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01 April 2007 @ 10:27 am
AAARGH Greed  
Customer: Hi, I was wondering if you give out samples?
Me (ringing up Customer's friend): We can definitely make you some samples. What did you want to try?
Customer: Oh, nothing really. But I spent a lot of money and I wanted something for free, too.
Me: Oh. Huh. Give me a sec. (finish transaction and dig through basket of samples we keep at the register.) Have some Happy Soap.
Customer: Oh, OK. Yay!

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Seriously, if you don't even WANT anything except to for the sake of getting something for free, what's the point?
 
 
 
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on April 1st, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
It could be worse
there's a guy who comes into the comic book store every week, stands at the door, and yells at the top of his lungs:
"HEY! GOT ANY FREE STUFF?"
"Nope."
"THANK YOU MY FRIEND"
and walks out.
Just Me!xhappyx on April 2nd, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Oh yeah... There are a lot of them out there like that. People are strange.
tryptonymphetictryptonymphetic on April 2nd, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
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And now for what I really want to say -

When I was younger and my mother dated a little bit, I was often involved in helping to choose and purchase expensive gifts for the jerk. When we were perusing cologne departments, it was customary for the more obnoxious salespersons to push free or discounted items on us when we expressed interest in purchasing the more expensive items. I thought this was a common strategy for places that sold fragances and merchandise?

It's not that I disagree that it's pointless, disgusting, and obnoxious to <i>expect</i> free stuff just because you spent a lot, and on top of that not even really care what it is... but people are stupid materialistic sheep like that. Exploit them for the sale, or the future sale with expectations of more free pet-rewards. You'll have them paper-trained in no time.

*cough* You'll have to excuse that last bit, I have been reading The Screwtape Letters and find tempters very amusing, indeed.
tryptonymphetictryptonymphetic on April 2nd, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
And by that I meant faithlessangei is now tryptonymphetic.

I don't undestand why lj-cut utilizes the hyphen and lj user does not. It confounds me.
Suzik00kaburra on April 2nd, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
The thing is, I am happy and delighted to make samples for customers if I know they're going to use them. Like, if they asked about hair care and I've shown them the shampoos and they aren't sure they want to buy the bottle, I will pour out samples if they want so they can determine which will best suit their needs. But I hate giving away random things that a person probably won't even use just because they want something for free.

Also, LOVED the Screwtape Letters. Awesome book.
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on April 3rd, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
you make me want to buy lush hahahaha... what do you like there for someone who's never even been in a store? :P
Suzik00kaburra on April 4th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
I would definitely recommend the shower jellies, because they're the most unique thing we offer. It's soap, but it has the feel and consistancy of jello. Very fun! Big Calm is my favorite fragrance that the jellies come in, but any jelly is still awesome.

If you travel a lot the shampoo bars are really neat. Each one lasts from 50-80 washes and is airline friendly. Three of them (Godiva, Hard and Hybrid) are 2-in-1s with conditioner and shampoo in one easy-to-use puck.

Our store also invented the bath bomb and the bubble bar, so those are always worth an invenstigation.
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on April 4th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
cool, thanks! i'll check em out :D