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People have many tactics to try and sell you stuff. It is my belief though, that if you have a good product, then you need not resort to any nefarious methods to get a sale.
This brings me to the people who approach you and hand you a little gift bag. They make it appear as though they are giving it to you. However, shortly thereafter they’ll hit you with “We are selling this $200 value gift bag for $22 and we take cash or credit how would you like to pay?”
Bruh, the only reason I took it was because I didn’t want to be rude. I didn’t ask for this product, and I don’t even know what’s in there. Why would I pay you anything for it? Just because you tell me the inflated value, and then mark it down significantly? Puhlease! Even if it were free, you should be grateful that I stopped to speak to you at all. To then turn and try to pressure me into a shady sale is bad business!
This may work on a kid, or someone who is too nice to reject you. It won’t work on me, I’m not a kid, and I’m not so nice that I won’t reject you. If you have the nerve to try and corner me into buying your product, I have the nerve to call you on it.
Hold up, you are asking me to pay you for this? But I don’t know what it is or if it’s any good. I thought you were giving it to me for free since you handed it to me. Uhm, not quite. Oh, I see. Well, here you go, take your bag back. I’m not buying your crap and you won’t guilt me into it. The product had the word “essence” in the name, but I can’t remember the whole name. Anyway, this is more about the practice rather than the product itself.
Folks, if you want to get customers, this is not the way to do it. Who’s gonna pull out money or a credit card for some strangers selling make up on the street? Form relationships, give out samples, put in the work and gain customers. Amateurs!