Whats the price? – Rant
I have been looking all day for a promotional pen manufacturer that will ship to me for a reasonable price, I find tons of pens, but no pricing. I have wasted about three hours on this and am just giving up for now. So I thought I would rant a bit about having price tags on stuff.
In my career in sales, I have sold inexpensive items such as $5 portable radios, and $3 headphones, I have also sold $100,000 Cadillac , and top end home theatre systems sometimes costing more than $60 000,
I have seen all kinds of sleaze and greed in my time, and the worst of it is when you put a high commission salesperson with a product with no price tag.
Often a $70 item suddenly becomes $300, or a $500 suddenly becomes $2000, and believe it or not people don’t know any better and actually buy these things. Sure they usually know the price of the main item, but not all the little extras they try and sell you after. The guy ripping them off will lower the price until they buy anyhow, or “switch products” to get in their price range, and judge how much they will sell it for by how much trust they feel they have from the customer.
Anyhow, here I am trying to buy pens online, and there are no prices, whats the secret? Do you expect me to draw you a bank cheque? I’m sorry I cant buy for “secret prices” how do you even put a secret price on the pay slip for me to sign?
If everything has price tags my days and everyone else’s will just be that more efficient, and the guys that rip you off not only wont be able to rip people off anymore, but when they go shopping themselves they wont get ripped off either.
There should be a law that all items without a price tags are free.