Consumer resolution: Never entertain any offers if any type on the offer page is less than 10pts.

Just got yet another DirectTV solicitation in the mail. I'd be interested as our basic cable service provides us with 12 or so channels. I wouldn't mind investing in a modest upgrade to get CNN, the History Channel, and a few others.

But...when I tried to read the soliciation, I could barely make out anything important (i.e. the actual cost and terms of the service being offered). I've toyed with the idea in the past, but now I'm implementing it: I will immediately 86 any offer that contains any type smaller than 10 pt type.

If I see 9 pt type or less, I'm going to read the message as, "Here's where we try to screw you." And I'm just not interested in playing that game: there aren't enough hours in the day.