Dialing for dollars


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Dialing for dollars

A term used to describe the practice of cold calling, but which has negative implications as it is frequently applied to salespeople selling speculative or fraudulent investments.

Dialing for Dollars

Informal; the practice of making an unsolicited telephone call to a completely unknown person in an attempt to convince the person to become an investor of a particular venture. This practice is controversial and some jurisdictions have put in place laws limiting its legitimate use. In theory, dialing for dollars is the same practice as cold calling, but the former term has a negative connotation. One often hears of dialing for dollars in the context of a suspicious and perhaps illegal investment.
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This seat flips so often that any major party candidate will spend a substantial amount of time over the next 21 months dialing for dollars - this will all but certainly be a multi-million dollar race.
I've been dialing for dollars,'' he said, adding that when billionaires resist, he gives them a warning: "If I'm talking to some 70-year-old, I say, 'Do you really think your decision-making ability is going to be better when you're 95 with some blonde on your lap, or now?
You're not a website or a computerized voice providing them access to go dialing for dollars.
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Get ready everybody for the next round of Dialing for Dollars out there in retail-land.
In addition to limiting the influence of special interests in Congress, it would allow lawmakers and candidates to spend more time on the stump talking about issues, and less time on the phone dialing for dollars.
DIALING FOR DOLLARS ACNielsen universe estimates 1993 2000 Warehouse clubs 661 846 * Dollar stores 3,652 8,578 Mass merchandisers 6,547 5,768 Drugstores 49,437 41,113 Food stores & supercenters 171,858 162,101 Source: ACNielson (*) Family Dollar & Dollar General Within the primary channels for distribution of consumer packaged goods all channels but warehouse clubs and dollar stores have seen a shrinkage in store count from 1993 to 2000.
Bennett, a divided Supreme Court struck down a key provision of Arizona's campaign finance law that allowed candidates to focus on voters, not dialing for dollars.
The candidates in the Senate District 6 race are not the only people dialing for dollars while lawmakers are in town.
Members of Congress spend too much time dialing for dollars.
The morning of furious dialing for dollars in April in Kansas City paid off: NCEW and the NCEW Foundation met the $25,000 challenge.
It is where candidates can focus on the needs and concerns of their constituents rather than dialing for dollars.