Unlicensed door-to-door peddlers a nu...

Unlicensed door-to-door peddlers a nuisance | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 26 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 13, 2011, titled Unlicensed door-to-door peddlers a nuisance | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

In Columbus this year, door-to-door salespeople must display orange licenses. Exemptions include: Individuals or groups selling samples Agricultural products sold by their producers Organizations holding a valid charitable-solicitations permit Evangelical, missionary or religious organizations Any college, university or school Scouting ...

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Hocking Hick

New Albany, OH

#1 Apr 13, 2011
Damn Travelors...

Get the plate number -- that's what the Sheriffs are for...

Since: Jul 10

Lewis Center, OH

#2 Apr 13, 2011
Answer the door with your chain saw. They'll quickly leave.

“Time traveler”

Since: Apr 10

At large

#3 Apr 13, 2011
Wilhelm Klink wrote:
Answer the door with your chain saw. They'll quickly leave.
I like your style today. I have two mid sized dogs that sound a little like two bull elephants charging through the woods. By the time I get to the door, the peddlers are most of the way to the neighbors house.

Since: Aug 09

Chesapeake, VA

#4 Apr 13, 2011
Wilhelm Klink wrote:
Answer the door with your chain saw. They'll quickly leave.
My dad once answered the door to a Jehovah witness. They asked if they could read a passage from their 'book'; he said sure. When they finished, he asked if he could read them a passage from his 'book'; they accepted. Dad picked up his 'book' and proceded to read. The woman at the door got this terrible, horrified look on her face an ran back to the van and they left. Turns out, my dad picked up a gun manual and was reading about the process of loading a muzzleloader.
Jim Baker

Defiance, OH

#5 Apr 13, 2011
The headline is wrong. ALL door-to-door peddlers are a nuisance. Why not outlaw them all? Because the license is a money making tax. That's why.
Money Hog

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 13, 2011
We have tons of window salesmen in our neighborhood. They always have some kind of sale running.
Fred Krueger

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 13, 2011
Unlicensed peddlers are a nuisance? So, licensed peddlers are not? Licensure is irrelevant! All peddlers are a nuisance. This article is ridiculous.
Try this

Lewis Center, OH

#8 Apr 13, 2011
I do not answer my door - period. Friends and family know to call me first. If they knock or ring the door bell more than once I set off my alarm. Seems to work! If I want to buy something I'll find the right company for my purchase. I feel the same way about telemarketing calls. Never answer the phone. Then if you have caller ID try to call them back and say you just received a harassing call and tell them you are on the 'do not call' listing and ask why they are ignoring the law. Tell them to take you off their list - now. Doesn't always work - but I am easily entertained as you can tell.
Ralph Jeffrey

Bowling Green, OH

#9 Apr 13, 2011
my friend bought the COLUMBUS DISPATCH last august from some college kids trying to sell new subscriptions. SHE IS STILL WAITING FOR HER FIRST PAPER TO BE DELIVERED SO THE DISPATCH IS PROMOTING SCAMS

WARNING DO NOT BUY ANY DISPATCH FROM COLLEGE STUDENTS IT IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!

REPEATED CALLS TO THE DISPATCH STILL HAS NOT GOT HER A PAPER I THINK SHE NEED TO GO TO CHANNEL 10 NEWS AND EXPOSE THE DISPATCH FOR RUNNING A SCAM
no way

United States

#10 Apr 13, 2011
When the public school students knock, I explain that I was forced to donate at the last levy and am tapped out.
Lesson

United States

#11 Apr 13, 2011
Ralph Jeffrey wrote:
my friend bought the COLUMBUS DISPATCH last august from some college kids trying to sell new subscriptions. SHE IS STILL WAITING FOR HER FIRST PAPER TO BE DELIVERED SO THE DISPATCH IS PROMOTING SCAMS
WARNING DO NOT BUY ANY DISPATCH FROM COLLEGE STUDENTS IT IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!
REPEATED CALLS TO THE DISPATCH STILL HAS NOT GOT HER A PAPER I THINK SHE NEED TO GO TO CHANNEL 10 NEWS AND EXPOSE THE DISPATCH FOR RUNNING A SCAM
College kids selling mag/news subscriptions is a scam as old as the hills. Local news has reported on it. Sorry your friend didn't know.
ReAckShunAry

Hilliard, OH

#12 Apr 13, 2011
How times have changed! Over 40 years ago, while in college I worked part time as a Fuller Brush Man, selling household supplies and brushes door-to-door. We were welcomed and invited into homes on a regular basis. Not going to happen today!
roguesmoker

Columbus, OH

#13 Apr 13, 2011
I love nothing more than slamming the door in these peoples faces, you come ringing my doorbell you better be the ups guy, fed-ex, or something of that nature. And no I never feel bad about it later, even if it is a child get the #ell of my porch before I release the hounds.
LCB

Galloway, OH

#14 Apr 13, 2011
I have a 'No soliciting' sign on my mailbox and front door! Seems to work!!

Since: Aug 09

Chesapeake, VA

#15 Apr 13, 2011
Ralph Jeffrey wrote:
my friend bought the COLUMBUS DISPATCH last august from some college kids trying to sell new subscriptions. SHE IS STILL WAITING FOR HER FIRST PAPER TO BE DELIVERED SO THE DISPATCH IS PROMOTING SCAMS
WARNING DO NOT BUY ANY DISPATCH FROM COLLEGE STUDENTS IT IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!
REPEATED CALLS TO THE DISPATCH STILL HAS NOT GOT HER A PAPER I THINK SHE NEED TO GO TO CHANNEL 10 NEWS AND EXPOSE THE DISPATCH FOR RUNNING A SCAM
I signed up for the paper through a college aged kid doing door-2-door a few years back; got my paper on time - every time for about a year.
THE MEAT MAN COMETH

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 13, 2011
I love the dude that comes to the door selling beef out of a freezer on the back of a pickup truck. I told him we just filled our freezer with a side of grain-fed Angus (we actually had). He wanted to buy what I had in exchange for me buying the "prime" beef he had. I told him sure but there was 370 lbs of beef and I wanted $20/lb. He wanted to haggle. I said I was serious. He just walked away. I haven't seen him since.
Daniel Martin

Grove City, OH

#17 Apr 13, 2011
I live in German Village and we get no shortage of these idiots, knocking on doors, even after hours (6pm+), trying to sell crap. A "NO SOLICITORS" sign does little. Funny how showing up with one of my dogs and a handgun seems to deter the repeat offenders. From now on, I'll be asking to see a license and if they can't produce one, I'll call the police on them.
GRUNT

Chillicothe, OH

#18 Apr 13, 2011
Friend of mine has a Shower head concealed in the ceiling of his stoop. Be surprised how discouraging a COLD blast of water can be!
Spooktackular

United States

#19 Apr 13, 2011
wldntulik2no wrote:
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My dad once answered the door to a Jehovah witness. They asked if they could read a passage from their 'book'; he said sure. When they finished, he asked if he could read them a passage from his 'book'; they accepted. Dad picked up his 'book' and proceded to read. The woman at the door got this terrible, horrified look on her face an ran back to the van and they left. Turns out, my dad picked up a gun manual and was reading about the process of loading a muzzleloader.
Good, I thought You were going to say he was reading her Penthouse forum.

I always start working on something in the garage. Hand the a greasy wrench, or a dripping oil filter and it takes years before they return.
Robin Banks

Lewis Center, OH

#20 Apr 13, 2011
Mostly those pesky True Green and Fish Window Cleaning derrilics...

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