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Unread 01-08-2013, 11:55 PM
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Just received the 'yellow pages'. It put me in a good mood. It used to be substantial, but now it is as thick as my pinky. I'm soooo glad they are irrelevant now (at least in my area). I always disliked dealing with their salesmen in the past ( my rep was especially arrogant). They charged outrageous amounts, and provided little service, if any. I'm glad to see that dinosaur going extinct.

I hope the Internet isn't a fad
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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:31 AM
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I'm not sure I agree with you. I used to enjoy arguing with the YP salespeople.

I loved how he'd try and break down those outrageous amounts to "only so much a month" to make it sound better. Then I'd say that my business was a seasonal business and that I'd never be advertising lawn mowers in January in the local paper and it would be just as stupid to do so in the phone book.

Then I'd ask him why almost everything in my store was listed under a separate heading, and why for example "Grocers" weren't being asked to buy separate ads on different pages for meat, produce, dairy and detergent products.

Yeah, I kinda miss that.
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We stopped paying for yp years ago. Never forget the look on that guys face when I told him I only wanted the one free listing, how happy I was as he walked out the door in disbelief and knowing I just saved 2800 a year.
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