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Old 02-25-2015, 04:29 PM
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We had a water filtration man come in (with promise of a $25. dinner card that never received if he could test the quality of our water ) who used bible quotes to try to sell the system. After saying we couldn't afford the original quote for system, he just happened to have the same system for half the price, since the box was opened for a trade show. We again declined, saying we weren't financially ready. He proceeded to tell us that we were wrecking our health by drinking unpure water and that according to the bible, we would suffer damnation and purgatory for doing so. We politely told him we would just have to take our chances. He left really ticked off.
I presume you have not seen any fire and brimstone yet either?
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM
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We are new and getting many door knockers. Any used KCCI for general contracting?
Don't use anyone who comes knocking on your door. And if you think you might like to try a company, call Seniors vs Crime to check the company out.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:31 AM
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Thanks for this thread! We are taking our time making choices, but have had many people pounding on our door. There is a woman who essentially poses as a welcome wagon pushing a free dinner at one of the country clubs, who works for Pegasus Water Systems. The one who wins for being the most aggressive has been Service Smart, beginning the day I was waiting for the moving truck. They came 6 times in 8 days. I called Community Standards and complained, without much satisfaction. I was told there isn't much they can do about it, since the roads are public. I guess I have to get a "No Solicitation" sign for my front door.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:27 PM
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check with Seniors vs Crime ,Lake,Sumter,or Marion county,give them a name /company of the vendor your thinking about hiring and they'll tell you if there's any complaints on them,Sumter office is open 3 days a week 10-2.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:37 PM
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how do you not give your cell number non-family like medical, insurance, tax guy, financial, bank, pizza order, etc and so forth? This TV wannabe is Very interested to learn your secret.
I don't have a cell phone.
I ask people to communicate with me via email, which I check several times a day.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:00 PM
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I have never had a land line. What is it?
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Greetings all, we came to TV in January to rent for 3 months and to possibly buy a retirement home here if we found the right one. To make a long story short, we did! We're closing in a couple of weeks but will be heading back north for the Summer in early April. So, we've got only a short time to arrange for the property to be taken care of. Minimally it seems to me we need someone to mow the lawn. Reading TOTV I see folks talking about a lot of other services (such as home watch, pest control, irrigation maintenance and on and on). Worse, it sees there's no one company that can do it all. What do I really need to arrange for before leaving and what can wait until we return in October and can you recommend specific providers? We're going to be located in Winifred. Many thanks for your help.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:06 AM
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rlcronin: Greetings all, we came to TV in January to rent for 3 months and to possibly buy a retirement home here if we found the right one. To make a long story short, we did! We're closing in a couple of weeks but will be heading back north for the Summer in early April. So, we've got only a short time to arrange for the property to be taken care of. Minimally it seems to me we need someone to mow the lawn. Reading TOTV I see folks talking about a lot of other services (such as home watch, pest control, irrigation maintenance and on and on). Worse, it sees there's no one company that can do it all. What do I really need to arrange for before leaving and what can wait until we return in October and can you recommend specific providers? We're going to be located in Winifred. Many thanks for your help.
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bc: Check your pvt msgs. Sent you some info.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:08 AM
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We are moving to TV in September from Maryland and have decided to sell EVERYTHING. Had a moving man come to give us an estimate to move and store the furniture and came to the conclusion that it wasn't worth it. Have friends who just moved there 2 years ago and they wish they had done the same thing. Said there are lots of good consignment stores there to purchase what you need. Have also decided to rent a furnished house for a year before deciding to buy. Just seems like the best thing for us.
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:06 PM
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Hi, I am brand new, closing on a house on Thursday. Won't see what services the seller has in place until then.

I'm getting the idea that pest control and termite control are 2 different things. Is that right? If so, does one company do both or do you need to hire 2 different entities? Thanks! Paula
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This post started 2 years ago, but I guess nothing has changed.
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Hi, I am brand new, closing on a house on Thursday.
When I was new to TOTV, I didn't know about the Search Button so I like to tell newbies about it.
You can do a search on any subject, and you will find tons of previous threads on the topic.
It's a great asset - I still use it all the time when I need to remember info on a particular subject.
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I do not recommend Babette's Furniture in Leesburg.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:30 PM
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Greetings all, we came to TV in January to rent for 3 months and to possibly buy a retirement home here if we found the right one. To make a long story short, we did! We're closing in a couple of weeks but will be heading back north for the Summer in early April. So, we've got only a short time to arrange for the property to be taken care of. Minimally it seems to me we need someone to mow the lawn. Reading TOTV I see folks talking about a lot of other services (such as home watch, pest control, irrigation maintenance and on and on). Worse, it sees there's no one company that can do it all. What do I really need to arrange for before leaving and what can wait until we return in October and can you recommend specific providers? We're going to be located in Winifred. Many thanks for your help.
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We also came in January, closed on a new home on 3/19 & find ourselves at a loss to sort through what services we need to put in place before we leave. Would appreciate any advice! Thank you! Paula and John
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:35 PM
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I do not recommend Babette's Furniture in Leesburg.
Why not?
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