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Just Say No!
Aggressive and rude!
Several Capri Terrace residents in West Gresham's Wilkes East Neighborhood have reported being confronted by "pretty darn aggressive" and somewhat rude salespeople going door-to-door selling ADVANAGE cleaning sprays for Georgia based T&B Sales. This company has a sketchy reputation and many complaints for its over-the-top high-pressure sales tactics - dating back to their beginning in 2000.
One neighbor said "I had to be aggressive right back in order to shoo him away, I thought his tactics were a bit peculiar. His foot-in-the door antics was a bit unnerving to me".
Reports of T&B Sales representatives going doot-to-door selling Advanage cleaner without a permit or license have appeared recently in local newspapers from Portland to Longview and on several television stations warning area residents -- including this May 21st story on KGW TV's website.
"Don't even engage them in conversation," said one local sheriff's community policing office. "Just explain to them that you're not interested and close the door."
T&B sales has a troubled history in Oregon. In 2008, the attorney general's office issued a consumer alert after sales reps were charged with fraud, theft and illegal drug activity.
If a T&B Sales representative comes to your door you should contact your local police non-emergency telephone number. In Gresham the non-emergency number is 503-823-3333. The AG office has this web page for fraud complaints. You can also call (877)-877-9392 toll free or email email@example.com.
Here's a real bargin cleaner
Don't pay those guys $36.95 a quart for their concentrated citrus cleaner when you can buy LA's "Totally Awesome" concentrated citrus cleaner in the cleaning supply department at your local Dollar Tree Store for -- a dollar!!!
LA's Totally Awesome cleaner works just as well. It comes in two choices: the 20oz pump spray bottle, and a convenient 32oz refill. (Mix it to the strength needed. Recipes are on the bottle.) It works especially well for cleaning that nasty build-up on the inside of glass fireplace doors, and for removing grim from ceramic tile floors!