I wish the very young, blond lady who came to my door pushing a Kirby vacuum demonstration today would see this entry.
I saw her approach the house, but I was busy in the kitchen and had chopped onion all over my hands. I could tell she was a solicitor by the packet of information she held in her hand. I tried to ignore her, hoping she’d go on her way. She kept knocking even when I didn’t come to the door. The dogs were barking, so I finally answered.
My hair was a fright and I had on my jammies and bathrobe. I told her I was home sick. She said, “oh, home sick today?” and handed me a card saying I’d get free gas or something for having a demo. Get a clue. Part of me wishes I’d sneezed on her. 😉
I told her I wasn’t interested and she replied that I didn’t have to buy anything, just let them clean my floors as a demonstration. Again, I told her “no, thank you”.
She asked me why. I said I disagree with the company’s high-pressure sales practices. She looked perplexed at this. I finished by saying, “You must be new with the company…You’ll learn.”
Their machines are terribly overpriced and their sales practices are horrid. Any company that pressures the elderly first to buy the machine at $2499 then persists by lowering prices down to $1600…Oh, don’t even get me started. They’re as bad as EverDry/Ohio State Waterproofing.
Spread the word about disreputable companies! Caveat emptor!