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    • vaio
    • By vaio 17th Oct 09, 10:05 PM
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    vaio
    • #2
    • 17th Oct 09, 10:05 PM
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    • 17th Oct 09, 10:05 PM
    It's just a marketing ploy, get other quotes too
    • Bonbon
    • By Bonbon 17th Oct 09, 10:12 PM
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    Bonbon
    • #3
    • 17th Oct 09, 10:12 PM
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    • 17th Oct 09, 10:12 PM
    I agree with vaio.They probably increase the price first, then reduce to normal, claiming it's a scrappage deal.
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 17th Oct 09, 10:45 PM
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    savemoney
    • #4
    • 17th Oct 09, 10:45 PM
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    • 17th Oct 09, 10:45 PM
    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
    • thebaldwindowfitter
    • By thebaldwindowfitter 18th Oct 09, 10:08 AM
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    • #5
    • 18th Oct 09, 10:08 AM
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    • 18th Oct 09, 10:08 AM
    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
    if you think peoples advice is helpfull please take the time to clicking the thank you button it gives great satisfaction
  • SwissToni
    • #6
    • 30th Oct 09, 8:34 PM
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    • 30th Oct 09, 8:34 PM
    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.
  • SwissToni
    • #7
    • 30th Oct 09, 8:44 PM
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    • 30th Oct 09, 8:44 PM
    Just complained, if anyone else wants to too, the online form is here:
    http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/how_to_complain/complaints_form/
  • skiTTish
    • #8
    • 30th Oct 09, 8:51 PM
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    • 30th Oct 09, 8:51 PM
    Why compalin ,I dont think anyone would be fooled into thinking it was a government scheme ?!?
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 30th Oct 09, 9:17 PM
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    • #9
    • 30th Oct 09, 9:17 PM
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    • 30th Oct 09, 9:17 PM
    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.
    I need all the preservatives i can get.

    • rosekitten
    • By rosekitten 30th Oct 09, 11:13 PM
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    rosekitten
    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
    • patman99
    • By patman99 30th Oct 09, 11:17 PM
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    patman99
    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.
    Never Knowingly Understood.

    Member #1 of £1,000 challenge - £1000.00 / £1000 (that's 100%)

    3-6 month EF £139/£3600

    Do you/your spouse earn less than £197 p/w ?. Fill-in Form R85 and get your Bank interest Tax free.
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 31st Oct 09, 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!
    • BargainGalore
    • By BargainGalore 31st Oct 09, 12:31 AM
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    BargainGalore
    I saw this advertised on TV last night
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 31st Oct 09, 11:50 AM
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    maninthestreet
    I wish someone would replace my windows as they're getting that thin that I can nearly see through them!
    Originally posted by Steve_xx
    Don't bother cleaning them - they become opaque eventually.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
  • ormus
    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.
    Originally posted by patman99
    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.
    • 27col
    • By 27col 1st Nov 09, 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.
    I can afford anything that I want.
    Just so long as I don't want much.
  • magicbunn2106
    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.
    Thanks mercy for MSE.
    • hethmar
    • By hethmar 8th Nov 09, 3:59 PM
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    hethmar
    I think a lot of people - probably the most vulnerable - will also think this is a government backed scheme. Its quite disgusting.
  • Errata
    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.
    Thanks mercy for MSE.
    Originally posted by magicbunn2106
    Just tell them your grandad's out and put the phone down !
    .....................I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...
  • Chippy Minton
    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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