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If you're in direct sales (aka Avon, Mary Kay, 31, etc....) rant

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You are selling sub-par crap that I could get at any drug/big-box retail store for half the price.

Your methods of roping your good friends and family into hosting "parties" and subsequently roping their friends into buying your sub-par crap is exploitative and annoying. And don't tell me that "oh, just come! You don't have to buy anything - it's FUN!"

a) while you all annoy me, I'm not going to show up to a friend's "party" and not buy anything. We all know that's the game

b) WTF is "fun" about these parties? Oh, wait! I might win a nail file if I'm the last one holding it during the "right, left" game. Whoop de fucking do.

Financial freedom, empowerment, being your own boss, reaching your dreams - please don't give me that f'ing schpiel. EVERY single company has the same tagline in one form or another. You make money by annoying people into buying your crap/signing up to become a part of that "company." Then, under the guise of "coaching" them, you arm-wrestle them into buying yet even more shit to enhance their new business, which ultimately ends up on ebay 3 months later when your disgruntled "downline" realizes it's all a farce and realizes it's all a farce.

Is there a secret password I need to use to get you guys to STFU once I polietely tell you, in no uncertain terms that I am not interested in being all that I can be or attaining unlimited financial wealth by selling over-priced lipsticks/skincreams/bags/dip mixes/coffee/scrap book supplies/organic cleaning shit? What part of "no" is not understood? I know the "big wigs" at your company give you an answer for every possible objection, but at what point do you just give up?

::End rant::

Good night!

by on Jun. 9, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Replies (231-240):
MamaPeanut
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM
Haha, omg, I love this!!
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yayay15
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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31 bags are NOT that pricey. They are well made. All of mine have held up and I use them for everything. They are cute and fun to have and buy.
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Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM
Does it matter? I dont buy those purses..... they are over priced....

Quoting LiliMama18:

How come you answered this, but didn't answer when I asked you what style the purse I posted was?




Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Lol.... Wow....





Quoting LiliMama18:

Yep not defensive at all. You're keeping me amused as I stretch out on a lawn chair at my yard sale. You, on the other hand are getting frustrated and angry -I'm not :)








Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Who said I was getting defensive? You point out your opinions.... I point out facts about my business.... Font like it too fucking bad....









Quoting LiliMama18:

And she is sooooo successful at it, she doesn't get defensive at all when people bring up valid points about her line of work












Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

I sell for Intimate Expressions. LOVE IT! Been with the company since Oct and have made more since Oct than I have in my day job. By end of this year I would love to make this my only income.

Quoting PinkHairMAMA:

I sell for slumber, and love it. We always have so much fun and women who come in nervous, or unhappy they were dragged to this "stupid party" are always happy by the end.




















Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Well...... I sell sex toys.... sorry you feel that all of these types of parties are not fun, but they are.

With the right consultant in any company of these types of parties, you can have fun.

If you don't want to buy, don't.












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teamwhitlow
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

real story, I was selling baby gear via craigslist and the lady I was selling gear to hit me up about a passion party. I didn't have a clue what she was talking about but clearly she had come prepared with her business card and pamphlet. For months, she kept sending me text messages since she had my cell from our transaction. I ignored her until she stopped. I used to be in sales and I know they are trained to NEVER take a no so the only thing to do is ignore them, they cannot debate silence :)

 

SarineLewis
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM
O_o. No comment
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ebbierowe
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM

 I used to sell Lia Sophia jewelry but I wasn't very good at it. I didn't push people when they said no, most cause I wasn't into the pressure selling. I guess it wasn't the career for me. I will still do a party if my friends ask me to, but I am actually working on starting my own event planning business.

I understand your frustration though. Many of them (not all) are very pushy but the fact is there must be a market for it cause they exist.

LiliMama18
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM
Yeah it does matter, if you're going to call me an idiot you can at least answer the question, if you can't or won't, well-you've proved my point. :)


Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Does it matter? I dont buy those purses..... they are over priced....



Quoting LiliMama18:

How come you answered this, but didn't answer when I asked you what style the purse I posted was?






Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Lol.... Wow....







Quoting LiliMama18:

Yep not defensive at all. You're keeping me amused as I stretch out on a lawn chair at my yard sale. You, on the other hand are getting frustrated and angry -I'm not :)










Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Who said I was getting defensive? You point out your opinions.... I point out facts about my business.... Font like it too fucking bad....











Quoting LiliMama18:

And she is sooooo successful at it, she doesn't get defensive at all when people bring up valid points about her line of work














Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

I sell for Intimate Expressions. LOVE IT! Been with the company since Oct and have made more since Oct than I have in my day job. By end of this year I would love to make this my only income.

Quoting PinkHairMAMA:

I sell for slumber, and love it. We always have so much fun and women who come in nervous, or unhappy they were dragged to this "stupid party" are always happy by the end.























Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Well...... I sell sex toys.... sorry you feel that all of these types of parties are not fun, but they are.

With the right consultant in any company of these types of parties, you can have fun.

If you don't want to buy, don't.














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Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Grow up! Unlike you I don't try to pretend that I know things I don't. I don't purchase purses that are so expensive I could pay 3-4 months of rent with.

Quoting LiliMama18:

Yeah it does matter, if you're going to call me an idiot you can at least answer the question, if you can't or won't, well-you've proved my point. :)
Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Does it matter? I dont buy those purses..... they are over priced....
Quoting LiliMama18:

How come you answered this, but didn't answer when I asked you what style the purse I posted was?
Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Lol.... Wow....
Quoting LiliMama18:

Yep not defensive at all. You're keeping me amused as I stretch out on a lawn chair at my yard sale. You, on the other hand are getting frustrated and angry -I'm not :)
Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Who said I was getting defensive? You point out your opinions.... I point out facts about my business.... Dont like it too fucking bad....
Quoting LiliMama18:

And she is sooooo successful at it, she doesn't get defensive at all when people bring up valid points about her line of work
Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

I sell for Intimate Expressions. LOVE IT! Been with the company since Oct and have made more since Oct than I have in my day job. By end of this year I would love to make this my only income.

Quoting PinkHairMAMA:

I sell for slumber, and love it. We always have so much fun and women who come in nervous, or unhappy they were dragged to this "stupid party" are always happy by the end.
Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Well...... I sell sex toys.... sorry you feel that all of these types of parties are not fun, but they are.

With the right consultant in any company of these types of parties, you can have fun.

If you don't want to buy, don't.

Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

LOL actually.... we're trained to accept no, but to go for a yes. "Would you like more information about hosting a party?" "No" "Not a problem.... how about a book to order products?" "No" "not a problem, do you know anyone who would be interested?" "Yes! So & So!" "Awesome, thanks for your friends name and phone number, One way that I like to say thanks is with a free $20 product of your choice! Shipping on me! What do you say?"

I don't push, but I will ask for leads. If you don't want to "purchase" no problem. I know a lot of people who have friends who would love to.

Quoting teamwhitlow:

real story, I was selling baby gear via craigslist and the lady I was selling gear to hit me up about a passion party. I didn't have a clue what she was talking about but clearly she had come prepared with her business card and pamphlet. For months, she kept sending me text messages since she had my cell from our transaction. I ignored her until she stopped. I used to be in sales and I know they are trained to NEVER take a no so the only thing to do is ignore them, they cannot debate silence :)

 


LiliMama18
by on Jun. 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM
Lol - its called....wait for it....a MONOGRAMMED PURSE. Can ya believe it?

Tell me one thing I'm pretending to know that I don't...just one...come on...


Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Grow up! Unlike you I don't try to pretend that I know things I don't. I don't purchase purses that are so expensive I could pay 3-4 months of rent with.

Quoting LiliMama18:

Yeah it does matter, if you're going to call me an idiot you can at least answer the question, if you can't or won't, well-you've proved my point. :)

Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Does it matter? I dont buy those purses..... they are over priced....

Quoting LiliMama18:

How come you answered this, but didn't answer when I asked you what style the purse I posted was?

Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Lol.... Wow....

Quoting LiliMama18:

Yep not defensive at all. You're keeping me amused as I stretch out on a lawn chair at my yard sale. You, on the other hand are getting frustrated and angry -I'm not :)

Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Who said I was getting defensive? You point out your opinions.... I point out facts about my business.... Dont like it too fucking bad....

Quoting LiliMama18:

And she is sooooo successful at it, she doesn't get defensive at all when people bring up valid points about her line of work

Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

I sell for Intimate Expressions. LOVE IT! Been with the company since Oct and have made more since Oct than I have in my day job. By end of this year I would love to make this my only income.

Quoting PinkHairMAMA:

I sell for slumber, and love it. We always have so much fun and women who come in nervous, or unhappy they were dragged to this "stupid party" are always happy by the end.

Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Well...... I sell sex toys.... sorry you feel that all of these types of parties are not fun, but they are.

With the right consultant in any company of these types of parties, you can have fun.

If you don't want to buy, don't.







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