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  • http://weblogbetter.com Kiesha @ We Blog Better

    My husband and I were having fun with a telemarketer just last weekend. They asked what grocery store we do most of our shopping – he told them Jake’s Hardware!

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  • http://becky-holland.com/Blog/ Becky Holland

    Love it! My favorite thing to do with telemarketers is to say, “Oh, I’m so glad you called! Can I have your name? Thank you, <>, I would love to let you know about the amazing system we’ve put together for you and just today, by calling this number, you can get it for only $19.95….”

    When they complain, you just answer, “But you called <> didn’t you? Well this is our product sales line, so I assume you have heard the 30 minute audio online and are calling to place an order?”

    It’s a sure-fire way to get your number removed from any list! :)

  • http://michaelphipps.com Michael Phipps

    Toying with telemarketers sounds like fun, but this is a sure way to get upgraded to the super abusive telemarketer calls. They call with the purpose of infuriating, offending, and even threatening you, tying up your phone line, and in short, make it necessary to change phone numbers. It happened to me.

    The easiest way to deal with telemarketers is this:

    “I’m sorry, I’m not interested. Please add me to your do not call list”. They usually end the call there. If they continue, just repeat this politely. If you have to repeat it three times, just say Goodbye and hang up.

    I use this method, and it has reduced the number of telemarketing calls, and gets calls over and done with quickly.

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  • http://www.exhibitekdisplays.com Dahna

    Thats awesome! I’m going to try that next time :)

    This one has to be my favourite though … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdoogjic4I&feature=related

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  • Evan Leeson

    I think the telemarker’s final rejoinder makes this even funnier.

  • http://jamesbsnider.wordpress.com James Snider

    I was a telemarketer for 9 months many years ago. I was a software engineer by day but entered the dark side at night and called people during dinner with a product they did not want and would not take “no” for an answer. It was a terrible job but I really needed the money. About twice a week, a caller would just go off on me, screaming and cussing and telling me how vile I was for invading his or her privacy. I would let them have their say…I mean, after all, I did call them. If they wanted to read me the riot act, I _did_ have it coming. Once they stopped for air, I would respond, “You know…I feel exactly the same way about telemarketers. I hate them, too. Sorry for calling.” Then I would go right to my next call. The telemarketers who have any pride will quit after a week. They can not take the abuse. For those of us who have more at stake than losing our pride, we learn to deal with it. Fortunately, I was able to find better employment and left that rotten chapter in my life behind.

  • http://Quillcards.com David Bennett

    Cute telemarketeer – he caught on quick. Big of you to post the whole video.

  • Steven Pofcher

    Video is deleted

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Steve I will update the post

  • http://blog.luislondon.com Luis London

    That is actually smart!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks for the comment. Yes it is simple but very effective

  • http://twitter.com/CITYPRINTUSA CITYPRINT USA

    good stuff

  • http://twitter.com/Compete_Now Compete Now

    That was awesome! im going to have to try that next time i get a telemarketer call! 

    Thanks for the helpful blog links! 

  • http://twitter.com/MarciMarketing Marci Gower

    Funny, yeah, but on the flip side I’d hire that guy for my customer service department. He handled that situation calmly and with humor once he worked out he was being punked. Good for him.

  • http://twitter.com/rogerdooley Roger Dooley

    Here’s another way of dealing with telemarketers… the Tom Mabe classic: