Two good emails about Kirby Vacuum Cleaners. Both writers are
referring to the Introduction to Kirby sales
I worked for the kirby company and i think it's hilarious how down to the last
detail you've gotten. However kirby has gotten some new tricks. We vacuum matresses and show you the body ash now. We also do paper/credit card tests to show you how terrible the suction in your vac is.
Just so you know, the person the sales rep is calling on the phone to get you a price break, is the guy who's driving you around in the van and he wants you to call him and refer to him as MR. SO AND SO (indicating he is the big boss and not the guy in the van.)
Theres only a friend with that knocker if they're being shadowed by a new comer.
And that sweaty guy you referred to (which i certainly am not) ha to sit in a non air conditioned van for 12 hours, doesn't get a lunch break, and has to use a customer bathroom, which means he can't pee till he gets into a house. Kirby are slave drivers and they don't pay you the money they owe you.
They also don't take no for an answer. we were trained to ask questions people can't say no to, and use body language to persuade people.
Standard Kirby Pitch:
Thanks for the run down on additional sales techniques! I like the "wipe feet" detail.
Here is another one:
Wassup, I read your internet site about how the kirby vacuums will "suck the life out of you and your marriage". You were right about a majority of the things the demo-dude did and said...but you didnt specify exactly HOW it will "suck the life out of you and your marriage". I suggest you should, that's the thing you do if you say something online...BACK IT UP WITH DETAILS!!!
P.S. : It's illegal to buy a Kirby vacuum on ebay. My friend's cousin bought a KirbyGSix on ebay, and the police were at his home less than 24 hours later. Yeah...it's illegal to buy a $1,700 vacuum unless it's from the distributors. He got fined more than that. So I'd suggest you take that info about getting it on ebay off your website...
Thanks for writing Zach, that is a good point. I should make it more clear
how the Kirby will suck the life out of you and your marriage:
How the Kirby will suck the life out of you and your marriage:
And I should also mention that many, many companies in the world, from DeBeers diamonds to Ping Golf Clubs and Fisher Price Toys would love to blacklist their products from ebay, but they don't have the legal means or authority to do it. I think if you do some searching, you will find that the companies that sell grossly overpriced products at retail (Herbalife pills, Kirby Vacuums) are the same ones which are most interested in keeping their products off of ebay.
Here are the Kirby vacuum cleaners on ebay, if you ever desire a vacuum cleaner that doubles as an armored personnel carrier. There is also a specific category on ebay for Kirby vacuum cleaners, and a long Kirby's Buyer's Guide by Dustin Chaffin. Make sure you don't buy one from someone who has negative feedback like "I was imprisoned after I bought this used Kirby".
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June 5th, 2007.