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Funny Story from Sales Presentation

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I would like to share a funny story our salesman told us at a recent Marriott sales presentation. It was an excellent presentation and he was absolutely straight with the facts in this presentation. I believe that the following story is true.

He asked us why we were at the presentation and asked if it was because we had been bribed or arm twisted to come. We said yes but we enjoy hearing what is new. He then told us that he is a Marriott owner and had reserved his home week for use by a family member. Shortly before the check-in date he received a call to set up a sales meeting. He replied that he was actually a salesman selling Marriott timeshares at that very resort, which the caller apparently did not understand. He said the guy kept pushing for him to attend a presentation and it was only with great difficulty that he was finally able to decline the invitation. So apparently the screening process leaves more to be desired that we had previously imagined!
 
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He should have accepted, scheduled himself to present and collected the gift.
 

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Quite funny.

It just goes to show that sometimes these people simply won't take no for an answer. Doesn't matter what you say, they don't listen and just try to get you signed up to get their bonus.
 

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Ass in the chair = money in their pocket no matter if the guest is qualified or not, interested or not. At all costs :doh:
 

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Ass in the chair = money in their pocket no matter if the guest is qualified or not, interested or not. At all costs :doh:

The rep perhaps should have taken them up on the offer. They always say that one out of seven buy, so he would have got them one closer to the seven.
 

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The rep perhaps should have taken them up on the offer. They always say that one out of seven buy, so he would have got them one closer to the seven.

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:
 

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The rep perhaps should have taken them up on the offer. They always say that one out of seven buy, so he would have got them one closer to the seven.

The last one I went to said 1 out of 4, I think. But while I was there 2 had so a good morning.
 

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I recently arranged for a week at the Barony for my wife's cousin and two of her friends. All the women were single and in their 60s. My wife's cousin was invited over the phone to attend a presentation until they found out that she wasn't married and wasn't earning over $100,000 a year.
 

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He should have accepted, scheduled himself to present and collected the gift.

He should have brought a puppet and had him give the presentation!
 

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I recently arranged for a week at the Barony for my wife's cousin and two of her friends. All the women were single and in their 60s. My wife's cousin was invited over the phone to attend a presentation until they found out that she wasn't married and wasn't earning over $100,000 a year.


This brings up a funny experience I had. I'm a widow so I could attend the presentation in Aruba alone. I went with four other people. The married couple were no problem.

My two other friends, we had two (2) bedroom units, are actually distant cousins, both female, who live together and they're in their 70’s.
The agent making the reservation must have assumed they were gay and allowed them to attend the presentation together as a couple. Nobody mentioned their living arrangement at all. They just asked them how long they've been together and all the vacatation questions etc. They answered Truthfully and were given their award at the end of the 90 minutes.
 

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"It'd be even more funny if he went for a presentation and managed to sell to the rep who met with him."

No, it would have been REALLY funny if he went and bought!
 

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Now all of this leads me to a funny question?

If a Salesperson purchases a TS do they get a discount? Or consider the commission their discount? :shrug:
 

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Now all of this leads me to a funny question?

If a Salesperson purchases a TS do they get a discount? Or consider the commission their discount? :shrug:
I don't know the current answer, but I do know that in the days of selling weeks, sales people (and I think other employees) could buy for a 25% discount. I don't know if they also got a commission on that lower amount for selling to themselves, but I would not be surprised. I suspect it is the same with the purchase of DC points.
 

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I don't know the current answer, but I do know that in the days of selling weeks, sales people (and I think other employees) could buy for a 25% discount. I don't know if they also got a commission on that lower amount for selling to themselves, but I would not be surprised. I suspect it is the same with the purchase of DC points.

I would have suspected that the commission would be waived in the case of an employee purchase. Why collect the commission just to have to pay it out again. Additional unneeded accounting and tax implications. They probably have a certain salaried individual(s) that handle all employee purchases.
 

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I don't know the current answer, but I do know that in the days of selling weeks, sales people (and I think other employees) could buy for a 25% discount. I don't know if they also got a commission on that lower amount for selling to themselves, but I would not be surprised. I suspect it is the same with the purchase of DC points.

I would have suspected that the commission would be waived in the case of an employee purchase. Why collect the commission just to have to pay it out again. Additional unneeded accounting and tax implications. They probably have a certain salaried individual(s) that handle all employee purchases.

I know that sales people have purchased re-sale weeks from my guy at Marriott re-sales. He calls them his customers just like any other salesman.
 
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