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Happened to see a commercial this weekend on behalf of our "friendly payday lenders," all about how they help people to get money when they need it, encourage responsible finances, etc., etc. PDLs' are prohibited here in Maryland, but our TV stations also serve DC and Virginia where PDls' are legal. After what I've been thru with PDL's, seeing this commercial made me want to "do an Elvis," and destroy my TV set!

Thos are lovely arent they...where everyone is dressed in business attire and when you walk in they immediately hand you a CFSA pamphlet so you can know your rights, no bulletproof glass, no securtiy guard...

Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 01/30/2008 - 19:05

volleyballmom volleyballmom

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I've seen quite a few of those commercials myself, it makes me want to put my foot through the television. :twisted:

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 01/30/2008 - 20:44

Shazzers Shazzers
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Oh, I know. I got mad enough and called one of them and found out they are not even licensed in my state to lend :x I asked why then do you have ads here. Well they said that some of the states next to us may get our station through their cable company so they may want to get one :evil: I told them that was a line of B.S. But I get mad whenever I see one also. Hmmmm...maybe instead of doing those tv spots they could give the customers lower interest or better yet just close lol.

Sub: #3 posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 10:18

puddlejmpr puddlejmpr
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Puddle, I like the close plan. I am really getting sick of their dumb ads. When I watch CNN or Headline news they show the commercial like twice an hour. I think they are trying to improve their images. Isnt gonna work!

Sub: #4 posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:05

stargzr stargzr

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About the only thing any of us could possibly do would be to contact the TV station showing the ads and voice our displeasure. Couldn't hurt, anyhow. Or maybe write our people in Congress, the FCC, or someone, to say that if these ads HAVE to be on TV, that they should specifically state where they're legal or illegal, and, if for specific companies, put their interest rates, etc., right on the screen?

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 18:59


To me it's like the cigarette companies or the beer companies trying to show that they are responsible. Their products kill you financially and in reality, but yet, they are "good guys", so they have to go trolling for new customers.

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 07:11

kscornell kscornell
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Well put Kscornell. I agree.

Sub: #7 posted on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 10:11

stargzr stargzr

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