Amazon.Com Was:Re: [RC5] Clients and ISO 8601

Matt Perry matt at primefactor.com
Fri Jan 2 09:46:10 EST 1998


When I last bought stuff from Amazon, there was no option to not be on
their mailing list.  You have to wait for the first piece of their
unwanted email to read how to get off it.

Matt Perry | matt at primefactor dot com
"After ecstacy, laundry." - Zen writing

On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Skip Huffman wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Dec 97 15:12:51 -0500, Roy Wilson wrote:
> 
> >	Check out the page full of complaints at that address -
> >it's NOT spam, it's lists these boneheads ASKED to be put on!
> 
> Please do not over generalize.  I am on the Amazon.com mailing list and
> consider myself to be a bibliophile, not a bonehead.  Also, what the
> boneheads are whining about is not spam (irrelevant crap broadcast to
> newsgroups/mailing lists) it is Unsolicited Commercial Email (undesired
> advertising sent to your personal email address).  
> 
> I have requested to be on the Amazon.com mailing list, along with BMT
> Micro and Indelible Blue.  I want advertising from these specific
> vendors.  
> 
> <GRUMPYOLDMANMODE=ON>
> 
> The whiners are primarally complaining about whether the check box for
> "Add me to the mailing list" should by default be checked (as it
> currently is) or not checked.  Or in other words, they do not want to
> have to read and understand the whole form before placeing an order. 
> Personally I think that if you don't read and understand every form
> that you sign, you get what you deserve.
> 
> <GRUMPYOLDMANMODE=OFF>
> 
> 
> Skip Huffman, Carreker-Antinori
> Atlanta Office, Quality Group    
> 
> You know that you are drinking 
> too much coffee if:
> ... You've worn out your third pair of
>      tennis shoes this week.
> 
> 
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