Had a tel marketing call today and ended up booking an appointment based on “free solar heating” and was guaranteed that it wouldn’t cost me a penny. Before the chap turned up i trawled the net for info on the company and came upon this website. So glad i did. Made alarm bells ring but thought lets see what they were offering.
First thing i asked wa s how much it was going to cost me. Absolutely nothing came the answer from the salesman, same comment from the tele sales girl to be fair. So half an hour later and the same repeated question of how is this being paid for and eventually the salesman says “well we don’t fit it for free sir it will cost £9000”. So who pays the £9000 i ask? Well we work with a company that provides a loan at %6.73 over the twenty years. I say then it’s not for free is it. Yes it is because the money you save will pay for the loan and you will have some left over.
Based on 4kw panels he reckons i would get back £19,500 and based on the savings over the 20 years of 60k. Wow! Now i am not an idiot and did some mental maths in my head and take away the repayments from my yearly saving on elec tric (£975-£800 for the loan and repayments etc) and based on his workings out i would only save £175 over a year. Not what he was trying to lead me to believe of nearly £2000.
I pointed out the only reason he was here was because i was told by the tele sales girl that it was “FREE” he told me it was “FREE” and it clearly was no where near “FREE” He then pointed out that i probably couldn’t afford the outlay to pay for it out right. Boy was this the wrong thing to say. I told him that can afford it and my financial situation was none of his business.
Thanked him for his time and asked him to leave but he still tried the sell. Eventaualy gave up and said it was “no skin off his nose as it meant an early night for him” Oh and i also asked him about the complaints about his company as per Norman Scottish Installer put up a link to. Apparently that is a load of rubbish and he knows nothing about it!
All i would like to say about this company is they have a very clever way of doing things that to me, is totally misleading from the tele sales girl to the rep that turns up. Be afraid be very afraid of this company, as always nothing is free in this world. Actually the solar power is but at a price to get it for free.