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Quit pointing your bad, bad, bad Finger at Beckdawrek.


Since a week in November 2019 I've been getting Fingerhut catalogues. Each successive one with a higher approved credit limit amount. If this keeps up I may be able to afford to buy the National debt before too long.

I've never bought a thing from this company. I barely knew they existed.
I cannot believe anyone would pay their exorbitant prices.

And really? Fingerhut. How is that even a name that engenders trust?
My brother insists they are a Mafia laundering outfit. If you don't pay those payments they'll come 'hut' your Finger. (In Mafioso speak).

Please, someone? How do I get off the mailing list??
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:17 PM
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So it's like Pizza Hut, only with fingers instead of pizza?
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:21 PM
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Ewwwww!
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:35 PM
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I don't know anything about the company, but I do know that "Fingerhut" is German for "thimble". It's also the name of the plant digitalis.

ETA: literally it's a finger hat, a hat for the finger. Isn't that cute? By the way, "glove" in German is "Handschuh", hand shoe.
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That's so adorable.
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:57 PM
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Hand shoe! I love it! I'll use it from now on.

Beck, I used to get Fingerhut catalogs (Who knew there was that much tacky crud in the world?). I left my marriage and changed my name. That stopped it. If you'd rather keep good ol' Mr. Wrekker around for awhile, here's one way for you to stop the catalogs:

FingerHut does not make it easy to tell them you don't want to receive their catalog in your mailbox. I got routed in circles when calling their customer service number. So I called their sales number and found out the trick. Call their customer service number at 1-800-208-2500. Do NOT answer any prompts. They will repeat a few times and then move to the next prompt. This will go on for a while. Do NOT be tempted to answer any of these prompts no matter how repetitive. Eventually, you will get routed to a live person. Make sure you have the catalog in front of you so you can give them the "customer" info (I've never been purchased anything from them) on the back cover. Then in 8-10 weeks you should be free.
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I had no idea Fingerhut still existed. I used to get their catalog back in the '70s, and may have bought something from them once, possibly a dish drainer. Haven't heard about them in all the years since.
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Please, someone? How do I get off the mailing list??
I've got an answer for this, but you don't want to hear it.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:55 AM
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I think I'll just let them keep coming. Just to see how high my credit limit goes.

Really, what a waste of paper. Between them and AARP were losing whole forests.
Terrible.
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I think I'll just let them keep coming.
I knew you would figure it out!
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I bought some kind of whole-life traveler's insurance policy once, because it was cheep, and kept it for one year, after which I didn't renew it because I realized I had absolutely no use for it.

They've sent me whole sales blurb and renewal packets nearly every month since. For about FIFTEEN YEARS now! I tried for a while to get them to stop, without success.

These packets often contain a promotional no-obligation sheet of address labels. So I decided, what the heck, I'm getting free address labels.

By now, I have a collection of address labels to last me for several lifetimes. If I ever move again, I guess I'll just have to throw them all out and start my collection over at my new address. (Oh yes, I've moved three times since then, and they always get my new address, and start sending labels with my new address.)

If fifteen years, they have surely spent more money sending me these fancy multi-page packets and address labels that I ever spent on a one-year insurance policy premium.
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Fingerhut has basically become a credit card company with a nominal online store attached. Plus they robocall a lot.

Spam, spam, spam, spam ...
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I love it after you've been catalog-bombed for months and months, you then get a catalog with a Day-Glo cover that says, "This is your last catalog!"

Burn 'em. I think that breaks the spell.


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I haven't gotten anything from Fingerhut in ages, but I do get assorted other catalogs periodically. The path from my mailbox to my kitchen goes right past my recycle bin - the catalogs never make it to the house!
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And....another one came today. This is absolutely the last catalogue I'm getting. Sez so. Right on the front cover.

Yay! I'm saved.
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The one you get next week will say, "No, really, this is your FINAL catalog. We mean it this time!"
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I always liked the cheek vibrator they sell, though for the life of me I can't imagine why someone would want to massage her cheeks. And they are no longer in one size; they go up to Johnny Wadd size. A curious product.
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I had to Google 'Johnny Wadd'
Mikey!!
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Quit pointing your bad, bad, bad Finger at Beckdawrek.


% I remember finding out about you %
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I had to Google 'Johnny Wadd'
Mikey!!
I hope you had your nudity filter in place......
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No matter what you want...it's probably not in the Fingerhut catalog.
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I once had a student named Fingerhut. He was Amish. They don't usually go to college.
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I love it after you've been catalog-bombed for months and months, you then get a catalog with a Day-Glo cover that says, "This is your last catalog!"
They lie.

Lord knows how many catalogs my wife has gotten that say that.
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The one you get next week will say, "No, really, this is your FINAL catalog. We mean it this time!"
Exactly.

And that's almost never the last one either.
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Oooohhhh! I get it now. Nice one!
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Got a new catalog today. All new, highly anticipated gadgets.
And...kind of a snippy little notice on front the plastic wrapped catalog. It said: "This will be your last catalogue. You havn't responded or filled out your acceptance card"

No shit. Fingerhut. Not gonna either.
You lied to me. You said last week's catalogue was the last one.
How can I trust you now? I don't want your overpriced, last years model gadgets.

Filed in file 13. (The burn barrel)

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I don't know why you're complaining about all the free firestarter...

Da-aay after Da-aay... Just soze you can get that earwyrm out ya head.
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Harumpf! Mr.Wrekker won't let me use paper fire starter.

Hey, I kinda like that song. Video is strange tho'
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Harumpf! Mr.Wrekker won't let me use paper fire starter.
Do you let it smoulder...like paper in fire?
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Got a new catalog today. All new, highly anticipated gadgets.
And...kind of a snippy little notice on front the plastic wrapped catalog. It said: "This will be your last catalogue. You havn't responded or filled out your acceptance card"
As predicted in post #16.
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Clever Kenobi , very clever!
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