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Old 10-15-2008, 11:38 PM
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Re: How To Get Rid of Telemarketers

check out Tom Mabe, and his cds "Revenge on the Telemarketers", they are hilarious - he tapes the calls and screws with the people real bad! Carpet cleaner calls and he asks him how to take blood out of the carpets - lots of it and in a hurry. tommabe.com
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:17 AM
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Re: How To Get Rid of Telemarketers

a new favorite is to see the number, pick it up and soon as the marketer says 'hello?'...start talking like a recorded message as follows (use your best radio like voice):

"at the tone, leave a message...if you do not hear a tone....hang up and leave a message"


then promptly disconnect them
and try not to laugh
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:27 AM
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Re: How To Get Rid of Telemarketers

p.s. VAX that strategy is priceless and funny as hell!!!!
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:09 AM
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Re: How To Get Rid of Telemarketers

I tell them: '"He died". The calls taper off pretty fast.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:35 AM
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Re: How To Get Rid of Telemarketers

"Oh I'm sorry, he doesn't live here anymore. Yeah, he decided things needed to change so he said he was going quit his job as a telelmarketer and get a life and move out. Sorry."
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"Oh I'm sorry, he doesn't live here anymore. Yeah, he decided things needed to change so he said he was going quit his job as a telelmarketer and get a life and move out. Sorry."
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I tell them: '"He died". The calls taper off pretty fast.
Whoa, what a cynical phrase!
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:04 PM
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ask them to hold on, set the phone down and go about your business, drives them nuts. sometimes I will come back and they will still be there, then ask them to hang on again.

Wow, you mean I"m not the only one who does that?

One I discovered recently is to say hold on. Then I put on the radio or some other music and then get back to them. I hate it when I am put on hold(sometimes unnecessarily)so I started doing it to them. Sometimes they hang up on me. I haven't tried it with actual telemarketers yet since I don't seem to get many of those anymore(the one benefit of still having a computer that uses a phone line )but I've done it with people who give me crap over the phone.

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:11 PM
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Re: How To Get Rid of Telemarketers

I usually tell them that I/my mother/my dad (depending on who they're asking for) am/is dead ...
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