Can I just rant for a minute?
About three weeks ago I spent a little time one evening comparing minivans online. While on the Kia website to check out the Sedona, I saw the button to see how much your trade-in would be worth according to Kelley Blue Book and I was curious. So I clicked it and I appeared to be on the KBB site. Before they give you the value of your trade-in, they ask for your contact info. I figured, what the heck? I’ll put in my phone number because we’re on the “Do Not Call” registry, and what would KBB call me about, anyway? I also put in a fake email address.
Over the course of the next 24 hours I received 22 EMAILS and 14 PHONE CALLS from local dealerships trying to sell me Kia Sedonas. Even though what I clicked on led me to believe I was on the KBB website, I was actually submitting my info to the Kia website. NOWHERE on there did I agree to or was informed that I would be contacted. AND HOW THE F*** DID THEY GET MY REAL EMAIL ADDRESS????
After two days of the phone ringing off the hook (included multiple calls from the same person) and my email inbox imploding, I called Kia directly and demanded to be removed from the contact lists.
As I said, that was about three weeks ago. I AM STILL GETTING EMAILS!!!!!!
I kid you not, one of them even read:
“I know you asked to not receive anymore calls, and I have honored that, but I wanted to contact you about this deal….if you could please reply to this email and let me know what your next move is, I’d appreciate it.”
Oh buddy. You so do not want to know what next move I’m contemplating. I’m pretty sure just telling you about it could get me arrested.