It isn't really a question - we are looking for someone with some real
experience with more than one type of window who can tell me the real
life pros and cons of the different types of windows and make some
This isn't a question other than to ask others out there if they either
have that experience or can identify someone who does have that
experience and provide some contact info.
I've had my own window and door business so I'm qualified to give you a good
answer. Sold and installed most every type at one time or another. OTOH, I
don't like people telling me what I can and cannot say so I'm not going to
waste my time with an arrogant putz like you.
Isn't the customer always right? Even the potential customer? Sorry if
I don't want some readneck asshole with Bush stickers on his truck
coming into my yard and unleashing a bunch of illegal mexicans to wreak
havoc on my yard, and taking 15 minutes to tell me some cracker-barrel
story to answer a question that should have been answered with a simple
"yes" or "no".
No wonder you "had" a window and door business. Time is money Bubba!
Some customers are, simply, "not worth" the trouble
I have 'fired" customers that were too much trouble.
I intentionally turn away potential customers that exhibit stigmata
of being 'too much trouble'. It's more profitable _not_ to deal with
them than it is _to_ deal with them.
You, I'll refer to the competitor that I like _least_. You two deserve
It sure is. And on that score, isn't amazing how you want people to
*give* you their time and expertise? You haven't offerd to _pay_
anyone for consultation, have you?
Nope the customer is not always right. They may think they are right,
but are being unreasonable. It is sometimes best if the customer does
leave. Though they may bad mouth the business, it is only as effective
as their own credibility.
Wes Dukes (wdukes.pobox@com) Swap the . and the @ to email me please.
email@example.com is a garbage address.
Do you suppose you could chip in for my sake? We've finally saved what I
hope is enough money to replace our windows, but I'm just at the beginning
stage of researching the project. I've got 11 windows to replace (and maybe
both doors), and I'm considering doing the labour myself (to save money, no
other reason). Please say what you have to say. Thanks.
- Owen -
I believe our house is actually an Alcan home, built in th '70s nearly 30
years before we bought it. Can't say I'm really impressed with the
construction, but you buy what you can afford. I kind of like the idea of
putting Alcan windows on an Alcan home.
When did you do this, and may I ask the cost? How happy we are has a lot to
do with how closely our expectations match our reality.
My neck of the woods is Ottawa; we probably get one more month of winter
than you do.
Knowing that I'm capable of rebuilding everything except the foundation, I'm
tempted to get started myself. I resist the urge, though. It would be
better to just move on. Unfortunately some things aren't going to wait for
us to do that, so here I am. :(
Yup. Do you ever watch "Holmes on Homes"? Many of his clients checked out
several references and STILL got seriously burned. I'll take the advice,
but I'm not expecting it to make my world problem free.
Thanks for all the other great suggestions. I'm saving a copy of your
response for future reference.
- Owen -
Except that it demonstrated his _inability_ to respond as requested to
a "polite request" constructed according to *his* definition of polite.
So, not only is he a proven liar, with apparent Alzheimers-induced short-
term memory problems, who expects professionals to _give_ him the benefit
of their expertise when he has already stated he is not even a potential
customer, he is also a two-faced bastard, who uses a different standard for
his own behavior than what he DEMANDS of the rest of the world.
On Sat, 14 May 2005 15:46:15 GMT, USENET READER
Have you actually gone out and talked to them? Granted, there are
probably many that do fit your description, but it is rather bigoted
of you to paint them all with the same broad brush. Just because you
look Hispanic is no indication that you are not an American citizen.
I think that those who hire illegals should be penalized, but first we
should make it easier for them to verify the illegality of the
workers. As it stands, if the employer does more checking on someone
who is obviously Hispanic than he/she does one someone who is
obviously Anglo, he/she can be sued for discrimination.
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