Funny Salesperson story - Page 3
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: Funny Salesperson story

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32
  1. #21
    Member Rusty_Shakleford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The Peach State
    Posts
    2,435

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Magnets? Really?

    These stories are a pet peeve of mine.

    This goes back to basic pride in your work. Some people have it but most, unfortunately, do not. When I was a kid I bagged groceries, worked fast food, changed oil in cars, etc and I always made it a point to know what I was doing. I don't care if someone works at Dairy Queen, Macy's, Tourneau, or an Omega boutique they should know more about their products than 99.9% of the customers. It's not 100% because there will always be that one guy, sales people get a pass dealing with him. The rest of the time there is no excuse.

    I currently have a full time job and two part time gigs that I work around my Army schedule. I have made a point of taking the time to learn all of them. How is it that a salesperson at a watch counter at a department store cannot? In my chosen profession, US Army Infantry, people not knowing their trade don't get themselves killed, they get people like me killed. The dumb seem to always come out unscathed. I suppose that is one of the reasons these situations make me angry but honestly, I have always felt this way.

    I try to not be a jerk to ignorant sales people depending on my mood and how much I feel that they are at least trying. One thing that I have begun to do is write letters, not emails, to managers as well as corporate headquarters, and the product manufacturers to notify them of a poor CS experience due to ignorant staff. To be fair, I have also written letters praising people that deserve it. While to some, it may not seem worth the effort, it has gotten me quite a few responses as well as discounts and a bit swag here and there. More importantly though, my goal is to get the dead weight out of there and get people in that have the self respect to do a proper job.

    RS

    Edit: Thanks to the OP for pointing me to Frederique Constant. They were not a brand that I had ever really looked into but I like what I see. I'm just not going to get one from Bloomingdale's...
    Last edited by Rusty_Shakleford; February 16th, 2012 at 23:00.
    MZhammer and Squirrel Murphy like this.

    Follow Me

  2. #22
    Member Mirabello1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Northeast USA
    Posts
    1,946

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Most watch sales people I come in contact no nothing about watches, or near to nothing
    silverwind2712 likes this.
    Tudor Ranger
    Zenith Pilot
    Omega Speedy
    Orient Mako USA
    Panerai 104 Ti
    Panerai 00722
    Swatch Hodinkee Edition
    Hulk
    Oris Clean Ocean Aquis

  3. #23
    Member wwarren's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,496

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirabello1 View Post
    Most watch sales people I come in contact no nothing about watches, or near to nothing
    Probably the same as back in 2012 as well.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #24
    Member Mirabello1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Northeast USA
    Posts
    1,946

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Quote Originally Posted by wwarren View Post
    Probably the same as back in 2012 as well.
    Agreed
    Tudor Ranger
    Zenith Pilot
    Omega Speedy
    Orient Mako USA
    Panerai 104 Ti
    Panerai 00722
    Swatch Hodinkee Edition
    Hulk
    Oris Clean Ocean Aquis

  6. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    San Jose, California-USA
    Posts
    37,514

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Most likely it's because they don't stay with the job long enough, there's a lot to learn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mirabello1 View Post
    Most watch sales people I come in contact no nothing about watches, or near to nothing
    Mirabello1 likes this.

  7. #26
    Member Stoshman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Owings Mills, MD
    Posts
    3,006

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Even well-informed authorized dealers can be guilty of this.

    I once inquired about a JLC stainless bracelet for my Master Geo. The manager of the high-end store was adament that none was available for this model, as it only came on a leather strap. After explaining that they were, indeed, available and getting nowhere with the man, I asked for his JLC catalog. There, on page 87, was the exact watch on the stainless link bracelet. You can only imagine his face. Long story short, I ordered it elsewhere.

    Name:  Family Pictures 2158.jpg
Views: 44
Size:  94.0 KB

    [Name:  JLC Master Geo 002.jpg
Views: 42
Size:  440.1 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images

    Last edited by Stoshman; September 18th, 2019 at 04:21.
    Watchbreath likes this.
    Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints

  8. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    San Jose, California-USA
    Posts
    37,514

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Many times the 'counter grunts' are more with it than the managers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoshman View Post
    Even well-informed authorized dealers can be guilty of this.

    I once inquired about a JLC stainless bracelet for my Master Geo. The manager of the high-end store was adament that none was available for this model, as it only came on a leather strap. After explaining that they, indeed, were available and getting nowhere with the man, I asked for his JLC cataolg. There, on page 87, was the exact watch on the stainless link bracelet. You can only imagine his face. Long story short, I ordered it elsewhere.

    Name:  Family Pictures 2158.jpg
Views: 44
Size:  94.0 KB

    [Name:  JLC Master Geo 002.jpg
Views: 42
Size:  440.1 KB

  9. #28
    Member IGotId's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    5,341

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirabello1 View Post
    Most watch sales people I come in contact no nothing about watches, or near to nothing
    I've never understood how a thread like this gets bumped?
    Adnan

    Current 'pieces:

    Rolex GMT II BLNR

    Zenith Defy
    Omega SMP 2254.50
    Seiko SAGN007
    Ulysse Nardin Classico
    Hermes Slim d'Hermes

    Gone:
    Audemars Piguet 15300
    Vacheron Constantin Overseas
    Jaeger LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea vintage chronograph
    Rolex DateJust41 126300

    Rolex Daytona 116500

    JeanRichard Terrascope
    IWC 3239 Laureus

    Rolex Explorer II 216570
    Speedmaster Co-Axial 9300
    Omega Aqua Terra 2503.33
    Omega Aqua Terra 2502.80
    Omega SM300
    Speedy Pro 3572.50 w/ a Panda dial (three times)
    Speedy Pro 3570.50 (several times)

    Oris 65


  10. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    28

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirabello1 View Post
    Most watch sales people I come in contact no nothing about watches, or near to nothing
    Are you WIS Jesus cause this was one heck of a resurrection.

    Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk

  11. #30
    Member Mirabello1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Northeast USA
    Posts
    1,946

    Re: Funny Salesperson story

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy966 View Post
    Are you WIS Jesus cause this was one heck of a resurrection.

    Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk
    Seems to be resurected.. I guess this is a problem that never goes away with watch sales people
    Tudor Ranger
    Zenith Pilot
    Omega Speedy
    Orient Mako USA
    Panerai 104 Ti
    Panerai 00722
    Swatch Hodinkee Edition
    Hulk
    Oris Clean Ocean Aquis

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •