telephone ads

not sure if this has been here before but have a look i thought it was good :slight_smile:

>Subject: Fw: telephone ads !!!
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> This is not a joke, but we can fight back !
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>Subject: Tips for Handling Telemarketers
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>Three Little Words That Work !
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>(1)The three little words are: “Hold On please…”
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>Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of
>hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more
>time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.
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>Then when you eventually hear the phone company’s “beep-beep-beep” tone,
>you know it’s time to go back and hang up your handset, which has
>efficiently completed its task.
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>These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.
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>(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other
>end?
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>This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and
>records the time of day when a person answers the phone.
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>This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a “real”
>sales person to call back and get someone at home.
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>What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is
>to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times,
>as quickly as possible This confuses the machine that dialed the call
>and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to
>have your name in their system any longer !!!
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>(3) Junk Mail Help:
>When you get “ads” enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return
>these “ads” with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own
>junk mail away.
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>When you get those “pre-approved” letters in the mail for everything
>from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw
>away the return envelope.
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>Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs
>them more than the regular 24p postage “IF” and when they receive them
>back.
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>It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 29p
>before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that
>case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in
>their postage-paid return envelopes.
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>For example; send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American
>Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn’t get anything
>else that day, then just send them their blank application back!
>If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn’t on
>anything you send them. You can even send the envelope back empty if you
>want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 24p.
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>The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their
>own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let’s
>let them know what it’s like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all
>they’re paying for it…Twice!
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>Let’s help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that
>e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that’s why they need
>to increase postage costs again. You get the idea ?
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>If enough people follow these tips, it will work !
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>THIS JUST MIGHT BE ONE E-MAIL THAT YOU WILL WANT TO FORWARD TO YOUR
>FRIENDS
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Hee hee nice one brucie got to remember them now lol

i have been sending stuff back in pre-paid envelopes for years. it was great fun when i found a roll of lead in the shed ofone house i bought years ago, imagine the postage on a 7x 3 inch piece of lead :wink: