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Penny35
Old 17-10-2009, 9:46 PM
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Default National Window Scrappage Scheme

Hi

Has anyone looked into this. Anglian Windows are saying you can get 2000 off their windows with this scheme.

Would like to know if anyone has looked into this before I ask them to come and quote.

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Old 17-10-2009, 10:05 PM
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It's just a marketing ploy, get other quotes too
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Old 17-10-2009, 10:12 PM
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I agree with vaio.They probably increase the price first, then reduce to normal, claiming it's a scrappage deal.
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Old 17-10-2009, 10:45 PM
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Other lies they peddle without the inflating prices and if you buy now we lower by 30% clap trap is this

1. We are in the area as your area is a neighbourhood watch scheme (we are not) we have to by law notify all the residents in that street and ask them if they need security windows. They did not stay long before I told them to pee off nicely

2. The council doing energy wastage in area by taking photos of the houses to show you any energy loss is, so far so good

Then you get the spiel about well you windows/doors might not be up to standard we can arrange for a free quote



I dont give any of these liars any more of my time, and certainly any company that comes cold calling can nicely pee off
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Old 18-10-2009, 10:08 AM
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http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/windowscrappage/ it is a marketing ploy with them especially when last date for signing the petition for it is march 2010
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Old 30-10-2009, 8:34 PM
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You have to ask why does the government let them get away with it, pretending to sound like a government backed scheme like the car scrappage scheme. Worth a shout to the ASA and get these misleading adverts put to an end.
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Old 30-10-2009, 8:44 PM
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Just complained, if anyone else wants to too, the online form is here:
http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/how_to_com...mplaints_form/
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Old 30-10-2009, 8:51 PM
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Why compalin ,I dont think anyone would be fooled into thinking it was a government scheme ?!?
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Old 30-10-2009, 9:17 PM
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God, aren't there some clever people about, who would ever have thought of jumping on the back of the car scrapage scheme to con customers into thinking they were getting a bargain when they bought windows.
Now that i'm what you could describe as an older person i've stopped eating health foods.
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Old 30-10-2009, 11:13 PM
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we got as local company to do ours as we could
not afford to get them all done at once we have
been getting them done one and two at a time
so far its not even amounted to 2000 and we
only have the back door and a small window left
to do.These big companies are often very expensive
Ask about like we did and find out where everyone
else local got theirs
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Agli home improvements are owned by 'Limelight'. The same company who own 'Zenith', 'Moben', 'Dolphin', 'Sharpes' and at least one other double glazing company I can't remember the name of.

Limelight's owner is known throughout the business world as a well dodgy geezer. I had one of his 'sales' reps round to quote me on windows, as usual, the price dropped over the following week from 3850 (for 3 windows) to 2000.

I ended-up using a local company who fitted the same spec windows AND plasti-wood window sills for 1250.

Anyway, if we all follow the asa link and complain, then something might get done.
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Old 31-10-2009, 12:00 AM
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I wish someone would replace my windows as they're getting that thin that I can nearly see through them!
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Old 31-10-2009, 12:31 AM
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I saw this advertised on TV last night
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Old 31-10-2009, 11:50 AM
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I wish someone would replace my windows as they're getting that thin that I can nearly see through them!
Don't bother cleaning them - they become opaque eventually.
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Old 31-10-2009, 12:17 PM
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Agli home improvements are owned by 'Limelight'. The same company who own 'Zenith', 'Moben', 'Dolphin', 'Sharpes' and at least one other double glazing company I can't remember the name of.

Limelight's owner is known throughout the business world as a well dodgy geezer.

Anyway, if we all follow the asa link and complain, then something might get done.
and all those companies use very dodgy sales tactics. why any one uses them is beyond me. either mad or more money than sense.
Get some gorm.
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Old 01-11-2009, 6:56 PM
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As someone has already suggested on another thread about this same subject. What you need to do, is to say to any salesman that you let into the house. " You have only one chance to give me a price." I thought that this was a brilliant suggestion and would stop all this pseudo discount nonsense dead in its tracks.
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Old 08-11-2009, 3:52 PM
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thanks for the heads up guys I have just filled in the form to get a quote but then thought i would look on here to see if anyone had ut anything.
All I can say is SORRY that MSE was a 2nd thought I should of come here first, now I will have to waste breath saying No a million times when they ring me to arrange a visit. That advert on tv is very misleading. i thought it was anew goverment scheme which is why i searched it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 3:59 PM
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I think a lot of people - probably the most vulnerable - will also think this is a government backed scheme. Its quite disgusting.
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thanks for the heads up guys I have just filled in the form to get a quote but then thought i would look on here to see if anyone had ut anything.
All I can say is SORRY that MSE was a 2nd thought I should of come here first, now I will have to waste breath saying No a million times when they ring me to arrange a visit. That advert on tv is very misleading. i thought it was anew goverment scheme which is why i searched it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 5:53 PM
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Remember you can only scrap the windows and qualify for the 2 grand if they are 10 years or older and you have lived in the house for 12 months or more.
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