Why Comcast = 'Comcrap', or why cable companies are almost universally despised.
If you ever start your own business be prepared for Comcrap to flood your business mailing address with solicitations for their "Comcast Business" services.
When I say 'flood' I am not hyperbole. My business is approximately 1 year only and once the Comcrap envelopes began landing it has been non-stop. I have saved each one and the stack is approaching a foot deep! I am trying to decide to whom I might send the bundle. Perhaps an elected official, the CEO of Comcrap, who knows.
When I call and ask to be removed the disclaimer provided is that it takes 45-to-60 days for an address.
Because I have made the request multiple times over a time span which exceeds that BS disclaimer, I'm confident that Comcrap is willfully lying to callers and never making any effort to remove addresses from their mass mailings at the request of callers.
A recent call (2/3/16 - 3:24pm Pacific) was fielded by 'Loretta' who was arrogant, obnoxious and rude. She placed my call on terminal hold ... which prompted me to begin typing this blog post to kill the time waiting on hold. I finally hung up and called back and spoke to 'Kevin' who seemed a bit more empathetic but confessed that in his role there was little that he could do other than once again entering my address details (AGAIN).
I've asked the State of Oregon Corporation Division about this issue and been referred to the Direct Marketing Association where I'm waiting for a response about whether or not the DMA's opt-out list is applicable to businesses as well as residential consumers.
My business address uses a UPS Store rented mail box and when I asked that UPS Store owner about the process if I were to begin simply marking the envelope "Refused, Return to Sender" she snickered and showed me a HUGE pile of exactly that from her other customers who have already begun refusing Comcrap's incessant, unsolicited mailings. But she said I was welcome to do the same but she said that she is confident that Comcrap is too big to care because she has not seen any reduction in the volumes of junk mail received from Comcrap in response to all the refusals.
It seems counter intuitive to annoy and alienate prospects with incessant mailings as a strategy to incentivize them to buy. It has had precisely the opposite impact with this business owner. I will never choose to work with Comcrap Business Services under any circumstances. And I won't forget the attitude expressed by them when I tried to be removed from their mailing list. I urge other business owners to work with anyone other than Comcrap for their 'business services'.