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Offline bri h

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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2013, 12:11:15 PM »
Hmm? Everyone's had Door-to-Door Salesmen at their doors. But has anyone ever had Door-to-Door "Door" salesmen at their doors, trying to sell them . . .  doors? Hmm?  :)
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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2013, 12:28:22 PM »
Brian, maybe you prefer to think Amie 'challenged' you or coerced you or encouraged you to write your cute story.?haha

Okay, don't you all get me started on salespeople!!!

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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2013, 12:30:35 PM »
 ??? ;D
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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2013, 09:07:11 PM »
Hmm? Everyone's had Door-to-Door Salesmen at their doors. But has anyone ever had Door-to-Door "Door" salesmen at their doors, trying to sell them . . .  doors? Hmm?  :)

My eldest lass recently had a door to door salesman trying to sell her a new door.

Salesman:  "This is our top of the range door.  Very secure.  We sell a lot of these to drug dealers because it's capable of defeating, or at least seriously delaying, the hydraulic door rammer the police use during raids."

Daughter:  "Can you do it with a catflap?"

Salesman:  We don't usually get asked that."

At this point in her tale I cracked up, picturing a 'sniffer dog' diving in through the flap at high speed and plastering its handler against the door.  A bit like the Hale and Pace Guide Cats sketch if you've ever seen that.

Or a cat in uniform attacking the flap with a mini-rammer just as some burly great copper attacks the main door.  If only I could draw what I see in my mind.)

Daughter:  "I'm not sure I want quite that level of security.  I'd prefer to think that if I was lying on the floor bleeding to death the ambulance or fire crew could get in."

Son-in-law: (Who works for Fire & Rescue)  "We can get them open if need be.  We have a lovely selection of 'hooligan tools'.  It's not as fast as using the rammer on an ordinary door, but we're still only talking about seconds.  Long enough for a smart dealer to flush his wares down the toilet, but plenty fast enough to save lives."

The deal was lost when they found it would cost nearly three hundred pound more to have a cat flap fitted into the door.

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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2013, 09:18:18 PM »
One time, a door to doorer told me I was a bad mother because I couldn't afford to buy his full set of encyclopedias.

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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2013, 02:01:19 AM »
I was interviewed for a door to door job last year, they taught me the thing that Amie mentioned in the OP. I told the guy that I didn't want to join the company and then left.

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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2013, 07:38:48 AM »
My eldest lass recently had a door to door salesman trying to sell her a new door.

Salesman:  "This is our top of the range door.  Very secure.  We sell a lot of these to drug dealers because it's capable of defeating, or at least seriously delaying, the hydraulic door rammer the police use during raids."

Daughter:  "Can you do it with a catflap?"

That would make a great poem :)

But then I'm thinking, what a weird sales pitch!!

I love your daughter's response, but I think I would have been a bit more prosaic:

Salesman:  "This is our top of the range door.  Very secure.  We sell a lot of these to drug dealers because it's capable of defeating, or at least seriously delaying, the hydraulic door rammer the police use during raids."

Me: How do you know they are drug dealers?

Salesman (narrowing eyes knowingly): Trust me, you can spot these people a mile off

Me: but, how do you actually know? What do you spot? Bags of white powder on the counters? Order forms for more heroin?

Salesman: these people are known throughout the community

Me: really? So many of them? And they all manage to fit ram-proof doors before the police make a bust?

Salesman: look, do you want a new door or don't you?

Me: Can you do it with a cat flap?
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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2013, 08:24:30 AM »
I was interviewed for a door to door job last year, they taught me the thing that Amie mentioned in the OP. I told the guy that I didn't want to join the company and then left.

The irony is that there are probably lots of people who would prefer to buy something from someone like you! :)
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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2013, 08:26:01 AM »
Yeah, but I don't want to go to people's houses and try to sell to them there. It's not honourable.
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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 08:31:17 AM »
Last time a door-to-door salesperson knocked at our place it was an open and shut case.........
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Re: Sales tactics...
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2013, 02:49:27 PM »
Oh Rich! Rich! Richie! That joke was terrible. heh heh B
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