I experienced this also… - Posted by Mrs SD
Posted by Mrs SD on February 21, 2001 at 14:33:19:
…with the NY Daily News. They wouldn’t run my ad at first because I don’t have a storefront. I sent a very heated letter to several editors and they acquiesced the following week.
In addition I had to fill out the stupid form that they give you! But at least I did get my ad to run for several weeks.
I would suggest to you that you state emphatically that storefronts do not make a business legitimate.(As all NYCers are aware, many scam artists set up shop under the guise of various business enterprises, rent office space for a few months, take people’s money and then disappear into thin air. It happens every day of the week here.) By the same token, the lack of office space does not negate the legitimacy of a business endeavor as home-based businesses are now commonplace.
I believe this argument is what got me in.
Be prepared though, the rates are astronomical and the response is sluggish. Of the 8 ads I saw recently there’s only 1 guy who runs his ad on a consistent basis-he’s a broker/investor.
Good luck! You’ll REALLY need it here!!