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#21 Jacilynda

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    Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:48 PM

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    It was very unprofessional from them to do so. Better shops do this via sweepstakes(eg. sign your name for a chance to win this and that,but we reserve the right to sell your info to our affiliates)

    In Canada, our government recently created a "Do Not Call List". We just go the website and put our phone number on that list. And it is illegal to call anyone on that list. I am not sure,but check of you have something similar in your state.
    Since I got on that list, I barely receive any of those telemarketing calls. Used to get up to 5 a day!!
    Yes we actually have had this for a while: https://www.donotcall.gov/ But if a company gives your number out that doesn't stop them from using it really thats why I suggest answering as your local PD then they can't call that number any more

    #22 CaboBride2010

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      Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:14 PM

      that is so interesting about answering as if your phone number is the Police Dept.!! however, i would be scared someone I know would be the person callnig and think I am nuts lol. Has this ever happened to you?

      #23 Dmitri_Markine

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        Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:34 PM

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        Yes we actually have had this for a while: https://www.donotcall.gov/ But if a company gives your number out that doesn't stop them from using it really thats why I suggest answering as your local PD then they can't call that number any more
        Well, it should stop them from using it. If for example I complain about such call, the company that called will have to pay a large fine. This is why it really works here. If a florist or a venue knew they had to pay $10,000 fine, they wouldn't do it. It's a lot of money for any business to "throw away"! There are other ways to bring in new clients.
        Now, it doesn't stop David's Bridal from giving out your personal information though. I suppose there's nothing much you can do here. You all can just post it on the forums and blogs and sooner or later, more people will know and try to avoid dealing with this company. Wedding business is largely based on referrals and more and more people are starting to use the internet for their wedding needs. Next time someone is searching for their name, this thread may come up. They definitely don't want that!

        #24 cougs

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          Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:42 PM

          unfortunately it's all a matter of reading all the fine print on every piece of paper or website that you provide your name/address/phone number or any personal information to. in more cases than not, you need to specifically opt OUT of these things, by unchecking (pre-checked) boxes on forms, etc.

          the do not call list only saves you from random telemarketers, not ones who have received your information with your "permission" (no matter what sneaky tactics they used to get it).

          #25 islandbride317

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            Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:27 AM

            Mumms, you're TOTALLY right!

            But as we are all busy, Brides-on the-go, oftentimes, we don't have time to read the fine print, hence, why we are HARASSED! If only we would have known better before -- you're great!

            THANKS!

            #26 niujess

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              Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

              So I'm absolutely horrible but yesterday I got another call from a number I don't know and of course I have to answer these now since I'm starting to job hunt.
              And then once I heard the chipper, guess what you were just selected to go to this bridal expo down town... I started to fake cry and say "why are you doing this to me... He just broke off the wedding... I can't believe you would call, what do you think it's funny." The poor lady on the other line didn't know what to do she's like um um I'm so sorry, and then she kind of started to mumble but i quickly got off the phone because I couldn't control my laughter anymore... haha I think I'm going to hell for that, oh well i needed to get amusement out of something.

              #27 cougs

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                Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:19 PM

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                And then once I heard the chipper, guess what you were just selected to go to this bridal expo down town... I started to fake cry and say "why are you doing this to me... He just broke off the wedding... I can't believe you would call, what do you think it's funny." The poor lady on the other line didn't know what to do she's like um um I'm so sorry, and then she kind of started to mumble but i quickly got off the phone because I couldn't control my laughter anymore... haha I think I'm going to hell for that, oh well i needed to get amusement out of something.
                that is the most awesomely hilarious thing i've heard all day! BWAHAHAHAHA!

                #28 KatyKo

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                  Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:34 PM

                  I had the same thing happen to me (still does on occasion) and I tried on dresses there almost a year ago - and didn't even buy one. I also got the Mary Kay makeover and even a wine party (I took part in those, but not any of the expos or stuff I "registered for and were picked")

                  #29 Dmitri_Markine

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                    Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:11 PM

                    Next time when any of them call just put them on hold and forget it... :)

                    #30 Michelle613

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                      Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:09 PM

                      I got a call saying I won some bridal package- a free trip for me and my FI,then was told to pick it up at a Best Western where there would be some presentation about pots and pans. I later googled it to find very bad reviews! It's some Royal Prestige thing. I also get bombarded with postcards and mail and I didn't even buy anything from there, I just signed up to "win something."
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