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        \    /_I_II  I__I_\__________________\
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012

Unsubscribe Me Madness

For some reason I was getting marketing email from Barnes & Noble, several times per day. I must have inadvertently missed a checkbox labeled 'spam me' during my last online purchase. Anyway, I finally followed the 'unsubscribe' link and dutifully selected that I no longer wished to receive ANY email. This is the response I got after submission:

Your request to [Modify / Unsubscribe] your email has been successful. Please note that this change will take effect within 10 business days.

10 business days? Really (not even 10 days - 10 BUSINESS days)? So flipping a database flag in my user account takes up to two weeks? Must be a very inefficient database. Funny how when you make a purchase, they charge your credit card within seconds. I would love to see this message instead after buying something online:

Your purchase has been successful. Please note that you will see this purchase charged to your credit card within 10 business days.

posted at: 11:30 | path: / | permalink | email, opt-out, spam, wtf