Phone Books

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by dmclone, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Why do they still hand these things out? Mine goes straight to the recycle bin.
     
  2. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    Even better when you get 2 or 3 of them. Save the planet, don't print them anymore.
     
  3. Angie

    Angie Tugboats and arson.
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    I'm going to guess primarily old people.
     
  4. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    I still get 2 or 3 each year. Half the time they are delivered on a rainy day so you get one with water damage. Such a waste of resources.
     
  5. longtimeclone

    longtimeclone Well-Known Member

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    This woul be the only argument but I think my grandma still uses her phone old phone book which is at least 20 years old.
     
  6. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Mine too. Literally went from the front step to the recycling without making it inside.
     
  7. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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  8. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    They charge businesses an arm and leg for listings too. We've been slowly phasing them out.
     
  9. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    I do feel sorry for their salespeople though. It has to be like beating the pavement selling horse buggies after the Model T came out.
     
  10. JMCato

    JMCato Member

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    i usually try to see how long i can leave it outside my door at my condo before it disappears.
     
  11. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    People like my boss are still stupid enough to pay to advertise in the damn things. :no:
     
  12. ricochet

    ricochet Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;-rTcfKfXwqo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rTcfKfXwqo[/video]
     
  13. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Obviously an initiative to get people to recycle more, mission accomplished.
     
  14. longtimeclone

    longtimeclone Well-Known Member

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    It can't be too expensive if you think about it but sponsoring some youth team or donating money in the community would probably be better alternatives.
     
  15. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    When someone hands me a flyer, it's like they're saying here, you throw this away.
     
  16. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    For a bold listing in several of them, including regionals, you can drop $1200 a month pretty easily.
     
  17. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

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    In my office building there is a Yellow Pages office across the atrium from my office. It is surrounded by internet retail companies in the building.
    [video=youtube;6b0ftfKFEJg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b0ftfKFEJg[/video]
     
  18. Angie

    Angie Tugboats and arson.
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    Do you get preferential listing on the Yellow Pages website if you advertise in their paper book? Like, if your plumber buys a more expensive ad than another plumber, does Plumber A get listed/recommended?
     
  19. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    I don't know about all of them, but from the ones I've discussed web presence with in detail, they have a separate web fee for something like that. You get something very basic, but to improve your ad positioning, I'm pretty sure it's extra.
     

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