#1
Since my last job in a farm didn't work out well I've been looking for a new one and I now have one selling match programmes at sporting events and in theatres. Problem is that there is a lot of other people selling these too so I need to try to stand out and sell mine instead. Anybody got some experience with this kind of thing?
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Don't you have some tourists to beat up?

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Nah he's too busy feeling like a big man hitting women he knows to 'put them in their place'.
#2
inb4 all Eric_Fail related memes.

be friendly and smile, but don't kiss the customers' asses.
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#4
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target tourists


sounds promising.
I'mCool

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Don't you have some tourists to beat up?

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Nah he's too busy feeling like a big man hitting women he knows to 'put them in their place'.
#7
I was one of the guys that went around screaming at people to buy peanuts and popcorn and shit at Bengal's games for a while.

Basically, just find a good place to stand while people pass by, like the top of an escalator or something is the best.
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rhetorical questions

Gets em' every time


they really do.
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#9
Carry a bag of Lollies. You can get hundreds of them for a few euros. Give them out free to people, then ask them if they want to buy your shit. You will still have mainly refusals, but your sales percentage will go up thanks to the reciprocity norm of social psychology. People will feel like ass holes for taking the (practically worthless) lolly pop from you and then refusing to do something back for you.

You're welcome.
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#10
Kick their bikes over.
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#11
Quote by Ur all $h1t
Carry a bag of Lollies. You can get hundreds of them for a few euros. Give them out free to people, then ask them if they want to buy your shit. You will still have mainly refusals, but your sales percentage will go up thanks to the reciprocity norm of social psychology. People will feel like ass holes for taking the (practically worthless) lolly pop from you and then refusing to do something back for you.

You're welcome.




This seems genius. Thank you.
I'mCool

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Don't you have some tourists to beat up?

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Nah he's too busy feeling like a big man hitting women he knows to 'put them in their place'.
#12
show lots of cleavage.
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#14
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Carry a bag of Lollies. You can get hundreds of them for a few euros. Give them out free to people, then ask them if they want to buy your shit. You will still have mainly refusals, but your sales percentage will go up thanks to the reciprocity norm of social psychology. People will feel like ass holes for taking the (practically worthless) lolly pop from you and then refusing to do something back for you.

You're welcome.


isn't that a little manipulative?
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isn't that a little manipulative?


welcome to sales.
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Remember through colors
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#18
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isn't that a little manipulative?

Ya, it's hugely manipulative, that's the entire point of marketing and sales. If people actually wanted the products on their own merit you could just sell them from behind a desk.

Welcome to modern capitalism
"Why should we subsidise intellectual curiosity?"
-Ronald Reagan

"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
-George Washington
#19
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Since my last job in a farm didn't work out well I've been looking for a new one and I now have one selling match programmes at sporting events and in theatres. Problem is that there is a lot of other people selling these too so I need to try to stand out and sell mine instead. Anybody got some experience with this kind of thing?


Aren't you a big black guy?
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#20
Quote by Ur all $h1t
Ya, it's hugely manipulative, that's the entire point of marketing and sales. If people actually wanted the products on their own merit you could just sell them from behind a desk.

Welcome to modern capitalism


yeah, i'm not really just talking about that one example. it discomforts me when sociological factors are taken so deep into the scheme that the way that you're advertising your product is irrelevant to the product itself. i guess it isn't very different to any other way of advertising, though.
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yeah, i'm not really just talking about that one example. it discomforts me when sociological factors are taken so deep into the scheme that the way that you're advertising your product is irrelevant to the product itself. i guess it isn't very different to any other way of advertising, though.

Most Advertising hasn't been about the product since, like, the 1920/30s. You can thank the guy in your avatar, and his nephew in my sig, for that
"Why should we subsidise intellectual curiosity?"
-Ronald Reagan

"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
-George Washington
#22
Quote by Ur all $h1t
Carry a bag of Lollies. You can get hundreds of them for a few euros. Give them out free to people, then ask them if they want to buy your shit. You will still have mainly refusals, but your sales percentage will go up thanks to the reciprocity norm of social psychology. People will feel like ass holes for taking the (practically worthless) lolly pop from you and then refusing to do something back for you.

You're welcome.


That's...that's...genious!
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#23
Quote by Ur all $h1t
Most Advertising hasn't been about the product since, like, the 1920/30s. You can thank the guy in your avatar, and his nephew in my sig, for that


who? i like that dude for his cigar, i don't really know his name.

hang on, i have to go. mommy wants to read me the oedipus trilogy again.
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#24
Like this.

Failsafe.

But also, don't talk to people, talk at them. Engage useless conversation, hold out the program, they will instinctively take out their money at which point the 2 items should trade hands and you should run.
#26
Just an update, I didn't end up using that giving out lolipops technique but I still ended up doing fking amazing, came second overall in terms of sales out of about 30 people(and all were more experienced than me) so got a pretty good bonus. Who'd have thunk that I was a good salesperson? And the better I do the more job opportunities I have so, happy days.
I'mCool

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Don't you have some tourists to beat up?

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Nah he's too busy feeling like a big man hitting women he knows to 'put them in their place'.
#27
Fake retardation, everyone will buy something from a large mentally handicapped black man.


That wasn't meant as trolling either...
you're a stone fox
#29
Oh this is old... I still think you should fake retardation just for the fun of it...
you're a stone fox
#30
I sell cars. I spit all over your stupid programmes.


lol no but seriously, it's tough to compare the two because one is about getting the sale as quick as possible and the other is about slowing the customer down and building value in the product. If you're selling programs, you gotta think about *why* people want them. They offer information, nothing more. They'll have some statistics and some nice little stories. So play off that--football fans are snobby assholes about their teams and want to be the most knowledgeable fan there is, so go off of that. Play up the (mostly false) fact that by buying your programme, they will be a better fan.

That, and stand in front of a gigantic vagina.
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#32
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Just an update, I didn't end up using that giving out lolipops technique but I still ended up doing fking amazing, came second overall in terms of sales out of about 30 people(and all were more experienced than me) so got a pretty good bonus. Who'd have thunk that I was a good salesperson? And the better I do the more job opportunities I have so, happy days.

Intimidation works too.
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#33
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Carry a bag of Lollies. You can get hundreds of them for a few euros. Give them out free to people, then ask them if they want to buy your shit. You will still have mainly refusals, but your sales percentage will go up thanks to the reciprocity norm of social psychology. People will feel like ass holes for taking the (practically worthless) lolly pop from you and then refusing to do something back for you.

You're welcome.


Yeah, I always used to do that and made a killing in commission. I would blow through my retail store's marketing budget on packets of branded mints and free pens. People love free tat
#34
Bring an acoustic guitar and sing jingles. While naked.
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