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Stories from the Sales Frontlines

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 20,300
    These are from an actual car sales manual made for dealers in the 70s;

    *Should a woman approach you to purchase a car, ask her where her husband might be. If she agrees to purchase a car, make sure she has permission to make a car purchase decision , and make sure that her husband has also agreed to foot the bill.

    *Offer the buyer a small price reduction, say $250 on the price of a $7000 car - then praise him for his hard bargaining skills. "I don't run up against many tough cookies like you Mr. Smith - and I have been in some hard fights! Please don't tell anyone how badly you beat me up on this!"

    There's more, but you get the idea!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    Just checking to see if I can reply. Did take a ride to West County -- there is a mega store complex with MB-BMW-Lexus_Infiniti-Cadillac-Audi. Just strolled around -- the BMW and Lexus stores had buffet's with all kinds of hot food -- seems they have every saturday. Since I wasn't really shopping -- passed on the food in spite of the offers from the sales staff. If I lived close enough I might buy a car --- free lunch every weekend. ;)
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,042
    You hit the nail on the head when you said I'm a host - that's all I do here. Host. I don't get to touch the guts of the system, nor do I know why it behaves as it does. Right about now, I'm kind of glad I'm not in charge!

    Slide over to the redesign discussion here:
    http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.f21ab4f/10

    state what you're seeing and what and when things go wrong for you. It will be most helpful if you can state what browser/version you're using. If it is Explorer 6.x, that may be a problem and you'll need to upgrade your browser.

    I'm on the latest version of Google Chrome and everything looks and works as it should for me.

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    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

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  • Yes, total for sure. Glad you are OK. But at least we will get a good sales story from you some time in the future. :)
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    This is a test reply - please ignore.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 7,698
    It lives. Again.

    YEAH...go try spell check and you lose your text when it returns for viewing.

    You guys with perfect speeling wouldn't know that, would ya.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,905
    Don't know. Never used the spell check not that I have perfect spelling as Richard would attest.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    Ahhh.... all caught up now. Having that little break allowed me to wade though 400 messages (300 of which were about dipsticks) without any more being added for a couple of days.

    Now, about my colonoscopy... :D
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 20,300
    edited December 2010
    400 messages (300 of which were about dipsticks)
    Now, about my colonoscopy...

    Too bad they can't just use a dipstick.

    In a way it is easier than a prostate exam, you are out of it. It's just drinking all that liquid that's the hard part.

    When I went for a prostate exam I told the doctor that now I know what it feels like to be a muppet.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    It's just drinking all that liquid that's the hard part.

    Yes, the test was easy. It was drinking that awful stuff (I didn't mind the aftermath) and being so hungry that was the hard part.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 3,020
    To me it isn't the actual taste, since the prep I got was just taking an over-the-counter in a much higher than typically recommended dose. It was drinking that sheer volume of liquid.

    All-in-all its not such an awful test.
    2017 Mercedes C300 Sport 4Matic, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 990
    You know, it's funny how life works.

    A life can be changed instantly or even end if someone's timing was off by even a few seconds.


    Boy! Ain't that the truth?

    About 6 weeks ago I left my garage during a rain storm and was driving along the road my house sits on. I was about 500' from the house when a big branch fell off a tree, broke the windshield, crushed the hood, and dented the trunk to the tune of $3,200. A few seconds either way and I would have either ran over the branch or it would have landed behind me.

    2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek, 2015 Forester

  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    It lives. Again.

    YEAH...go try spell check and you lose your text when it returns for viewing.

    You guys with perfect speeling wouldn't know that, would ya.

    jmonroe


    Ok, so it walks with a little stagger, has a bolt in its neck, and an inferior brain.

    But, it's alive.
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 20,300
    and being so hungry that was the hard part.

    I forgot about the hunger. I was dreaming about all the different foods I would have when I could finally be able to eat dinner. Then when the time was up and I could eat the thought of food made me nautious (I am not going to use spell check after all the warnings of what happens when you do).

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,335
    Gee, all this colonoscopy talk s exciting. Better than the old cataracts...

    All this work on the site and still no rolleyes emotorcon...

    Looks like I'm into alternate plans for the early afternoon as there will be no Giants-Vikings game to watch. First they move it to Monday so the Giants can actually get there and then the roof collapsed on the Metrodome so now they have to figure out where to play it. The game itself will be a letdown.

    kirstie - I'm going to have to lower my bid on buying your car! Glad you are OK.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 21,605
    >I was dreaming about all the different foods I would have when I could finally be able to eat dinner. Then when the time was up and I could eat the thought of food made me [sick to my stomach].

    I enjoyed what happened during the colonoscopy. I asked what drugs I was being given. One of them was fentanyl, the very popular drug on the street for abuse and it has caused deaths. The other must have been a twilight sleep or amnesia drug.

    I remember watching the monitor as the process went on. I could remember that and the talk as they finished up very well at the time they were wheeling me back to the prep area. But the longer I was there the less I could remember. It was disappearing from my memory. But it was like I could remember the whole session and watched the monitor as they did it. I wonder if I was talking to them.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • sterlingdogsterlingdog North CarolinaPosts: 6,984
    Trying for the fourth time to tell Kirstie that I'm glad that she wasn't seriously hurt in the accident.

    Stay away from Spell Check and emotorcons---they will wipe you out.

    Will try these short messages in hopes they get posted.

    Richard
  • sterlingdogsterlingdog North CarolinaPosts: 6,984
    Colonoscopy Prep---terrible, couldn't stand the taste, and SO much liquid to consume. It gave the word "laxative" an entirely new meaning.

    Test---don't remember a thing. Requested some of those drugs to take home as a sleep aid. No go on that request.

    Result---come back in ten years.

    The after meal---big steak and banana split. I was so hungry.

    Richard
  • sterlingdogsterlingdog North CarolinaPosts: 6,984
    Thes is a tast of Spell Check. Plase ignoer.

    Richard
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 10,863
    "...a big branch fell off a tree, broke the winshield..."

    Was there a scruffy looking guy named "Mayhem" hanging on to it?

    2015 Mustang GT, 2009 PT Cruiser, 2004 Chevy Van

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