Stamps.com got my contact information a few weeks ago and have been hounding me every other day after answering their three initial questions:
- How much does your company spend on postage a year? My response: I think I buy maybe 3-4 books of stamps.
- How much do you spend on shipping packages? My response: I have never sent a package.
- Do you wish you did not have to go to the post office to save time? My response: Yes.
From that, I got: “Well we have a great solution for all your postage needs. Our package starts out at $191 a year…” I laughed and said thanks.
Since then, it has been “Let me send you information…” “Have you tried our software yet…?” I always say no, and that I have not had time yet, and do not have time now. Someone called me today and told me they would “download software onto my computer for me right now – it will only take a few minutes” Not that it is impossible to download software on a remote computer…but she definitely did not have a clue about the terminology she was throwing around. Personally, she sounded a little drunk and as soon as I told her I had a Mac, she said “oh, have a nice day”.
Moral of the story – sometimes having a Mac that does not run software is not a disadvantage.