Author: Even more puzzled (---.client.insightBB.com)
So how do you know what the outcome of his questionairre would have been?
Is it possible he was assessing ALL the factors that would give him an idea of what window would fit your energy needs and which one you could afford? Is it unreasonable for him to have an informative dialog with you so he doesn't waste 3 hours of his time showing you his top of the line window, only to have you say,"I'm selling next year and I want the cheapest window possible."?
And maybe he is asking these questions about what you owe on the house because he has financing plans available way better than your bank could give you, but he wants to get an idea of your situation before offering it to you.
I think you have it all wrong. You wanted to see the best window on the market,...... you wanted a professional company to service your needs,..... but you treated him like he was a greenhorn clerk behind the counter at Lowes. He's a construction contractor, and was at your home for a professional consultation, and you should have treated him with respect he deserves while he was in your home.
YOU invited him into your home for professional advice, only to not give him a chance to help you. You were hot-headed, very rude, and in my opinion owe him an apology.
And what did you expect him to do after your childish behavior,... give the wife the consultation and hope SHE could convince you? Give me a break, he did the right thing. Why waste his time on someone like you who doesn't have the sense to want to learn about the product he is getting ready to buy, and the benefits and services the salesman's company provides.
Next time, tell the window company you are having out to do a "drive-by" estimate, and throw the price sheet out the car window on the way by. That way they won't have to waste their tome on you.