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Old 02-18-2013, 12:39 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by oldtoiletsmkgdflrpots View Post
Reminded me of the call I got today from Austin Homes I think it was. Some guy says, "so, I see you've been searching for homes on the internet."

I said, "hey, this is kind of a creeper call, how do you know I'm looking for homes?" Which I wasn't. He says, "when you fill out all that information on the page." I replied, "I don't fill in all the information on the pages."

Then he said someone must have used our phone number, which is kinda odd since it's private, but hey, it's the world of technology.

Anyway, back on topic, we had something similar as the OP and thought "we won"!! It was a big let down It's a ploy and I was a sucker. Lesson learned.
Probably all BS, he knows you are less likely to hang up on him if you think you are some how responsible for his calling. The longer he keeps you on the phone the better chance he has of selling you something.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:17 PM
Location: San Marcos, TX
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Many many years ago, I worked at the Canyon Lake timeshare sales office (back office, data entry). I agree with everyone else, total BS, don't do it.

Some of those sales people made insane amounts of money though, so plenty of people did fall for it! I witnessed some awful things, including management illegally altering checks from customers, just lots of shady stuff. I would stay far far away.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:41 PM
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Originally Posted by 10scoachrick View Post
I need to pass along the 'Dinner Invitations' we get regularly from 'financial advisors' and 'retirement planners'. Someone could eat a darned good meal every couple of weeks just on those!
Please do! LOL I really do enjoy it...I guess it's my correctional mental health background in the Texas prison system! Drives my husband crazy, but he'll play along. I enjoy the new car buying process for the same reason!! (In fact, I have one phrase that I can't post on here that my Daddy told a car salesman once -- I've promised myself that at some point, I'll say it to a salesman who is trying to pull one over on me in memory of my Daddy...they'll never expect it to come out of the mouth of what looks like an innocent, sweet female!)
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:01 AM
Location: the Beaver State
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You also signed yourself up for a ton of SPAM emails and junk mail lists. Even if you've put yourself on "stop junk mail" lists before, this negates that because you have now "expressed interest."
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