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Old 03-25-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:52 PM
 
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I do not like aggressive salespeople in any situation. I totally don't mind being approached, offered help, or even upsold if I'm already in a store, as long as it's not aggressive. The second it becomes aggressive, I leave--not because I lack assertiveness, but because I.hate.sales.

So as you would expect, I hate the pushy kiosk people who accost you in the hallway, or even worst, calling at you from across the hall to get your attention.

I was in a resort once that had the super pushy face **** stores. Every 20 feet, another aggressive woman is demanding I try some new wonder cream, even grabbing my hand and putting it on. Once I went inside to see what it was all about, and I said at the entrance I wasn't interested in the product du jour but something else they sold. There was a jobber at the door whose job was to pull you into the back of the store, and another person was in the back to smear you with **** and close the sale. When I left because the thing I requested was out of stock, you should have seen the piercing evil look jobber #1 gave to #2. So obviously they are on a hefty commission.

I try to keep my resting ***** face on and make no eye contact while saying, "No thank you," and walking away at the same time.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:24 AM
 
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And Girl Scout cookies... yeah, in another mall, they run up to you, pleading that you'll buy their cookies. That's a whole nother thing there (although in the end, they just want to make the sale like any other scout or business).
At least girl scout cookies are tasty xD

You're actually fortunate to have them in the mall... in my area, it feels sometimes that buying gs cookies is like buying cocaine... if you don't have the right contact, you're out of it...

I think the kiosks may not only be hefty commissions or commissions at all, but sometimes is sales goals that the company demands the employee to meet in order to keep their jobs

Also, I wonder if commission paid, means less hourly pay?

I'm not defending any sides, just giving a thought
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:01 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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At least girl scout cookies are tasty xD

You're actually fortunate to have them in the mall... in my area, it feels sometimes that buying gs cookies is like buying cocaine... if you don't have the right contact, you're out of it...

I think the kiosks may not only be hefty commissions or commissions at all, but sometimes is sales goals that the company demands the employee to meet in order to keep their jobs

Also, I wonder if commission paid, means less hourly pay?

I'm not defending any sides, just giving a thought
[shrug] Your guess is as good as mine. I'd agree that it seems like they did indeed need to make the sales to stick around. That can indeed invoke some aggressive sales tactics.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
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These people are an absolute nuisance at two local malls here.

It's like a battlefield trying to get from one end to the other:
- "No, I don't care to try your dead sea mineral skincare products" (I'm a guy, and they even go after me trying to get me to buy them!)
- "No, I don't need a new cell phone (or case)."
- "No, I do not wish to register for your vacation voucher giveaway drawing. I don't need you to sell my info; I already get enough junk mail, calls, and spam every day, thank you very much."
- "No, I don't smoke, nor do I wish to try your E-Cigs."
In addition, one time, I almost got hit by a RC helicopter around Christmas years ago that was being controlled by one of these kiosks.

To avoid them, I just stick as close to the actual stores as I can, look away from them, and speed up when they're busy trying to sell to someone else.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:45 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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The worst are the ones who sell the Dead Sea Salt cream. I pretend that I'm on the phone when I walk by them.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:59 AM
 
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Once, several years ago, I was taken by surprise and it took a while to escape.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aCX36AJhAQ
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Florida
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If you want to curtail the practice, complain to the mall management. Tell them you do not want to visit because the kiosk vendors are too aggressive.

I have done this on more than one occasion and it hasn't helped. Now I've learned to avoid eye contact or pretend I'm on my cell phone.


With as many kiosks selling skin care products from "The Dead Sea" I'm surprised there's any salt left in it.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Once, several years ago, I was taken by surprise and it took a while to escape.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aCX36AJhAQ



Friggin' hilarious!
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: USA
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Never been solicited by one of those vendors. They are usually just standing there on their smartphone or doing something else.
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