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Old 06-14-2004, 11:10 PM
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finding clients guerilla-style... continues...


I always laughed at Aplus.net and others after reading posts of them calling people about moving their website to them. Well, lo and behold, today I got my first call. From none other than CI Host. The poor guy claimed that he was calling me upon my request to sign up with them, and was very stumped when I told him I never requested to move my domain to them. Nonetheless, he managed to squeeze out that they offer an $8.95/month plan and that it is cheaper than what I am paying now. Wrong! But it offers more features. Don't care. But we guarantee 100% uptime. Prove it. OK, how much are you paying for the service? Less than you charge.

I think by the end we went around the loop 2 times or so. Then I said "thanks for your time" and he pretended not to hear. It was worth it being nice to the poor bugger... he was so confused. I laughed for some time after we hung up, after two more rounds.

It was, in general, a very rewarding experience.

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Old 06-14-2004, 11:17 PM
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If a web host ever called me, I'd just act like I didn't hear their offer and start offering them my own web hosting services.... .

I did the same thing with a local paper kept calling me ever week asking if I've heard about this offer, or that offer... I told the telemarketer I was selling Xbox Games on eBay and asked if he'd like to buy it.. he said no, we hung up, I called him back 5 minutes later and offered it again. Needless to say I haven't been called about the paper in over a year now.

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Old 06-14-2004, 11:21 PM
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ROFL I love your technique... gotta try it someday.

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Old 06-14-2004, 11:29 PM
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Yup Yup, I await when aplus calls me again, caught me off guard the first time. They left a long *** message on my machine

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Old 06-21-2004, 11:45 AM
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that must have been fun

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Old 06-21-2004, 12:43 PM
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That's a good idea, especially since it worked!

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Old 06-22-2004, 08:51 PM
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Host call

I know what you mean. Unfortunately I haven't gotten those kind of calls lately.

I think there are too many hosting companies, I would advice others from joining. Worse you have others like the ones on this thread talking down standardwebhost.com, because it offers unlimited space. I own the company and I offer customers more space if they need it free of charge, that's my definition of unlimited on the Gold Package.

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Old 06-22-2004, 09:05 PM
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Pfff.. Here is what I do. I just tell them I already have the product. A newspaper calls me - I already receive it, a host calls me - I'm already signed up with them, a bank calls me for another credit card - I already have it, etc. Works like a charm and confuses them big time since theyjust change my contact profile to "current customer" and never bug me again.

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Old 06-22-2004, 09:41 PM
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Register.com keeps calling me and asking me to resell their domains services every few months. The conversation lasts about 30 seconds everytime. As the guy starts his schpeil about Register.com I interupt him and say "Can you give me a price better than 6.95 per year?"
he says "thank you for your time sir"

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Old 06-22-2004, 10:22 PM
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Pfff.. Here is what I do. I just tell them I already have the product. A newspaper calls me - I already receive it, a host calls me - I'm already signed up with them, a bank calls me for another credit card - I already have it, etc. Works like a charm and confuses them big time since theyjust change my contact profile to "current customer" and never bug me again.
nice strategy, Artashes is ahead of the game

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Old 06-23-2004, 06:56 AM
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I agree, I am going to use the same strategy.

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