Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Now it's just harrassment

I cancelled my Oregonian subscription less than two weeks ago and they have not let me forget it. I have done a couple posts on the endless phone calls that I have recieved but now they are coming to my front door.

Offering me the paper for free does not make me want to subsribe again. They might as well offer to shoot me in the foot for free.

Does anyone know how I could get a restraining order against these people?


MAX Redline said...

It's just because you were such a great customer for so long. They want you, they really want you! Of course, you cancelled around the time they began to realize that they're losing 2% of subscribers each year. They hadn't figured that out when I cancelled, so they never hassled me.

Daniel said...

It's done wonders for my self-esteem. I really feel needed.

Kaelri said...

Could try the way my grandfather once responded to one telemarketer too many: "Ma'am," he answered, with flawless politeness and serenity, "I wouldn't do business with your company if it was the last on the face of the Earth." *hang up*

Kate said...

After dealing with the election coverage, er I mean left-side political commentary, during the 2004 election, our entire street in Sherwood cancelled their subscriptions. The Fish Wrap lost over 20 customers in 1 day. It was a good day.

Anonymous said...

Unlike today, when Republicans and initiatives backed by the right are taking it on the chin. Thanks W.

Ken said...

I was in a similar position not that long ago, where the O was calling me, oh, every couple of weeks offering a free daily subscription. Actually, it wasn't even an offer: they called and said, "We're going to start free delivery for you tomorrow." After the eighth or ninth call, I finally got fed up and told them to take my name off their calling list. We still get the Sunday O, but otherwise I haven't heard from them since.

Anonymous said...

I tell the fish wrap when they pester me, that when Rowe, Bhatia, & Big Bobby Caldwell are gone, maybe we'll talk.

Until then, (I'm not holding my breath), go pound salt!

Tony said...


4 words: Federal No Call List.

If they come to your door, tell them if they come back they will be cited for tresspassing.

If they drop a paper on your property, call them and tell them that they have violated ORS 164.805 Offensive littering. "A person commits the crime of offensive littering if the person creates an objectionable stench or degrades the beauty or appearance of property or detracts from the natural cleanliness or safety of property by intentionally:
(a) Discarding or depositing any rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or other refuse upon the land of another without permission of the owner"

Certainly the Oregonian counts as creating an objectionable stench, and is rubbish deposited on your land. Seriously, if I throw unwanted paper on your property, I have violated this law. Why is the O any different?

If you are on a motor route, subsection c applies: "Permitting any rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or other refuse to be thrown from a vehicle which the person is operating"

Daniel said...

Wow Tony, you really did your homework. I'm actually amused by all this commotion though. I am on the no-call list, maybe I could sue?