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I would be wary of folk knocking my door to sell me something. Other than charities, nobody really does this any more, do they? If your product is any good you'll be able to market it online and it'll sell, the fact this mob are sending folk to do face to face sales in the hope that folk crumble and buy it just to get rid of them would be a red flag for me. 300mbps doesn't sound realistic to me, only really know of Virgin that can deliver those type of speeds (in my area anyway).

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Just now, The Moonster said:

I would be wary of folk knocking my door to sell me something. Other than charities, nobody really does this any more, do they? If your product is any good you'll be able to market it online and it'll sell, the fact this mob are sending folk to do face to face sales in the hope that folk crumble and buy it just to get rid of them would be a red flag for me. 300mbps doesn't sound realistic to me, only really know of Virgin that can deliver those type of speeds (in my area anyway).

CR Smith were round last year and we’d been humming and hawing about maybe getting new windows and just went for it with them due to the door stepping call. 

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Even the Jehovah's Witnesses don't seem to be coming round the doors any more. Last week the postie delivered an envelope with no name but my full address. Turned out to be an invite to an on-line JW conference, which the text implied had been sent to everybody in the area.

The pleasing thing is that it must have cost them a hell of a lot in stamps.

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Last time I had a door to door person, they were asking if I wanted milk delivered in the morning, which (as this morning reminded me) is a great old skool novelty.

Thing is, I've had folk say "you get your's delivered too? Is this some sort of hip and trendy thing that young folk are into?".  Well, no.  Somebody came to the door, asked if I wanted fresh milk delivered cold to the door every third morning, and I said "aye".   Also, if I'm part of something, then it's unlikely to be 'trendy'.

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Last time I had a door to door person, they were asking if I wanted milk delivered in the morning, which (as this morning reminded me) is a great old skool novelty.
Thing is, I've had folk say "you get your's delivered too? Is this some sort of hip and trendy thing that young folk are into?".  Well, no.  Somebody came to the door, asked if I wanted fresh milk delivered cold to the door every third morning, and I said "aye".   Also, if I'm part of something, then it's unlikely to be 'trendy'.
I tried it a few months ago but there was literally nothing that they delivered that was in any way better than what we get at the shops. It just costs more.

Got rid after a few weeks.
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8 hours ago, The Moonster said:

I would be wary of folk knocking my door to sell me something. Other than charities, nobody really does this any more, do they? If your product is any good you'll be able to market it online and it'll sell, the fact this mob are sending folk to do face to face sales in the hope that folk crumble and buy it just to get rid of them would be a red flag for me. 300mbps doesn't sound realistic to me, only really know of Virgin that can deliver those type of speeds (in my area anyway).

The previous owner of my house had a no cold calling sign my the door and I've never taken it down. Still get the odd person knocking, but most spot it and turn away again. Nice not being bothered.

7 hours ago, GordonD said:

Even the Jehovah's Witnesses don't seem to be coming round the doors any more. Last week the postie delivered an envelope with no name but my full address. Turned out to be an invite to an on-line JW conference, which the text implied had been sent to everybody in the area.

The pleasing thing is that it must have cost them a hell of a lot in stamps.

I had similar through the other day, and the note was hand written! Love the thought of a wee old Jehovah wifie sitting and writing out the same note a thousand times over, for the vast majority to be ripped up and binned. Lovely.

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1 hour ago, pandarilla said:

I tried it a few months ago but there was literally nothing that they delivered that was in any way better than what we get at the shops. It just costs more.

Got rid after a few weeks.

I like that it's always there for the morning, and that some local guys are getting the money instead of a supermarket.

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I like that it's always there for the morning, and that some local guys are getting the money instead of a supermarket.
Yeah but my milk is always in the fridge, and as much as i like to support local businesses, I didn't enjoy paying more for exactly the same product.

To be fair, I probably had unrealistic expectations. Dairy products are fairly standard (unlike a bakery or a butchers) - but it just didn't do it for us.
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14 hours ago, deej said:

Perfect, do you need my mothers maiden name and the last 3 numbers on the back of my card, or just my card number and PIN?

I don't really, but might be better to send them anyway just in case.

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18 hours ago, The Moonster said:

I would be wary of folk knocking my door to sell me something. Other than charities, nobody really does this any more, do they? If your product is any good you'll be able to market it online and it'll sell, the fact this mob are sending folk to do face to face sales in the hope that folk crumble and buy it just to get rid of them would be a red flag for me. 300mbps doesn't sound realistic to me, only really know of Virgin that can deliver those type of speeds (in my area anyway).

300Mbps isn't going to happen, but to be honest if they can deliver 1/3rd of that then I'd be happy, as this is what I'm currently getting, just me in the house, nothing else running;

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What's putting me off is the lack of actual detail as to how they are doing this. A wee mention of government vouchers, not sure when it'll go live etc. And the website doesn't help much either.

 

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£25/month for a year, £45/month for the second year. So £35/month for 2 years of 300Mb/s fibre seems quite reasonable? There's just something in me that is hesitant and wants to stick with the companies I've actually heard of

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2 minutes ago, deej said:

300Mbps isn't going to happen, but to be honest if they can deliver 1/3rd of that then I'd be happy, as this is what I'm currently getting, just me in the house, nothing else running;

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What's putting me off is the lack of actual detail as to how they are doing this. A wee mention of government vouchers, not sure when it'll go live etc. And the website doesn't help much either.

 

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£25/month for a year, £45/month for the second year. So £35/month for 2 years of 300Mb/s fibre seems quite reasonable? There's just something in me that is hesitant and wants to stick with the companies I've actually heard of

If they can deliver what they're saying it sounds a good deal to me. How quickly would it go live? If it goes live within the first 14 days you could install it, test the speed and if it's bollocks cancel it. I'm not sure what the rules are on stuff being mis-sold but you might be able to cancel after the 14 days if the service isn't what was sold?

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2 hours ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

There an advert for RNIB on the telly just now and it’s got subtitles. Why?

Next you'll be asking why the drive-through cashpoint has braille buttons

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There was a harlot called Gail,

Who had a list of her services for sale,

And on her behind 

For the use of the blind

Was the same list tattooed in Braille

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I put Leadshills supergroup into Google and got a single result back.  Is that a Googlewhack, or do both words need to be in the dictionary?  Was meant to say Leadhills but I had a typo. 

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What the f*** has my garden camera captured in the top image below at half 2 in the morning?  A pygmy ~20cm tall Lassie dog?

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These guys are ace though:

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