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Do Salespeople Bother You?

Sometimes you just want to shop, and not be talked to...or snobbily glared at.

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carrieplh carrieplh 8 years
If I need help or any kind of assistance, I will ask for it.
mollipop mollipop 8 years
I'm fine with having a salesperson greet me, and ask if I need help or am looking for something in particular, but I definitely hate being followed or checked on more than a couple times.
poetess poetess 8 years
Yes! I say hi to them and if it goes beyond that, unless I address them, it bothers me!
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 8 years
I hate them and i do send them away
sweetstrawberry sweetstrawberry 8 years
as a note to what i said before...i think these salespeople don't know that targeting in on a customer only makes them go away. =/
sweetstrawberry sweetstrawberry 8 years
in korea its the WORST. i swear they are birn with little vibration detectors in their heads and as soon as you step into their turf they zoom in on you. -_-- PRIVACY PEOPLE
Desert Desert 8 years
Sales people in Asia tend to stalk you around the store. I mean seriously, they are about 2 feet away from you and if you so much as touch a item on a rack, they will re-adjust said item as soon as you take a step forward. This behaviour doesn't stop even after you telling them that you're just browsing.On the other end of the scale, I've actually had to wait to pay for items because the salesgirls are too busy nattering away on the phone. Had I not wanted those items to desperately I would have just chucked them on the floow and walked out.
Desert Desert 8 years
Sales people in Asia tend to stalk you around the store. I mean seriously, they are about 2 feet away from you and if you so much as touch a item on a rack, they will re-adjust said item as soon as you take a step forward. This behaviour doesn't stop even after you telling them that you're just browsing. On the other end of the scale, I've actually had to wait to pay for items because the salesgirls are too busy nattering away on the phone. Had I not wanted those items to desperately I would have just chucked them on the floow and walked out.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 8 years
I don't mind being greeted, in fact, I want someone to acknowledge my presence in their store. But I do not enjoy being followed while shopping, so I give a polite smile and a "Just looking" response. Of course then I have to go searching when I need someone to unlock a fitting room. It's a balance, I guess.
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
i really don't like being followed around or even watched. i've never had a salesperson push things at me and tell me i look fab in something though. i believe that if i want help, i'll ask for it! HOWEVER. i do realize that it is their job to try and be helpful and not stand around doing nothing, i completely understand that. but a nice greeting is fine for me and i don't mind if i'm completely ignored unless i ask for help.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
p.s. I didn't buy the glasses. I placed them on the counter, looked her in the eye and said I didn't want them anymore and walked out. Sorry for the rant but the incident really got to me!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I was JUST going to post something last week along these lines ... I was treated like a CRIMINAL when I went shopping in Zara the other day for sunglasses. Not only was the salesperson very rude to me, but she watched my every move and shouted at me when I left the counter, still holding the glasses I was about to purchase because I saw a belt I liked. I have worked in retail for 3 years (previously) and I know how to treat even a suspicious shoplifter. It's called CUSTOMER SERVICE - you keep a close eye on them by helping them with their purchase, not glaring at them, watching their every move, raising your voice at them, and being cold. I can't believe I approached her with a smile, when I first walked up to the counter, to inquire about the prices of the sunglasses. HELLO, you are ZARA - not DIOR, not PRADA, not even Ralph Lauren. You are a measly overpriced HIGH-STREET store. Get OVER it! I should have talked to the manager because that is the second time I've been treated really rudely at the same Zara and my friends have had similar experiences. I'm never shopping there again.
ddene5713 ddene5713 8 years
...and also... if they don't ask you or talk to you then they might get in trouble for acting uninterested by their boss. i've gotten in trouble for leaving customers to look around for a bit before asking rather then just bombard them at the door.
ddene5713 ddene5713 8 years
it really depends. b/c people getting aggrevated when they don't get asked if they need help finding anything while others want to be left alone. i personally like being asked or told if i need any help to ask them... so it's not like i feel like i'm being a bother by going up to them and also not feeling like they aren't even aware of me being in the store.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
when i was reading the comments i must say i was getting a little irritated. i work retail and it's a crappy job. for every handful of nice people that come in to my place of business i have 20 rude people who say " if i need your help i'll come and find you" or " i'm just looking" with an irritated look on their face. sorry if your shopping experience at the mall today wasn't pleasant but you don't have to take it out on me. i personally don't try to bug people when they come in, i greet everyone i can no matter what they look like- even if they are kids i know are only there to make a mess or browse. yes, your business pays me but i don't make all that freaking much! i don't make enough to put up with your rudeness. when i go shopping i make it a point to be nice to the sales people, or at the very least polite. if i don't like the people that work some where- i either don't go in there at all or just pop in when i have something specific i want.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
when i was reading the comments i must say i was getting a little irritated. i work retail and it's a crappy job. for every handful of nice people that come in to my place of business i have 20 rude people who say " if i need your help i'll come and find you" or " i'm just looking" with an irritated look on their face. sorry if your shopping experience at the mall today wasn't pleasant but you don't have to take it out on me. i personally don't try to bug people when they come in, i greet everyone i can no matter what they look like- even if they are kids i know are only there to make a mess or browse. yes, your business pays me but i don't make all that freaking much! i don't make enough to put up with your rudeness. when i go shopping i make it a point to be nice to the sales people, or at the very least polite. if i don't like the people that work some where- i either don't go in there at all or just pop in when i have something specific i want.
jdepp_84 jdepp_84 8 years
I think it depends. Sometimes I don't know what im looking for and they help me find it. I haven't had bad experiences with salespeople too much. I just try to remind myself that the reason why they wan't to make you buy something is because they need a commission, its their job. If i worked as a sales person, I would do the same exact thing. I think that if you tell them nicely, but not mean, they will def back off. When I feel they are just so overbarring I just tell them nicely that I will call them when I need their help and they leave me alone. Its all about how you handle the situation:)
jenzterama jenzterama 8 years
when i was in asia, sales people were very accomodating and helpful BUT they followed you around the store which was awkward...that part i didn't like
rnsmelody rnsmelody 8 years
its a love & hate relationship. you love it when they help you for a good reason and you hate them when they are annoying, rude or when they forget about you or when some of them treat you bad.
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
COCO I couldnt agree more.... it happens to me ALL the damn time... not to mention the fact that I get the glare of "shoplifter" it drives me NUTS!!!! grrr >:(
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
COCO I couldnt agree more.... it happens to me ALL the damn time... not to mention the fact that I get the glare of "shoplifter" it drives me NUTS!!!!grrr >:(
butterfly7 butterfly7 8 years
Either they wont leave you alone, or you can't find someone to help you. Either way, it's a pain!
butterfly7 butterfly7 8 years
Either they wont leave you alone, or you can't find someone to help you. Either way, it's a pain!
sada24 sada24 8 years
I currently work in sales and just want you all to know how we, the sales people sometimes have to force ourselves to ask the "annoying questions". We know you hate it, we hate it too, but we've got to make our bosses happy and keep sales going strong. Please understand and know that often times we are really sincerely trying to help you in order to pass the time and make sure you are getting what you want/need. All in all, that is what we are there for and what we are getting paid for. I'd rather see a customer leave with one thing and happy then without anything and swearing they'd never come back because of poor customer service.
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