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A recording of a Verizon employee haggling with a customer who
trying to switch to another service just went viral recently and
reminded me of about 99 percent of my waking life. I suck at this
kind of thing, haggling, naturally, I think, or at least have no fun
it, but maybe that's
because I am constantly losing the
getting in fights with the customer service people, etc. What do I
excell at? Sleeping, I guess. And apparently not having children.
And maybe being a librarian, at least enough to avoid getting
So with the money that I have made avoiding getting fired and not
having kids and through compound interest as I have slept, I
I would like to hire a mercenary haggler to finagle me the best
cheapest verizon account, to deal with the bus driver or cab
to weasle on my taxes, to do all that stuff, while I sleep more. In
other words I am ready to get married, to an auctioneer/used car
Or what if I contract out for this service on a per-job, trust-based,
distributed, socially networked basis?
Sorry it was Comcast
[JesusHChrist, Jul 31 2014]
A Father's Adwise...
Left hand column, next to bottom. [8th of 7, Jul 31 2014]
quite similar to...
in my humble, slightly self-interested, opinion. [FlyingToaster, Jul 31 2014]
Freshly baked [AusCan531, Aug 01 2014]
The traditional version of this for travellers in foreign parts:
It used to be said that the dragoman's job was to ensure that no-one cheated you except him. [pertinax, Aug 01 2014]
Shameless self promotion [xaviergisz, Aug 03 2014]
||// I am ready to get married, to an auctioneer/used car salesperson/tax attorney. //
||Take Mr Weller Senior's advice ...
||I believe there is a service out there that, for a fee, will attempt to cancel your cable, internet, or phone service. This would be a useful extension of that idea. [+]
||What, instead of just "horrible" ?
||What you need is Haggling school.
||Yes, but who's going to haggle the cost of the haggling service for you...
||"Hello?, I'm really terrible at negotiating and haggling
so I'd like to hire your services please."
||"Certainly Mr JesusHChrist, you've rang the right
company, but first let's discuss our fee."
||You'll have to talk to my MH about this.
||Billfixers sounds almost exactly as described in your
||Known to have existed widely (see link).
||I predict those guys are going to make a killing.