Q: Is it a smart business move to buy email lists? I have been getting offers to buy lists to expand my reach. A: My short answer is that I don't recommend buying email lists. Here's an interesting and annoying look at why buying email lists and blasting promos to complete strangers is often a bad idea. Often buying email lists is NOT cost-effective. In fact, it can cost your reputation... I cannot tell you how many random promo emails I receive that are trying to sell me construction, building, and...

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