Sunday, 2 December 2012

Comments from Customers at the local school fete.

Approached by a work colleague to display my wares at the local school fete,
I was enticed to donate a new computer in exchange for some advertising and a spot in my own marquee on the school grounds.

These are some of the conversational exchanges while in my stall ;

Customer 1 : My computer is really slow. The kids are always downloading stuff and now it doesn't work like new.

Response :  Hard drive could be full, or close to it. A virus or poorly organised files could be slowing it down. It could also be simply an old machine trying to cope with more modern programs.

Customer 1 : Thanks

Customer then walks away not to be seen again.

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Customer 2 :  My name is Dave. I work  with computers sometimes and would like to work for you if you have any work avaliable.

Response here goes along the lines of, supply your name and number and I'll see what I can do.

Potential customer  leaves without any transaction

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My stall was quiet with no long lines like the other stalls.

Customer 3 :  No sales for you today.

Response : It will take some time.

Person leaves without any transaction.

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One woman in a frantic sort of state looks at a printer for sale and says "no no" I prefer a laser printer. So I preceeded to explain that I can supply a printer and the cartridges to suit.  Supplied at what I believe are reasonable prices.

Person leaves. Never to be seen again.

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Young Children with ice cream don't mix when you have expensive computer parts on the table.

Children leave never to be seen again.

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A lady with two young girls approached my stall and asked about my products. Their interest was in an open PC. So I gave them a  quick lesson on the operation of a PC and some of the precautions that should be taken.

After I finish there was one question from these young ones of 8 years.
Where's the gold?

So I showed them a couple of RAM chips.

Lady and children leave never to be seen again.

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One man approaches my stall and talked for ages about his occupation and how he always does transactions without receipts. ( my receipt book was clearly visible on the table)
There is a netbook on the front table with a price tag of $220

Customer says" If  i come back later with $200 will you sell it"

Response:  The price is 220

The price at $220 is excellent value and there is no room to haggle. It is a very fair price as it is.

Customer attempts to use the cash in hand method but I did not accept this.

More talking about this and that, but in the end the customer left.

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Customer : I would buy this tablet but now that I know it is not a phone I don't think so.

Response : nothing.

Customer walks away.

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Towards the end of the day and I had started to pack up. Not a single sale of any sort had been made. A senoir lady attempts to donate her old keyboard to me.

" You can have it if you like" she says

I must have been worn out, short of breath, or something because she says

" I can tell by your face that you are not interetsed"

Response : Most people would like new products.

Senior lady walks away, never to be seen again.

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Note to self  :    No  More  Fetes !!

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