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    Talking It ain't easy to sell stuff
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    Ouch! Reminds me of that Samuri sword infomercial where the sword breaks in two. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lookingfortips
    Ouch! Reminds me of that Samuri sword infomercial where the sword breaks in two. lol
    Was that a "Samurai" sword or a Ginsu knife? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Bay
    This reminds me of a funny selling situation I had one night in 1972. I was selling interior decor (draperies, reupholstering, carpet etc etc). I had just the day before watched a fabric salesman demonstrate the durability of a new fabric we had just gotten. He took a sharp knife and held it above the fabric and said: "I'm sure you'd agree that ten strokes across this fabric with this knife would be equal to ten years of wear, wouldn't you?" Of course, I could not imagine a fabric withstanding that kind of abuse and so I agreed.

    Sure enough, he stroked the knife agressively over the fabric probably 15 to 20 times. Not a thread of damage!! After seeing that I knew I could sell the heck out of that fabric to families with kids. The very next night I was at a families home moving in on a reupholstery job on their family room sofa, and brought out the new fabric to show it off. I asked the woman if she had a sharp knife, which she promptly retrieved from the kitchen.

    I held the knife over the fabric and said: "I'm sure you'd agree that ten strokes of this knife would equal 10 years of wear, wouldn't you?" They readily agreed but had a look of amazement at what I was about to do.

    I quickly stroked the fabric five or six strokes when I suddenly noticed that I had cut it to shreds!!! I did a quick adlib about how well that knife must cut steak, and we all had a good laugh. But man, was I embarrassed. The next day, I phoned the salesman who demonstrated the fabric to us and told him what I did. He then explained to me that I was only supposed to drag the point of the knife over the fabric, but not actually the sharp blade! Yep, sometimes it's hard to sell stuff!! LOL
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    Man, he broke his face on that thing, and still says it's safe to operate.
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    ooooh ouch...guess he was ok since he finished.
    Alan - rofl.....that's really a funny story.

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    Lmao!
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