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Should i abandon this store after being insulted?

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
Okay, there's a shop in Manhattan I go to about once a month because they have great deals on shirts, ties, and some other items.  The salespeople are a little too pushy (apparently everything I try on looks absolutely perfect) and a bit annoying overall, but I put up with it for the deals.  However, last week when I went in, a salesguy told me in a semi-snobby tone that my sweater made my skin look pale .  Now I think he had a point, but I found his tone to be insulting.  So what do you guys think?  Should I bring by business elsewhere?   Or keep on getting the good deals in the store but just avoid him?
post #2 of 41
I never let rude salespeople ruin my day or interrupt my shopping. I find a polite "buzz off, jack" remark works best. With a smile, of course.
post #3 of 41
Well, only you can judge whether the bargains are worth the annoyance -- it depends on your financial situation and tolerance level.  If you just tell them firmly right off the bat that you don't need any assistance, I can't believe they'd continue to hound you.  What store is it? Also, if you want to have fun with those guys, if they ever use a rude tone in offering advice you disagree with, you could always give them the once over and say, "well... I don't think you and I have QUITE the same taste... but thank you."
post #4 of 41
sooooooo.... what's the store's name?
post #5 of 41
It depends on how good the deals are...
post #6 of 41
Death by Lynchmob... But really, dont let it bother you. I hit Saks 5th Avenue yesterday to get some display ideas (Man the square footage...I am sick with envy) and overall I found the staff to be very willing to help, but every now and then you get someone rude to which I mentioned to my wife that its alays great to think that "Mister (or Madam), you WORK here. I SHOP here". Dont cut off your nose to spite your face. Let it slide. JJF
post #7 of 41
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I just get aggravated because when I worked retail I went out of my treat people well and I think you should show your customers a certain level of respect. I'm going to keep going to the store for now, I won't say which one unless they really piss me off. On Saks Fifth Avenue - I've always gotten great help there, even when I made it clear that I wasn't buying, or could only afford sale items. If I ever attain the wealth to pay full price for clothes, I will give them some of my business. A friend told me they're doing a remodeling of the flagship store on 5th Ave, which will hopefully include the men's department Barney's on the other hand has treated me like crap (though the Warehouse sale rocks). I bought a pair of jeans there one day and needed them hemmed (which would take about 2 minutes on a sewing machine). The salesgirl claimed it would take a minimum of 4 weeks to get the work done. I told them I was leaving for Paris in a week (which was true) and wanted the jeans for the trip, she still said no go. I then asked for a manager, at which point she said they would be done in 3 days. 4 weeks to 3 days? Huh? Bloomingdales has been good, I like all the cute cheery girls they have around, and the sales staff actually listens to me when I say I don't need any help.
post #8 of 41
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Also, if you want to have fun with those guys, if they ever use a rude tone in offering advice you disagree with, you could always give them the once over and say, "well... I don't think you and I have QUITE the same taste... but thank you."
At the risk of invoking the wrath of the politcally correct, that sounds like something only a certain type of gay guy could say properly; the once over adds extra bitchiness.
post #9 of 41
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Death by Lynchmob... But really, dont let it bother you. I hit Saks 5th Avenue yesterday to get some display ideas (Man the square footage...I am sick with envy) and overall I found the staff to be very willing to help, but every now and then you get someone rude to which I mentioned to my wife that its alays great to think that "Mister (or Madam), you WORK here. I SHOP here". Dont cut off your nose to spite your face. Let it slide. JJF
Ah, we get the same luck of salespeople here at the Saks in Boca. Some are helpful, while others, well Jon you put it best: simply work there. Yes, the flagship Saks is massive. Jon.
post #10 of 41
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At the risk of invoking the wrath of the politcally correct, that sounds like something only a certain type of gay guy could say properly; the once over adds extra bitchiness.
A straight guy looks at the guy, gives him the once over, smirks, and says, "Right. Thanks." Not as cool as what the gay-gay guy could pull off, but it is still pretty satisfying.
post #11 of 41
I think a better scenario would be: Shop assistant: You look *awful* in that sweater, 'sir'. Shopper (striking assistant on the chin): Shut up, clownshoes.
post #12 of 41
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Okay, there's a shop in Manhattan I go to about once a month because they have great deals on shirts, ties, and some other items.  The salespeople are a little too pushy (apparently everything I try on looks absolutely perfect) and a bit annoying overall, but I put up with it for the deals.  However, last week when I went in, a salesguy told me in a semi-snobby tone that my sweater made my skin look pale .  Now I think he had a point, but I found his tone to be insulting.  So what do you guys think?  Should I bring by business elsewhere?   Or keep on getting the good deals in the store but just avoid him?
You should bust his balls by saying .. "Whoa, thank you, that was the look I was going for, you know loney, poor, and desperate look.." But who cares, if he make dumb comments like that just tell to shut up. Or tell him that you wish to talk to manager about him. Enjoy the discount deals .. Free country ..
post #13 of 41
Thread Starter 
It's always easy to come up with clever comebacks afterwards. I thought of saying something nasty but I didn't want to sink down to his level.
post #14 of 41
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It's always easy to come up with clever comebacks afterwards. I thought of saying something nasty but I didn't want to sink down to his level.
You could always go back to the store, search him out, and say "Remember that time you said ....., well, ..... to you." That might be fun.
post #15 of 41
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It's always easy to come up with clever comebacks afterwards.  I thought of saying something nasty but I didn't want to sink down to his level.
I don't think you should say anything nasty. Kill him with kindness - something like "Oh, I'm sorry you don't like it", or "thanks for your opinion." Lets him know exactly how you feel about him while maintaining civility.
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