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RE: Shopping, etc.

Oh my-- Ms. Fatma is gonna get lotsa mail... is she trying to get more than
you do Jim.. if so, shortly she will! :)

I also have another e-address just for junk mail... tour it occasionally
since no one I want to talk to has that address...

So the big question is, did she get the discount without the coupon?


> And no one asked for your e-address, Jim?
> Just a warning, but, you should each have some sort of extra address for
> such mailing lists - maybe you already do, but just in case, I thought I
> should mention it. Most ISPs let you have several addresses on your
> account. Use one of the others or set up a hotmail or yahoo adrs for
> such offers.
> I just received the latest Info USA (Mailing Lists) catalog. One of the
> selections offered which can be cross-referenced with other data is
> email addresses. Giving out your e-adrs just sets you up on lists that
> get sold and then your box gets clogged with spam. You may have spam
> filters, but there's plenty of ways to get around them.
> --
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone5
> -------------- Original message --------------
> > This is probably off-topic, even for this list. But we went shopping
> > today.
> >
> > First stop was Borders. I bought a John Prine anthology and used an
> > internet discount coupon. Ms. Fatma, who bought an Ottmar Liebert CD,
> > was way behind me and in a different line, told the clerk she had
> > forgotten to print out an internet coupon. The clerk asked her if
> > Borders had sent the coupon to her, and she said "no." The clerk said,
> > "Would you like me to put you email address in our database and send
> > you coupons directly?" Ms. Fatma said "Yes. I'm a teacher and I buy
> > lots of books and such over the course of a year." The clerk said,
> > "Would you like me to add your email address to our teachers database?
> > There are additional discount coupons sent to that list." So Ms Fatma
> > said yes.
> >
> > Then We went to Williams-Sonoma to purchase two oyster knives. Ms Fatma
> > does not like my Baltimore harbor, working-class knives. She wanted
> > something nicer. We found two French-made knives; beautiful polished
> > wood handles. We also picked up a yellow and red tablecloth from India;
> > our kitchen is yellow and red. At checkout, the clerk asked Ms Fatma if
> > she would like her email address added to their database so she would
> > receive notice of sales; she said yes.
> >
> > Next was Pottery Barn. Ms. Fatma had the remainder of a gift
> > certificate, which she cashed in on a bright red roasting pan. At
> > checkout, the clerk asked her if she would like her email address
> > entered in some sort of sweepstakes. Of course she said yes.
> >
> > Three stops; four address submissions. Lord love a duck.
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >
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