Kirby Vacuums - Door to Door Salespeople Complaint - No Does Mean No
I contacted the police and was told to not answer the door until a police officer arrived.
When one did come (about 5 minutes after my call), I was told that these people were NOT with Kirby Vacuums. That they go to different townhouses and single family homes to case the area. The find out which houses are empty at what times of the day so that they can comeback later to rob them. The police will step up patrols in the area for a few weeks.
A very big THANK YOU to Just cause for suggesting that I call the police to report this!
I, like many people, dislike door to door solicitors. I even have a sign that says, 'No Solicitors, please' on my door (not that it ever works). But I am always polite when I say 'No thank you'.
Today at around 3pm I hear a knock on the door. It's a salesperson from Kirby Vacuums. After he says, "Hi! I'm your local Kirby dealer!" I politly say 'No thank you. I'm not in the market.' and shut the door.
I haven't even turned away from the door when I hear more knocking. I opened the door again and the young man says, "Hi! You really shouldn't be rude and shut the door in my face while I'm talking to you." and starts on his spiel.
Now, mind you, I'm standing there with my mouth open in shock and he is talking away about this vacuum. So I again say, "No thank you" pointing at the 'No Solicitors, please." sign on my door and shut the door.
About 20-30 minutes later there is another knock on my door. I open it to find ANOTHER Kirby salesperson standing there with the first person standing out by my mailbox.
This time I just shut the door and ignored any knocking.
I hate to be rude like that, but what do you do when a door to door saleperson just doesn't take 'No' for an answer...