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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 03:10 PM
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10. How reliable is this...

My BS detector normally pegs when the salesperson starts telling me how smart I am.

I dunno how "smart" I am, but I do have a ridiculously long string of degrees. I eventually reached the point in life where it hit me that if I can't understand a sales proposition, then the problem is not at my end.

So, the sales person says, in essence "<Confusing Gobbledygook!> See, it's really simple, and you strike me as the kind of intelligent person who can see what a great deal it is!"

With some people, I get the feeling that to ask questions is to say, "No, I'm really not smart, because I have no idea what you just said."

Nobody wants to say that.

I have no self confidence issues around intelligence, and as soon as I'm told how smart I am, I always interject, "I don't know. You might find out today that I'm the dumbest person you have ever met. So, we're going to have to go through this extra slow."
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  -My hair's gray, but I'm not stupid--people who try to take advantage of the elderly. flamin lib  Sep-23-10 02:27 PM   #0 
  - Wish you would come to my house!  Dappleganger   Sep-23-10 02:31 PM   #1 
  - There is an art and science to sales. Part psychology, part persistance and all  flamin lib   Sep-23-10 02:51 PM   #6 
     - How reliable is this...  jberryhill   Sep-23-10 03:10 PM   #10 
        - You've read that bit right. It's the appeal to intellegence gambit  flamin lib   Sep-23-10 03:19 PM   #12 
        - That reminds me when I was in the ER and reading a reader's digest  Roon   Sep-23-10 05:16 PM   #23 
  - Sometimes the wife has more SNIFF OUT THE CROOK SENSE  Bitwit1234   Sep-23-10 02:39 PM   #2 
  - Your patience is astounding.  wtmusic   Sep-23-10 02:43 PM   #3 
  - fl, you should write a book on car sales techniques, and sales manipulation in general.  old mark   Sep-23-10 02:48 PM   #4 
  - I've thought about it. I've had formal sales training from  flamin lib   Sep-23-10 03:24 PM   #13 
  - And like Superman, you may be unique.....nt  old mark   Sep-23-10 03:58 PM   #19 
  - Car salesmen are their own worst enemy.  Hassin Bin Sober   Sep-23-10 04:33 PM   #20 
  - I'm like a salesperson's worst enemy....  pipi_k   Sep-23-10 06:35 PM   #24 
  - He got in your front door. A lot farther than he would have got at my house.  geckosfeet   Sep-23-10 02:49 PM   #5 
  - I invited the company to bid and let them rechedule twice because  flamin lib   Sep-23-10 03:35 PM   #16 
  - I always counter-offer, and lowball the hell out of it.  Ikonoklast   Sep-23-10 02:51 PM   #7 
  - Most Pathetic Closer Pitch I Ever Heard  jberryhill   Sep-23-10 03:00 PM   #8 
  - Amazing how much money a large snarling, barking dog has saved us.  dixiegrrrrl   Sep-23-10 03:02 PM   #9 
  - Buy a couple of Amway products, keep them near your door  jberryhill   Sep-23-10 03:12 PM   #11 
     - I like your devious ways! I gave the RNC a $5  flamin lib   Sep-23-10 03:30 PM   #14 
     - bwahahahhaah!!!! Avon and Tupperware too!  pipi_k   Sep-23-10 04:58 PM   #21 
  - mrs. unblock delights in tearing rotten salespeople apart  unblock   Sep-23-10 03:32 PM   #15 
  - Sales, if done well and honestly, is a noble profession. However,  flamin lib   Sep-23-10 03:51 PM   #17 
     - good for you.  unblock   Sep-23-10 03:54 PM   #18 
  - You're a retired professional salesman. So aren't you just getting some of your own back?  LiberalAndProud   Sep-23-10 05:05 PM   #22 
     - Getting my own back? Well, no. In forty years of selling everything  flamin lib   Sep-23-10 07:11 PM   #25 
        - I know. There are many people in sales who have a great deal of integrity.  LiberalAndProud   Sep-23-10 11:17 PM   #26 
 

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