I borrowed a brand new, $66,190 2007 convertible Corvette from a Chevy dealer here in the Flathead last Friday. Brought it back to the dealership about midnight Saturday, sadly with only about 41 more miles on it than it started with – but that’s a story for another day.
The salesguy who handed me the keys spent a few minutes going over what I needed to know and what I needed to stay away from (and why), like “speeds over 80, since we’re still in the break-in period”<g>. Before I pulled away, he made sure I was comfortable with all the things I needed to know in order to drive it for a couple of days.
Then he did something that would have probably annoyed some folks, but I was pleased that he was paying attention enough to do so…
He asked for the sale.
Randy the sales guy’s last words to me were: “If for some reason you decide you don’t want to bring it back, my number’s on this card, and I’ll be happy to help you take care of it.”
Too many salespeople miss opportunities like that.
Zig Ziglar said “Timid salespeople have skinny kids”. Are your kids skinny?