If a roofer or builder calls to you door on spec...

cbreeze

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The Gardai have a little card with their logo on it to hand out to anyone who calls to the door - it asks the caller to put their contact details on the card, and if required, they will receive a call back.

Genuine builders these days are like hen's teeth, and if you get one, don't give his/her number to your best friend!
 

Brendan Burgess

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Hi cbreeze

That is a very interesting idea.

Do you have a copy of the card you could upload to Askaboutmoney?

Would my local station have one?

Brendan
 

michaelm

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I have a policy that I don't buy, give or sign anything at my door. I would never employ an 'on spec' caller, only someone I actively seek out.
 

noproblem

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The TV licence inspectors must have an awful job of it when no one is answering the knock on their doors.
 

noproblem

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Funny you should say that. I've had them call even though it was paid and know plenty of others that it has happened to as well. I also know a few who have never paid a licence and never will and won't answer the door to anyone they don't know. Hence my observation in the original post.
 

Metatron

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Unless sought out, tell the caller to the door, in a nice way, that you don’t require his service.
 

Max Weber

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Old rule of thumb: if you need your roof fixed, you have to go and seek the repair man himself. He is not going to magically appear at your door.

If he does, it is a scam.
 

janeferguson

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Hi cbreeze

That is a very interesting idea.

Do you have a copy of the card you could upload to Askaboutmoney?

Would my local station have one?

Brendan

I think this is it


I once asked a guy for his landline phone number. He went to the van to get it but never came back.
 
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time to plan

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When I was 5, we lived on the "beat" of Jehovah's Witnesses. My older siblings trained me to open the door to them and when they asked if my mummy or daddy was in, to reply sweetly, "I'm very sorry, but we've just sacrificed them." They stopped calling after that. I've trained my very sweet-looking kids to deal with cold callers in a similar way.
 

roker

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Funny you should say that. I've had them call even though it was paid and know plenty of others that it has happened to as well. I also know a few who have never paid a licence and never will and won't answer the door to anyone they don't know. Hence my observation in the original post.
I had the TV stored away and they still made me pay because I had an aerial up
 

AlbacoreA

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We are not the target for these guys. They will knock on 2000 doors a day till some OAP or vulnerable person answers, thats who they are targeting.
 
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