Andy Rooney's tips for telemarketers

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  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Nov 6, 2000
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    Andy Rooney\'s tips for telemarketers

    Sorry.....I just couldn't help myself on this one. It's to good! I'll be
    trying these out for sure.

    Andy Rooney's tips for telemarketers

    Three Little Words That Work !!

    (1)The three little words are: "Hold On, Please..."

    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.

    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.

    These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.

    (2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

    This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records
    the time of day when a person answers the phone.

    This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a "real" sales
    person to call back and get someone at home.

    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 !!!

    (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.

    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.

    Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them
    more than the regular 37cents postage "IF" and when they receive them back.

    It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents
    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 these cool little,
    postage-paid return envelopes.

    One of Andy Rooney's (60 minutes) ideas.

    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.

    And MY FAVORITE...You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to

    just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 37 cents.

    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!

    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 !

    If enough people follow these tips, it will work----
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

    Jun 30, 2002
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    COCHEV 1/2 ton status

    Jul 9, 2002
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    Ha ha, i love it! i'm gunna do that to the next telemarketer that calls. either that or i will hand the phone to my 3 year old and let them talk to him. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    May 31, 2000
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    I used to do that quite often. But since I signed up my numbers at the number of telemarketing calls here has dropped to ZERO! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
  5. js4x4

    js4x4 1/2 ton status

    Jul 17, 2004
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    hehe, have done the 'please hold' thing a few times. A couple yrs ago when we had that HUGE rate increase for our electricity, my roomie and I took turns calling them. We wouldn't talk about or complain about our bill...we'd just say since the company they work for is screwing us, we may as well get to know em- and chit chatted, told jokes etc...they never hung up on us.(Guess it was a welcome break from the streams of complain calls they got). Those people that leave incredibly long messages on you machine-and don't really say anything...well we'd call em back when we knew they weren't home and read sections of the newspaper to them....pretty funny, 'oh, continued on pg 8 <shuffle shufle>'
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

    Dec 15, 2000
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    Re: Andy Rooney\'s tips for telemarketers

    Hey Harry, where ya been?

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