Like Tree0Likes

OT - "Do Not Call" list gets blocked - WTF?

Old 09-24-2003, 01:31 PM
Diamond Member #001
Charter Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (2)
C_Spray's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Coastal North Carolina
My Boats: 2000 Formula 382 with Innovation 600's
Posts: 4,789
Angry OT - "Do Not Call" list gets blocked - WTF?

Some Bozo Federal Judge in Oklahoma has ruled that the FTC over-stepped its bounds in establishing the National "Do Not Call" list (which 50 million people have signed up for). The suit was brought by a group of - guess what - telemarketing companies. They're just pissed that they'll have to get off of their a$$es and go get a real job. Government officials expect that the decision will be overturned and the list will go into effect at some point in the future, but woe be unto any telemarketer that calls me after this....
Retired! Boating full-time now.

Last edited by C_Spray; 09-25-2003 at 08:16 AM.
C_Spray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 01:38 PM
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
CigDaze's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
My Boats: Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer
Posts: 21,346

Well, that's just a bunch of crap. That's the best bill that was put on the books so far this decade. Screw the telemarketing industry.
CigDaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 01:39 PM
Tantrum's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USR, NJ
My Boats: Stray Cat Statement Marine
Posts: 4,000

I think we should find out his number and drop him a line.
Tantrum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 01:53 PM
Three Days Only's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 200

Call him at dinner, just before and just after, then at 7:30 am on saturday morning, then just for kick call all day when he's at work and bugg his wife, then start all over everday with a differnt product. When he tells you that he's not intrested keep asking questions, and then just for kicks call back again.

We have just been telling all of them that those people no longer live her.
Three Days Only is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 01:54 PM
Sea Ya's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Charleston, WV
My Boats: Fast boats, Harleys
Posts: 313

Oct 1st all telemarketers are fair game. Home loans; I rent. Investors; I'm broke. Long distance carriers; I work for AT&T. Life insurance; I scuba dive and race boats. Dance lessons; I have a wooden leg. Credit cards; I'm on home confinement. I think you get the picture. Screw 'em.
Sea Ya is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 02:21 PM
Posts: n/a
Thumbs down

I wonder how much this cost the telemarkerters.

That friggin judge has to be on the take. He needs to be investigated

Last edited by Rick252; 09-24-2003 at 05:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 02:33 PM
Charter Member # 90
Charter Member
MillerLite88's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Montgomery, Al
Posts: 199

Easy guys, I do agree that telemarketing can be a nuisance and a very disturbing practice but at the same time there are respectable businesses that use telemarketing in a professional manner. I personally run a telemarketing department for the worlds largest whitetail deer hunting organization. (I'm sure that there are also many of you that don't approve of that but that is another issue).

All we call is hunters, what I am saying is we pre-qualify the people we call as best as we can. So usually when we call a home, that person has an interest in our product. We are not calling every home on the block to sell a credit card or long distance service. When someone tells my guys that they are not interested, we simply tell that person to have a nice day. No rebuttals or talking you into something else. Although I am in the telemarketing business, I would never do the home remodeling, credit card, long distance type selling because I agree, they are quite a nuisance at times.

All I am trying to say guys is that there are a few good companies out there in this industry and us good ones have to take the bad rap along with the less reputable.

MillerLite88 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 03:37 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Millerlite88

I know what your saying, and it's bad that a few spoil it for other legit business'. The problem is, the bad seem to far out weigh the good ones. I have caller ID and I've got to the point that I won't answer the phone unless I reconize the number. I receive around 10-15 calls a day from "unknown" callers and lately as late as 10pm on weekends. Sorry, but if I'm looking for a product or service, I'll look in the yellow pages. I don't need someone to call and try to sell me something.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 03:41 PM
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Flemington, N.J. U.S.A
Posts: 2,164

Ooooppsss , Millerlite88 is on the Sh*t list now !

Ban him from OSO !

Ban him from OSO !

Ban him from OSO !

Ban him from OSO !

Just kidding !! I think .........

PS. Millerlite88, tell your guys my brother moved 3 years ago ! Quit calling his mother !

Last edited by boot; 09-24-2003 at 03:44 PM.
boot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2003, 03:53 PM
birdog's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Batavia Oh.
My Boats: Top Gun
Posts: 4,034

"Buckmasters" ?
birdog is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Anarchy Powerboats
General Boating Discussion
09-05-2008 09:38 PM
Cash Bar
General Racing Discussion
11-04-2005 09:52 AM
General Boating Discussion
09-26-2003 08:26 AM
General Boating Discussion
12-26-2002 12:23 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.