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Originally posted by digitalbluco
I always just tell them, "Yeah, he/she's here, 1 minute, let me put you on hold real quick and I'll get him/her," to which I then just hang up. I used to just hang up right away, but since I can't stop them, I have fun with them now. I also like to act a bit too. One time for every word they tried to say to me, I would interrupt them screaming at the top of my lungs, then when they start going Sir Sir Sir, I say it's a disorder I have and I just keep on doing it.
It's mean, I know, but they get paid by the hour so why not.edit on 12/6/2011 by digitalbluco because: the to they
Originally posted by alfa1
Maybe its just best to hang up as soon as you know its not family or friends.
Telemarketers dont get far enough with me to even let me know where they're calling from.
"Good evening, I'm Sarah from..."
I really dont know why people bother having conversations with them.
Originally posted by kjburto If you want to "get back" or whatever, at the telemarketing company then don't answer the phone.
You have to understand that there are thousands of telemarketing companies out there some good and some bad.
When we get a person that requests to be removed from the list it;s "Yes sir or mam thanks for your time and we click a button which marks the person as DNC. Then we scrub our list against that list and the national DNC list, which who really knows if its being updated or not I mean the government is in control.
Anyway the company will spend more money on the long distance calls if you just don't answer and ignore them.
Its easier obviously if you have a cell phone.
Anyway look at it how you want to negative or positive. I just think its easier to think about positive stuff in my life not the negative. Oh and if you are getting allot of calls it probably is because you did something online or somewhere and dont remember and now your on a thousand lists. remember read everything before you sign up.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
You know, I have the opposite lately and have found it very strange. I just had a house phone hooked up about 2 weeks ago, and have not had 1 telemarketer. I wonder if maybe the person who had the number before me put the number on the do not call list. Does it carry over?