Thursday, July 6, 2017

Why do businesses

Once you do business with them via the Internet feel that this gives them to right to blow up your inbox with promotional emails for a product that I JUST BOUGHT?

I mean, yes, I am sure that somewhere I missed that (already) checked box that said "please, send me 42 emails about your product THIS WEEK, even though I am doing business with you for the first time  (and now the last).

Yes, I wanted those 42 emails, even though I got along fine without them last week....And I am SURE that I selected that box, not that it was prechecked to turn on the flood of endless emails...

And yes, it is because of that that I will shop your competitors next time. They might not be any better at screwing with me by blowing up my inbox without my permission....But I bet one of them won't take 4 pages to unsubscribe from their emails either.


John said...

I don't think it matters what check box you use, they send the deluge anyway.
At least the ones I have experience with have honored the unsubscribe button.
I agree, it makes me much less likely to buy from them in the future.

Harry Flashman said...

When that happens to me, I hit the unsubscribe box, and if I keep getting emails I block them. I use Microsoft outlook, and it does a much better job of keeping spam away than gmail does.

DTWND said...

The spam is irritating with no recourse except to unsubscribe. At least with the cold calls on my do-not-call-list phone, I can waste their time by asking questions and giving numbers and letters when they ask for information. Not much satisfaction, I know, but I get a laugh at the end when they finally realize what I'd done. Besides, it amuses me.