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POLL: Do Free 'Do Not Knock' Stickers Work?

Does a TOBAY sticker saying "Do Not Knock" repel peddlers in your neighborhood?

It's Saturday morning and you're in comfy clothes, eating cereal and refereeing the kids as they fight over the channel changer when suddenly, ding dong. Someone is at the door trying to sell you something.

To help avoid unwanted soliciting, the that commercial peddlers must obey. But do they?

While TOBAY will gain a for background checks, the real test comes when they knock on your door.

“My office forwards a copy [of peddlers' IDs] to the local police precinct along with a list of solicitors’ names,” said , who advocates a "better safe than sorry" mentality. "If a peddler can't produce their Town license,…close the door and immediately call 911."

What has been your experience with solicitors in your neighborhood? Do peddlers obey the "Do Not Knock" stickers? If you don't have the sticker, are they respectful when you say thanks, but no thanks? Is there anything else the Town could do to curb unwanted soliciting?

Vote in the poll below and give us your thoughts in the comments!

Heather Doyle April 19, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Did anyone notice a difference in the before and after getting the Do Not Knock sticker? How well do they work?
Heidi Ovental Taylor April 20, 2012 at 12:08 PM
We just requested a sticker. We had no idea the town offered them. I hope it helps. I always get nervous when we get knocks on the door and we have no idea who the person is...
Edward Robinson (Editor) April 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Glad we could help Heidi. Let us know if it works!
Art April 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM
too early to tell for us yet. wonder if it will impact Halloween ( LOL ) ?

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