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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Not a big fan of cold callers/telephone marketing myself, but at least they've made an effort to earn money rather than sitting on their lazy arses and claiming benefits for doing f**k all! They've actually gone out and got a job!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:25 pm 
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Neil wrote:
Funniest prank of telemarketers I've heard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdoogjic4I


Now that had me crying :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:53 pm 
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I have escalated a lead up to a second call back from a senior sales rep and organised a visit to talk about adding a conservatory to a high rise flat.

When sales peeps have insisted on talking to the owner I have given the phone to my learning disabled boss.

Once the Press & Journal sales team kept calling whilst my mum was in hospital after a stroke, they called and I asked them not to call back. Two minutes later they called back, a different person but plenty of giggling in the background.

Within five minutes I had their boss, an ex of mine, take them offline for a warning.

It is good to get even.


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I'd love to try that. Not sure I would though.

Hardly anyone calls our home landline because we've only given the number to a few people, and last time I got a telemarketeer calling I answered 'hello Mum'. :oops:

I should have just carried on with it...
"hi, id like to ask you a few questions about..."
"muuuum, stop messing about"
"um, this it xxx from annoying telemarketeers.com..."
"I know it's you mum, I recognise your voice"
"no, it really is arxehole from telewanxers.com"
"what are you wearing?"
Click...

That would have got him. But I wasn't that quick.


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They call us quite often for some reason.

Apparently the ppi people dont sell windows though. Even though i told them the machine who rang me said they did.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:55 pm 
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Having said what I said, one of my best friends was a woman I met who works in a call centre in the Philippines, selling international call packages.

We spoke for ten minutes and ended up sharing holidays.

:)


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We are getting more of these annoying spam calls. If the number displays as unknown you can guess it is going to be a spammer. Politely say no thank you and hang up. If they call back the answer is not as polite.

Yesterday we had a call from a company that supplies power wheel chairs. The woman spoke to my wife who said no thank etc. Then they called back within a few minutes to say they had forgot to tell us about a special offer and could they book an appointment for their rep to visit. Again she said no thanks. A few minutes later the rep calls expecting to make an appointment. This time I answered, gave the rep a piece of my mind and told him that his company would be the last we would consider when it comes to making a purchase. He hung up before me.


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highlandsflyer wrote:
We spoke for ten minutes and ended up sharing holidays.

Quote:
... and we split a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and we started a baaannnd....


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We didn't start a band.

We just shared holidays.


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highlandsflyer wrote:
We didn't start a band.

We just shared holidays.

It was a bit obscure... it just reminded me of DLR's somewhat embellished account of how Steve Vai ended up in his band.


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