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Old 03-06-2003, 09:26 PM
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flyers under winsheild wipers???

ever try putting flyers under wiper blades. is it legal? there's a bunch of 'hot spots' around that i would consider hitting if it seems to be a good idea. just use a photo copy flyer, cheap and dirty cause i'm running low on advertising funds and need to get my name out. i am worried though, about the initial reaction to them. meaning, i not sure i would be thrilled to know someone was messing with my truck. i don't think i would mind the flyer, but i'm not sure about the truck deal. what do you think??
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Old 03-06-2003, 09:31 PM
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Call your local police department to check, we tried that a few years ago and were told by an officer that we could go back into the parking lot and retrieve our fliers or get ticketed for littering
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Old 03-06-2003, 10:24 PM
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No

No don't do it. I've thought of it once and even put a post up about it and it was all negative, lol. I enjoy reading replies from these guys on this site because they do have experience. A few guys said that you could even be sued if you break a wiper or "scratch" someones vehicle. Print some flyers or door hangers and pass them out, you will get plenty of work. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-06-2003, 10:42 PM
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The risk is not worth the reward.
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Old 03-06-2003, 11:30 PM
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I wouldn't do it. I always hate it when there is a flyer under my wiper and I just take it off and chuck it.
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Old 03-07-2003, 12:42 AM
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Re: flyers under winsheild wipers???

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... i not sure i would be thrilled to know someone was messing with my truck. .
Go with your gut feeling. You aren't going to find too many people, maybe none, who are going to walk out, see a flyer jammed under their wiperblade, and then get an overwhelming desire to do business with you.

I think any business you're trying to solicit should be at the source: the homeowner, the residence, the business. To me, flyers under the wiperblades is kind of tacky; well, actually, I think it is totally tacky. Put on your thinking cap: make your flyer or whatever stand out from all the others. Try to think of some way, different from what everybody else is doing, that'll get them to pay attention to you.

That would be a great new thread, wouldn't it? Everybody suggesting different ways to inexpensively get new customers. The ideas are jumping in my head. Please forgive my enthusiasm. I used to be a very good, no..an excellent salesman. It's in my blood. But I'm a happy groundskeeper now, but still I often think about what I'd do if I had to go out and get new customers.
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Old 03-07-2003, 08:39 AM
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First off...welcome to the site. Hud has some great points. I think you should pass on that idea. Besides many of the reasons already given, so many of the cars today have alarms.

You get about 6 alarms going at your local Walmart and I am sure you will be finding out right on the spot if it's legal.

Welcome to you too Hud. I think you guys will find the number one form of advertising on this site is door to door flyers. Dj
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Old 03-07-2003, 09:27 AM
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...Welcome to you too Hud... Dj
Thanks Dj. This is such a fabulous website. It sure would've helped my sanity getting through this nightmare of a winter if I'd found this site about 2 or 3 months ago.
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Old 03-07-2003, 09:33 AM
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Flyers

Flyers under the wipers= BAD idea, Nebs.com doorhangers they work wonders Now I have to much work from them, they are worth the expense. They even rip off so the customer has a business card size phone number of your company. These seem to work best for me good luck guys.

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Old 03-07-2003, 10:15 AM
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yeah, i've got the door hangers printed a few weeks ago. now i'm waiting for the snow to start melting to get them out. just looking into some alternatives.
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