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Old 07-11-2013, 07:35 PM
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what do you like/dislike in an equip. salesman?

New to the forum but lurking for years. Im just looking for some real input from you guys about this question. any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:43 PM
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I don't like that they don't automatically give me a discount like the owner does.

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:59 PM
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1. Integrity is huge by far biggest trait I need in a salesman.

2. Follow through, do what you say you will

3. Know your product line. You truly have to have an interest in heavy equipment to be good at it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:04 PM
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Yea don't hand me a pamphlet. I already know that much, that's why I'm here duh. Also call me when you say you will
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:44 PM
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I know what I want, But I love listening to a salesmans opinions on what I should buy instead of just telling me I shouldn't buy the bush hog I want..
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:32 AM
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what do you like/dislike in an equip. salesman?

I should not know more about the equipment I'm after than the sales guy. This goes for anything: pickups and skid steers to snowmobiles and motorcycles.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:57 AM
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Like: Knowledge
Do what they say they will do
The ability too listen'

Dislike: Arrogance
Biased
Talk too much
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:50 AM
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Like: Knowledge
Do what they say they will do
The ability too listen'

Dislike: Arrogance
Biased
Talk too much
Exactly.

When we were looking at a Cat CTL our Cat rep would not stop bashing the other machines we were looking at.... instead of showing me/explaining why the 289 was better and IMO the only thing the Cat had going for it was the cab, otherwise it was not suited for our type of work at all.

Also friendly, the guy we have bought our last 7 pieces of equipment from will do just about anything for us with just a phone call.

Don't like being fed some stupid line either.

Being friendly and not fake friendly helps too, knows more and remembers things besides what machines I have bought from him.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:03 PM
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No sales person drives a Jeep as awesome as mine.
They all drive Ferds and Chebbies.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:16 AM
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No sales person drives a Jeep as awesome as mine.
They all drive Ferds and Chebbies.
Ron do you like to ride in the Jeep when its on a lift or is it more comfortable to just ride in the tow truck? Sorry, couldn't resist.
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