|Forum topic by JAGWAH||posted 09-05-2012 02:24 PM||1055 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
09-05-2012 02:24 PM
So I used to pay for an ad in my cities Yellow Pages years ago. I never managed a job from all the calls I recieved. I realized they were not interested in me just a cheap price and were going down the list. So I gave up listing my business 3 years ago.
Yesterday I get a call from a lady that needs someone to reduce the size of one of her old end tables. I set a time to go out and look at her piece and ask where she got my number. Rather than telling me a clients name I’m surprised to learn she got my number from the ,”yellow pages,” she says. “Really,” sez I,” must be an old directory.” “Nope,” she said,” from the new one dropped on her doorstep the day before.” I recieved a similar directory called ‘The Yellow Book.’
Sure enough I’m listed under carpenters and the white pages. Seems the Yellow book rips off the Yellow Pages list and reprints numbers without verification.
Anyone else have this happen? Seems quite annoying. But then after all the money spent in the past for advertising this will be the first I’ve earned. It’ll be around $100 depending on time spent working on it, but cool.
Just a bit of a negative/positive rant on a rainy wednesday ‘cause I don’t want to start it yet. I’ll post pictures of my destruction of an old antique hat box end table as I finish so some of you can bitch at me for agreeing to do such a thing.
Thanks for reading
-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~