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Marketing, as practiced by Idiots

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,267
Several times a week, the attached arrives in my fax machine. Note that there's no company name or address, just the phone number.



This thing is an ink vampire and I would rather sweat to death than hire these idiots. At the bottom of the fax is a number to which I can fax back if I want them to stop. The number rings to a permanent busy signal.



I just called their 888 number. An idiot answered. I know he's an idiot because he was in the process of cursing out one of his fellow employees after he answered the phone, and I had to wait for him to finish spewing.



I asked if he could please remove my fax number from their list, and while I was asking he hung up on me. Didn't even curse me. Just hung up.



I called back and got voicemail. "Please leave a detailed message and we'll get back to you."



Just the sort of people you'd want to do business with, eh?



<span style="font-size:16pt"><strong>IDIOTS!</strong></span>
Retired and loving it.

Comments

  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,549
    Oy!

    That 516 number is Farmingdale, but I can't find a company called Sub Zero. There is a Sub Zero authorized repair place in Farmingdale. Wonder if it's the same. I like that it says state licensed. Would that be NY State licensed? 
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,267
    The thought

    that a company would invest money in advertising and then act this way. Dumb as can be. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • NRT_Rob
    NRT_Rob Member Posts: 1,013
    is it?

    what if the goal is simply to bilk people out of $95 "service contracts"?



    is there a company out there that can provide the service they talk about for $95?



    these sound like scammer tactics.
    Rob Brown
    Designer for Rockport Mechanical
    in beautiful Rockport Maine.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,267
    Good point.

    Why the heck am I giving them the benefit of the doubt?
    Retired and loving it.
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,549
    As you stated...

    The killer is that they are wasting ink and paper. I hate that. Same goes for all those corporate travel deals that seem to show up every day.



    Too bad that fax number doesn't work. If you could find one for them that does just start bombarding them with crap. Maybe (though I doubt it) they'd get the idea.
  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,665
    Reverse directory lookup...

    I looked the number up in Verizon's reverse telephone directory, and it came up with:



    "(516) 753-1154 is Unpublished or Unavailable"



    "(516) 753-1154





    "Type: Land Line Location: Farmingdale,

    NY"





    It draw a map of Farmingdale, Long Island with an arrow south of Conklin Steet 24 on Rosa (?) street and north of Prospect Street.



    I also put in 1164 and 1194, because I could not really tell for sure.

    They all gave the same result.
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,147
    edited July 2010
    They have a fax?

    Why not put together a nice legal looking letterhead "Dan Holohan Esquire, Attorney at all"  and send them a cease and desist threatening letter explaining that your client (you) is upset and considering civil charges that include mail fraud and harassment, along with damage from emotional distress.  Require they send proof of having completed whatever you want them to do, (eg: photo of them wearing lampshades)  mailed to your attorney (you) overnight, or you'll have no choice but to "proceed".  You may want to let then know that you will notify the US Postal Service, the FBI, your congressman and "The Mob" if needed.



    It might get a response.  I suppose jerks don't bring out the best in

    real people.



    You can also get info on them for $1.00 at http://www.phoneagentsource.com/found_result_1407C.php    :~)



    Yours,  Larry
  • Leo_G
    Leo_G Member Posts: 89
    Dan

    Easy solution, get rid of the fax! I did about 2 years ago. Now just e-mail. Its like digital photos, I get to preview the messages, before wasting ink on them!



    :)
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,267
    That's close by.

    I'll take a ride and see what's there. Thanks. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,665
    May not be worth the bother.

    Since whatever number I put in, it gives the same map, my guess is that that is just the location they give for the whole town.
  • jpf321
    jpf321 Member Posts: 1,566
    Maybe these guys??

    Sub-Zero

    Inc




    114 Eastern Parkway Apartment 5



    Farmingdale, NY 11735-2756



    Phone: (516) 942-7700





    Business Types: Air Conditioning & Heating

    Repair, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors



    Found them here: http://ny.allpages.com/farmingdale/construction/builders-contractors-1-of-2/heating-air-conditioning-contractors/
    1-pipe Homeowner - Queens, NYC

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,267
    I'll take a look.

    Close to home. Thanks. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,665
    edited July 2010
    Confidence inspiring?

    Sorry, did not post correctly the first time.
  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,665
    Confidence inspiring?

    Sub-Zero Inc

    114 Eastern Parkway Apartment 5

    Farmingdale, NY 11735-2756



    Gives me the impression of some guy with a computer in his spare bedroom.

    Really professional.
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