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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