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Old 02-28-2005, 12:11 PM   #11
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Old 02-28-2005, 03:33 PM   #12
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i'll never forget the time one of them called my cousin house trying to sell him windows. i think it was buy 2 windows get one free or something like that. my cousin kept saying "no that's okay i just want the free windows".
so the telemarketer would explain it again. everytime he did this my cousin would repeat he just wanted the free windows. i think they went back and forht 3 or 4 times before the guy hung up on my cousin lol

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Old 02-28-2005, 03:37 PM   #13
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I have not had a telemarketer call since I got my cell, but lately I have calls with caller ID blocked, a really strange number 999-999-9999 and odd area codes and I do not answer any of them. In fact I do not answer the phone unless I know who it is. When I was tethered to the wall with a land line, I would tell the telemarketeer that I was busy and asked them for their home number to call them back at a more opportune time. They just stutter and stammer, and say they cannot do that, I say, you have my home phone and I did not give it to you, so it is only fair you give me yours, then they hang up.
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Old 02-28-2005, 06:04 PM   #14
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I'm polite with the telemarketers, what few do manage to sneak through. I've signed up on the Do Not Call list, so I don't get many. When someone does call, it's usually from the cable company or phone company wanting me to upgrade my service. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don't. Other telemarketers, once I realize that they're trying to sell me something, get a "May I ask what this call is regarding". When they tell what it is, I'll either decline, or ask for more info.

I actually had a telemarketer call me last week, and asked how I was doing. I truthfully explained that I was rather busy preparing supper for my family. They said they would call back at a later time and date.

I have a document on my desktop pc that I got off of Netscape, titled "Twenty things to say to Telemarketers". If anyone wants it, pm me and I'll send it to you.
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:11 AM   #15
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When telemarketers call me, I ask them to send me 50 bucks for my time or else I wont talk to them. I'm really polite when I ask for the $$ but a lot of times I get a "sorry, can't do that" or "that's not the way it works".

This and being on the do not call list seems to have put me on the telemarketer black list.

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