Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Does sex sell? (any random observations from today)

So this weekend me and the boys went up to Tropical Smoothie to grab some lunch. I see approaching the place that there is someone set up out front with a table, it looks like they are selling something. I get up close and see its for D.A.R.E. Manning this table is 2 extremely attractive girls. WTF are they doing at a DARE table? Does DARE need me to purchase their board game to help keep kids off of drugs so bad they had to resort to hotties? I'm not complaining too much. The one chick had this strapless summer dress on with cleavage hanging out. Trying to lure me in with that ain't working, but they did nab many of other younger guys. This issue also came up last week when I was talking about document destruction. Every year we do a purge of old files that need to be destroyed. I was talking to one guy who we do are recycling program with who also offers shredding. I told him we had got a quote from another company and it somehow came up that their representative was a girl. He says "was she good looking?" Now she was ok, but he was saying how they also have a talk about sending girls out there and how a woman will outsell a man any day. I know I may visit issue more than most as 1. My company is a retail company and 2. I am often sold everyday by various reps for various things. As we are currently looking at purchasing some new copiers I've had a few of them in recently, all were cute and seemed like they were flirting with Boski to try to get the sale (either that or they were impressed by bod). So my question is do you think sex sells? Are you persuaded to purchase something from a good looking girl? Do you think it could back fire? Being hot in the furniture business is normally not a good thing. Most of the time you have couples purchasing furniture together and you don't want a wife/girl friend/etc. getting jealous over your man checking out the hot sales girl. What you want is a cute girl, enough to get the guy interested in her but cool enough that the girls are comfortable with her. Is it harder to tell someone who is hot that no I don't want to get the insurance plan on my new DVD player. What if shes got a crazy hot ass?

On a random note, last week while driving to work I see this girl (i think it was a girl, either that or a really scrawny, short dude) carrying a case, yes a case of natty light down the road. This was in some sketch apartment area and this person basically was like a poster child for trailer trash. Keep in mind this is at 7:45am. Well today I see the same person, and another case of natty light. She (or he) clutches this thing to their chest, holding it with both arms like its gonna fly away, the fucking case is almost as big as this person. The shit just makes me laugh, 730 in the morning and a case of natty just don't mix.

12 comments:

nyphon said...

i def think sex sells. if you wanted to purchase something, and there were 2 stands (1 hot girl and 1 guy), aren't you going to approach the hot girl's stand? i know i would...

Staboski said...

I agree with you on that comparison Nate, but what if you didn't want to purchase anything. If you want a new computer and you've got an old guy and young girl selling the same computer at the same price yes you will go to the girl. Well lets say you buy a new computer from the hot girl and she tries to pitch you a new mouse. Now its only a small item, not costly. Do you really need a new mouse, no. But do you buy because she is hot and flirty?

pex said...

in recent memory i was buying some ice cream and was asked if i wanted to donate a dollar for some cause. typically i just say no without much hesitation. was a hot girl asking though so i said yes. i regretted it before i even answered

nyphon said...

for something like a computer in which i know exactly what i want to get, i don't think she'd be able to upsell me. but if it was something like sunglasses and she said i looked better in the pair that cost $30 more, i'd probably go for it.

Staboski said...

Those are exactly the examples I am talking about. Little BS things. One a slight highjack, I just bought some new shades that are f'n leet sauce. Straight up from James Bond.

Prime said...

sex definitely sells...not even debatable......all of your examples pretty much prove the point....even more of an obvious example was when I worked at the golf course. we had two girls, one smokin hot, and one average. the smokin hot girl easily tripled the other girls sales, and tips as well im sure. i know on a golf course i always buy something from a hot cart girl, when most of the time i really wouldn't buy anything. theres pretty much an endless list of examples, car washes for example, certainly the kempsville high school football team car wash wouldnt catch my eye, but if some college cheerleading team was having one, i might consider pulling in.

i remember we had a discussion about how much sex really sells on tv and other advertising as well. dont remember the exact stats and what not, but it was pretty clear that sex definitely sells

term said...

Yea sex sells, how do you think I got through college with such a high GPA? It is because I am one hot little potato.

Prime said...

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nyphon said...

even with your male teachers?

term said...

Those were two pathetic responses for how gay my post was.

Prime said...

whats going to be pathetic is this weekend when you become the first person to be rock bottomed on a roulette wheel

pex said...

oh prime, typs empty threats