(Closed) How much solitication do you get at your door?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: How often do you get solicitation at your door?
    Daily : (2 votes)
    2 %
    At least once a week : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Every couple weeks : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Once a month or less : (23 votes)
    26 %
    Never! (lucky dogs!!!) : (53 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We live in a community full of mormons and JWs.  We’re constantly getting them at the door.  We might get the odd kid here or there doing a fundraiser, but that’s about it!

    Post # 4
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    One of the perks of living in an apartment building with a doorman – no solicitors!

    Although I do get a lot of solicitation junk mail.

    Post # 5
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I live in a high rise dooman building in NYC so thankfully I don’t get any. Not even menu’s since my building is super strict about that. My parents, however, live in suburban PA in a wealthy neighborhood and get them constantly. So my Mom actually put a “No soliciting” sign on her front door! lol!

    Post # 6
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Maybe it’s because I’ve only really lived in apartments, but I pretty much never get anyone at my door. Well, my downstairs neighbor came by last week asking for some vanilla, but that’s it.

    Post # 7
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    I”ve only gotten food drive fundraisers from the boy scouts and the local National Honor Society.  But i’ve only lived in a house for a few months, I was in an apartment beforehand.

    Post # 8
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Non here in Florida because I live in a gated community.

    but back in Upstate New York, I lived in a upperclass suburbanish small town and we had plenty of action. Fire fighters league, Police Union, Jehovas Witnesses, Boyscouts, random neighboors with kids involved with fundraisers. My mom still lives there and its died down a bit. Just every once in a while

    Post # 9
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We only get a few per year. We live in a townhouse community with a “No Soliciting” sign at the entrance. A few ignore it and come to the door. I try to ignore the door bell once I look out the window and see it is a solicitor. Girl scouts selling cookies I will always open the door for and buy a few boxes. 🙂

    Post # 10
    1543 posts
    Bumble bee

    Ehhh, we get them every now and then, I’d say less than once a month, more like once or twice every two or three months. We live in a neighborhood that has a “No Soliciting” sign up, but obviously some slip through. It’s usually the typical JWs or sometimes a random salesman.

     I found out purely by accident, that the most effective way of having them not go into their whole spiel is to answer the door with a crying/fussy baby on your hip. They’re all, “Hi, how are–Oh, we see you have your hands full. We’ll just leave you this flyer and come back later.” (Score!) They usually don’t come back, lol.

    Post # 11
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We hardly get any except those religious ones, but I did just see the best sign on FB for that

    “Unless you are selling thin mints – no soliciting”


    Post # 12
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    AT&T has come by a couple of times pimping their cable service, but that’s about it.

    Post # 13
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Lol, I think like 80% of the homes in my area are second or vacation homes.  If we get a solictor twice a year, that’s a big deal!

    Post # 14
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I guess my condo has a perk- no solitication!

    At my old house I used to get them and it was hard for me as I’m too nice to tell them to go away.

    Post # 15
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We mostly get flyers attached to our door.  They don’t actually knock unless it’s high school kids doing a fundraiser or something like that.  Sometimes a guy selling magazine subscriptions or some type of telephone service comes around, but we usually never answer the door unless it’s someone we know.

    Post # 16
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We live in an apartment so we don’t get door-to-door solicitation, but every month or so when I am taking our dog for a walk, I will be approached by LDS missionaries making their way through the neighborhood…  (Not sure why our ‘hood is such a hot spot…)  It is annoying and offensive to me, and they never take a simple “No thanks, not interested” (with a smile) for an answer!  They continue to press me about my faith (or lack thereof), and it’s like, damn – I’m just trying to enjoy the fresh air with my dog!  I don’t need saving, thankyouverymuch.

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