August 8, 2012 7:45am CST
Today's marketing, in my opinion is too aggressive and I surely dislike their ways of working. Just tried to enter my email and I saw a big yellow page promoting Sandwich of the Day in Subway for discounted price. It is all over the net, banners, ads, whatever comes to your mind, they just don't leave us do what we want to do. Even if I love Subway sandwiches, I hate the aggressive marketing and I would say that such marketing will never make me buy anything. In our hypermarkets where they sell household things such as fridges, stereo, TV's, mp3 players and others, in the minute when you enter the shop there are many girls coming to you from different loan companies. They are coming only to make sure that if you don't have the money right now to buy a plasma TV, they will give you a loan even if you don't have personal ID card or working contract. This happens in the moment when you haven't entered the shop, you haven't seen what is there, you didn't have the chance to see and like something and they already are there to bother you with their offers. I am sick of it already Different food shops has already made something like a small promotion. They give you a card with your personal information and number. When you shop there, 1 coin of every 1 bulgarian lev spent in the shop will be counted in your card. When you buy stuff on daily basis there you will be able to collect bonus and in a while to buy something with it. I used this thing once, the shop is very close to my home and I bought one package of smokes with the bonus, but today when I opened my wallet I saw that I have 3 cards like that from different shops. I start feeling like they fill our life in every possible way with non sense things keeping us away of our real problems we have to deal with.
9 Aug 12
That is where you need to be careful, sis. There are many ways for the company to make sure their business keep in line and this is one way of promotion just to make sure the customer keep coming back to their store. We can't totally blame them. Sometimes the promotion or discount cards are really helpful especially for those who spend and shop at the same store so it is such an advantage for them to use and have the cards.(^^)
9 Aug 12
Actually the workers as I know doesn't work on salary, they are taking % of every client they convince to buy something using the loan scheme, but still I believe that insolent attitude is a way too much, when trying to cross the line. I know I wouldn't believe unknown people to deal with the money we have. Actually we shop the most needed things. I am never o.k. with spending money for things we don't need, so these sellers are not such a big problem for me. But I remember when I was working in a shop for cell phones, people has to trust you first and then you can convince them use your services but in a reasonable line of spending money. When people realize that you offer them things they don't need, they will just leave you and move to be serviced by someone who really offer them what they need and think for their pocket as his own pocket.