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Old 03-30-2011, 08:54 PM   #16
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Yesterday, Two guys drive up to the house and tell me they want to "give" me a room air cleaner. They even want to come back next week and "give" me new chemicals for the air cleaner, but first we need to talk to the lady of the house. I said she wasn't available as she was on the tractor mowing the back property. It was then I noticed the free air cleaner had Rainbow Vacuum printed on it. I told them we were not interested and he had the guts to say "and you are speaking for the little lady?"

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Yesterday, Two guys drive up to the house and tell me they want to "give" me a room air cleaner. They even want to come back next week and "give" me new chemicals for the air cleaner, but first we need to talk to the lady of the house. I said she wasn't available as she was on the tractor mowing the back property. It was then I noticed the free air cleaner had Rainbow Vacuum printed on it. I told them we were not interested and he had the guts to say "and you are speaking for the little lady?"

Nothing is ever free
Rainbow vacuum cleaners are excellent. They really get the dirt out of the carpet. Now they need to make something that gets their sales people out of your house in the "45 minutes" they promise.

We fell for the "air freshener" scam (why are they so ashamed of their product that they have to hide the fact that it's a vacuum cleaner). A friend called and said that if I let the salesman come to my house to give a demonstration, she'd get a free gift. Over the phone, the salesman told me it would only take 45 minutes. After more than 2 hours, my husband bluntly told him to leave. He still wouldn't go!

The next time I get a call from someone offering to sell me a room freshener, I'm going to set up the appointment and give a fake address.... 60 miles north of here. j/k

To be fair though, I'm sure the Rainbow company would not have approved of that salesman acting in such a rude manner. And I'm sure most of them are decent people.
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My stepson sold Rainbows. Sold 13 in 2 weeks. Never got paid.
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I don't need to buy the little woman a $800 vacuum cleaner. I just got her a brand spanking new hand operated model for the carpets.
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I don't need to buy the little woman a $800 vacuum cleaner. I just got her a brand spanking new hand operated model for the carpets.


I see you got her a solar clothes dryer to hang the rugs and clothes on too. You treat her like a queen!
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I often get actual mail that is marked personal and confidential on the outside. Statements from my bank or investment company I think are marked that way.
There is no need to put anything in the return envelopes. Just send them back empty.
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There is no need to put anything in the return envelopes. Just send them back empty.
Now there's a thought! Or print up some cards to slip in that look something like this?





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I often get actual mail that is marked personal and confidential on the outside. Statements from my bank or investment company I think are marked that way.
There is no need to put anything in the return envelopes. Just send them back empty.
The more weight you put in the envelopes, the more the company sending you the unsolicited mail will pay.
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Yesterday, Two guys drive up to the house and tell me they want to "give" me a room air cleaner. They even want to come back next week and "give" me new chemicals for the air cleaner, but first we need to talk to the lady of the house. I said she wasn't available as she was on the tractor mowing the back property. It was then I noticed the free air cleaner had Rainbow Vacuum printed on it. I told them we were not interested and he had the guts to say "and you are speaking for the little lady?"

Nothing is ever free

That reminds me of the time a pushy financial advisor called my cell for my wife. I told him she wasn't interested. His response, "how do you know what she is interested in?" My response, "I'm ****ing married to her!!!"

Also, NEVER fill out those entry forms at home shows. You'll get all kinds of calls. My wife and I made that mistake. I told her to use my cell number because I get a sick enjoyment out of them calling me. The last series I had someone call for my wife. I'd say she probably called 10-15 times. Every time I ask if we won something and she said that she has an offer for my wife (used her name, my number). I told them that I'll get her and to hang on. I'd put the phone down and go about my business. The first time they stayed on the line 12 MINUTES until they finally hung out. They called back a few minutes later and said they got disconnected and so I put the phone back down again. 8 minutes later they finally hung up. This went on for several days. I tried to get a number to call them back but they said they didn't have a way to get incoming calls. I called the number on the caller ID one day randomly and wasted a good 15 minutes from someone else. Once put the phone down in front of the tv speaker while I was doing an Insanity workout. Sooo much fun.
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"Or maybe a hand with an extended finger."

Now that's just not very nice....

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Watch out for "white vans" that are selling "leftover" speakers from an installation job. They usually cruise parking lots around electronic stores, home stores and large parking lots. They say they were installing speakers and the warehouse put an extra system in the truck. If they bring it back to the warehouse one of the warehouse guys will just take it since it was check out so they will sell it for a greatly reduced rate. They will show you a catalog with this brand and show you a huge retail price (think +$1000) and then offer it to you for like $200-300. The stuff is complete junk though.
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Watch out for "white vans" that are selling "leftover" speakers from an installation job. They usually cruise parking lots around electronic stores, home stores and large parking lots. They say they were installing speakers and the warehouse put an extra system in the truck. If they bring it back to the warehouse one of the warehouse guys will just take it since it was check out so they will sell it for a greatly reduced rate. They will show you a catalog with this brand and show you a huge retail price (think +$1000) and then offer it to you for like $200-300. The stuff is complete junk though.
I had those guys approach me a few years ago. The speakers were brand named "Dogg" if I remember right. Aptly named.

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One trick to know if an email is a scam without even reading it is if it has a .ru or .cn and many other such third world country domains, it is a scam.

also anything asking for your credit card or bank account number or even your password for something such as a WoW account, is scam. Those companies will NEVER ask you this info.

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