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Old 05-03-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Stop asking me why!!!

Getting tired of shops who ask me why I want a Kimber Sapphire. Getting tired of being asked why I don't buy a Phillipines made rock Island for half the price. Tired of hearing "for that I'll spray paint your whole gun!"
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #2
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Tell them you prefer an American classic to a Yugo, but he can drive whatever he likes.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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So few people working is gun shops know anything about products other than what they sell.
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All goes back to jealousy. Next time just say "cause I can, now go ask your wife of you buy another 300.00 gun". As for me and mine we carry kimber
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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I like a little attitude with that response.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:35 PM   #6
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Yep, seems to be a constant theme. If they don't sell it, every thing they do sell is better anyway.
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Bottom line, they are just poor salesmen. If you are selling suits and the customer says "I want a yellow suit" you tell them how great they look in it and then see if you can sell him two suits....a yellow one and a black one. Once he sees himself in the black one he probably will forget the yellow one. But you don't say "you don't really want that yellow suit!" Because what he will do is go down the street where a real salesman will sell him a yellow suit and get a loyal customer. It ain't rocket science. I'm often shocked at the incompetence of some sales people in stores, restaurants, etc.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:10 PM   #8
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It's more than salesmanship, it's like it's personal. True story here. Here in Arizona there is a gun shop called Guns Ect. in Chandler. The husband wife team and their counter people are all stuck up jerks. The don't joke or smile. Its like you're bothering them to be there.
So this past Thursday we went at lunch. My buddy wanted to compare a few pocket 9mm. I was looking at the 1911 and asked if he had a Solo. He said no that's when I saw that Royal and was admiring it. He said it was over priced and he proceeded to say how long he had it on the shelf.
A few minuets later a husband and wife walk in and their looking around the guy ask about Rock Island 1911s. This same dope who was helping me who bashed Kimber tells this guy that Rock Island is a solid 1911 and hadn't heard of any problems and highly recommends it.
Don't go ever to Guns Ect.
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Bottom line, they are just poor salesmen. If you are selling suits and the customer says "I want a yellow suit" you tell them how great they look in it and then see if you can sell him two suits....a yellow one and a black one. Once he sees himself in the black one he probably will forget the yellow one. But you don't say "you don't really want that yellow suit!" Because what he will do is go down the street where a real salesman will sell him a yellow suit and get a loyal customer. It ain't rocket science. I'm often shocked at the incompetence of some sales people in stores, restaurants, etc.
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Sounds like he is more interested in putting on a show rather than locking down a sale. He's got the script running in his head, and he's struggling to actually listen to what YOU, the guy with all the hundred dollar bills in your pocket, want.

Give me the facts. But save your opinion for after I ask, please. Hired guy or owner? I must say, there do appear to be opportunities in the gun store business for a tight operator with plenty of capital.

Once you've researched the salient points, get the gun you want.

Took one week on another forum to learn that people have very strong feelings about gun brands. Chevy v ford. .45 v .40 Coke v Pepsi .....ad infinitum

Paleeease. Why in the world do we have different brands? To make us dumber?

Clearly you are all above average intelligence here

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ROFL we thank you for that compliment.

Do not confuse manners with intelligence

No! WAIT! We all own Kimbers. We AM smart! All us, is.
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