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    Old 01-29-2015, 11:48 AM
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    When ordering on line I usually have it shipped to me at the office and give my office phone. I'm the one that answers the phone and when they call I tell them it's a business and they hang up and don't call back. And I've started paying cash for local purchases. I hate to reconcile bank statements.
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    Old 01-30-2015, 07:43 AM
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    There must be hundred of thousands who fall for the phone sales calls because they are still in the business of telemarketing. Until it isn't profitable it won't stop.
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    Old 01-31-2015, 07:11 PM
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    I've noticed that even store clerks will say "lets start with your email address". Some are fine with me for not giving it to them, one got all huffy when I said I was trying to control the amount of spam I was getting. One place said they couldn't sell me anything unless they had my name. I was dumbfounded and gave it to them and for days after, everytime I thought about it, it made me mad. Whatever happened to the days when you just anonymously handed over the cash and everyone went away happy. And I'm not that old.......
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    Old 02-02-2015, 06:57 PM
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    I used to work in direct mail mktg and they give away a gift to get the number to sell. that's the whole thing behind the free gift.
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