Wow … my husband says this is a coincidence but I have to wonder: Yesterday I was virtual window shopping for shoes, surfing on different sites to check out the latest in sandals.
Today, we get a recorded call out of the blue from Payless Shoe Source (not one of the sites I visited) advertising a sale this weekend. Now, we get hit by telemarketers all the time, but this was the first time a national retailer called about a sale. The chirpy telemarketer ended her call by telling us that if we no longer wished to receive these calls, we should call them back at 1-800- 995-4532.
Now, that just seems wrong to me. Why do I need to take yet an extra step to prevent these unsolicited calls? We already have registered on the national Do Not Call registry; shouldn’t that prevent these types of calls? Yes, we called the number and it was easy enough, just a matter of pressing “2” in response to the recorded message, but still, it’s the principle of the matter. What if Macy’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s and every other retailer on the planet decided to try the same marketing ploy? We’d be barraged by these calls!
I wonder how Payless CEO Matthew E. Rubel would like it if customers called his business or work number and left him a message stating that if he wanted us to stop calling, he had to call us back!
This is apparently pissing off a number of people, who are posting at 800notes.com about it.