Step 1. Offer to sell the customer an extended warranty
Step 2. Offer to sell the customer an extended warranty
Step 3. Offer to sell the customer an extended warranty
Step 4. Offer to sell the customer an extended warranty
This is, evidently, the strategy of Bosch, a white-goods manufacturer with a good reputation for quality and reliability, but who I will quite possibly never buy another device from because they will not stop spamming me.
It’s a little over two years since I started sending back all my printed spam, at the expense of the sender. It’s actually made a significant difference. I am getting far, far less charity spam than previously. Since then, only eight organisations have sent me more than one such spam (i.e. ignored being told to stop) — five charities, two banks and a telecomms company.
Bosch is the only company to have spammed me more than twice (i.e. to have ignored two separate stop-this postings), and have now sent me a fourth. All of them offering the exact same identical service, which I do not want, and have told them I do not want, and will never want.
So this time, I am sending it back in a marked envelope:
Let’s see if that does the trick.
Meanwhile, I can only advise the rest of you to avoid buying Bosch products, however good they may be, unless you enjoy receiving printed spam.