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E-mails in Cyprus

Postby devil » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:13 pm

Over the past year, I have sent many tens of e-mails to companies in Cyprus, often asking for quotations, enquiring about services etc.

Most often, I do not receive an answer.

For example, an enquiry about car insurance was sent to 11 companies. I received one answer. Another enquiry for a lap-top sent to 15 companies solicited just two replies.

Last week, I sent out eight enquiries about IT material and services, including a support info request and only one was answered - from England!!! (needless to say, I'm still waiting for the support!).

Can someone inform me which is the reason:
- nobody can read
- nobody can be bothered to read
- nobody knows how to download their e-mails
- nobody can write
- nobody can be bothered to write
- nobody knows how to send e-mails?

Just to compound things, if I phone a company and say that I'm awaiting an answer to an e-mail, I'm inevitably told that it was never received. I'll allow that this may happen once in a blue moon, but this excuse is so frequent that it can only be a blatant lie in most cases.

When are Cypriot companies going to start using e-mail seriously, like their EU partners have been doing for over 10 years?.
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Postby BigDutch » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:32 pm

I have to agree with you .... very frustrating ...... if companies don't want to get emails then don't list a flipping email address on your website.
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Postby brother » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:59 pm

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Postby Piratis » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:16 pm

Unfortunately most Cypriot companies have not realized yet the potential of the internet. Most of them believe that its just for advertising.

We still have a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the EU on this!
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