Post # 1
Oh my gosh. I love where we live, but I hate that because there are some fancy pants houses around here we have a literal stream of solicitation at our door. Charity, hot water tank, frozen food (I swear), religion, more charity, window cleaning, tree trimmers/yard work. It makes me bananas!!!!!! Does anyone else have a really busy neighbourhood like that and how do you deal with it? I literally just had to close the door in a guy’s face and he kept talking. I’ve never been that rude to anyone at the door before. Usually I just take their info, and throw it in the recycling when they’ve gone, and we NEVER give money at the door.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
AT&T has come by a couple of times pimping their cable service, but that’s about it.
Post # 13
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
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
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
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.