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Old 01-28-2010, 06:05 PM
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obituary marketing

This may sound morbid, but have you ever checked the last few months obituaries when trying to decide where to pass out flyers? I just thought of this since half of my customers are widows who's husbands have passed away recently. Alot of men who have probably worked themselves to death like us. Anyway I thought I might incorporate this tactic into where I pass flyers out.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:14 PM
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Dude you should get into some other kinda sales where you can make more money if you are gunna chase old sad ladies....WOW!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:18 PM
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that is however a good idea haha, I might try that... Thanks
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:18 PM
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Yeah I do it all the time. I even offer them the recent widow special and tell them if they clip out the obituary they can use it like a coupon and get 10% off.


NOT! are you on drugs?
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:23 PM
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i DIDN'T SAY i'VE DONE IT. bUT iT WOULD give you an idea of who might need lawn services as they always put the adress of the surviving spouse. If you think it's a dumb idea it probably is. I just thought I'd ask. Aom many times I wish I had special knowledge about who is wanting lawn service instead of just randomly passing out flyers to every house in a given neighborhood.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:26 PM
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Dude you should get into some other kinda sales where you can make more money if you are gunna chase old sad ladies....WOW!
Many of the widows that I work for are not sad, just spoke with a customer today, she enjoys traveling and he never did.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:31 PM
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This form of marketing is done by many companies, when my father died my mother was swamped with offers from many different companies.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:25 PM
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i would not recommend doing this. i think it is totally rude and disrespectful......
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:49 PM
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I'm not saying I ain't never had a wild hared idea, which I am sure I've had a few
that are at least as good but somehow I don't think this one's ever crossed my mind.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:15 PM
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Its called ambulance chasing! I personally havent, but I dont see anything wrong with it as long as you you are polite and tactful.
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