|Received:||12/20/2004 2:41:07 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I feel that if I have an established business relationship with a company, then I will voluntarily seek out their goods and services when I am interested in making a transaction. A pre-recorded sales call is a commercial without having the television on, calling on my undivided attention (during my time) when it is not invited or welcomed. Having an established business relationship could mean many things, for example, I have an established business relationship with my credit card company, but they also try to sell me vacation packages and other sorts of things through companies with which they have relationships. I have to constantly be recycling solicitations and blocking solicitations via e-mail (neither of which I am happy about recieving), and a phone call is just as obnoxious. Because I may have an established business relationship does not permit uninvited sales calls. If a company calls me to sell me something, I would end that business relationship. It is not a good, ethical business practice.