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I signed up to Richer Sounds VIP club a few months back to keep an eye-out for any bargains they might have - and I got an email every 5-6 days or so. A little over-frequent (i.e. borderline nuisance) but bearable.

In the last month they really upped the ante! Has anyone else noticed? In the last month I've had 14 emails from them! I know it's the Christmas/January Sales window, but still - it's incredibly annoying. I know I've had a bit of a rant about invasive marketing emails before (particularly the "you must opt out" (rather than opt-in) ones), but I wonder do organisations realise that they need to strike a balance? An email isn't the same as TV adverts - i.e. you expect the TV/radio to blare out adverts every 15 minutes - your email inbox is a bit more of an intrusion. Marketing should be tailored and used sensibly/sparingly to maximise impact/minimise pester. I've now unsubscribed from all of their marketing emails, but wonder if other forumites have been similarly deluged.

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RE: Richer Sounds overload!

Like you say it's the Christmas/January sales window, a lot of retailers are doing different deals every day which they need to publicise.

This is why I use a hotmail account for signing up to that sort of thing, I don't care how much spam it gets.

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RE: Richer Sounds overload!

likewise with gmail which I only check once a day or so, but it's my "main" (i.e. only) personal email account.  I can bear a certain amount of guff, but only so much!

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RE: Richer Sounds overload!

I have an account for dealing with marketing stuff - currently 3,500 unread emails! It does all go a bit ballistic around Christmas. I actually find Amazon one of the worst offenders - 1-2 emails A DAY!

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RE: Richer Sounds overload!

Richers have increased their emails over the last month along with everyone else. As someone else has remarked they are not the worst offender by any means.

I just dump any email I don't want to read, don't really find them a problem.

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RE: Richer Sounds overload!

Right click, this is spam... then check your spam from time to time. 

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RE: Richer Sounds overload!

Audio Affair + Superfi have also increased amount of emails

 

Guess it won't be long till I'm getting emails about amazing Easter deals  banging head against wall

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RE: Richer Sounds overload!

Scissor_digits wrote:

Audio Affair + Superfi have also increased amount of emails

 

Guess it won't be long till I'm getting emails about amazing Easter deals  banging head against wall

Not till after the Valentine Day specials...

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