They Lie to get IN the Door
by K Hunter
(Snohomish, WA, USA)
Had a young lady come to our house to offer to steam clean our carpets in one room. I kept saying no, to which she said it would only take 30min max.
She never said this was about a vacuum let alone a sales pitch. The offer was to steam the carpets and hopefully be so impressed that we would praise their work and spread that message by word of mouth.
Imagine my surpise when two people show up with a Big box...and proceed to build a vacuum in my living room.
The young salesman was really nice (I imagine he's not there anymore). The manager, what a b*tch. She was abrasive, condenscending and completely out of line.
THe 30 minutes turned into 2 hours (Because they wouldn't come back to pick the salesman up!!). At one point, the manager showed up un-expectadly and attempted to enter rooms where I had shut the doors...she left saying they would be back to pick up the guy.
He knew I was not going to buy...and was empathetic to boot. He apologized for the manager who he claims had actually cost him sales with her rude behavior.
In the end I turned them down flat, because HELL NO I'm not paying 2,300 for vacuum....not even the 1,800 or 1,600 which they desperately tried to explain was a my ONE TIME chance to get the machine for such a steep discount.
We bought a Dyson.