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    Insensitive marketing?

    I just got this sms spam -

    View all Standard Bank repossessed vehicles on online auction.
    That's quite progressive

    Now that's just plain cruel!

    Couldn't they have come up with a better name for the website?
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    That is pretty cruel.

    I've seen worse marketing approaches though (from clothing retailers in particular) - their SMS's typically read something along the lines of "BIG SPECIALS!!! Wnt 2 save money??? Buy B4 tmmrw!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfnel View Post
    "BIG SPECIALS!!! Wnt 2 save money??? Buy B4 tmmrw!!!"
    I like!

    Pity I got to "my cars" a tad too late...

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    That is pretty cruel ... prices in my opinion aren't tooo bad tho.
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    Everyone does not have the ability to come up with a unique idea or a name so they don’t have to.
    There Idea is unique(as far as I concern) But Domain name is blab la bla.

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    SMS spam is the one thing I hate, seriously HATE. Now it is not so much the bad spelling or the insensitivity as such.

    Rather the timing!

    While blissfully asleep my phone will wake me at 2:00 AM in the morning, behold someone wants to give me an insurance quote…

    Blocking these numbers just became a tedious none winning battle between me and MTN will not help .

    I actually phoned MTN at 2:00 AM in the morning and asked them if they will pay me overtime?
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    They should have named the website www.thoseweremycars.co.za

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    They should have named the website www.thoseweremycars.co.za

    lol hehehehe....

    I just had a brainwave, I wonder if it is possible to reverse charges on a SMS… Meaning if someone SMS me at 2:00 AM in the morning that person get charged R4… With all the spam I am getting I will be able to get a second income if that was at all possible…
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    Good idea tecO. Let's spam Vodacom and MTN. Better still, get the cell numbers of their executives and spam all of them!

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