So I finally ordered new Jeep hinges online yesterday, and…

Oh for god’s sake where’s the “unsubscribe” key?

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6 Responses to So I finally ordered new Jeep hinges online yesterday, and…

  1. Frank R Longtine says:

    That’s the truth. I ordered an ax blade angle gauge on Sunday and received 5 follow up emails by Tuesday morning, not counting the two in reference to my order.
    Best to avoid Blade HQ from now on.

  2. Mike says:

    I call this the Hotel California* marketing technique. I’ve ordered stuff from companies where they have kept sending me offers for years. In these instances, I’ve had to set things up so anything from these websites automatically goes into the spam folder for deletion. I’m convinced that the unsubscribe button is there only to make a person feel good.

    * “Relax,” said the night man, “We are programmed to receive… You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!” – Hotel California

  3. Judy says:

    When ordering on-line you have to look carefully before you hit the submit button for a place to uncheck-mark so you do not receive promotional e-mails. Sometimes it takes a while of reading fine print to see it, but I’m getting better at finding it.

  4. Norman says:

    And, some outfits are dedicated to compounding their intrusiveness by adding USPS spam in the form of ads and catalogs; order something from them and they’ll bury you in paper trash. I’m not a customer of theirs but I’ve been getting paper trash in my mailbox 2-3X month from Almost a Telephone or Telegraph company for years and there doesn’t seem to be any way to stop it.

    More than once I’ve decided against ordering something from certain outfits because I didn’t want my mailbox filling up with their trash. I run Invisible Hand and it frequently displays better pricing elsewhere, but I usually still order from Amazon because all their communication is electronic and goes to an inbox on an email account I haven’t looked at since I created it years ago.

  5. Joel says:

    I usually still order from Amazon because all their communication is electronic and goes to an inbox on an email account I haven’t looked at since I created it years ago.

    Funnily enough, as much as I enjoy bashing Amazon’s propensity for takink over ze vorld, they’re not at all bad about spamming my inbox. Unlike Midwayusa, Amputee Store, Quadratec, etc…

  6. matismf says:

    RockAuto sends out a newsletter once a month. Usually at least one interesting item therein…

To the stake with the heretic!