A truly remarkable piece of door step selling occurred to me this afternoon.
Three people turned up at my door, claiming to be from Talk Talk, complete with ID badges. (So possibly genuine?)
I said I wasn’t interested, but one of them started arguing with me. He started by claiming that the exchange had been upgraded and then claimed that all broadband was now free. (!)
This is a particularly odd claim given that they certainly seem to have prices on their website. There were also various other points made which I believe to be partly or wholly inaccurate.
I’m truly amazed at the stupidity of the whole thing. If I tell people I’m not interested I expect them to go away: they’re not going to change my mind. The only thing the argument did was make me annoyed and I cannot see how that can be a viable sales strategy. Especially when giving information which is actually wrong, surely they will get caught out as soon as the order is submitted to the company and the customer is billed for the service?
What am I missing, where is the advantage in these practices?
I am also somewhat concerned that someone with less technical knowledge might get caught out and switch to this crowd.
It is truly disappointing that this sort of behaviour is permitted.
As a final, ironic twist, I found this page on the talk talk website, describing how to avoid door step sellers. 🙂