Great recommendations for books Tracey. Frank Bettger had a tremendous effect on my live and Og Mandino, as an author, is my idol. Hope to see your place one day soon. Blessings.
Tony, I can always count on you for confirmation! I was just really surprised at how antiquated the approaches were. I am still without new windows, like you:-) I just kept thinking, how can anything this relatively simple be this hard! Have a great weekend:-)
YES! I went through the same exact thing. It got so frustrating that I didn’t get any windows at all.
One guy came into my home. Just like you experienced, it was a high-pressure pitch — low on patience, high on ABC (Always Be Closing). After about half an hour, I told him that I’d research what he said and call him when I made a decision, whether yes or no. I even added that I knew he’d heard that plenty of times and the “buyers are liars,” but I’d stay to my word and let him know whatever decision I made.
Just like you, he lowered the price DRASTICALLY. I mean, the price he went to was about a tenth of the original. He had me on the phone with his manager. I am not exaggerating that they even tried the “what if we gave them to you for free?” tactic, to which I responded in the negative.
It was horrible. I should add that I was serious — very serious — about not letting them install them for free. Why? I wouldn’t trust them to do a good job. I want to be quoted a fair price. Perhaps haggle a little, but in realistic realms.
I couldn’t wait for the guy to leave.
And yes, I got the “I think you’re wasting my time here” line as well.
What is it with buying windows? I should add that buying a mattress was also a horrible experience.
I felt that I was the only one to go through this. Maybe it’s a Pennsylvania thing? (I’m in Wilkes-Barre.) I’d hate to think that it is. I just wonder.
Anyway, another great post. Thanks for hearing my rant. You’re not alone out there. :-)
All the BEST!
Have fun … Tony.
I can remember the vacuum sales guys coming to the door as a kid and doing the whole sales pitch:-) It must be a PA thing!
Pennsylvania … The state where buying windows and vacuum cleaners is a full-contact sport. At least it feels that way! :-P
Have fun … Tony.
Thanks Mike. Frank Bettger’s book was Dad’s favorite:-) Look forward to seeing you too!!