|Received:||11/27/2004 7:28:13 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Companies will abuse this. If I have a "prior business relationship" with, say, Best Buy because I once bought a car stereo from them, that doesn't mean I want phone messages telling me about sales on every TV, DVD, CD, stereo, computer, digital camera, etc they have. But that's what I will get. Maybe the idea here is to allow companies to let me know about things I'd be interested in, but what they'll use it for is to tell me about every thing they want to sell me, with no attempt to limit it to things I'd actually want. The mere fact that a do-not-call list was necessary proves companies exercise no restraint, no intelligence in deciding what to pitch to me. Companies trying to sell me things I don't want, and they have no reason to believe I want, is annoying whether I have an existing relationship with the company or not. Multiply every company I have any business relationship with by every item, offer, subscription, service, etc that they want to sell, and you get a lot of garbage calls. That's why I signed up for the do-not-call list in the first place. Please don't open a loophole that will just be misused and abused.