I wasn't in the right state of mind on this particular night. In the past, I have graciously thanked them for their time and told them that I wasn't interested. But, I didn't have much fight in me, so I let them do their thing...promising me that a representative would be dropping of a $100 gas card the next night (a ploy to get me to let one of their salespeople into my home). No, this is absolutely not what made me receptive to their sales techniques...again, not in an assertive mood. This guy was basically convinced that he was doing me a favor. If you've had a window salesperson in your home, you know that this is not the case. They sit at your dining room table for, oh, say two hours and fill those two hours with the most asinine claims and demonstrations.
The icing on the cake was the fact that they asked to use MY cell phone to call the home office...so that home office knew that they weren't just making these appointments up. How weird is that??? I was so taken aback that I just handed over the phone without much hesitation...at that point, I just wanted them off my porch!
So, needless to say, Home Depot is my first stop after work today and I'll be posting some "NO SOLICITING" signs at several places in and around the entrance to my home...and definitely a couple in my single-pane, aluminum clad, wildly inefficient windows!!!!!