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    I'm a receptionist so I've gotten very good at politely saying no and hanging up, it's really very easy to do

    As for the ones in the shopping centres, I just say no thank you and keep walking. I'm amazed how people get trapped talking to these people. You just hang up or walk away depending on if it's over the phone or in person. Not hard! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippa View Post
    I hate it too!!! I find it hard saying no and feel like I should donate or buy something or whatever. My tactic is when I see them in a shopping centre is to whip out my phone, put it on silent (in case it rings) and have a loud imaginary conversation!!! Foolproof and works for me every time
    I also use the fake mobile phone call tactic, but I'm not as crafty. I don't bother putting it on silent. I usually just pretend I'm making a call though (like I'm waiting for someone's phone to answer).

    One day I'll get caught out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Pink View Post
    We were hassled to buy theme park tickets on the Gold Coast for next to nothing. The catch was we had to go to a presentation at a Wyndham hotel. Obviously wanting to sell us some holiday time share thing...they were so rude and pushy when I said I wasnt interested and would rather pay full price for our tickets. I feel sorry for the people that do get sucked into it though.
    We did this same thing lol. They were very pushy. But at the end of the session we just upped and left and took our cheap tickets 😁

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    I understand, and hate it too! But, I've been on the other side.

    I had a job where I had to approach every customer and engage them in conversation, you were told you had to try to 'upsell' to them, you had to try to encourage them to accept 'add on' sales etc etc. We had to try to get higher and higher average sales...The boss was always on our back about it. Arrgh.

    As well as employing mystery shoppers, so we pretty much had to do the entire spiel to every person we saw, or get bollocked if a mystery shopper report came back with less than the entire sell...

    I hated it, and vow never to be in sales again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandramm1 View Post
    I understand they have a job to do, so I politely decline but if they are at the front door and keep talking I tell them I am closing the door now. If on the phone I tell them I have to hang up. If in the shops I just walk.
    This. ever since I had someone come to my door and get narky at me because I wouldn't agree to have money direct debited from my account every month towards this charity!! He put the whole guilt trip on and everything about how it was for kids with cancer. WTF - you don't know me or what contribution I may already make towards certain charities! I realize they have a job to do but I really don't believe there is any need for rudeness or pushiness. If I politely say no thank you, accept it and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Light View Post
    This. ever since I had someone come to my door and get narky at me because I wouldn't agree to have money direct debited from my account every month towards this charity!! He put the whole guilt trip on and everything about how it was for kids with cancer. WTF - you don't know me or what contribution I may already make towards certain charities! I realize they have a job to do but I really don't believe there is any need for rudeness or pushiness. If I politely say no thank you, accept it and move on.
    Ooh I hate this too it's so incredibly rude and intrusive!!! The ones wanting you to direct debit money each month really p!ss me off as they are quick to say upfront "now I'm not here to collect money today". I always ask if they want my bank account details before the spiel starts and shut the door lol!

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    Gosh I read the beginning of this thread and went to an Aveda salon for a haircut, it was in my mind the whole time. I have the little massage to start, the bottle was left in front of me in case I wanted to look at it, and nothing else! Not a shampoo recommendation, upgrading to a treatment, nothing! Dodged a bullet there I think. In fairness it was the girl's first day (and my first time at the salon) and she'll probably get a talking to over it ...

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    I don't get why some salons keep pushing their shampoo's on to you to buy... are other well regarded salon type brands not good enough? I have been sucked in before, and I must say I didn't think their awesome products made any diff to my hair.

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    I hate it. The make up place. The Gotcha photo people. The gym work out people. The charities. The theme park people. But, I chose to go out to the shops, I know they are trying to make me buy stuff so usually all I do is offer them a sarcastic remark.
    The people who come to my door annoy me more because now this is my home. MY home. They want money "but no money today" just credit card details, bank details. "Please, you'll be helping the [insert who it is] its less than a cup of coffee."

    Leave me alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Light View Post
    This. ever since I had someone come to my door and get narky at me because I wouldn't agree to have money direct debited from my account every month towards this charity!! He put the whole guilt trip on and everything about how it was for kids with cancer. WTF - you don't know me or what contribution I may already make towards certain charities! I realize they have a job to do but I really don't believe there is any need for rudeness or pushiness. If I politely say no thank you, accept it and move on.
    I shut them up by saying happy to look at it, please leave some information. They NEVER have brochures. When they pursue it, I say I'm never giving my bank details to anyone standing at my front door in a very firm way.

    This type of selling by charities actually turns me off those organizations. Not the sales person, they're just doing what they're told - but that the charities are happy to obtain donations in this way. I find it very distasteful all around.


 

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