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Commander Flufy
post Jun 30 2005, 05:19 PM
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I was in Tesco today and the assistant said "do you own a clubcard?"

as usual i said "no thanks"

"would you like one?"

"erm, no thanks"

"you can get money off at Alton towers and drayton manor"

"nah, i don't really like alton towers"

"and there's drayton manor?"

"erm, no thanks"

"you sure?"

"yeah"

"oh fine, suit yourself" and scowls at the assistant next to her.

lol, just wondering if this has happened to anyone else?


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post Jun 30 2005, 05:32 PM
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Send in a complaint to the manager. Tell them that next time a cashier asks you if you'd like a Clubcard when you've just told them you don't want one, you're going to walk out of the store and never shop there again.


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post Jul 1 2005, 01:52 PM
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when offered aloyalty card for any store I usually apologise to them

"i'm sorry I've been seeing other supermarkets"

the same cahier rarely asks twice!


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post Jul 1 2005, 03:59 PM
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I've got a Tesco clubcard.
I saved lots of money on last week's shopping.
Yay!

I went into Debenhams last year, with my sister, and bought myself a rather substantial amount of clothing (the first time I've ever bought so much clothes for myself) and the girl behind the till offered me a Debenhams card. I'd always been taught not to get a store card, due to high interest rates, so I said no. But my sister pointed out I would be getting about 30 off my shopping if I did get one, and that I could pay it off straight way. So, I did. Thus, I got lots of money off. I paid off the bill in cash, there and then, and I've never used the card since.

So... it isn't all bad.
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post Jul 1 2005, 04:29 PM
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I agree, hobbes, but this kinda thing would drive me batty too. My point would be that I dont want spammer mentality seeping into real life. So if I say "No thank you", and I get a "oh but you must have one", the only thing they'd get out of me after that would be very loud, very slowly pronounced, and very much inferring the person who's pushing their stuff on me is a moron. I'm hysterical like that, but after a bit it gets that way ... *gnaws on bit of wood*


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post Jul 2 2005, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (Pab @ Jul 1 2005, 05:29 PM)
I dont want spammer mentality seeping into real life
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Ah, like the telemarketing firms for double glazing?:

X : Would you like a double glazing quote...
Me: No thanks
X : ...with no obligation to buy...
Me: No thanks
X : ...and completely free...
Me: No thanks.

*pause*

X : Uh, and why not?!
Me: *hangs up*

We get telemarketers call my place of work as if, say, we aren't actually... ohh, I dunno... busy working perhaps? We have employed several ways to get rid of them, including the bogstandard, "I have a shop full of customers right now!" and, "This is a rented property."

But the best one, is when a telephone company calls to ask if we wish to make huge savings by changing to their network. To which we reply, "Sorry, we don't have a phone."
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post Jul 4 2005, 04:00 PM
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Personally I love telemarketers. I try to keep them talking for as long as humanly possible without actually giving any information. Maybe put them on hold once or twice, ask what time they started, how long they have been in telemarketing, them what they are wearing, what route they take to get home at night, if they too have ABC double glazing, what sort of alarm system they have, if they have any pets......

They normally hang up before I do. biggrin.gif

I also like the ones who will cut my phone bill... I go all through the calculations with them. then ask how it could possibly save me money when I currently spend about 1 a month on 2 land lines and a mobile combined, with immaculate service and more free minues/texts then you could shake a proverbial stick at. (much complaining, blagging and knowing people in the know)


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post Jul 4 2005, 04:47 PM
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biggrin.gif I talk to them for ages as well!

A friend of the familly used to work on a customer help line for Curries, and one day was really bored, so he just answered the phone with "hello". The person then went on to complain about a product from Curries, when our friend then told them that it wasn't the Curries customer care line, and that he too was trying to get through to make a complaint.
It really confused the person on the other end!

(Note to self- Try to sell the telemarketers some double glazing next time they call...)


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post Jul 4 2005, 10:43 PM
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I get really annoyed with them after a while. When you've had six phone calls from the same company in the space of 24 hours it begins to get very irritating, especially if you're waiting for a call from someone you want to hear from.

I had one company phoning up every month-or-so saying that I had asked them to give me a ring back later in the year about double glazing (or something). Apparently I had 'expressed an interest in December'. My arse. I rent so would never had said that. The odd thing is that they then tell me that I did because their computer says so. It's amazing how stridently you have to deny something before they believe that there are other people in their company who are scamming results to get a pay bonus.

The weirdest one I had recently was an Indian person phoning about something to do with mobile phones. Evidently his/her headset wasn't working very well so they were shouting down the line. I couldn't even tell if it was a man or a woman, and every time they spoke in a very thick Indian accent I had to hold the phone away from my ear because it was too loud. I tried my normal request of 'please take me off your company's calling list' but the person didn't have a clue what I was saying and continued jabbering at me in an incomprehensible volume. Weirdly, when I asked them to stop shouting they hung up.


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post Jul 10 2005, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (Pab @ Jul 1 2005, 04:29 PM)
if I say "No thank you", and I get a "oh but you must have one"
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If they do that to me then I just say: "Do I look/sound brain-damaged?"
Them: "What?"
Me: "Do I look/sound like I just randomly say things that I don't mean?"
Them: "No..."
Me: "Then why are you still trying to sell me [product] when I've just told you I'm not interested?"

Works every time.

QUOTE (DarkInferno @ Jul 4 2005, 04:00 PM)
Personally I love telemarketers. I try to keep them talking for as long as humanly possible without actually giving any information.
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I just put the phone down, I don't hang up, I just leave it there on the desk so that they can't ring anyone else, but they are not bothering me. If I want to use the phone and they are still there I just say: "Sorry I lost intrest there, bye." and hang up, but it's much more fun just to leave them and time how long they stay on without any response from you.


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post Jul 10 2005, 04:02 PM
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I love it when people ask me if I want any of that stuff. Especially when they ring on the phone. I pretend to be really interested and see how long I can keep them going and then I yell at them for bothering me and put down the phone or walk away. Also, I love to boast about how great my windows/telephones e.t.c. are.


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post Jul 10 2005, 04:57 PM
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I like to make disturbing one sided conversations. Also confusing them or acting like they're giving away information about you because your line is supposedly tapped.
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post Jul 17 2005, 04:13 AM
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I personally enjoy having 'scenarios' with telemarketers on the phone. One of my favorites:
'<Insert name here>, don't make me get the hose!

Or pretending that I'm foreign, or that the person they want has recently died.


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