It's $0 but we can greatly lower that cost



  • Arrived in my inbox today:

    I currently show that you have a license of Size 1, the next license size would be Size 2. List price on that upgrade is $0 . With the pricing incentives for March, we can greatly lower that cost.


    You'll pay me to upgrade? And did your marketing guy pick the red font to make it seem urgent?



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  •  and tits too!



  • I used to get flyers in the mail telling me I could save a lot of money by switching my TV provider to [provider]. I have no TV service at all right now, so the only way they could "save" me money is if they paid me to use their service. They didn't agree with me. I don't get flyers from them anymore.



  • @mott555 said:

    I used to get flyers in the mail telling me I could save a lot of money by switching my TV provider to [provider]. I have no TV service at all right now, so the only way they could "save" me money is if they paid me to use their service. They didn't agree with me. I don't get flyers from them anymore.


    Filed under: Ways to get off those bloody mailing lists.



    Not related but interesting: Anyone else remember that story waaaaay back with the guy who loaded down one of those paid postage credit card offers with a ton of change to overweight the envelope, then got AmEx to send him a check for the total value of the change? Epic.



  • @Master Chief said:

    Anyone else remember that story waaaaay back with the guy who loaded down one of those paid postage credit card offers with a ton of change to overweight the envelope, then got AmEx to send him a check for the total value of the change?
     

    No, but in my youth I wrapped up a house brick and stuck a "postage will be paid by licencee" envelope on the outside. The post office had to accept it.


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    @Master Chief said:

    Not related but interesting: Anyone else remember that story waaaaay back with the guy who loaded down one of those paid postage credit card offers with a ton of change to overweight the envelope, then got AmEx to send him a check for the total value of the change? Epic.

    Googled that for you



  • @Cassidy said:

    JPEG or it didn't happen...



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  • @Ex-Navy Dude said:

    List price on that upgrade is $0 . With the pricing incentives for March, we can greatly lower that cost.


    You'll pay me to upgrade? And did your marketing guy pick the red font to make it seem urgent?
     

    Bet if you take them up on it, they'll "prove" that they saved you almost 50 percent of what the upgrade would have cost you without the incentives.



  • @Cassidy said:

    @Master Chief said:

    Anyone else remember that story waaaaay back with the guy who loaded down one of those paid postage credit card offers with a ton of change to overweight the envelope, then got AmEx to send him a check for the total value of the change?

    No, but in my youth I wrapped up a house brick and stuck a "postage will be paid by licencee" envelope on the outside. The post office had to accept it.

    In my country corporate entities and foundations often make use of a type of PO box that does not allow licencee to refuse delivery, i.e., they automatically must pay the postage fee. There are stories of isolated incidents where companies had bricks or even tiles pried loose from sidewalks delivered by the bucket load. Presumably these all came from a small collective of wronged customers. More recently this practice came back up when someone jested that if the collective citizenry were so fed up with our national equivalent of the MPAA / RIAA, we should all just go and pry loose one tile from the sidewalks and post it to their PO box with "postage paid by licencee": it would theoretically cost them enough to force them to go out of business. I wonder if there are people that actually went through with it...


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    @tchize said:

     and tits too!



  • @Ragnax said:

    In my country corporate entities and foundations often make use of a type of PO box that does not allow licencee to refuse delivery
     

    Alas, those kinds of letters (in UK) have now been superceeded by pre-paid first/second class envelopes, putting an upper limit upon the acceptable weight.

    Fun whilst it lasted.


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    @Cassidy said:

    @Ragnax said:

    In my country corporate entities and foundations often make use of a type of PO box that does not allow licencee to refuse delivery
     

    Alas, those kinds of letters (in UK) have now been superceeded by pre-paid first/second class envelopes, putting an upper limit upon the acceptable weight.

    Fun whilst it lasted.

     

    Ditto in the US, although people used to simply wrap the card or envelope around a brick or whatever.  Supposedly the Post Office will refuse to deliver such items.

     Makes you wonder what, if anything, they do with 'em.  Technically, failure to deliver them would be interfering with the mail, I would assume.



  • @FrostCat said:

    Technically, failure to deliver them would be interfering with the mail, I would assume.
     

    You assume correctly. In UK, it's an offence to tamper with Royal Mail.

    I once read of a tale where a disgruntled client ordered his mail to be forwarded to someone's address (a company that had wronged him in some way) then signed up to several junk mail services. The company had no forwarding address for him but threatened to burn the sacks of unwanted mail until the client pointed out that it was an offence to tamper with it. They could write "not known at this address" and send it back, or had to store it until he could come to collect it.

    (yeah, the client was a cock - the story was told from the viewpoint of a company employee)


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