OK, I nearly fell victim to one of these today. Had a chap knock on my door earlier today trying to sell me double glazing which I already have. But he noticed my garage door was a bit dodgy and asked me if I wanted a quote, I thought why not, I'm free for the day, so I was booked in for 4pm.
Didn't think much of it at first, as these are the same guys that fitted my windows and doors almost 10 years ago, but the guy wanted to know if me and the other half will be here when they turned up? I got a courtesy call @3pm to confirm my appointment, and even then, the woman asked if me and my other half will be here?
So comes 4pm, and the chap is prompt, arrived here smack bang on 4pm, and polite as firk, I'm not use to this... so he goes on about the company and it's history etc. zzzzZZZZzzZZz.... at which point, I said to him, give me an idea of how much this garage door is going to cost. He opened his book and a few stabs on his calculator, he goes... wait for it... 'four thousand pounds is what we are looking at before any discounts!'.
It's at this point, I realised why the other half needs to be here, it's to catch me when I faint from hearing the words 'four thousand pounds' :faint: So I quickly said to him, ok, I don't want to waste yours and my time, but I hadn't plan on paying anywhere near £1k for a garage door, nevermind £4k, and he got the idea quick! Tried to be as polite as possible and left within 5 minutes.
Who the hell pays £4k for a standard sized garage door to be fitted ffs?