I Wouldn’t Buy Any Thing From An Annoying Saleman – Double glazing, Blinds, Awnings, Boiler, Bathroom, etc…

Life is too short so I had to tell the awnings salesman from Nationwide Home Innovations who was in my house today:

“You are just annoying me I want you to leave.”  I have reached grumpy old woman age and I just have no time for suffering fools…

I went on to explain to him that we visit people in their homes every day because they want new heating or bathrooms.  High value products which should last them for years.  So we give the customer a price in writing and leave them to think about it.

  • We DO NOT try to get them to sign up there and then.
  • We expect customers to think about it and get other quotes and leave it for them to call us back.
  • We DO NOT tell them we can give them a better price but ONLY if they sign up NOW!
  • And we DO NOT pretend that we are the only company who can do what we do.

I told him I thought his behaviour was just unacceptable.  It was no way to sell a product.

So what did he do.

Well he was just one of those salesman which consumers need extra legislation to protect us from.  Mr TP made it clear to him from the start that we will NOT sign up today and we are getting other quotes.

He gave us a price which he told us was fixed for a certain time.  SO far so good.

  • Then he said he could give us another price if we said YES today.
  • What price is that? WEll, he won’t tell us unless we say YES.
  • How can we say yes when we don’t know what the price is?
  • He said today only he can give us the Jargon-Jargon deal.
  • What is the Jargon-Jargon deal, I ask.
  • He is not prepared to tell us but he will be happy to come back and see us and go through all this nonsence again if and when we want to say YES – what a waste of time!

You can see how the conversation is going and I know I would never give this annoying person the benefit of the commission so lets not play games – I tell him to leave.

I assume that this is the way this company sell their products.

In fact, it was Mr TP who booked the appointment and found the company to be equally annoying on the phone.  Experience tells me that it is always a bad sign when the telephone opperator wants to ask too many questions and wants to make sure husband and wife are at the sales appointment.  Usually the sign of a hard sell to a high price.

If you have found this blog because you are thinking about buying an awning (or anything else from a salesperson in your home) let me warn you about other things which took place.

First of all was the very strange psychology of telling me I couldn’t have this product because my conservatory is on the northern wall not the southern wall.  OK. so  i know from the start that this person is ridiculous but I humour him.  What is the problem.  Well it is going to be so expensive he says.

I think the idea is to tell me that i can’t have it because i won’t be able to afford it is a cunning way of making me expect a high price and to make the product seem more desirable.

Next:

I already know the product is made by a German company and not exclusive.  Ha.  But other companies will not be using this thermal reflective fabric – he tells me.

Go on phone the other people who are going to be giving you quotes, he says, and ask them.  As if we are going to jump up now and phone around.  Again I think this is a saleman ploy to make us believe him.

Problem is i don’t believe him.

I know his company buy the fabric and buy the fame and put them together.

After he has left I look at the email I have from another conservator awnings company who will be giving us a quote – sure enough they use the same thermal reflective, aluminium coated fabric which reduces heat in the conservatory.

I VERY rarely say a bad ord about anyone.  I go with the idea that if i have nothing good to say then say nothing. And people in glass conservatories shouldn’t throw stones.  After all what bad things might people write about me and my company.  And there are often 2 sides to a story.  BUT just this once…

If you are thinking of getting a quote for awnings I would not recommend this company.

I would never sign up to anything on the day – but if you do, you have the legal right to cancel within 7 days.

If you want a quotation from Tara Plumbing & Heating Mr TP does NOT behave like this.

1 Response to “I Wouldn’t Buy Any Thing From An Annoying Saleman – Double glazing, Blinds, Awnings, Boiler, Bathroom, etc…”


  1. 1 Elaine Banks September 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Thought this would be the case when I couldn’t find any price indications on their website. Thanks.


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