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Is this just in the U.S.?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    So I just signed up for cable internet and they keep trying to get me to get TV and all these extra features such as wire maintenance and cloud storage. I just signed up for Internet for a reason,I'm not interested in the long ass sales pitch of your other services that are crap.
     
  2. Theodore

    Theodore Power Member

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    This is just a general business model for a lot of companies.

    They see it as while they got you for one thing why not try and get you for other services they do. It may annoy a lot of people, but you will be surprised how many extra sales they get from doing this.
     
  3. Jonny13131

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    I'm pretty sure this happens globally, they want to make as much money from you as possible.
     
  4. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I wish there were just internet companies,instead of companies that use internet as a side project.
     
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    The same here in GR,i got a call from my provider for an offer about IP TV.TV over IP is getting hot right now.
     
  6. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    You can make stuff akward and make them stop calling you by asking them a questions... i do this quite often and i havent had ANY ringer for maybe few months ;)

    Good topics would be (WHICH ARE PROVEN TO WORK AND YOU GET 100% CONVERSION):
    "what kind of beastiality products do you offer?"
    "I'm not seeing enough naked grannies in my TV, you can supply some for me if i buy?"
    "If you can bring it to me personally, i could whip up some ice cream cake and some S&M stuff in my love dungeon."

    All is good, be creative!
     
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  7. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    rofl, they didnt call it was a sales pitch they were telling me when I was signing up for cable internet.
     
  8. bhstudent

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    Is a sales pitch, am sure it happens everywhere.
     
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    what a stupid question.
     
  10. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I've heard that in Europe there were companies that just provided internet without other services,but not sure.
     
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    I don't get it...

    do they force you to listen to long sales pitches, can you not just say "no, I only want Internet"?.
     
  12. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    This is not a serious statement.

    There is no way you honestly don't understand this concept.
    There is no way you believe that EVERY internet provider in only the USA offers other services.

    I do not, and will not believe that this isn't a troll thread designed to waste everyones time.
     
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    I'm with you on that.
     
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    You mad? :nana:

    Jk but really, I usually feel bad just cutting them off.
     
  15. proctor9000

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    It's called UPSELLING, and everyone does it. Even if it was just an internet only company, they would try to sell you a faster line, a better router, virus protection, or whatever else.
     
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    I never buy that crap, just politely say no and hang up.
     
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    loss leader, once most people are in they start buying more things

    the other day i got a sales call for 1 year of free tv, and it would reduce the cost of my internet (ie tv + internet combined would cost less than just internet). I couldn't get the price of tv+internet for just internet... quite odd
     
  18. Roparadise

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    In order to complete my offer they would request some more info, give me a sales pitch. Ask for some more info,and give me another one for something else.

    They guy was trying to rack on another $50 a month or more with more services.

    @kickflip I meant I thought there were just internet companies in Europe that just give you internet service and are not also providing TV or phone service as well. It seems like the Internet companies here started out as either Telephone or Cable TV companies,and use the internet as a marketing gimmick to get people to get into expensive phone and tv service contracts.
     
  19. GimmeMoney

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    They're upselling you and it happens in any country where people care about money so no, it's not just in the U.S. I do agree that it can be annoying when people overdo it.

    There are. The ISP I'm using at the moment is one of them.
     
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  20. Kickflip

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    Tell me you are joking, and I will let it all slide. But if you are being serious, I just don't know what to think. Once again, do you REALLY think there are no Internet ONLY Service Providers in the USA? Do you think its some BIZARRE European concept for someone to ONLY offer Internet Services?

    You are just used to seeing the larger companies, the ones who have a lot of money for marketing. It just doesn't make financial sense for people to only offer internet services as a business, so there are VERY few companies who can do it. They would never be able to compete with the big companies as far as pricing goes, so you can usually only find them in small cities, or with Dial Up internet services where Broadband isn't available.

    Let me introduce you to a little internet service provider you may have heard of:

    http://www.netzero.net/
     
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