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Old 05-28-2010, 05:54 AM
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Get tired of them being thrown on my lawn or driveway, since the city does not accept them in the recycling bins. Found http://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/ so I can opt out.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:29 AM
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I agree, with my business, because we still advertise in them, we get every book that we are in, about 10-12 of them. They go right in the dumpster. This is probably the last year to spend $$ in phonebooks for us.

Personally, I haven't used one in years.
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Maybe we should throw them out into the Gulf to soak up some oil... that will put them to good use.
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I quit advertising in the hard books and went to all online. The deal breaker for me was I asked my dad if he used them anymore and he said he look everything up online now. That piece of info from him means nobody is using them anymore.
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I quit advertising in the hard books and went to all online. The deal breaker for me was I asked my dad if he used them anymore and he said he look everything up online now. That piece of info from him means nobody is using them anymore.


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Old 05-29-2010, 05:02 AM
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Very true..of the white pages too

Here is another perspective ...

Many Old people still use them. My Aunt (who lives out of the area now) called me asking if I had an old local area phone book to give her because the phone company wanted to charge her 30 bucks or something for one. I sent her mine because I have never used it.

Anyway, given that that is their market, you would think they would make them larger print - every year around here the print gets smaller and smaller - and be creative in how to get them only to the people that want or need them.
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all you need to do is call the yellow pages and tell them whats going on with the phone books. Let them know where they are being dropped off and I bet you money someone comes out and delievers it on your door step.

A friend of mine sets up accounts in new areas and his job at yellow pages is to hire in the subs that hire in the people to deliver the books. I kept getting phone books delivered at my mail box, I called him (he is in TX and I am in FL) and the next day I had books on my front porch.

They are required to deliever them on the porch or by the front door not in the yard or by the road.

A quick call should get that fixed.....

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I think the point was to eliminate them delivering them at all, not to get them moved from the driveway to the front porch. My theory has always been that if they have 100K telephone users, they print and deliver 600K phone books, and use that number as their circulation when trying to sell ads to businesses. The thing they don't usually tell you is that every business is entitled to a FREE line listing for their business in the appropriate category. I think people should dump them on the steps of their local telephone company, but that is probably illegal. Smart towns require them to be placed outside the grocery stores, or post office, for a month or so, and people who want take what they need.
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They make great starter paper in my charcoal chimney.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
The thing they don't usually tell you is that every business is entitled to a FREE line listing for their business in the appropriate category.
That is not true if you use a cell number for your business.
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Originally Posted by Seacat FL View Post
That is not true if you use a cell number for your business.
Okay, I am a little behind the times. If you use a cell number for business, will they list it at all, or for a fee?
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