(Closed) vent: sales people

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

So annoying!

Post # 4
Member
381 posts
Helper bee

Ugh I had the same experience in the Coach store, after we got my LV. They saw the LV bag and assumed I was going on a shopping spree.  She followed us around, interjected in my conversation with Mr. Tacos, raved about my jewelry, and pumped up Mr. Tacos’ ego by exclaiming how he must be such a gentleman.  We had no less than 15 interactions with her within about 20 minutes.

Post # 5
Member
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I totally feel your pain on the mall salespeople! I HATE that, and sometimes, it prevents me from going into certain stores. Like, specifically, Victoria’s Secret. They’re awful. Everytime I go in, I get a five-minute speech on their sales and promotion as soon as I walked in, and even though I just, “I’m fine” and walked away in the middle, they followed me around to finish. I like, just wanted some cotton panties and then I wanted to get the heck out of there. Another time I went in for s strapless bra, got the same five-minute speech, and then when I asked if they had a certain color in my size, they started measuring me without asking and claimed I wasn’t looking for the right size. I was so ticked at them that I put the bra down and left. The funny thing is, I had been measured by them a few weeks before, and that was the size I gave them, so I’m not sure what’s going on there.

I also hate department stores in the cosmetic section. I call is the perp walk through that section because so many sales people want to squirt all kinds of purfumes on you and ask if you want to do this or try that, and really, all I’m doing is taking a shortcut to the parking lot. So annoying!

I also used to work for BBW, and they would tell us all the time to hound customers when they walked in with all the promos and stuff, and ask if they wanted to try  this lotion or that scrub. I hated doing it. I felt so bad for the customers!

Post # 7
Member
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

UGH!! I especially hate mall salespeople. And I’m allowed to say that b/c I’ve worked at 2 clothing retail stores and WAS that person!! I won’t even walk into a small botique b/c it is way too uncomfortable for me. 100% of the time the salespeople outnumber customers and STARE at you while you look around and keep asking if they can help and if you want to try things on and sometimes start telling you personal things about themselves. I HATE it! And I know from experience they do it b/c they’re getting commission or their managers are watching THEM like hawks making sure they harrass customers, but it still annoys me more than anything!

Post # 8
Member
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The worst mall salesperson? The kiosks in the middle of the mall that want to sell you face cream/hair straighteners/hair extensions/crap, and approach you with product in hand trying to use it on you. There’s a kiosk that does threading. In the middle of the mall.

“Oh yes, please. Let me get my caterpillar eyebrows threaded in plain view of everyone. Hot diggity I hope someone I went to HS with strolls by!”

and

“No, I don’t have a minute so you can tell me about this exclusive line of facial product I’ve never heard of, or let you use a straightener you’ve used on countless other people on me, or let you put some fake ass curly extensions in my hair. NO THANKS, I’M GOOD.”

My mother, who is just too nice for her own good, stops and lets them talk to her. This holiday season, I stood there fuming once for 15 minutes while she nicely listened to their spiel, trying unsuccessfully to politely extract herself from the situation. I finally had enough. I interjected and said “WE’RE NOT BUYING ANYTHING! SHE’S TOO NICE! OK? BYE!” and put my arm around my mom and shuffled her off towards Macys.  Next time we went to the mall and some guy approached us, I started waving my arms like a lunatic and said “No! No! No!” and wouldn’t let my mom stop.

The guy thought I was nuts, but my mother still laughs about it.

Post # 10
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@MissACS: I hate those people too!  They are so annoying.  “Can I use this on you?” “No thank you” “But it will be amazingggg” “NO THANK YOU” *runs away*

Geez, if I wanted your stuff I would look at you, usually I pretend to be on the phone and don’t even make eye contact to try and get away from them.

Post # 11
Member
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well they are supposed to bug us-they work on commission and also have to bring in a certian amount of money per day.  I always simply say “i’m not planning on buying anything today” if they get pushy. Also, I worked in retail ( 40% discount on the clothes! holla!)-the feeling salespeople have towards customers is actually mutual. It’s a very fake environment ( ” Oh you look soooooo adoooorable in those jeans that are way too tight with that ugly matching shirt). lol.

Post # 12
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know they are on commission but being annoying and bothering me doesn’t make me want to buy things from them!  It makes me think they are rude and I don’t want them near me!

Post # 13
Member
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I try to be super-understanding and nice to people in retail stores because I worked in retail for years in high school and college.  I promise, we don’t want to bug you.  We have managers breathing down our necks about sales goals/credit card applications/promotions to push/add-ons/etc.  They hate saying it just as much as you hate hearing it.

Post # 14
Member
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yeah it’s the whole car salesman thing. Except, I would bite the bullet and eventually have to buy a car.

I can safely say, buying an amazing handcream made out of rare exotic monkey placenta from a mall kiosk would never be a necessity.

Post # 15
Member
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had a bad salesperson experience on Saturday at Men’s Warehouse.  Fiance and I went to browse and see what was offered.  We looked at suits and the salesperson picks the most expensive gray suit they had.  $700.  Then a matching shirt for $45, shoes for $99, tie for $40…helllloooo…we told you we just wanted to get an idea of what was here.

Then he has the nerve to say: ‘Let me price this out for you.’ I thought Fiance was going to pop him.

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