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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Every good shop proprietor that I know treats everyone with respect, not because "you never know who it might be" but out of good habit. Of course, that what goes around comes around doesn't hurt either.


When I worked retail, that certainly turned out to be true. It is the decent thing to do...but, hey, you also never know!
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Every good shop proprietor that I know treats everyone with respect, not because "you never know who it might be" but out of good habit. Of course, that what goes around comes around doesn't hurt either.


Agreed. Anyone who has ever worked a trade show or manned the shop counter of a high-end shop knows this. People with money do not exclusively look like a Purple Label photoshoot. The guy in the hoodie could be ready to drop a thousand bucks if you treat him well. Not to mention, it's the right thing to do. It's always best to treat everyone equally.

If somebody rips you off every now and then, it's a cost of doing business. Write it off. Better that than earning a lousy reputation and turning away potential first-time and repeat customers.
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post
Agreed. Anyone who has ever worked a trade show or manned the shop counter of a high-end shop knows this. People with money do not exclusively look like a Purple Label photoshoot. The guy in the hoodie could be ready to drop a thousand bucks if you treat him well. Not to mention, it's the right thing to do. It's always best to treat everyone equally.

If somebody rips you off every now and then, it's a cost of doing business. Write it off. Better that than earning a lousy reputation and turning away potential first-time and repeat customers.
I've heard of many cases of people who you'd least expect to spend large amounts of money, spending huge amounts. You never know what resources a person has or for whom they are spending money. Appearance alone is not a good predictor of someone's interest or resources.
post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Man...first the cops are after you BlackPlatano and now the clerks at vintage jewelry stores in the gay part of town...what's next??

gay guy in school telling me he wants to toss my salad. no homo



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Originally Posted by CharlesAlexander View Post
I know of this store, not too far from where I live.

What an asshole, I'm not a big fan of vintage, but if I was I would set foot in that store!

Don't you mean you wouldn't?

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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Googling the store found this review:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pippin-vinta...elers-new-york.

The first review states this:

"The people working at Pippin are so nice."


I tried to write a review, but you gotta sign up, confirm your email, etc. So I didn't bother.


However, I did find out something in some blog and left a comment. Apparently the shop is run by an old couple.

http://www.herebeoldthings.com/2007/...ment-111098458







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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
I think the best revenge is for us to file in and buy them all and then tell him how he could have sold them for 2-3 times the price. Art Deco, double-sided, $10-30? I'm all over them.


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On paper it looks like an increadible deal, but it's not. Imagine seen the vintage costume cufflinks on ebay in person. Not the gold or silver ones, the weird ones that go for a low price. It's basically that, but you gotta deal with an asshole.
post #35 of 49
You asked a good question for a jewelry store. Don't let his preconceived notions mess with your emotional level. Did you find anything at the Hickey sample sale? I was not blown away by anything. I think I prefer his other lines.

I say kill them with kindness if that doesn't work let them kill themselves.
post #36 of 49
One way to disarm rudeness and be guaranteed to walk away the victor, without a smudge, is to counter with perfect politeness.

You might have told the charming salesman in Pippins that indeed, you love to read and have just this week finished 'Finnegan's Wake' for the second time, enjoyed it greatly and wondered what he thinks of Joyce having sequenced his chapters to echo the entire course of literature from the ancient Greeks forward. "Did you find it a successful structure?" I would ask. "Or perhaps a trifle self-conscious?" Then wait for an answer. As you head for the door, turn and apologize. "Forgive me, I was confusing it with 'Ulysses'. You were so kind not to point it out."
post #37 of 49
go back there and whip his ass!!
post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Man...first the cops are after you BlackPlatano and now the clerks at vintage jewelry stores in the gay part of town...what's next??

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Originally Posted by blackplatano View Post
gay guy in school telling me he wants to toss my salad. no homo


Huh???
post #39 of 49
Dear Black Plantano - we are the owners of Pippin, Steve and Rachel Cooper. We are so sorry that you had a negative experience in our store. Our sales people know that they should always treat customers with the utmost respect. I'm afraid this salesman was having a bad day and took it out on you. We hope that you'll give us another try - we have a nice selection of gold cufflinks as well as the case of cufflinks you were looking at. Please accept our sincere apologies . Best Regards - Pippin
post #40 of 49
nice
post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by pippin vintage jewelry View Post
Dear Black Plantano - we are the owners of Pippin, Steve and Rachel Cooper. We are so sorry that you had a negative experience in our store. Our sales people know that they should always treat customers with the utmost respect. I'm afraid this salesman was having a bad day and took it out on you. We hope that you'll give us another try - we have a nice selection of gold cufflinks as well as the case of cufflinks you were looking at. Please accept our sincere apologies . Best Regards - Pippin

If you really are the owners of Pippin, have you taken any kind of disciplinary action against this salesman? What he did was uncalled for, lost you a potential customer, and made you look like a terrible place of business in front of this entire forum. I certainly hope for your sake and the salesman and your customers that there was more than just a slap on the wrist.
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by AMAR420 View Post
never mind old peeps
You will be old one day...possibly...
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by well-kept View Post
One way to disarm rudeness and be guaranteed to walk away the victor, without a smudge, is to counter with perfect politeness. You might have told the charming salesman in Pippins that indeed, you love to read and have just this week finished 'Finnegan's Wake' for the second time, enjoyed it greatly and wondered what he thinks of Joyce having sequenced his chapters to echo the entire course of literature from the ancient Greeks forward. "Did you find it a successful structure?" I would ask. "Or perhaps a trifle self-conscious?" Then wait for an answer. As you head for the door, turn and apologize. "Forgive me, I was confusing it with 'Ulysses'. You were so kind not to point it out."
Sorry to bump, but this is POST OF THE MONTH
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by well-kept View Post
One way to disarm rudeness and be guaranteed to walk away the victor, without a smudge, is to counter with perfect politeness.

You might have told the charming salesman in Pippins that indeed, you love to read and have just this week finished 'Finnegan's Wake' for the second time, enjoyed it greatly and wondered what he thinks of Joyce having sequenced his chapters to echo the entire course of literature from the ancient Greeks forward. "Did you find it a successful structure?" I would ask. "Or perhaps a trifle self-conscious?" Then wait for an answer. As you head for the door, turn and apologize. "Forgive me, I was confusing it with 'Ulysses'. You were so kind not to point it out."

Perfection.
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
If you really are the owners of Pippin, have you taken any kind of disciplinary action against this salesman? What he did was uncalled for, lost you a potential customer, and made you look like a terrible place of business in front of this entire forum. I certainly hope for your sake and the salesman and your customers that there was more than just a slap on the wrist.
Actually. we really dont quite know what he did. What we do know is what the OP posted as his take on what happened, and while I fully agree that customer service to all customers or potential ones is quite possibly THE single most important factor in a business I think that without hearing the other side of the story or having an independent and unbiased observer tell us what happened its way too early for the firing squad. This is why an official SF Sh*t list is a dangerous thing.
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