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Old 01-11-2002, 11:10 PM
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Here is an idea for phone solicitors. When I get a call I ask who it is and then tell them to wait, that "he" is outside and "we" were just "talking about buying one of those" and I will call "him" to the phone. Then I holler out my name and say, "There is a guy on the phone who wants to talk to you about the ----" then I tell the phone guy that "Jim" will be right in. In a few minutes I pick up the phone and reassure him that "Jim" is on the way into the house. Every minute or so I pick up and tell him to stay on the line and "he" will be right in.
I can string them along for 10 minutes or so without even getting rude or abusive. It is so feindish to do that to those poor phone sales types.
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Old 01-11-2002, 11:17 PM
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I signed up for the 'No-Call' list. Makes it illegal for them to call me now. Took effect Jan 1. No more calls! If I wanted it, I wouldn't need them calling me to remind me!

Great idea with the mail! Got some credit applications to send in.
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Old 01-11-2002, 11:52 PM
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Thats a great idea! Now what do I do about all the cataloges I get every day. I'm not talking about Victorias Secret. Mostly I get Martha Stewart/Oprah type chit. Hell I even get sailboat cataloges sometimes. WHO WANTS THAT CRAP! I need goggles to keep the bugs out of my eyes, not a hat to keep them from ramming into the back of my head.
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Old 01-12-2002, 09:31 AM
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check out this link. I used this free service a year ago, and things really DID quiet down.... But, as time goes on, junk mail and telemarketing calls start to increase... Just repeat the process every 6 months or so - it's pretty painless.

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What a great idea!!!!
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Old OSO...Love this Stuff!
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been doing it for years. I just send back the empty envelope.

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I have been doing that for about a year now. I don't know why but it just gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling LOL
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Started mailing them back this morning!!!
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