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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 10 years
If I need help or any kind of assistance, I will ask for it.
mollipop mollipop 10 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 10 years
Yes! I say hi to them and if it goes beyond that, unless I address them, it bothers me!
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 10 years
I hate them and i do send them away
sweetstrawberry sweetstrawberry 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
Either they wont leave you alone, or you can't find someone to help you. Either way, it's a pain!
sada24 sada24 10 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.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
No, they don't bother me. If I need something I go to them however most of the time I can just zone out and focus on what I want buy not what they want me to spend my money on.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
Sales people don't annoy me, I annoy them. :) I figure their job is to make sure I'm finding what I need, in my size, and get me outta there as quickly as possible. So I call on them whenever I can. Hey, I worked retail and put in my time in the biz, so now its their turn!
sarabel sarabel 10 years
I was raised with a mother who befriended sales people and have carried on the tradition. I find when you befriend them they look out for you and take much better care of you. She'll latch on to someone and use them for years or follow them. They come to know what we like, how things fit, and alert us to really great stuff (or hide it for us!).
Fiend Fiend 10 years
onetime i walked into Coach and the sales ppl looked up at me and went back to their work without saying anything. two minutes later a woman walked in all dressed up and everyone was like hi how are you welcome. I guess because i had sweats on they thought i wasnt buying anything. I was about to walk out when a guy came out from back and asked me if i was being helped and did i need anything. So i bought the bag i came for ($700 sale they wouldve lost)and at the register everyone is all friendly "i love that bag you'll love it too!" "oh i have it in black". That is one experience that pissed me off and even though i have to pay $8.50 for shipping, i refuse to go to that Coach store and i shop from the web instead.
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