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Old 10-16-2005, 08:55 PM
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junk mail

When I subscribed to your magazine I was looking forward to it coming in the mail but. Now I am receiving a decent amount of junk mail?? Y I have never signed up for anything before and now I'm receiving stuff with my company name in the mail soloticing me daily
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:59 PM
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Thats why its free, advertizers pay for the mag in return they get your name and co. info to solicite you into buying there products.
Nothing is ever truly free.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:00 PM
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no way

you mean there really isnt a free lunch..... tell me it isnt so...


hey its a good magazine, kind of like a toy catalog for lawn care people....
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:57 PM
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Thats why its free, advertizers pay for the mag in return they get your name and co. info to solicite you into buying there products.
Nothing is ever truly free.
No offense to you, but for anyone to say something is free when ANYTHING at all (EXCEPT the product itself) gets involved then it is NOT free and should not and CAN not be labeled thusly. It's not only false advertising but bad business, and it may even be against the law but I don't know for sure.
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:40 AM
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Quote: but for anyone to say something is free when ANYTHING at all (EXCEPT the product itself) gets involved then it is NOT free and should not and CAN not be labeled thusly. It's not only false advertising but bad business, and it may even be against the law but I don't know for sure.


Jim @ TURF here. Just to re-state what I said about this:

1. We don't "give" subscriber names to anyone (advertisers or anyone else)
2. Our list does occasionally get rented and I personally have to give the okay on each company requesting it. And believe me, very few get the list.
3. If you want us to keep your name away from any offers (in other words, NOT allow your name to be included in these few rentals) please let us know. We can flag your name and thus will never be a source of offers in your mail box.

Lastly -- we do not engage in false advertising ... we are a very reputable organization ... renting names is certainly not against the law (and I take real offense at the suggestion that we would engage in illegal activity).

So are #1, #2, and #3 clear enough? Or should I re-state them again?
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:41 AM
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I'm getting more junk mail again, This time from Pitney bowes
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:07 AM
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Junk Mail

Hi Ken,
I checked my records and you are not on our rented list. The update went in the middle of December, so it may be that this list was obtained before the new list went into effect or that they got it from someone else.
Kathy
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:22 AM
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Smile junk mail

Hi guys,
We very seldom give our list of subscribers to our advertisers, (and then usually only to promote an upcoming show or event you may be interested in) however we do rent out the list from time to time to companies which we screen carefully. We renew this list every 4 months, so if you would like your name NOT to appear on this list, just zap me an email and I'll code your account so it isn't pulled. (Next update due in Jan).
Sorry for any inconvience this may have caused!
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:17 PM
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CC offers and nextel offers several times a week among other stuff.
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:49 AM
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Jim @ TUF here.

Just to underscore what Kathy Upton has said, we don't aggressivelly market our subscriber list. And we don't just give your name to advertisers.

They'd love it if we would ... but we try not to get you buried in junk mail.

That said -- if you want your name withheld from anything, just let Kathy know via email. We can keep all junk mail away from you.
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