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Old 03-27-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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Thanks A Million!

before I even knew that I was issued my contractors license my phone blew up!
all the yellow books had my number and they all wanted my business
yet none of them wanted my services just my money....
all of them promised to give me more leads that I could handle
a couple of them had good sniper tactics but when I asked them to give me references of the gc that used them to the conversation quickly changed..
I also thought about a online lead service and thank god I found this site!
unfortunately I filled out a few app for some of them and my phone wont stop ringing.
I knew that the construction industry was slow but I think the advertising sales must be hurting really bad they wont give up I don't want to answer the phone anymore to someone trying to sale my their services I want someone to hire me for mine
I found this site not a second to late I almost signed up for sm
and thanks to the info that's here I was able to ask all the right questions that other wise I wouldn't have asked
am as green as they come and thanks to y'all I believe I just saved my self some cash and a hellish headache!
Thanks a million............
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:34 AM   #2
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Re: Thanks A Million!

I despise the people who make it their business to sell to people who are advertising for work. Some of them just want to sell you tools or whatever, and are using your adverts to find you, and the phone line that you have put in at your expense to contact you on.

These people are thieves because they steal your time and attention. They know that only maybe one in fifty people are going to buy from them, but they are happy to steal the time of the other forty-nine people in order to acheive that.

People who sell leads are even worse. They are relying on the fact that people who are advertising for work need work, and will, unless warned by sites like this, pay them money they can ill afford for a service which they will eventually come to realise is useless.

I'm glad you didn't get caught by them, and sympathise with the irritation their continual attempts to sign you up must be causing



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Old 03-27-2008, 07:18 AM   #3
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Glad that you found it too, before you spent anything.

There's alot of marketing gimics that are simply (and completely) a waste of time and money.

Good Luck with your business.
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