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Going Door-to-Door: It’s a Not a Relic in the Information Age

The traveling salesmen who comes to your door with the latest edition of encyclopedias or the best cleaning product seems like an outdated concept, but the phenomenon of going door-to-door to sell a product is still alive and well in Houston today — much to the chagrin of residents who would prefer if strangers didn’t […]

The traveling salesmen who comes to your door with the latest edition of encyclopedias or the best cleaning product seems like an outdated concept, but the phenomenon of going door-to-door to sell a product is still alive and well in Houston today — much to the chagrin of residents who would prefer if strangers didn’t just show up unannounced at their door.

But it’s not just salespeople showing up at your door. You’ve probably had the occasional political campaign worker or kid try to sell you something for their school or club they’re in.

We discuss when going door-to-door works and when it doesn’t. And we hear your good and bad stories about the most unexpected knock that happened at your front door.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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