid to sell windows not spend 2 hours wasting his time..............

Ooh I did enjoy that
xxxx

10 comments:

joolzmac said...

What a cheeky bugger! Next, please!

Joolz

Oopsey is in very good nick considering she's been all over. Silver Sewer made the quilt that she arrived wrapped in.

Andy said...

I would only ever contemplate buying something like that from someone I had asked to quote. So saying we once invited that company named after the worlds highest mountain and only fit the best for a quote, he arrived at 7pm and it was nearly midnight before I closed the door behind him. Needless to say they did not get the job.

Andy

Sage said...

You are really getting a tough time;a real bugger, We had a guy who came last week to give an estimate; after measuring he came up with a price; when my husband told him it was way over, he brought down the price down $1,200; we said we think about it.Next day another chap came in and he will do it for 1/2 the price.You really have to watch out.
Take care,
Rita

Sage said...

It was for our driveway; forgot to mention. sorry.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Lessons learned on that one for sure..1. NEVER ACCEPT THE 1ST PRICE THAT QUOTED...2. When in business you don't ask for a cup of tea. He had a lot of nerve for sure.

Hopefully there is someone that can do the job for you and not give you the run around.

Teacher's Pet said...

Angie..."Dead in the water" is the perfect phrase for him.
On to the next estimate...
Leave him in the dust!!
Smiles,
Jackie

Marie said...

haha Angie! Well done! I hate these types of sales pitches. LIke they're doing you a favour. Good on you for pulling his bluff! You GO girl!!! xxoo

Jasper said...

Patronising git!!! I'm not sure he's even ALLOWED to go around saying this to and about girls these days.

Glad to hear you weren't forced into signing anything. People like that are vampires, sucking money out of people.

Jasper says that he and "some friends" (his mouthful of sharp teeth) can see to it that the chap is never heard from again - for this one time only, SPECIAL PRICE of - wait for it sweetheart - just £1600 (ex VAT). How's about that then darlin?! Sign there please. We'll see ourselves out...

As for me, I'd have probably offered him another cup of tea and then spat in it before stirring it and giving it to him (gross but, I feel, justified in the situation - seeing as how he's perfectly happy to prey on people in their homes). Slimy little toad.

Should have tied him to the back of your chair and dragged him through town!

Byeeee!!!

Ruth & Jasbo
x

Kath said...

Well I had to laugh but I know it's not funny realy.I havn't had a Rep in my home for many moons now Angie.That being one the same type as yours when I stupidly allowed him in off the doorstep to introduce me to the new Kirby Carpet Cleaner and shampooer I think it was in those byegone yrs.Six flipping hours he was in my house,right up until the Rooster arrived home from work.He wouldn't take NOT INTERESTED as an answer.How I learned after that.DID I!!!!!! He was out the door in ten seconds when Rodg spoke Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...Right Sir Goodbye he said LOL!!And to think I'd tried all that flipping time to get rid of him.Talk about take advantage of a woman.Have I changed I certainly have.I hope you find a good established firm.I don't think you can beet paying that little bit more and getting good service.Quality counts.Mine are Everest but then again I didn't have to foot the bill(sigh).Hope your both well Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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