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Shackeng

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Car sales.... Not
« on: 05 January 2018, 22:42:36 »

I was in the Merc dealer yesterday to find out about the new E class petrol hybrid, and asked the receptionist for a sales rep. "In connection with?" She asked down her nose, (I was in scruff order). "Take a wild guess" says I. Blank look ensued. " Why do people come into a car dealer and ask for sales?" Nope, penny didn't drop. Departure in despair. I doubt she will last long.
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #1 on: 05 January 2018, 23:01:03 »

Go back tomorrow in monkey suit and bow tie - see if her attitude changes!  :P

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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #2 on: 05 January 2018, 23:26:50 »

Hoity Toity bitch. who said the class system is dead ;D
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #3 on: 06 January 2018, 00:32:02 »

You clearly don't look old enough to be considering Merc ownership yet, Shackeng. ;)
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #4 on: 06 January 2018, 00:44:36 »

Go back tomorrow in birthday suit and bow tie - see if her attitude changes!  :P

Ron.

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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #5 on: 06 January 2018, 01:26:18 »

You clearly don't look old enough to be considering Merc ownership yet, Shackeng. ;)

Or look like a black drug dealer?  :-X

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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #6 on: 06 January 2018, 09:47:58 »

I had the same at HSBC, had to go in to prove my income for a current account (the £250 incentive seemed worth filling in a form for). Went in dressed in DIY attire, some sniffy little man in a suit was very snooty with me until he looked at my payslip.

“Is this your payslip?”
“It’s got my name on it hasn’t it?”
“And this is the amount for one month?”
“No, it’s the amount I get every month”
*cue broad beaming smile*
“Mr Marriott, please do step this way”
 ::)

People in all walks of life do set far too much store by appearances.
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #7 on: 06 January 2018, 10:34:47 »

£250 or not, I would have turned around and walked out...
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #8 on: 06 January 2018, 10:47:07 »

I must appear more wealthy than the Signum owning pauper I really am.

Test drives in a C63.....BMW M4.....and a brace of SC 5.0 F-Types (RWD and AWD)  came without even requiring the salesman to sit in the passenger seat. Just a pair of trade plates and off I went.

The Jags had more soul. The M4 lacked any real go. A white C-class looks like it should be parked outside a German airport with a sign on its roof.



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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #9 on: 06 January 2018, 10:55:17 »

You clearly don't look old enough to be considering Merc ownership yet, Shackeng. ;)
I suspect being dressed in mufty rather than an office tosser's suit, Shack looked far to intelligent to buy a modern Merc ;D
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #10 on: 06 January 2018, 12:10:58 »

As a young trainee salesperson on a static caravan park, I once gave a rough looking family who turned up in a rusty Transit short shrift as I considered them a waste of time when they wanted to look at the most expensive £35K models on the premium pitches.  ::)

My manager gave me a massive bollocking and went out into the car park to talk to them before they left.  He brought them back in and then went on to sell them the most expensive van on the best site on the park.  ::)  To further humiliate me, he made me sit in on the proceedings and taught me a very valuable lesson which I have never forgotten!  :-[  ::)

He collected a nice wad of commission that day, that should have been mine, and after that some of my best sales came from those who looked like they were on the bones of their arse!  :y  Those who turned up in a flash car, wearing designer clothes and talking the talk, were often the waste of time, as they usually wanted to buy on finance which was invariably declined!  ;)
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #11 on: 06 January 2018, 13:53:49 »

A very true saying " Never judge a book by its cover"
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #12 on: 08 January 2018, 23:14:43 »

I had a similar experience with our local Aston Martin dealer, let me look round the cars but wouldn’t give me any information on the rapide as the salesman was busy and I’d have to make an appointment. for a broacher???????
By contrast the local Maserati dealers welcomed me asking what I was after and the receptionist, yes receptionist gave me a very detailed over view of the range and in-depth spec of the car I’m interested in!
For that alone they’ve got my business come bonus time😊
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Re: Car sales.... Not
« Reply #13 on: 09 January 2018, 10:25:07 »

But nobody in their right mind would buy a modern day Miserati!
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« Reply #14 on: 09 January 2018, 11:12:39 »

I would, but then I don't claim to be in my right mind.  :)
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