Can't stand the “anything to make the sale” mentality

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I used to work in sales. Most of the people I worked with had some ethics … but then there were others, the “anything to make the sale” crowd. These pricks would tell a customer anything, even if it was a flat-out lie, just as long as they would make the sale and hence their commission. They were usually slick and had the gift of the gab. They had an easy time getting people to like and trust them, and did they ever betray that trust.
    If you lie through your teeth to make the sale, it helps you in the short run, but it kills repeat business. When the customer realizes they've been had, they're furious and vow never to do business with you again. I've had to try to clean up messes created by other salespeople. I'd rather lose a sale than lie my *** off. Just had to vent.

    edit: was supposed to be in off topic
  2. Howboutdemcowboys31

    Howboutdemcowboys31 Well-Known Member

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    That's the media anymore
  3. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    Jerry Jones says HELLO!
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    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Or you will get these:

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  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I have no problem with anyone trying to make a sale, anything goes in my book except lying. Hustle and bustle if need be, gift of gab, whatever.....just no flat out lie. It's a dog eat dog world out there :thumbup:
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  7. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I'm perfectly fine with making the sale based on accurately portraying the product. These were salespeople who were lying through their teeth. It ended up damaging the company's reputation. They got sales in the short term and then it made it impossible to sell to the same customer in the long term because they were miffed at being deceived. I have no problem with slick ads that make the product look sexy or of building rapport with the customer. All that stuff is fair game. These guys were notorious liars.

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