Are you a consumer who is not able to get away from salespeople no matter how hard you try?
If so, you are likely one of the many frustrated individuals nationwide.
You try and do things such as:
- Not give your phone or mailing address out
- Avoid signing up for countless credit cards
- Getting on the National Do Not Call Registry
Despite those efforts, you still find yourself besieged by salespeople wherever you turn.
The above-mentioned tactics (and some others) should help you cut down on sales efforts.
So, are you ready to rid yourself of persistent salespeople?
Take Steps to Negate the Problem
To better control who reaches out to you, keep these tips in mind:
1. Who gets your personal information?
Who you decide to pass along your personal information to is of course up to you.
There will be instances when you must be give out such details.
One such situation is when you buy an airline ticket online.
You must provide a home and billing address for your credit card, birth date, phone number, and your full name.
Don’t volunteer any other information than you have to. By not giving out more details, you are less likely getting called by salespeople.
The same holds true when you are at events and free offers might come your way.
An example of this would be when you have various vendors pushing their products and/or services.
Be on notice that signing up for any registries etc. can land you on an email/regular mail or phone list.
Should you end up on a phone list, you might see some phone numbers pop-up on your landline or cell phone at times.
If you do not have caller ID, how would you know whether you want to answer the call?
If you perform a reverse phone lookup, you might very well discover who is trying to contact you. Often, you will be glad you did not answer the phone in the first place.
2. Credit card conundrum
For many Americans, they live and die by the plastic.
Having many credit cards might seem like a good idea to some, but it is not advised by many financial experts.
You may end up losing one or more cards. The other issue is banks and others having much of your personal data.
If you go to an event where you can get a free gift in return for signing up for a card think twice about it.
Sure, the free gift might be of interest to you, but do you like the idea that you will now be on someone’s list? That list will likely involve countless pieces of mail and some phone calls on occasion.
You are better off opting for no credit cards if at all possible.
If you feel you must have one for making certain purchases, keep it to one and one only.
3. Public encounters
If you are someone who is out and about often, you are likely going to run into salespeople.
Whether in malls or your downtown business district, someone wants to ask for your time.
Without being rude, walk on by and say no thank you.
Some consumers almost feel obligated to listen to each sales pitch that comes their way.
In the process, they give out personal information. Those details will land them on a list or two for follow-up contact.
By saying no, you can cut down on persistent salespeople more than you likely ever realized.