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  Reply # 710984 2-Nov-2012 14:12
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Do yellow pages still have a free pickup service for the old books?

Maybe they should stop delivering them, and people who do still want them should have to go to the post office to pick them up. But it is probably is some old outdated legislation that they have to keep delivering them.

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  Reply # 711108 2-Nov-2012 19:40
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They want to have high circulation numbers to justify the costs. If they stop printing and giving them away then they cant say they have millions of readers of them.

Printing and distributing cant cost them that much, hell they could probably use a courier to deliver them and still make money since its 1000's to get something tiny in that book.




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  Reply # 711202 3-Nov-2012 00:31
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freitasm:

An update: Localist ditching the print part of it, going 100% digital (or as I think, yet another app company): 

"Blair Glubb, Localist’s chief executive, says the service essentially launched as a review platform, but the strategic shift to a sole consumer focus on IOS and Android mobile apps centred around great things to do, eat and buy in your area"


I'm still trying to figure out what Localist is actually all about and I some how suspect even Localist is trying to figure out what they're about too.

Their last iteration seems they're trying to invent a kiwi version of Foursquare. https://foursquare.com/

As for Yellow, I'm not sure I'd like to be a sales rep for them either, seems to be a rapidly shrinking market.




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  Reply # 711547 3-Nov-2012 22:48
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richms: They want to have high circulation numbers to justify the costs. If they stop printing and giving them away then they cant say they have millions of readers of them.

Printing and distributing cant cost them that much, hell they could probably use a courier to deliver them and still make money since its 1000's to get something tiny in that book.


I work for a health board, and our last invoice for getting our entry in the white pages was $47,000.

They could probably bloody helicopter drop them and still make a profit.

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  Reply # 711548 3-Nov-2012 22:50
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Technofreak:As for Yellow, I'm not sure I'd like to be a sales rep for them either, seems to be a rapidly shrinking market.


They seem to be doing web design now, as well as reselling google adwords.

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  Reply # 711643 4-Nov-2012 10:16
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mattwnz:

They seem to be doing web design now.


Yellow, not doing a particularly good job of that either from from I've heard, and seen.




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  Reply # 711666 4-Nov-2012 10:59
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Ironically I had a bit of an app cleanup on my phone and localist was one that got deleted, of the few times I used the app it failed to impress, I think google does as good or better job

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