~ Who writes this stuff ... (Sub-topic: Advertsting)

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~ Who writes this stuff ... (Sub-topic: Advertsting) - Thu, 08/2/12 9:57 AM
A direct quote from a letter I got form American Airlines today:
"In order to streamline our program, we are announcing a change to AAdvantage miles ... also called Miles With No Expiration.
"Starting November 1, 2012, these miles will automatically be converted to Miles Subject to Expiration."

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Re:~ Who writes this stuff ... (Sub-topic: Advertsting) - Thu, 08/2/12 1:48 PM
Love it!
Not trusting the airlines while in possession of a lot of air miles, I turned enough for a trip into an iPad.
The odds were that I'd use the iPad much more than the odds that I'd be taking a trip.

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Re:~ Who writes this stuff ... (Sub-topic: Advertsting) - Fri, 08/3/12 8:47 AM
Reminds me of a time in the cafeteria at work when they changed the burrito bar from a flat $5 to a pay by weight system.  They put up a sign that said, "In Order to increase customer satisfaction, we are now charging by the ounce for this item."  I checked out in a line where the manager was covering for a sick cashier.  The guy in front of me saw that his price was close to $9, refused to pay it and the manager had to throw it in the trash.  I asked him if that guy seemed more satisfied.  He didn't answer me but I did notice the sign was gone the following week.
I just wish marketing people would learn that not insulting people's intelligence would often be a better way to go.  The sign should have said, "You people are pigs!  We're losing money on this every week!  From now on you have to pay by the pound!"

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Re:~ Who writes this stuff ... (Sub-topic: Advertsting) - Fri, 08/3/12 1:49 PM
I've found all pay by weight places, especially salad bars, to be more expensive than price fixe places.