Would you purchase this e-mail list?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Carepolice, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Carepolice

    Carepolice Power Member

    Mar 25, 2009
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    I have the opportunity to purchase a list of subscribers to a popular magazine. This list would include their Name, E-Mail, and Home Address. Assuming the list hasn't been sold to anyone else, would you pursue this opportunity? If yes, what sort of approach would you take? Could you just immediately begin sending e-mail to this list?

    I don't know that the seller has the right to distribute this list, so I'm hesitant to proceed.
  2. skinnym4n

    skinnym4n Junior Member

    Feb 5, 2012
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    first of all, you should provide more information about the list,
    like how many subscribers, which niche, are they single or
    double optin, etc.
    imo its not worth buying email lists as if they are good lists,
    they cost a small fortune, if they are cheap, you can pretty
    much expect them to be not pretty good.
    if i am not mistaken (please correct me if so), it is not allowed
    to sell personal information to third parties, hence he should
    not have rights to distribute the list.
    ah yeah and you should not forget, if you dont use your self
    hosted autoresponder, you need all of those people on your
    list to optin again afaik.
    just my 2 cents, please correct me if i am wrong somewhere.
  3. altrnt

    altrnt Registered Member

    Jun 26, 2011
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    Depends what the magazine is on and if you have a specific niche in mind for it. It could be great, e-mail marketing is always such a targetted method to get leads.