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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TC6969, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:03 PM.
I’d prefer they sent 6 Bit O’ Honey bars as opposed to the selection but at 10:30 PM when there’s nothing else sweet in the house it will just do.
First question is “how can I help YOU?”
I’m a freelance gear adviser. I don’t work for anybody, but if you ask me, I’ll tell you what gear you should buy.
At the moment, I’m pushing “Plum Crazy” Stratocasters with pearloid pickguards.
I don’t know where you can get them, but that’s what you need.
I would say it's a CS (customer service) call, not a BS call. At 67 you're probably not having to "work" for a living but they've got rent to pay and food to buy. I appreciate it when my Platinum rep at GC calls me with something special or even when my SW rep checks in. No, I'm not likely to buy unless I need something but I appreciate the effort. Sales is not an easy job - especially during the COVID epidemic and economic downturn.
I don't even have my phone ringer on anymore. At least 98% of the calls coming in were robot calls by credit card, car warranty, and fake health insurance scammers, etc.
My wife sends me a text if she needs to communicate with me, then a follow-up call if it's really important.
I never had children, and am not close to even immediate family anymore, and no 'friends' that we socialize with.
I only need a phone to call out every once in a while, and of course, to post inane stuff on internet forums here and there. That's about it.
I occasionally buy things from Musician's Friend, but good luck to them in trying to directly reach me with callbacks.
Before I moved and lost my landline number, I was getting relentless, non stop phone calls with 99.9% of them being political/sales calls.
One week I did the rough math just for the heck of it and I was averaging a phone call every 6 minutes.
That is NOT going to happen with my cell phone!
The "Poor little girl just trying to make a living" can interrupt someone elses dinner at 7:49pm!
I can accept the idea that cold calls must work as a sales tactic, otherwise companies wouldn't do them. What I don't understand is how they work. I can't imagine a scenario in which a random phone call from a stranger interrupting my day would result in my buying anything. I guess if Sweetwater was calling to offer me custom shop Fenders for $99 each I'd probably bite, but I don't see that happening. 10% off isn't enough to elicit even mild interest from me, certainly not enough to trigger an impulse purchase. But again, I do understand that it must work or they wouldn't do it.
And I get that sales is a crap job. The only time I've ever been impolite to sales people is when they keep calling after I specifically tell them not to. With Sweetwater I lost track of how many different times and different ways I told them to never ever call me again, and they kept doing it until I sent an angry email demanding that they delete my account (which they appear to have done), and telling them exactly why they had driven me to that point.
Sounds like a guy with little tolerance for BS... exactly the type of people I like to be around.
You obviously didn't completely ignore the contact or you wouldn't know that Taylor is a her.
As much as I hate marketing calls, I'd be tempted to grin and bear it just to talk gear with a woman.
I'm not THAT desperate to talk to a woman!
PS: The voicemail that she sent after the phone call but before the Email pretty much IDed her!
You need to order from SW. I never get stale candy from them. Bit O Honey is the best but probably not good for my fillings lol.