Intimidation at your own Door

Gas Supply companies do it.

Hot Water Tank companies do it.

Hydro supply companies do it.

I never expected it from Bell Canada.  My doorbell rang this afternoon and there were two young men with clipboards and Bell Canada badges dangling from their shirt pockets.  They had my name on a list.

They wanted to offer me the greatest deal ever.  I asked if they had moved their tech support from India back to Canada.  They said – yes, moved to Ottawa.  (I wonder if they also have a bridge to sell me in New York).

I asked if they had figured out how to replace those ugly satellite dishes.  They said yes – everything is wireless.

I asked if they had some literature I could look at and think about.  They said NO.  The deal had to be done right then and there, in person, or there was no deal.  I SAID NO.

Any company that won’t provide you with pamphlets or some sort of paper copy of what they are offering and who has a time-limited offer of approximately 15 minutes  – BEWARE, BEWARE, BEWARE!  You could very well sign yourself up for disaster.  If it is a real deal, then they should be able to back it up with documentation.  I am truly surprised that Bell is behaving this way.  I will stick with Rogers.



4 thoughts on “Intimidation at your own Door

  1. Hi Sue,
    Even though they had badges I wouldn’t have given a minute of my time. I don’t believe for a minute Bell would send people around selling those products – reminds me of the bank hoaxers, even bold enough to use banks like TD, BMO, etc. On the other hand one could always ask for their supervisor’s name and number and make a call if they do comply – all while they wait outside!

    Just say’in!


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