Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Making an honest buck: myth or legend?
I found this image while Googling the word "Comcast", not "Comcast sucks" or "I hate Comcast" or anything fancy.
The person who made this hates Comcast as an internet provider. I only have them as a cable provider, and when my six month special expires, I'll probably get rid of that.
Will you switch over to the other cable TV provider in your area, Matty Boy?
Oh, hypothetical question asker. Sometimes you are such a scamp.
Last week, I got two recorded phone calls from Comcast. I was supposed to call an 800 number to get important information about my account. This was not a sales call.
Okay, I'm a sucker. I'll bite. I called the number and got another recording. Did I want English or Spanish? Was this a business or a home? After answering their non-hypothetical questions, this non sales call becomes... an ad for the De La Hoya fight this weekend. Only $54.95 or whatever ridiculous price they were charging.
If they are going to make robot calls, why not have the ad on the call itself instead of making the customer call a number to listen to an ad? I'm assuming this tactic works sometimes or Comcast wouldn't do it, but I have a hard time imagining the person this method works on.
Then again, I have a hard time imagining the people who becomes Mormons just because two nicely dressed young men knock on their door one afternoon, and I'm certain those people exist.