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WTP-GC wrote:

Click bait website
Total waste of time to even look at that site.


It is a monetized site but so is this one. I would not call it click bait as you read the entire article on one page. Click bait sites make you keep clicking to different pages because they get paid by the number of pages visited.


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Slimy salesman in any industry…

I went in to get some butyl window tape. The salesman, I guess he had no tire-kickers to bother, helped me for some reason. He went to where the item should have been as I explained that it was not on the shelf. He picked up some white clay tape and looked at it as if to study if it were actually white as it obviously looks or if he could convince me that I needed this opposite color from what I asked for and not even butyl. I finally had to tell him this is white. He really wanted to sell that white clay. This is typical of the salesmen I have seen in RV places. The parts counter person was more knowledgeable and forthcoming however.
Salesmen who are not a little sleezy do not hang around long as they don't make the sales needed to make a living.
I worked in retail once and the boss would get mad if a customer went out without buying something. He said, they came in to buy something, make sure they buy something.

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Over the years, I had two salesmen who worked for me that wrote books on the salesmen cheating people buying vehicles. Neither of the two were at all successful selling and I ultimately had to let both of them go. Ironically, neither of the two were at all honest and their files contained specific instances where they were less than honest with a customer which led to their demise. Sometimes it is easier to write a book about cheating than to make an honest living.

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Hammerboy wrote:

I've often thought about being an RV salesman for real, because I like rv's and talking to people about rv's. The problem I would be to honest and therefore either have small paychecks or fired.[emoticon]

Dan


I can assure you it is far easier to be successful in the business with honesty. It actually leads to larger paychecks and longer term employment.

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The author must be a salesman at camping world. Do they really let you test drive a Class A? Our salesman was a pretty good no pressure guy. On our first visit, we told him that we were only there to look and that asking us if we were going to buy today was fruitless. He showed us low, medium, high and super high level units, taking us all around on his golf cart with cold bottles of water. He showed us used units - some with defects and some hardly used. He didn't employ any of those tricks - which means he didn't treat us like we were idiots. He eventually got the sale - we went back to buy on a day he called in sick. We left and came back when he was available again.


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RobWNY wrote:

I guess I have to wonder why any RV salesman would be confessing to the world why he does what he does. Seems counterproductive.


He may have gotten fed up and retired from that job and gotten an honest job.

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Outdoor Adventures Inc (Formerally Michigan's outdoor adventures) a membershiup campground chain I happen to belong to.

Attorney General is investigating their sales practices..

Can not say as I blame her.


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this guy has an ego out of this world.he thinks he sold something the customer really did not want at a price they did not want to pay.i doubt he could sell a dozen units a year.if any body got manipulated it was him.he could not sell rv's or anything else so he tries to make a living selling columns.

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If he is going by looks then he would never sell me anything. I wear old shorts and an old shirt. I drive an 01 Explorer. Don’t need to show off. Last thing I want is for them to think I have any money. This guy is trying to sell RV’s in his advertisement for himself!


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beemerphile1 wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

Click bait website
Total waste of time to even look at that site.


It is a monetized site but so is this one. I would not call it click bait as you read the entire article on one page. Click bait sites make you keep clicking to different pages because they get paid by the number of pages visited.

Difference is that every ad on this page goes back to some affiliate of Marcus Lemonis. The linked website has so many ads that you struggle to differentiate between the "original" content and the click-bait ads.

But if we're being specific:
Clickbait definition - (on the Internet) content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page.

That website has been posted on here many times, but the content is barely useful to anyone. There are no "original" ideas on that website, and the articles are very poorly written.

I, for one, don't believe any actual RV salesman wrote that article. My grandfather used to be the only used car salesman in town. He also ran the only wrecker service, mechanic shop, tractor repair business, etc. (small town back then). I could have written a better synopsis than this so-called RV salesman just based upon the stories I heard from my grandfather.

So calls himself "Mac" in order to not use his real name. LOL! What's his real name...John, David, Scott, whatever...?? He didn't give his location or company name...so if he were to use his real first name that would somehow disclose his identity??


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My girlfriend's brother bought a TT that weighed 9800lbs and they had a 5 cylinder chevy colorado. I still wonder how they managed to pull it home 100 miles and not kill the truck or anyone else, Decided theyn needed a bigger truck went to local truck dealer and told salesman what they had and what they were pulling and was talked into buying a halfton dodge. And finally they asked me for advice as the new truck wasnt helping much. New truck still wasn't enough hooked up with mine (2004 F250 V10) and my truck didn't know it was back there, They decided to move down to Texas from Illinois and they ended up trading the newly bought TT for a lite weight TT. And took a bath trading the TT. I couldn't afford to buy thiers. some salesman will talk anyone into buying just to make a sale.


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