TSC taking my name and number just for buying chicks?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Luvmykiddos, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Luvmykiddos

    Luvmykiddos Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2011
    Is this normal? Why would TSC want my name and number just for buying chicks? Are they going to sell my name now? I've read some places that our local government might be "requesting" it, but for what and why?

    If it's for their own personal reasons as a business, I don't mind, but it just struck me as very odd.

    Anyone have any idea why they did that?
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Yes, I believe its due to bird diseases... if someone calls and says "My flock has XYZ..." they want to be able to call everyone who might have chciks that were exposed and let them know. Also, its probably "The Man" keeping track of flocks, because there are always those Conspiracy Theories about the govt making backyard chickening illegal....
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    pay cash and give them a wrong number(prefer. the local morgue or so )
  4. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    White plains
    I make up names all the time, it can be a fun game.
  5. Luvmykiddos

    Luvmykiddos Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2011
    I can possibly see the bird diseases issue, but even then, a simple phone number would have been sufficient. I'm not convinced that would be the full reason.

    Next time, I'll look up the local morgue address and give that to them! [​IMG]

    Thanks for responding! Maybe I'll give the corporate office a call tomorrow and just ask.
  6. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    It is a marketing ploy!! I refuse. None of their business.just my way of rebelling............I had a cashier tell me that I couldn't buy anything then. I said ok and walked out!
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  7. Luvmykiddos

    Luvmykiddos Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2011
    Good for you! :) If my children weren't the ones who picked out their little chickies and already had their hearts set on them, I probably would have, too!
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    You could just politely tell them you'd rather not give that information.
    There's no need to lie about it.

    Of course then , if they find all the chicks were exposed to some disease, you won't be getting a call, but that's your right
  9. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you pay by credit card or check? That would be a reason. Other than that I wouldn't even be polite about it. As others have pointed out, you're the one buying. They're ones selling.

    Of course, you could ask why they want to know.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  10. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    We can speculate all we want. They know why they ask and we don't. It could be anything from them wanting you on their mailing list to your local government requiring it for whatever reason. Some local governments put restrictions on selling chicks becaause of the problem, especially around Easter, of people buying chicks for little kids as presents and the chick sdying a horrible death from neglect. But all we can do is speculate. I would not be real happy about giving out my addresss and number either.

    When I buy things form TSC, they want my zip code, which is no big deal. But if the clerk is a lady, I show her my wedding ring and tell her she can't have my phone number. I know, they could probably get me for sexual harrassment.

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