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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do salesmen discourage iphones, even if you want one?

I know I am posting this on androidforums,lol but please follow me.

Recently I had my boss and my father-in-law both have upgrades available through verizon.

Both of them wanted the iphone 5 due to the ease of operation, they both told me that while they liked their androids that they had too many options they never use and wanted something simple.

My boss ended up coming back with the sg3, which I told him was a great phone. But he told me that he almost felt bullied out of the iphone 5. He then asked me "what button do I hit to transfer this file to my computer?"...I told him "you can only do that with other samsung galaxy s3 and up phones". He tells me "the salesman told me I could do it with any phone or computer".

My father in law went in to get the iphone 5, he ended up coming back with the droid razr m, which is a sharp phone. But he then told me basically the same thing my boss did, that he told them he wanted the iphone 5 and they told him that he didn't want the iphone 5 and sold him on the razr m. He did end up going back and returning it for the iphone 5.

But I raise the question, why do the sales people do this?...Is it like the same thing with car dealers?, if they have a certain amount of a particular car on the lot, but everyone is buying the same car they start telling people "you don't want want this".

Anytime I have ever went to buy a phone they have never tried to sell me on anything other than what I ask for, but I am 29 and they are both in their 60's.
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