|Received:||11/20/2006 12:41:44 PM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:While I dislike receiving telemarketing calls -- from sales people or machines -- there is a big difference between those coming from companies with whom I've chosen to do business with and those I have not. Most, if not all of the companies that I do business with don't want to lose me as a customer - quite the opposite. These companies work hard to keep me as a customer because it is much more profitable for them to keep an existing customer than attract new ones. So, it is in their best interest to keep the telemarketing relevant, brief, and for my own benefit - lower prices, new options, better performance, etc. Restricting their right to communicate with me puts me at a disadvantage - and, it's likely that companies will have to raise prices as the cost of marketing continually increases. That is not good for me or all other consumers. I strongly urge the FTC to reconsider this change to the TSR.