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bagellad
04-03-2009, 06:25 PM
Hey, I just got off the phone with a guy who wanted to sell me space on a bulletin board for an athletic complex at the local university. $800 + tax, for something the size of a paper. Its nuts. Do people even look at those? Whats the worst advertising someone has tried to sell you?

CMABQ
04-03-2009, 06:43 PM
The worst form of advertising that we were offered was a phone book cover ad. They wanted over $400.00 for a spot on this book cover. I donít know about anyone else but I have never even seen a phonebook cover.

Hay, its post number 1 for me! :D

-Steve

ProTech Support
04-03-2009, 07:16 PM
Best one I had was for one of those "Attractions In The Area" type books....they are small little magazine's that show things to do in the Poconos, such as snowboarding, paintballing, etc.....

They offered me a "discount" of $500 a month for a half page......

Now lets think logically, why in the world would a tourist end up calling my shop for computer repairs when:

1) They don't live local
2) I am assuming they didn't bring the computer with them

After I told her that she responded "Hm, I could see your point"

Menaice
04-03-2009, 08:40 PM
"iam calling to renew your free online yellow page listing"

I hate that i always say "iam sorry you reached the wrong departement let me transfer you to the PR department" I will just transfer them to my workstation phone and let it go to the voice mail

ProTech Support
04-03-2009, 09:23 PM
"iam calling to renew your free online yellow page listing"

I hate that i always say "iam sorry you reached the wrong departement let me transfer you to the PR department" I will just transfer them to my workstation phone and let it go to the voice mail

Reminds me of a call I got last week...the guy was from "Super Yellow Pages" which is apparently a global type of listing. He wanted to enroll me with a free year listing, and a 15 day trial website (which of course they will charge you for after the 15 days). I tried explaining to him I had a website and was not interested, but it couldn't get through his head.....so I found an easy solution, the end call button :p