(Closed) pushy salespeople!

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
962 posts
Busy bee

@sherryberry: Yeah, I can see not wanting him to go to that store in that she will probably try and talk him into buying the ring you like.

Post # 4
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry you felt that she was being pushy. I am not sure that I would feel that way. I would be more surprised by the fact that she did that, but not put off by it. In this economy people have to be a little more assertive in their approach, sometimes. I think the fact that you have stopped by the store where she works several times to visit the ring suggests to her that you are really interested in that particular ring and she just wanted be nice and give you a heads up on the sale; just in case you wanted to purchase it.

Post # 6
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

In this economy, it must be really, really tough to work in any type of sales job.

Post # 8
1576 posts
Bumble bee

It seems like she is just going the extra mile to get the sale. It is a little pushy, though, I agree.

Good luck!

Post # 9
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hmm thats a bad feeling im sorry.. she prolly just thought that she was being helpful tho.

Post # 10
113 posts
Blushing bee

i hate pushy people in general, my Fi just told the water softner guy off on the phone, he came gave me a quote i said id talk it over with Fiance this weekend. he said if i make a decision right now no taxes i said i cant he said well can you call him now i said NO he said well i drove all the way out here. i said no thanks ill let you know when we are ready. he called x 3 the next week i was working, then while finishing showering my dogs went crazy and all of a sudden “mr i drove all the way out here” was at my door.

i ignored the door.

he then called again and my Fiance happen to be home and the guy was surprised Fiance callled him. Fiance told him to stop dropping by and calling we are going with someone else.


Post # 11
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I see how you could think of that as pushy.  Good thing you didn’t give her your FI’s address! haha.  On the flip side, maybe she just realized how much you loved it and you might leave that around as a hint.  

Post # 12
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I dont know if I would see this as pushy? You’ve visited the ring, shes chatted to you about it and knows you love it, so perhaps she thought that given theres a sale on it might better suit your budget? The economy is tough so shes just doing what she needs to.

Post # 14
3311 posts
Sugar bee

I think she was going the extra mile hoping it would pay off in a sale. Don’t fault the woman- if you are extremely put off- don’t go there again- there are MANY other places to ring shop- let him know.

Post # 15
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s kind of sweet that she remembered your name and where you worked!  Maybe it’s a sales pitch, but it just sounds like she’s going above and beyond to make a future (potential) client happy. Our sales rep went out of her way to call me about a new arrival, after we had been shopping there twice, but hadnt been by in over 4 months.  Turns out, it WAS the perfect ring, and he ordered it 10 days later!  It was win/win.

Post # 16
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The very first time my SO and I looked at rings together we were met by a pushy saleswoman. We had talked about marriage but not about rings or anything specific. We were just shopping one day and he grabbed my hand and led me into a jeweller! I still wasn’t thinking engagement rings, I was thinking that’s nice that he’s going to let me look at jewellery… then straight up to the counter he goes, asking if I can try on some diamond rings! At first the saleswoman was really helpful, and asked us how long we had been together, etc. She pulled out different rings and I am still dizzy when I think about that day… it was such a special moment for us because I was not expecting it at all, and I still remember his face when I was trying them on. But anyway even after mentioning that this was the first time I had EVER tried on rings in my life, she started really pushing hard for a purchase. She asked me if there was anything I would change about the ring and I said no (of course what I want now is quite different- it was my first look). So then she completely ignored me and started talking to my SO about prices and special deals and said things like “but you’ll have to put a deposit on it today” etc etc. He was very polite and said we’d think about it, then we left. I was just so disappointed because the whole thing ended up being so awkward and I realised that she was just trying to reel us into a purchase by acting so helpful and interested to begin with. There’s just no way he would purchase something with me standing there! But the lady didn’t ask about that and I hate it when they assume things- every couple is different, some purchase the ring together, some just shop together for ideas, some girls get surprised completely, some are engaged then buy the ring… etc. Another time we looked together, the salesperson asked how he had proposed LOL!

Anyway I know it’s not the same situation. I respect that salespeople have a job to do but sometimes they go too far. I don’t think your saleswoman was overly pushy, just because a business card is something you can easily ignore if you’re not interested. It’s when they get in your face that personally makes me uncomfortable. Although you did explain to her that you wouldn’t be giving him any serial numbers. It’s annoying when they don’t listen to you! That to me is a signal that they’re just being a salesperson.

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