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Old 09-13-2018, 07:59 PM   #11
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Like BillsPaseo said, at the very end of their email message, bottom of the letter, you should see an "unsubscribe" link. It will be very small and faint, but it usually will be there to apply. Also, you can hit the JUNK tab on your browser and send all their emails to the junk folder and you will never see them again.

That was exactly the point of my first post.


I did hit the unsubscribe button, which took me to a site to unsubscribe. When I tried to unsubscribe, I got the message that the only way to unsubscribe was to call a phone number and tell them I want to unsubscribe.



To me that is plain and simple extortion to get to give sales pitch or something else, and it will not happen. Shopping at Camping World will also not happen.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:46 AM   #12
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Gmail lets you set filters. That makes it possible to direct emails from addresses you specify directly to trash so they never get into your inbox.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:13 PM   #13
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Last time i trie to buy something a CW it was a replacement glass tray for our built in Dometic microwave.

They first tried to convince me that instead, I should just buy a new microwave as ours was about seven years old. - I asked the price for one, but they only had counter top models available, not built in, so that was a non-starter.

They didn't have the glass tray we needed in stock but said they could order it - $60!! and another $60!! that I would have to pay to have it shipped to their store! As well they had no idea how long it would take to get!

Instead, I did an internet search on line and bought an exact replacement for $29 with free shipping to the campground we were at and had it in two days!

We do still look around CW stores when we come across one on our travels just to see what new gadgets are available but rarely ever buy anything unless it is a bargain on sale.

At least we do get a bit of a discount now with our Good Sam membership.

From the srories I have heard I don't think I'd ever consider buying an RV from them and would also be very reluctant to have any repair work done either unless I hd no other choice!

A couple of times we have looked at a couple of RV's on their property - just to see them - after the mandatory provision of names/adress to their sales people and could just sense the high pressure approach! Not pleasant.

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I have gotten to the point where I will never give personal data to anyone unless actually needed for a transaction. This would include the CW sales approach that Wingeezer references. They don't need my full name and address to show me a an RV, they just want it for sales mailings.


The same goes for places that want your full information to send you a brochure or a site that "needs" all of you personal data to give you a shipping price before you order something (it often happens you are all the way though the process and they have your information, and then you see their crazy high shipping costs and bail, but they got your information).


I have heard, but have not been able to substantiate, that some car dealers are even logging your current vehicle license number when you go to look at vehicles, so they can look it up and send you sales pitches.
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I have heard, but have not been able to substantiate, that some car dealers are even logging your current vehicle license number when you go to look at vehicles, so they can look it up and send you sales pitches.
Could there possibly be any doubt?!

I wouldn't be surprised if some data aggregator pays them for the information. The fact that someone is actively in the new car market would be considered a high-value datum.
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When I go to the Camping World down the street from my home, most of the time no one ever acknowledges my or most others presence. Why? They are chit-chatting with each other or (more often) on their devices.

I went down there a couple of years ago to look at a nice RT170 P. Some sales guy took me to the RT, he had never seen one before, got back in his golf cart and got on his smart phone while I looked. Little communication whatsoever except to call me Bud the few times he spook at all. I was not his Bud. I was his customer. I told him I had owned two Roadtreks and was very familiar with them. I asked him if I could answer any questions he might have about them . He just grinned.

The Roadtrek was very overpriced and I just thanked him and left. He never asked for my name or phone number. He wasn't that interested. Why would anyone hire someone like that guy? It is all about management.
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