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Old 07-30-2003, 01:47 PM   #16
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I did put my number on this list, but after reading who can still make the calls, I don't think I will notice a big difference.

I get a lot of calls from credit card companies that I have cards with and my long distance company calls to tell me about new products.

I don't really see the need for telemarketers in this day and age. If you are interested in a product you can just get on-line to see what's out there and go from there. I like to find out things for myself, I don't want them to call me at home and tell me about it.
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Companies telemarket because it works.
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I don't really see the need for telemarketers in this day and age. If you are interested in a product you can just get on-line to see what's out there and go from there. I like to find out things for myself, I don't want them to call me at home and tell me about it.
its push and pull marketing. as mr. brau1 said, it works. telemarketing is a push in the sense that you are pushed to buy. and it works. the next question is whether or not they are using unseemly methods of doing the pushing.

for companies to wait for people to investigate product options through what ever avenue is too passive for them.
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People don't buy stuff they want, they buy stuff the advertisers TELL them to buy. It's everywhere, from your phone to the "Gap" tag on the inside of your skippies. It's all advertising. And it works. I really want a Coca Cola.
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Old 07-30-2003, 02:16 PM   #20
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You know now that I really think about it, I think I am mostly annoyed at the /personal/ contact. I to get junk mail and look through catalog after catalog and then go shopping on line; but if that same company were to /call/ me at home I would be so put off that I wouldn't buy, even if I really wanted it.





Show it to me in print or on t.v. then I am a sucker, just don't call me at home.
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Coke is actually developing a plan where they surgically implant computer chips into people heads. These chips can be activated by radio-waves, and cause the person desire CocaCola. Coke also stands to make millions by licensing out the chips to make people want Sprite, or a Jaguar or HotPockets, or April Levine album. It's totally true. Coke is giving a free tote bag and umbrella to people who volunteer for the procedure. 34,123 people are lined up so far, myself included. I really want that tote bag.
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companies shouldn't have set high quotas, should not have pushed their associates to push their telemarketing so hard, and should not have paid their associates only on how many sales they make.


police themselves.
Maybe we should just blame it on shareholders and the drive to make bigger profits.

Companies set high quotas/sales goals (whether it is telemarketers, direct sales, etc. etc.) to create revenue goals. Positive revenue creates profit - which increases share prices. Increased share pirces put smiles on share holders.

What company (in our society) WOULDN'T want to do that?

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its push and pull marketing. as mr. brau1 said, it works. telemarketing is a push in the sense that you are pushed to buy. and it works. the next question is whether or not they are using unseemly methods of doing the pushing.

for companies to wait for people to investigate product options through what ever avenue is too passive for them.


Yes, unseemly methods! Now THAT is what I am looking for. Thank you Kobe. Deceptive practices should not be "policed" by an Industry group, necesarilly, but by the feds/BBBs or whatever may be the case.
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April Levine
Screw the tote bags, I want to know who April Levine is? Sounds like a girl from my elementary school in Long Island. I think I got an invite to her bat mitzvah.
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Screw the tote bags, I want to know who April Levine is? Sounds like a girl from my elementary school in Long Island. I think I got an invite to her bat mitzvah.
She's that Jewish girl from Canada who sing punk rock about complicated skater guys. I think?
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She's that Jewish girl from Canada who sing punk rock about complicated skater guys. I think?


Ooohhhhhh, Avril Lavigne. I got you now!
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You know she's actually a 34 yr old man. Looks pretty good for 34 yr old man, Huh?
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You know she's actually a 34 yr old man. Looks pretty good for 34 yr old man, Huh?
Sure.

I mean, if you are in to 34 year-old men that look like 17 Year-old girls, she/he looks great.
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the industry got too large doing the things youve listed. this regulation allows society at large to correct the industry. it seems perfetly efficient to me.

i was explaining the term "policing" to zonelistener.




i like the do not call list.


and the telemarketers that do get through, a simple "please take me off your list" is a good way not to get their calls again.
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Sure.

I mean, if you are in to 34 year-old men that look like 17 Year-old girls, she/he looks great.
Who isn't into that!
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Telemarketers are not welcome on my phone and Avril Lavigne is not welcome in my thread. Not today, not tomorrow.
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