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atomic-fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:44 PM
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Was I mean to salesman?
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:03 PM by atomic-fly
I was looking at computers at Best Buy when
a salesman approaches.
*hi I'm so and so, shakes hand, what's your name?*
I said that's alright I'm just looking.
*i still want to know your name*
I'm not ready to commit to anything...backing away from him.
I kind of made a bee line for the exit after that.
I just felt like my space was being violated, but the
guy was friendly and I felt a little bad by my reaction to him.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:56 PM
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1. You did right.
It's a common sales tactic. Once they know your name they create a false sense of intimacy that helps with high pressure sales tactics.
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:12 PM
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2. Wow, I always go to Best Buy and I never had anything like that happen.
Can I help you?, No I'm just looking. Let me know if you need help. That's it.
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:15 PM
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3. I would have done the same thing. n/t
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:16 PM
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4. You didn't do anything wrong..
... and neither did he :)
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:20 PM
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5. "I still want to know your name"- WTF?!
Since when does a salesperson at Best Buy have the right to demand that you identify yourself? You didn't do ANYTHING wrong in your reaction.

If that had been me, I would've replied "Well, I STILL want to be left in peace. It looks like neither one of us is getting what we want."
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:21 PM
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6. yeah, i hate those stalker-sales people in stores
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:22 PM
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7. You shouldn't have backed away.
You should have turned and marched.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:00 PM
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8. Eww. I would have done the same.
I don't like giving my name to sales people. As far as I'm concerned, when you say "I'm just looking", that means they should find another customer to question.
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atomic-fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:06 PM
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9. I did have a gift card(rebate) burning a hole in my pocket....
but they chased me out. I'll try again next week.
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