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Topic # 147182 11-Jun-2014 18:49
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On Monday this week my partner had a sales man from Vodafone door knock. (We're already existing VF customers.) She wasn't sure about what he was trying to sell and said he was quite pushy and wouldn't take no for an answer.

Do any of you VF chaps here know what they might be selling? I've seen a number of these guys in and around our street in Palmerston North this week.




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  Reply # 1063570 11-Jun-2014 18:55
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i have not yet had a door to door person who has not left before i have iver proved them wrong, said no about 50 times, or told them to get f^cked and slammed the door.. they are all very pushy unfortunately.


my bet is they probably were pushing vdsl or one of their newer plans.




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  Reply # 1063571 11-Jun-2014 18:58
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These guys all appear to be Indian to me, so that might be why my partner had trouble understanding him.




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  Reply # 1063576 11-Jun-2014 19:07
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It's likely they will be selling VDSL or UFB (If your area has it) & Mobile.

Unfortantly because they're typically employeed by a third party company to which the actual sales staff contract to, they're not provided who is and isnt a VF customer so will just go to every house on the street.



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I get the odd door to door guys at my place for power companies etc.

Usually i chat to them for 10 minutes like im interested then just as they try and get me to sign something i tell them to ram it where the sun dont shine and i am glad i stole 10 minutes of your life so you cant intrude on someone else.

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  Reply # 1063583 11-Jun-2014 19:13
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DarthKermit: These guys all appear to be Indian to me, so that might be why my partner had trouble understanding him.


I saw an indian vodafone guy a week or so ago door knocking when I was on a walk, maybe the same area? Didn't come to my door this time though. I'm not in a UFB area though.



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  Reply # 1063584 11-Jun-2014 19:13
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Andib: It's likely they will be selling VDSL or UFB (If your area has it) & Mobile.

Unfortunately because they're typically employed by a third party company to which the actual sales staff contract to, they're not provided who is and isn't a VF customer so will just go to every house on the street.




We have ADSL for our broadband. We could go for VDSL as the cabinet is only about 100 metres away. We could also opt for UFB as it was installed in our street in 2012. My partner has a Telecom cellphone.





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I don't understand why door to door sales people work during normal work hours, How many people do they expect to be home between 9-5.









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  Reply # 1063588 11-Jun-2014 19:23
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mattwnz: I saw an indian vodafone guy a week or so ago door knocking when I was on a walk, maybe the same area? Didn't come to my door this time though. I'm not in a UFB area though.


What street was that in?




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  Reply # 1063590 11-Jun-2014 19:24
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I love having door to door sales repellant. It's of the BBD variety (big black dog).

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  Reply # 1063591 11-Jun-2014 19:26
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I tell them very quickly that I am not interested so they can move on to someone that wants their products. After all just like all of us they are just trying to make a living.




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Handle9: I love having door to door sales repellant. It's of the BBD variety (big black dog).




unfortunately, its just not as scary... wish it was..




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  Reply # 1063593 11-Jun-2014 19:27
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I believe the correct term is now door to door salespersons..

Had to throw in some PC ness

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  Reply # 1063596 11-Jun-2014 19:33
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Yummy salesman...

To be fair by yummy I mean good to lick and roll around at their feet to get a pat...

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Possibly selling Avon or Amway.




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  Reply # 1063601 11-Jun-2014 19:43
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DarthKermit:
mattwnz: I saw an indian vodafone guy a week or so ago door knocking when I was on a walk, maybe the same area? Didn't come to my door this time though. I'm not in a UFB area though.


What street was that in?


Just reread your post  and see you are in PN, so can't be the same guy, as I am in the Wellington region.

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