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Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Steve Parry, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Steve Parry

    Steve Parry Guest

    Just had a phone call asking me if I wanted a discounted subscription to
    Bike magazine. When I advised them that I wouldn't mind but I was not
    willing to give out my credit card details to someone who'd called me out of
    the blue they got a tad grumpy. I told them if it legit to mail me the offer
    and I'd see about it but they still were a bit off.

    Is this legit or is it yet another scam? My bet is on scam :)



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    Steve Parry
    BMW R80RS, BMW R45, 03 BMW R1100S Boxercup, 07 K1200GT SE
    95 BMW F650, 87 Yamaha FS1, Sukida SK90PY, 91 Kawasaki AR50,
    07 VW Passat SE Estate for comfort
    www.gwynfryn.co.uk
     
    Steve Parry, Oct 21, 2008
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  2. Steve Parry

    Jeremy Guest

    says...>

    Probably legit, similar experience here with another mag offering
    something like a free issue of several mags if you rung in - then of
    course the hard sell and when informed that "no, only interested in the
    free samples for now thanks" the tone changed quite dramatically and
    what was quite a pleasant exchange turned decidedly frosty.
     
    Jeremy, Oct 21, 2008
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  3. Steve Parry

    Rich B Guest

    Jeremy typed:
    Heh - had the same with a "free issue" of TWO recently. Once I had declined
    the 'three-issues-for-a-pound' offer (which involved CC details) and just
    asked for the free issue as promised, the guy got very unimpressed. I got
    my free issue. It was shite.

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    Rich B

    1971 S2a
    1995 XT600E
    2003 ST1300 Pan European
    Oh, and a Ford

    Take out the obvious to email me.
     
    Rich B, Oct 21, 2008
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  4. Legit, actually.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 22, 2008
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  5. it's part of the Huge! Devastating! Depression!! everyone's running around
    like headless chickens. Even the bank. They phoned the other day, did we
    want to convert our overdraft facility to a loan, at, I may say, 2% higher
    interest rate... Not really, no.

    There was a thing in the Times the other day pointing out that half the
    problem at least is hype, it's not actually that bad (yet) but it's being
    talked up so loudly and wildly that everyone thinks it is.
     
    Austin Shackles, Oct 22, 2008
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  6. Steve Parry

    Champ Guest

    Not everyone - my place is recruiting, for example.
     
    Champ, Oct 22, 2008
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  7. Steve Parry

    Steve Parry Guest

    Ta .. may be worth pointing out to the powers that be that people really
    shouldn't be asked to give CC details over the phone on unsolicited calls :)

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    Steve Parry
    BMW R80RS, BMW R45, 03 BMW R1100S Boxercup, 07 K1200GT SE
    95 BMW F650, 87 Yamaha FS1, Sukida SK90PY, 91 Kawasaki AR50,
    07 VW Passat SE Estate for comfort
    www.gwynfryn.co.uk
     
    Steve Parry, Oct 22, 2008
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  8. Steve Parry

    YTC#1 Guest

    Need any Sun expertise ?
     
    YTC#1, Oct 22, 2008
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  9. Steve Parry

    Champ Guest

    heh.

    No, sorry - MS development (Devs, QA, PM, deployment, etc) only, I'm
    afraid.
     
    Champ, Oct 22, 2008
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  10. Steve Parry

    YTC#1 Guest

    Yer, I'd be afraid of that lot as well :)
     
    YTC#1, Oct 23, 2008
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