Madison wrote:The Miner Part 2 wrote:Madison wrote:The Miner Part 2 wrote:Madison wrote:The Miner Part 2 wrote:why the do they always ask my phone number?!!!
They want to know where you drove from. Some places down here ask for your zip code, others ask for phone number. All they want to do is know how far you drove in order to shop there.
then why not ask for my area code? i really dont get it..
Not sure where you live, but in Fort Worth the area code is (817) for the entire city, along with quite a few other cities, including Arlington. We've got probably 10-12 Best Buy stores in the (817) area code, so area code doesn't narrow it down at all.
well i live in chicago now, but a few months ago i lived in the burbs of chicago and obviously the two cities were much different populations. the questions from the two cities didnt change. they still wanted the same info.
again, im not trying to be a jerk, but i need to ask, madison do you not believe best buy is taking our phone numbers and selling them to the highest telemarketer?
I don't get telemarketing calls. Very rare anyway. I shop at several places that ask for phone numbers, so I have to say that no, I don't think they are selling the numbers to the telemarketing industry.
Speaking from the telemarketing industry's side (I did telemarketing for quite some time, and trained several thousand telemarketers in my time), why would a company pay for a list of phone numbers with no names? Most who want that, use a random dialer now. They plug in say (817) 555-???? and the computer dials every single number from (817) 555-0000 through (817) 555-9999. When someone picks up, they are automatically directed to a live telemarketer.
So no, I don't see the phone number request having anything to do with telemarketing. Like I said though, everyone at any store that I've asked about it, simply responds that "X" company wants to know how far I drove to shop there.
but why is best buy allowed to ask what our number is? why doesnt mcdonals ask our number?