Skip to comments.Here’s the best method for handling a telemarketer
Posted on 08/04/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT by grundle
Lots of YouTube videos claim to be the best way to handle a telemarketer but this one really does deserve that label. This is, by far, the best one that I have ever seen:
Heres the best method for handling a telemarketer
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If it's window sales....My hubby has been in windows for 30 years.
Etc, etc, etc..........
I have always suspected that most telemarketers were people trying to make a living. I tend to avoid the phone if I don’t recognize the phone number.
Wow, who knew? On second thought, that's what burglars do as well!
How is it that you claim to be the author of other folk’s videos?
Isn’t that something a stinking blogpimp would do?
Hell, even the links you so thoughtfully provided access the videos
through your blog, getting you a hit every time someone clicks it.
What exactly is your game, mister?
And since they haven't been successful enough for us to want to call them they are calling us. How special! ;-)
Here’s another way.
From the movie, “Boiler Room”
I no longer have a problem with them since getting rid of my land line but a few years ago I did.
As soon as they called Id tell them I wasnt interested, if they persisted Id keep them on the line as long as possible. For a telemarketer time is money.
What? No Seinfeld?
That’s even better than my sister-in-law’s approached. When they’d ask, “How are you today?” she’d tell them she had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. End of call.
Here is the best way:
You: “I’m sorry, my husband (wife) makes these decisions. Hang on and I’ll get him (her).
You: [Screaming] OSCAR ! OSCAR ! TELEPHONE!
You: Set the recever on the table and walk away, go about your business.
Imagine what the forum would look like if every FReeper that has a blog posted it here.
Funny (not), this was posted in another thread yesterday (thread starter ‘fabian’) and here it is recycled! How about that!
My way works better. I have Caller ID, and I don’t answer the phone unless it’s someone I want to speak to. I also block calls from nuisance callers.
Seinfeld... that was a great scene. But so was my answer to one of these guys who wanted to spend ten minutes of my time in the middle of dinner to take a “survey” about the products my family uses. “Oh I’m sorry. We don’t use any products”. Click.
“Are you the man of the house”
isn’t falsely representing yourself as a law enforcement officer a crime? (maybe felony?)
I always keep the salesdroid on the phone, asking questions and exploring options. . . and after 15-20 minutes of their time has been utterly wasted, I tell them that I just want to ask one more question to make sure their particular plastic fantastic meets all my needs.
Then I ask them. . .does it come with pickles ?? And they always come back with something along the line of “Sir, pickles have nothing to do with (insert product here). There are no pickles. . . “
To which I reply: “Well, if there are no pickles, I’m not interested. . . “. . . and hang up. . .
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