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Commission Salespeople

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So where did all this hupla come from about working with non commission salespeople is better than someone on commission?
I went to Best Buy to buy a digital camera and camcorder, and he stated that he did not work on commission. I asked "so what...I should care because.........?" He said that most people prefer to work with non commission because there is less worry about being oversold.
I told him that I internet search, and visit a couple stores to make sure I do not get oversold, and I also happen to be a commission salesperson. I happen to feel that people will get alot better service from a commission salesperson, and may even have a better chance at getting a better price too because of the competition.
So where did this non commission is better come from? Car sales probably?
Plus this salesperson still gets bonuses based on how much they sell, so what in the heck is the difference?
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That isnt all totally true though. There are exceptions to every rule.

When I was 16 I was the manager of 3 retail paintball stores, who ordered, shipped, priced, and dealt with all the customers at the main store. Aside from that, I was also the tech who worked on all the guns that came in for repair (They're actually very similar to pnuematic nailers, so its nice having that experience). I never worked on commission, yet I made sure every customer was happy and if a problem arose I took care of it as soon as I possibly could. Working on the guns netted me $15/hr.

I agree though, most people that age don't have an F'n clue. :)
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