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Old 02-26-2021, 12:27 PM   #1
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I got a call last week from a company that wanted to sell me an extended warranty on my automobile. Just for fun I let her go through her 5 minute introductory pitch on the benefits of their policies. When she got into asking the details of my car, I said it was a Ford 2 door sedan. “And what year?” She asks. “1929”, I said. Long pause... end of conversation.
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:40 PM   #2
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They call me too, once even about my "Ford", the only one I have registered, then they say they can't give me coverage because it is too old
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:26 PM   #4
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:26 PM   #5
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Now thats a good idea !

As soon as they say why they called I set the phone down, walk away and let them ramble on till they figure out what happened. I'll play along next time.
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:13 PM   #6
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I get that stupid call too.
About twice a month.
Sometimes I play along. They don’t want to hear about cars with over 100,000 miles.
My wife’s car has 277 thousand.
My daily driver (MGB) is a ‘73.
My Sunday car is a 1948 Nash. They don’t wait for me to tell them about the Ford car, it’s a 1926!
The one I like is a call from the contractor that just finished a job around the corner from me and they have a lot of material left over.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:23 PM   #7
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I'll remember that on the next warranty call. Aaron I've had that call also about the extra material. I told them if that's the case, they need to eat the material & fire the guy who figured the job for them. End of conversation.
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Old 02-26-2021, 05:39 PM   #8
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Sorry, I never answer calls that do not register as being in my contact list. If it is important they will leave a message and I can add that number to my contact list. Otherwise it goes on the blocked numbers list. I now only have my cell phone and have done away with the land line. I think I get a free land line with the cable but good luck calling that as we have no phone connected to it. In fact, we do not own a phone that would hook to a land line.
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I'll remember that on the next warranty call. Aaron I've had that call also about the extra material. I told them if that's the case, they need to eat the material & fire the guy who figured the job for them. End of conversation.
Actually, I would tell them they screwed the guy they did the work for. They are either incompetent or crooks. I would tell them in either case, I don’t want to deal with them.

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Sorry, I never answer calls that do not register as being in my contact list. If it is important they will leave a message and I can add that number to my contact list. Otherwise it goes on the blocked numbers list. I now only have my cell phone and have done away with the land line. I think I get a free land line with the cable but good luck calling that as we have no phone connected to it. In fact, we do not own a phone that would hook to a land line.
We went a different route. We got a land line number with the cable, so that's the number we give out to anyone we don't want to talk to (e.g., credit card companies, work "home" phone, banks, etc.). We turned off the ringer and have those roll over to the answering machine. About once a week we check the answering machine to make sure we haven't missed anything significant (maybe two or three times a year we miss something). By far the majority (maybe 5:1) are hangup calls that never go to the answering machine. I decided this was preferable to having all the unwanted calls coming to the cell.

We only give our cell phone numbers out to people or businesses we want to talk to. Unfortunately, we've had those numbers for about 20 years, so they've made their way into the aether and we each get a couple of bozo calls a day. I just don't answer anyone whose number I don't recognize.

I still remember when getting a phone call was an exciting thing and everything stopped and people got quiet while you answered it. I also remember party lines...

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We went a different route. We got a land line number with the cable, so that's the number we give out to anyone we don't want to talk to (e.g., credit card companies, work "home" phone, banks, etc.). We turned off the ringer and have those roll over to the answering machine. About once a week we check the answering machine to make sure we haven't missed anything significant (maybe two or three times a year we miss something). By far the majority (maybe 5:1) are hangup calls that never go to the answering machine. I decided this was preferable to having all the unwanted calls coming to the cell.

We only give our cell phone numbers out to people or businesses we want to talk to. Unfortunately, we've had those numbers for about 20 years, so they've made their way into the aether and we each get a couple of bozo calls a day. I just don't answer anyone whose number I don't recognize.

I still remember when getting a phone call was an exciting thing and everything stopped and people got quiet while you answered it. I also remember party lines...

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If it's a female you might ask "what are you wearing...They hang up real fast...
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Tom Mabe did a classic like he was a police officer at a murder scene. 3 minutes long and you will laugh for days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7OgWcwgB50
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Boy, oh boy. That you tube was classic. I hope I can remember that the next time I get one of these calls. My last one was from the utilities company who said they wanted to send me a refund. All I had to do was give them my account number. I told them to hold on the line while I get the last bill. He stayed on the line for 9 minutes before he hung up.
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I always reply with "I'M NOT SENDING ANY MORE NUDES!" then hang up.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:56 PM   #18
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I got one of those "final chance" calls today and when they asked what make and model car I owned I said a 1931 Ford. He asked if I had a model that would qualify and I answered that is my only car and I really would like to buy their warranty but he hung up on me... Not much of a salesman...
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Lol, I asked them to cover my 51 Desoto. Started out with Desoto and she asked all kinds of questions. Finally told her 1951 and she hung up........
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