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The government's National Do Not Call Registry goes into effect the end of July.

Do you hear that Jack of Jack Price Sports? DO. NOT. CALL. Ever again. I don't want to know what teams to bet on. I don't want your service. I hate your salesman's voice. I hate the way I can't disconnect from your message. I hate you, Jack Price. And starting the end of July, you CANNOT CALL ME because I don't want you to.

This also applies to Slomin's Home Security, Verizon, Century 21 Real Estate, Newsday, The New York Times and any company who thinks they can convince me I won a free trip to Florida for four when in fact I won a seat at a five hour seminar on buying land.

Thank you.

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My company relies pretty heavily on tele-sales, so I've become pretty familiar with this issue as we prepare to adjust our marketing strategy. Wait til you see the list of loopholes in the federal guidelines. It'll cut down on marketing calls somewhat, but don't expect them to go away.

We've had a similar system in PA for most of this year ... the reduction in unsolicited calls is significant. It's an example of government that works.

Ah... For the past four years, I have not had a landline. Only my cell phone. (for me, it has proven to be cheaper this way)

And for these four years, I have delighted in not receiving calls from solicitors. Ah....

-On the few (once? twice?) occasions where I was somehow placed on a call list, I enjoyed telling them that making telephone solicitations to a cell phone is prohibited by Federal law... Ah yes.

Are you sure the NY Times isn't just calling to see if you can write for them? They suddenly seem to have a shortage for good writers, after all. Oh wait, your overqualified!

By the way, for the first time since like 'Nam I missed reading the ASV yesterday and subsequently I missed out on all the fun with semen. But I just caught up on the PDA--while duking of course--and I thought you might like to know (if you didn't already) that there is help available out there for those with bad tasting semen (patent pending).

Aside from all of that, I am glad to see that I have another thing in common with whales (aside from being rather blubbery--yes middle age has struck and Krispy Kreme is murder on a slowing metabolism).

I wouldn't rave about the "immune from landline telemarketers" bonus for very long... do you really think it's that long before cel phones are targeted?

If you, please call 1-800-OOPS, and I have some shares in Microsoft to sell you.

(Replace "if so" for "if you")

We have a similar law already in Oklahoma, and it has cut down on the volume. You're never gonna eliminate 'em all, but I figure eliminating a decent percentage is a really good thing.

Too bad it doesn't apply to door to door salesmen. I rarely get telemarketing calls, but the assholes who come to my door really piss me off.

Peat, this Lois Myers you talk about sounds like a really cool gal.

I never answer my home phone. I've told everyone I know that if you call the home phone, start talking because I won't pick up until I hear a familiar voice. And I give them the cell phone number. I have DSL, so I have to have the phone. Plus, it gives me a number to give to credit card companies so they can try to sell me more credit cards.

If it ever becomes legal to solicit on cell phones, I'll get rid of it. As would many other people. Which is why I think it won't happen. The providers make too much money off of us. They have the money to lobby against it.

We have this plan in MN, and it cut way down on the calls, but they still keep coming.

I'm still trying to figure out the "free speech" argument. I'm not obliged to listen to your "free speech" in my own home on a phone I pay for. In public (read government-owned) places, yes. But your being able to annoy me in my own home is not a free speech issue. I think all telephone solicition should be "opt-in" which would, of course, destroy the telemarketing industry.

Are you sure the NY Times isn't just calling to see if you can write for them?

In the early '90s, we were getting calls about every damned day, wanting to know if we wanted to subscribe to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (which we already did, dammit).

One day I was in the middle of something, maybe late for somewhere, and cranky---and the phone rang. "I'm so and so with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch..." began the man on the other end. I told him we already got it, daily and Sunday, and hung up before he could say another word. Almost immediately the phone began ringing again, but I ignored it.

Later it occurred to me that it might have been a reporter wanting to interview me about something. That wasn't completely unlikely. I forget what it was now, but I was working on something that got a slight amount of press attention at the time.

I felt really stupid, but consoled myself with the thought that maybe the Post reporters were constantly being mistaken for the annoying newspaper salesmen, and were being hung up on.

If you don't want telemarketing calls, pay a few extra bucks and opt for "Unpublished - Unlisted" with the phone service. The day we did that [over 5 years ago] and we never get telemarketing calls. Never.

i posted all the info about this on my blog today, including the URL you need to go to, to get those damned people off your back (and your phone line).

please feel free to drop by :D

There is a great TV commercial depicting a guy who is awakened by a telemarketer while sleeping in on a Saturday, and he keeps the telemarketer on his cell phone while he dresses, gets a cab to the airport, flies to the city the telemarketer is in, goes to the anal cavity's office, finds him(still pitching his product over the guy's cell phone) and smashes his telephone.
I found myself extremely happy with that concept, too bad it's not more doable. I'd definitely earn some frequent flier miles.

I know how you feel because I get called by those people to

What a bunch of harlequins these sports handicappers. If it was so great then everyone even my daughter would be making money betting away hard earned dollars.
Robert C. Milfeld November 17, 2003

Someone PLEASE provide me with the address and the phone number of Jack Price Sports so I can take it to my attorney. They REFUSE to take me out of their automated calling system. And his telebuttholes you get live to cuss out sound like hockey fans at a Kings game. You know the type:
"Hey Jaromir, your Mama sucks my weenie."
God help us! Rob at tigerslam01@hotmail.com

Someone PLEASE provide me with the address and the phone number of Jack Price Sports so I can take it to my attorney. They REFUSE to take me out of their automated calling system. And his telebuttholes you get live to cuss out sound like hockey fans at a Kings game. You know the type:
"Hey Jaromir, your Mama sucks my weenie."
God help us! Rob at tigerslam01@hotmail.com

This is their URL: www.jackpricesports.com

You can check out their webpage. He is using a random phone dailer so it will he even unlisted numbers. His web site and company are out in the open. That is why I think the Jack Price Sports guy will stop calling soon. So you should be able to fight back at them fairly easily. Ill get good phone number soon and post -- if someone hasn't already got to them. ;)

This is their URL: www.jackpricesports.com

You can check out their webpage. He is using a random phone dailer so it will he even unlisted numbers. His web site and company are out in the open. That is why I think the Jack Price Sports guy will stop calling soon. So you should be able to fight back at them fairly easily. Ill get good phone number soon and post -- if someone hasn't already got to them. ;)

I called Jack Price Sports at 800-870-5999 to have my number removed. Got a live person who said no problem. We'll see if it works.

For 2 days in a row I've gotten calls from this Jack Price Sports recording on my cell phone. I have reported both to the FCC, so we will see what happens. If it keeps up am contemplating filing suit. Monetary damages are from $500 to $1500 per violation I think.

Has anyone gotten anywhere with removing their number from the call list? I have been receiving these calls on my cell phone and today I received the first voicemail from them. I will try the number posted.

They have an automated number to have your number removed from their calling list. It is: 214-379-1549. It is supposed to be immediate removal from their call list. We shall see.

Hi there, sorry for barging in to your personal website but I thought I would comment - I am a switchboard operator for a biotech company in WA. I found your site through Google, actually, when I was doing a search for "'jack price' telemarketer". Ha! Anyway, I've been getting a lot of phone calls from this jerk, here at work. They called me probably 5 times already, but today was the last straw. I've tried again and again to get our number put onto their don't call list, but each time I'd get through to a live person, they'd transfer me through to that stupid machine that doesn't even take the number, and just hangs up on you. GRRRR. So this morning, guess what the first words out of my mouth were? "I'm reporting you."

The person on the other line seemed confused for a second. "Reporting us to who?"
"I'm reporting you to the FCC for harrassing me at my place of business."
Immediately she starts yelling at me "I don't even know who you are!"
to which I reply: "I doubt the authorities will believe that one. You've called me many times, and each time I've pressed the option to speak to a live person, you tell me to hold on, and send me to yet another machine recorded voice that never takes my number off your list."
And here's where she interrupts me, and it all goes downhill from there.
"You said you could never speak to a live person, so how did you get through to that number?!" And I replied "I pressed the number to speak to a person and when I got through--"
"So you spoke to a person?!"
"I'd really appreciate it if you didn't yell at me. You're calling me at my place of business."
"You wanna hear me yell?!" she put the phone down and said to someone else "she said I'm yelling at her!" She seemed incredulous. "THIS IS YELLING!!! HOW DO YOU LIKE MY YELLING VOICE?! YOU DON'T NEED TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!!"
"But I am telling you what to do. Put me on your do not call list. I'm reporting you."
click

The Phone Number for Jack Price Sports is 1-800-927-5222. A receptionist will answer the phone.

Every time I get an annoying Jack Price phone call, I set up my FAX machine to Autodial the number. The receptionist for Jack Price answers the phone, but just hears beeping from my FAX machine, so she hangs up. My FAX machine then redials the number, and the process starts again. I set my FAX machine to automatically redial the number 9999 times, which ties up Jack Price phone line all day long. Also, since he's using a 1-800 number, he gets charged every time my FAX calls him!

JACK PRICE: If you EVER want to use your phone again, TAKE ME OFF YOUR TELEMARKETING LIST!!

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