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Owens Corning basement finishing system is a SCAM!

Old 01-24-03, 04:50 PM
Homeowner 123
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Owens Corning basement finishing system is a SCAM!

I recently received a flyer in the mail about the Owens Corning Basement Finishing system. After reading the flyer I discovered that although it was labeled Owens Corning and it had their trademark on it along with the Pink Panther character, it was sent by a local remodeling company ( apparently cornings local distributor)
I contacted these people and found out that if I wanted this basement finishing system it would have to be purchased and installed by them. Ok, so I make an appointment with this contractor of Cornings and he then calls me before arriving to get further directions to my home and asks if my wife will be there? I explained to him she would not and I was told he would not come out if both of us were not there? I told him we knew what we wanted and were prepared to buy, at this point they still refused to honor there appointment. What they were using IMHO was very hard sales tactics just like the old aluminum siding salesman days. I contacted owens cornings and after exchanging many e-mails back and forth (much of it corning requesting info) they "corning" decided I was stuck with that distributor and must do as they say! Well owens corning you can take your overpriced fiberglass wall system and shove it where the sun don't shine! Don't be had by these people. I later found out what the cost of this stuff was and I can now understand there high pressure sales tactics and requiring both husband and wife to be present so they can nail the deal right away.

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Old 01-24-03, 05:03 PM
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Yep. The old question about the wife or husband being there is a red flag.
Old 01-24-03, 06:52 PM
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Homeowner 123,

It happens alot! Sear's sales people are the same way, in most cases. I was asked to work for them many years ago and I declined. The draw was small and the mark ups were outrageous. Turnover rates for sales reps was extremely high...if you didn't produce, you were out. I remember the cliches, " If you put in your credit card it will be so much easier for you and look how this will benefit you now?". It's amazing that many will fall for the little deals and feel that if is a well know name that you are getting the best but for the worst prices around!

I think now, it is getting worse due to the economy, especially after todays stock market final! Telemarketing will be on the rise!

I'd consider other options for your basement with just as good results that won't hurt your pocketbook.

Good Luck!

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