10 sales tricks you keep falling for
You may think you're immune, but almost anybody can be manipulated. Knowing and recognizing sales strategies can even the playing field.
How to duck a pitch
Marking down the markup
Making a house feel like a home
The emotional play
Fun with words and numbers
Making you feel obligated
The snooty waiter
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Screw this. Yahoo is pretty inept at writing, but at least they have a decent website structure.
When was the last time anyone bought a car from a sales person that looked like the guy in the picture. Have to love the way MSN projects car sales people as cons and thief's. Everyone that has a job expects to get paid for the work that they do at the end of the week. I guess companies that take your money for goods like Walmart,Target, grocery stores etc. are ok to make billions for things you need is ok, but car sales people have to make zero to sell someone a car. I'm sure MSN got paid zero dollars for all the advertisements on their adds that run down the sides and at the tops of articles.
"Buyer Beware" is always good advice. "A fool and his money are soon parted" seems to fit too.
Hey MSN, why not run a story about the fact that we salespeople are just regular people without some PHD level of intelligence and trickery. We don't wear plaid suits and try to rip people off. Our task everyday is simply to educate people and provide a very high level of customer service. What we really desire above all else is a common level of courtesy that for some unkown reason seems to be pounded out of the average consumer by perpetuated stereotypIcal attacks as in the article above. Why not try reporting the truth for a change. If you could walk a day in our shoes, and see firsthand how WE are lied to, mistreated, and talked down to, you would understand.
Arrests? Obama? This has nothing to do with this article, people. Come on.
This was kind of a pointless article. Sales people have to earn a living as well. Sales drive the economy. And they aren't nearly as bad as this article makes them seem.
It all comes down to making an informed decision, especially on large purchases like a home or a car.
By the way, I would have no problem seeing a house with all the accent lighting to show it off, or the smell of cookies to give a sense of living there. Living there is what I would be planning on doing.
We all deserve to make a fare living and all that means is you will spend it and add to the economy plain and simple.
This is REPOSTED, I can't believe the VOTES, 1 for and 3 against. What kind of mental MORON would choose, Investigating E BOOK Price rigging over HEALTH CARE COST PRICE RIGGING. Is the LEFT totally INSANE?
US Dept of Justice, files suit against companies, for fixing the prices of E BOOKS. WHO CARES About this. I don't buy E books because I can't read, speel nor rite. But who really cares.
Ha you at JUSTICE, Please STOP wasting MY money and INVESTIGATE the 18% incresae in teh COSTS OF Health care, Drugs and medical goods. PRICE RIGGING at its best. And unlike EBOOKS, Health care is SOMETIMES NOT AN OPTION GET IT. Stop wasting our Money, SOLVE Health care costs, Then move on to OIL, GAS and FOOD.
GET A BRAIN, Or get a NEW LEADER
MSN sure pulled that Obama tax story quick. I guess it didn't get the positivity they expected.
Talk about pushy, tricky sales pitches, have you all been listening closely to the Dem National Committee and Obama campaign pitches. Pure "bull".
- Pay attention to what you are buying, e.g. amounts, Qty in packging, age of product.
- Research as many of your higher dollar purchases as possible, e.g. computer, car, house, appliances, cookware.
- Knowing your algebra helps when figuring out what you are really getting for a deal as in slide 8. The math gets more complicated and they are counting on your laziness.
- Shop around!
The Dems keep falling for Obamas sales snow jobs.
Health care up 18% in two years
Drugs up 12% in two years
Credit card interest rates up 4.2% in two years
Bank fees, Up, 3.6% in two years
Poverty, Up 23% in two years
Food stamps up 29% in two years
Wages down 2% in two years
BOSS OBAMA , you just have to stop treating me so good" From the movie, Cool Hand Luke
The 100 BILLION DOLLAR SALES SNOW JOB.
Talk about a Sales SNOW job, I had thought for years now that Obama was behind the banking bailout, HOW WRONG I was, The PERSON behind the Banking Bailout, None other then "WARREN BUFFETT" Get the book, "THROW THEM ALL OUT" Read it. You will see clearly how he did this. And GUESS WHAT, He made (STOLE FROM PUBLIC MONEY) OVER 100 BILLION DOLLARS. Now thats what I call a real heist. READ the BOOK. Its amazing. WARREN BUFFFET the BANK ROBBER
WARREN BUFFET OWES ONE BILLION IN TAXES . . . SO WHY IS HE TALKING OUT OF THE SIDE OF HIS MOUTH! Just google it....
One of my favorite mistakes. Manufacture is a verb. Manufacturer is a company that manufactures items. Gear Head 101 should have used manufacturer.
Also, realityforme should have used "achiever". You will never appear to be a high achiever (in any crowd) when you misspell words.
Also, when financing a vehicle, your best bet (at least 99% of the time) is to finance through your credit union. Financing through the car dealership will increase the overall cost of the car as much as the dealership can. Use your credit union. Also, I love it, absolutely love it when the dealer runs your credit and then acts as if they don't know how much your payment will be. They actually do know, to the penny, but are putting out feelers to gauge your interest in an extended warranty. When the car payment is "around 350" when the actual payment would be $24 to $40 less, they are padding the amount in order to soften the blow of the higher payment with the extended warranty included. An intelligent buyer will get the total negotiated price and then finance through the credit union, who interestingly can tell you to the penny how much your payment will be.
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