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Solicitors ignoring "no soliciting" sign

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by sandmangeck, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    The family and I recently bought our first home. We've got the sign. Countless inconsiderate people keep ringing our doorbell. I just ignore them now. Anyone got any tips or humorous stories?

    Jehovahs bothered my mother when I was an infant and she told them she worshiped Satan.
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I had this problem when I lived in Texas. The only thing that worked was letting them decide for themselves how long they wanted to stand on my porch.
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    You will probably want to be more specific as to who you feel those solicitors are since they may not think of themselves as solicitors. List by name or group who you prefer not to ring your doorbell.

  4. Put up a sign "Beware of Owner". Might put off a few.
  5. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    I've had adt and a roofing company just today. Maybe I should put the definition of the word below the sign.
  6. Answer the door with an axe handle in your hand. It's really effective if it's got some splatter of (fake) blood on it.

  7. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Most likely don't know what "solicitor" means.

    I have a sign on my door that says:

    No sales
    No religion
    Girl Scouts welcome

    My wife vetoed:
    I know who I'm voting for.
    I sacrifice and eat people of other religions
    I have no money or tolerance for people
    GO AWAY!!!
  8. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem.

    When it was the Verizon guy, I told him "it's a no soliciting neighborhood, but since you're here, I'll sign up if you give me a great deal." He said, "I can do that." Then showed me his flyer. I said, "No. A GREAT deal. I want this package (everything) for $59.95/month. Forever." He said, "You can't be serious!? You're being absolutely ridiculous thinking I'm going to give you that." I said, "And you're breaking the law being in this neighborhood knocking on doors and you know it because I've told you this the last two times you've visited here. Would you like to wait for the deputy to arrive or shall I just give them your license plate number?" Never saw that guy again.
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Hand paint a sign that says,


    and misspell it, or make one of the S's backwards.

    Spatter a little bit of red paint on it.
  10. nortonrider


    Nov 20, 2007
  11. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    We used just sit or walk around like they aren't there . We've had them look in our front window at look right at us . We just pretend they aren't there . They get really confused and leave .

    I now tell them no ,don't ask and ask them to leave .

    I had a Kirby vacum saleswomen offer free house cleaning . She was really pushy and tried to come in . I was about ready to eject her forcefully when my German Shepard must have sensed something she didn't like and went the **** off.

    She left quickly .

    I've been contemplating a sign.

    I don't like people coming around my house because you never really know there intentions .
  12. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Think outside the box, man. Easiest fix ever.

  14. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
  15. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    That might be a winner!
  16. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
  17. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, ChopShopAmps
    shoot one. put laminated mug shot of yourself, along with copy of newspaper article about shooting on stake. place in front yard.
  18. I try to sell them stuff right back, usually useless stuff. I enjoy messing with them.

  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I never thought of that. Next time I get one at my door I'm going to take them to my garage and try to sell them some of my yard tools.

    "Man am I glad YOU are here. Come out here. I have a golden opportunity for you. This is a limited time offer, today only. These rakes and hoes are GAYRAWNTEED to make your lawn the cleanest, healthiest, and simply the MOST attractive in your neighborhood. Why, you'll be the envy of all your neighbors! And if you act now, I'll throw in the shovel at no additional charge. Everyone likes a free shovel, right? Now, I know what you are thinking. What is this guy talking about, right? Well, let me TELL you what I'm talking about. Take a look right over here........"

    Now, to the lab to set up my hidden camera so that I can put up a YouTube video for all my TB buddies to see.....
  20. Do it! I don't get any in my building, but I used to at my last place. It is my goal to get telemarketers to hang up on me and door to door sales people to close the door in their own face.


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