• Report: #386368

Complaint Review: Capital Meats, INC

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  • Submitted: Thu, October 30, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, January 12, 2009

  • Reported By:Delaware Delaware
Capital Meats, INC
Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.

Capital Meats, INC Threatening Door-to-Door Salesman and Rude Staff Baltimore Maryland

*Consumer Comment: lol

*Consumer Comment: Nobody EVER comes to MY DOOR anymore....sigh...

*Consumer Suggestion: Call the cops

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A salesman from Capital Meats has come to my door at least half of a dozen times since I have lived in this house (almost 3 years). The first time, they caught me coming in from my car and stopped me. The men were in very baggy pants (enough that I could see their underwear) and they had gotten out of an old pick up truck with a freezer strapped to the back. I saw their car magnet that said Capital Meats and I stopped them and told them that we were vegetarians and not interested in meat. That should have been enough to get them to leave, but they followed me to my door anyway and proceeded to hard sell me this meat.

There is no way I would even buy meat from that shady looking pick-up truck- even if I did eat meat. The men proceeded to lay meat all over my porch (ew!!) and then he even tried to come in my house (even put his hand on the door and tried to open it) so he could see what kind of freezer I had. I eventually shut the door and locked it. Since that time, they have come back several times.

I no longer answer the door (although once my husband did and he says they were rude to him when he declined their product). When I don't answer the door, they stand out there knocking and ringing for a very long time! It is borderline harrassment!!! They don't have any business knocking on my door anyway, because I have a large NO SOLICITING sign. I wouldn't mind if they rang once (even though I already told them we will never want their product) and left, but they RING and RING and RING! I have a sleeping baby, barking dogs, it is such a disruption!!!

I called their Baltimore office (where these salesman are from) to make a formal complaint. The lady who answered said she was the office manager. She wanted my address but I was hesitant to give it to her because I feared backlash from the shady looking "salesman." I asked her to at least enforce a ring-once policy but she said she couldn't do that due to hard of hearing elderly people (who they should leave alone anyway!!!). So I asked about a policy of not ringing the bell of people who had a No Soliciting sign and she said she could not enforce that either because those signs are mostly for religious people.

What??? My sign is to deter annoying, relentless salesman! I told her if they stood outside of my door ringing and ringing again, that I would call the cops. She proceeded to just talk over me, telling me she wouldn't let me speak bad about a great company (Everyone on my street hates to see that nasty truck pull up!!) that she has worked for for 6 years and she told me I must have a miserable life and hung up on me. So much for making a formal complaint. I wasn't even rude to her, as I know *she* was not the one knocking on my door, but she must have been very upset that I did not want them to come to my door and that I wouldn't give her my address.

If this is such a great company, then the least they could do is update their POS trucks with coolers strapped to the back to nicer looking freezer vans/trucks that look like they actually keep the meat cold! And they could enforce some sort of dress code to the salesman so they look less like bums and more like professionals. And lastly, don't be so rude and pushy and don't harrass people! Many of my neighbors have told me that the salesman are rude if you say no. The neighbors who did buy their meat, regretted it as they were flavorless, tough, cheap cuts of meat.

Don't buy from this company!!

Katie
Delaware, Delaware
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/30/2008 11:35 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Capital-Meats-INC/Baltimore-Maryland/Capital-Meats-INC-Threatening-Door-to-Door-Salesman-and-Rude-Staff-Baltimore-Maryland-386368. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

lol

AUTHOR: Frank15 - (U.S.A.)

there are so many meat companys and meat trucks out there.i bet it is not the same people coming to your door.they are hard working people and you people act like they are monsters.lol........its a job get over it.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Nobody EVER comes to MY DOOR anymore....sigh...

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

I LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE COME TO MY DOOR AND TRY TO SELL ME SOMETHING!

The Jehovah's Witnesses don't come anymore since I put up a Masonic Sign against my living room window.

The last MEAT salesman who came to my front door was met with me with a barbeque FORK and a ketchup smeared apron and I told him how HAPPY I WAS GLAD TO SEE HIM.

I ASKED HIM HOW MUCH WAS HE SELLING HIS MEAT FOR SINCE I LIKED HUMAN BEINGS AND JEFFERY DAHMER HAD LEFT ME A BUNCH OF REAL GOOD RECIPES FOR COOKING MEAT.

Nobody EVER comes to MY DOOR anymore selling anything, anymore...

He ran off screaming. Hey, he came to MY house...selling...meat!
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Call the cops

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (U.S.A.)

Why wouldn't you call the cops? You sound like you're being held hostage in your own home. Aren't these people trespassing on your property? If you don't want them hanging out on your doorstep, it should be pretty easy to get rid of them. I'm sure that once the cops come, they will probably not ever bother you again.
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