What's the most professional way to tell a customer that they can't afford your...

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

what's the most professional way to tell a customer that they can't afford your product?

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viagrandad
viagrandad

why would you? just tell the customer the price, let the customer decide. it's a free country
mfw all the stories of someone getting rejected at a car dealership
return the next day with same price competitor's car
um good job?

w8t4u
w8t4u

honestly I just give them a higher price than I normally would. This normally scares them off, if not then you come out ahead.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Ha! This has happened to me in electronics shops.

idontknow
idontknow

Is your purpose to not deal with certain customers that you don't think can afford your product or to try and lose business. Aren't both of those essentially the same thing?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Just tell them the price. Lots of high-end companies take a long view of customer development because if you're not a douche, then some percentage of the people who come gawking will end up buying your product later.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Name one situation where you would want to do this

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Tell them the price

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

What is your product and why do you think they can't afford it.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Talk down to someone and tell them it's more than you can afford, pal
Never EVER get that customer even if they actually could afford it.

Just tell price.
They will know if they can or can't afford it, and might even come back to buy it once they can.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

op's pic is implying he doesn't want to suck black cock because the john always beats him up and leaves without paying. He must be going to for a market segmentation strategy (to avoid niggers) and differentiation strategy to offer premium service with higher pricing. But is his mouth up to the task? Did you get a small business loan for hormone therapy at least op? I'm not paying $500 for a blowjob if I feel whiskers on your face I'm not gay. Please think this through, op.

MPmaster
MPmaster

You realize dealerships do a baseline 1.5 grand markup right?

Soft_member
Soft_member

okay... ?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

who is this demon semen?

Supergrass
Supergrass

I know of the story of some car dealership employees laughing not wanting to deal with a client who looked poor, the joke was on them because the only helpful salesman got a big commission because the client bought a luxury car with extras.

takes2long
takes2long

Uh. Tell them the price?

What the fuck kind of questions is this? What do you sell OP?

I'd like to buy this oven please!
It costs $3,000
Oh that is more money that we thought it would cost and thus would not like to buy it.
Okay

What's the problem OP?

Techpill
Techpill

I want you to think about how retarded this strategy is

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

tfw drive that same model/year

It's really not richfag tier, though it's a beauty, reliable, professional, and brings in compliments.

Can I score with a voluptuous slut if I took it to the ghetto without getting carjacked?

SniperWish
SniperWish

$3000 oven
that shit better not be a freestanding range cause that's highway robbery prices nigger

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

what trim is it? how much did you get it for

StonedTime
StonedTime

~32k a couple years ago. Black ash trim.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

This
Generally the guys with the cash in the bank dont give a fuck what they look like.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Sales-people are by definition deuchebags.

Inmate
Inmate

"Get the fuck out of here before I call the police".

WebTool
WebTool

I was that guy (the buyer, not the salesman) once. CSB? CSB!
June 2004, just graduated Officer Training School
AFSC had $60k signing bonus, spread out over 18 months, tax fucking free
Had been in as enlisted for 4 years, college was paid for, lived frugally on base and drove a beater of a 1981 Toyota Celica until it died
Close to $70k in the bank, not counting the first $20k bonus payout
Wanted a Mercedes S convertible like nothing ever before. The want was palpable, like a 6 year old at Christmas
Go to dealership in Columbia SC (because Sumter [where I was stationed] could barely keep 3 Ford dealerships open, so no Benz)
Cargo shorts, plain t-shirt, PT shoes, didn't bother to shave
Two guys scoff, one guy straight up says "I'm not sure you can afford this vehicle. Book on it is $75. I believe we have a few older ones on the used lot though and that will save you a LOT."
Different guy takes a moment, shows me all the bells and whistles, actually gets me to look at the hard top because (I didn't know this at the time) convertibles don't get to let everything loose because of frame rigidity, get test drive, damn near cream my pants after we cut it loose on I-26
Get his card and schedule a time to do the paperwork, go to bank, get blank cashier's check that read "Not to exceed $85,000."
Return two days later after getting off duty, dress blue uniform, looking like the snazzy lieutenant I was
Chatted up the three guys who passed me off. Let them do the whole song and dance while waiting for my appointment
'My' guy comes out, says hi, we all chat for a moment. Go to leave with 'my' salesgoon, first guy says something about stealing a sale
Look at him and say "You remember me? I was the guy last Friday who you wanted to show the used lot."
HFW he recognized me

StonedTime
StonedTime

Oh, and to answer this, you don't EVER tell a customer they can't afford something. Treat them with respect and go for the goddamn sale. If they can't afford it, they'll tell you when the price tag pops up, and it lets both of you save face. If it turns out later they can afford it, they just might remember that and you'll get your sale in the end.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Do you even understand how fucking nigger it is to blow your entire stash in a fucking car?

You are the definition of unbiz. Get the fuck off this board.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Offer a monthly payment option plan

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

I had an additional $40k in bonuses coming in, a $68k salary, my only bills were my cell phone, internet, insurance and food. Now I'm a short-colonel, pulling $98k a year base, plus duty bonuses (an additional $20k a year,) and when I retire in four years, I'll be drawing $50k a year in retirement pay, and I'm damn near guaranteed a job with the VA at the GS-14 level, Step 2 or 3.

Or is someone making enough money to pay cash for a Mercedes S-series "unbiz?"

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Car dealerships make most of their money off of financing. You paid with it in cash, so you were probably not very profitable to them. The poor people who finance their cars are the biggest money makers for the dealerships.

tl;dr they don't give a fuck about you

Booteefool
Booteefool

This is OP:

edition.cnn.com/2013/08/09/world/oprah-winfrey-racism-switzerland/index.html

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Jeez, man.
If you're going to jerk off all over yourself here, can't you do it in less than a paragraph?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

The dealership, yes. The guy who walked with $500 in commissions seemed pretty happy.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Why should I? user in said what I did was stupid, I felt compelled to explain why he was wrong.

And really, this board has legitimate millionaires on it (well, at least one, the Chinese trip guy, can't remember his name.) Side bragging on my pay doesn't compare.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Such a stupid thing to do tbqh.

If someone can't afford your shit then they obviously won't buy it so what's the problem?

For all you know you could turn away a black guy who dresses like shit who's actually a rapper looking to spend irresponsible amounts of money in your store.

Soft_member
Soft_member

"But why is it less on the price tag user?"

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

If you waste your time throwing a pitch, doing a credit check, etc, on a poor fuck who literally cannot buy your product, it is time wasted that could have been spent pitching at a more likely buyer.

cum2soon
cum2soon

It was your money. Now it belongs to someone else.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Gotta spend money to make money nigga.
Least he didn't take a loan from the jew.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

..? Because spending money on a convertible offers the best ROI?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

In the end, all you really did was waste a bunch of money on an ego boosting car and a chance to make some literally dumbasses look stupid.

Did you at least get any type of positive life value from the care or anything?

Do you wish you would have taken the money and invested it instead?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I will never be a retarded welfare queen

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