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Cold calling

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 17 Sep 2007.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Cold caller: Hi, how are you this afternoon?
    Me: Fine thank you, and you?
    CC: I'm good ;) You've hade some bank charges in the last few years.
    Me: How do you know?
    CC: I was arksing you a question.
    Me: You said it like a statement.
    CC: (nothing....)
    Me: click. Brrrr............

    ;):biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    i have a certain amount of sympathy for cold callers having done it myself. It's a tough way to make a living. Mostly they are not that professional (like you describe) but there are some excellent professional 'canvassers' with genuine good deals to be had if you are in the market for a new T towel:biggrin:
     
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Ahhh yes, the finest weapon we have.

    Cold caller makes a nuisance of himself....you want to be polite....sod it, just hang up the phone. (even if hes mid sentence)

    I do it all the time...its enormously satisfying.
     
  4. noggin

    noggin New Member

    "i only rent this house Mr Col caller"

    soon gets rid of them
     
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I love it when they ask to speak to the owner of the house, I have 3 options,

    1) I say I'll go and get her and leave the phone on the side and get back on here.

    2) Give them Durham C.C.s' phone number !

    3) CC "Would you be interested in a re-mortgage so you can squander loads of money then we can repossess your house"?
    ME "I'm glad you called as I was going to ring you to see if you would like to buy some double glazing"?
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    This is why I leave my AirZound near to the phone.
     
  7. Maverick Goose

    Maverick Goose A jumped up pantry boy, who never knew his place

    Say " I know nothing, I from Barcelona..."
     
  8. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...woe betide the unfortunate who gets my wife on the phone....she's in sales herself but shows no mercy...she will lead them all the way around in circles then just as they think they are in she'll administer the coup de grace, it can be a long and cruel death.
     
  9. TVC

    TVC Living La Mala Vida

    My reply is simple: I am registered with the telephone preference service, so reputable companies know not to call me. Please remove this number from your database.

    Door to door salesmen I love,
    Cold Caller "Hello, don't worry I'm not trying to sell you anything" (yeah right!)
    Me "I'm not worried because I'm not going to buy anything"
    I'm yet to find one who could successfully get back into their stride after that.
     
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  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    So are we. It stops most of them, but apparently it doesn't cover calls from abroad. We still get them. When I ask if they've heard about the TPS they either put the phone down or say no. If they say no then I ask for their name. Then they usually put the phone down.

    I once tried to get 36 'free' mobile phones from one of these Indian guys. he wouldn't let me have them.
     
  11. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    reminds me of the guy who does fonejacker, (african accent) "hello i'm calling from your bank before we continue with this call i need your sort code and account number to verify who you are"!