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Old 16th October 2012, 02:46 PM   #21
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No one ever opts in to have their name sold over and over again. You can't buy permission.

On the other hand, having your friend email your value offer or a promo piece about signing up to your list to her subscibers is perfectly fine and can work really well. That's what a legitmate list rental agent basically does, they send your offer to their list, but you never actually get the list of email addresses.

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Old 28th November 2012, 05:00 PM   #22
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Buying a cold list is never a good idea. You don't know what you're going to get and it could all be fake email addresses. There is, however, the option of going through a list management service and doing a targeted email out. That kind of service doesn't involve "selling" a list, and it's intended to drive traffic to your site and get you some sales. It's not adding a bunch of people to your newsletter who don't want to be there.

If you're interested in something less sketchy than buying random email addresses, PM me, I have some experience in that area!!

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Old 26th February 2013, 01:36 AM   #23
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It can provide great results if planned properly. It is better to purchase a targeted list of audience for getting better output.

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Old 9th April 2013, 01:08 AM   #24
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I suggest you develop and email list as your own make an site aabout the affers you want to promote the make a squeeze page and drive trrafic to it in that way you will be able to generate a permission based email list that will help you alot.

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Old 25th May 2013, 10:44 PM   #25
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Hi Lily,

You need people to email, and you need them quickly. Oh, and if you could make them pretty cheap, that'd be great, too.

Why You Shouldn't Buy Email Lists

• Reputable email marketing vendors don't let you use purchased lists.
• There's no such thing as a good email list that's for sale.
• People on a purchased or rented list don't actually know you.
• Your email deliverability and IP reputation will be harmed.

Hope you are clear about that

Have a nice day

Rachel !!!

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Old 6th July 2013, 10:04 AM   #26
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If you were to ask me, my immediate answer would be a resounding "no" because I don't believe in the effectiveness of such strategies. I'd prefer to work my way up there through manual labor because it works that well for me as I have tried to pay for these services and not getting the desired results.

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Old 15th November 2013, 01:09 AM   #27
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Always better to compile your own mailing list - and you definitely know that they fit and will carry some interest in reading the content of the newsletters you send out.

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Old 31st January 2014, 02:13 PM   #28
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NEVER buy a marketing list.

I made that mistake once - got THOUSANDS of leads to my list - and the number of sales?

NONE!

When you buy a list, there is no guarantee it is current, and if it is, there is no guarantee they are looking for your product!

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Old 3rd February 2014, 01:23 AM   #29
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Most of the emailing lists don't work. We have also tried it but its authenticity can easily be challenged.

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