Saturday, November 1, 2008

A few years ago, I started getting movies from company that featured movies for familes....they are clean movies, non-violent, no sex movies for families. I would buy a bunch and then bring them out slowly during the year, or give them as gifts. The same guy usually calls every year. He has always seemed like a nice guy, asks about the kids and if they have enjoyed the movies, which ones they liked the most,..we had nice talks...
When he calls he usually asks for me. This year when he called, I told the guy that I could not afford to buy any. He asked to to please listen to his sales pitch and I did. I again told him that I couldn't afford any this year but please call again next year. He tried to get me to buy a smaller package. I told him again, that I was sorry but we could not buy this year.then he asked if I would be interested in buying only one movie.. I said no thanks but try again next year..and he hung up on me...

Yesterday, there was a phone call and I thought the number was familiar on caller ID and I amswered it. The man's voice asked for Ernie. I said he was not home, and they said they would call again later. After we hung up, I realized it was the guy from that company.

This morning, he called again and asked for Ernie. I told him again that he was not in but he was talking to Mrs J and if he remembered I had all ready told him that I could not afford to buy from their company this year, and that if he kept calling I would not be interested in buying from them next year because I consider this harrassment. At that moment, another voice comes on the line and says that he is the supervisor and that he is very sorry that this has happened and that we will not be bothered again this year...

I am disappointed that this guy acted this way but am so glad that this company does listen in on the calls their company makes....I hope that they will call again next year by another person.

5 comments:

Kindyland said...

I guess that "this call may be monitored" is really true! Wow, that's interesting. I have been recently getting a TON of solicitor calls. I can't understand it either because we used to be on the "no call" list. I'm even getting them on my cell phone. I swear, if the Atlanta Journal Constitution tries to get me to buy their paper one more time, I'm going to call the company and complain.

Kas Ridiman (hestia homeschool) said...

I am glad that the supervisor intervened. It sounds like the man is desperate, but pushy people like that make my head hurt. When we were on vacation I got surrounded by some people selling things, and Tabby took off running for her father, "Daddy, save MOM!!" It is funny because they know it is hard for me to say no.

Thank you for visiting me at my new home and I will add your blog to my list of blogs I am following. I need to find out how to add pictures!

love, Kas

Woman on a Mission said...

New to your blog. I have experienced similar issues before where when they don't get the answer from the wifey that they want, they will call back for the husband. One time, a lady even asked me to speak to my husband because she "knew" he was the decision maker and would probably better understand the value of the deal she was offering. I, of course, was more than happy to hand that phone off because she learned really quickly that he's not a big fan of telemarketers nor of people talking down to his wife. I mean, really people???? The way to get me to buy something is to insult me? Anyway, thanks for your blog. I just laughed when I was reading it because it sounds so much like my stories.
Blessings.

Kelly said...

Its tough all around for consumers and sales people, but what can you do. Your not going to shut off the power just to buy the movies.

Rjet33 said...

I bet I know the name of the company. I order from them too. They offered me a great deal on a package. I kept telling them no too. He kept on and kept on, said they would work with me. Guess what? I finally gave in and haven't been able to pay for them yet just like I told him I couldn't, but I haven't let my kids open any of them yet either in case I hafta send them back. Why can't they just take no for an answer? What part of my husband doesn't have a job and I only work parttime because I am ill and cannot work fulltime can they not understand??????????

Blessings!~