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I just finished my 2nd full week as a gun store sales person

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by SiberianErik, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. SiberianErik

    SiberianErik

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    So I just finished my first full two week pay period as your basic gun/hunting sales associate. :wavey: I work in what probly is the largest gun store in the south. We have around 140K sq ft (not all guns) w/approx 10,000 guns of all types under the roof. It is still enjoyable and I guess I started in the Perfect Storm, w/ Christmas, the Obama reelection and the possible ban :shocked:

    It is my very first retail job of any kind, I am a professional in the medical field, so running the cash register and dealing w/all kinds of people for 10 hrs a shift was a real eye opener. I have def learned some interesting stuff working "the other side of the counter":supergrin:

    I can answer some questions if you have any
     
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  3. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

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    How about some PMags? :whistling:
     
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    Ready to start punching people yet?
     
  5. SiberianErik

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    Pistol yes. Rifle ..not sooo much.
     
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    Enjoying the Christmas music?
    Have you encountered the season of giving (you hell)?
     
  7. SiberianErik

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    Yuuup. Esp when a fat, slimy looking dude wearing a SEAL SNIPER ratty shirt feels they have to jump into a conversation btw me and a possible sale. :steamed:

    Ex. I was talking a a nice middle aged white guy (in the med field), I had him ready to pull the trigger on an HK P30 V3 in 9MM. It was his first gun, but the SEAL SNIPER motored by on his Rascal and said that HK's blow and he should know, he used them in the "sandbox" :upeyes: to kill hadji's. The buyer then gave me "I will go think about it" and left.:steamed::steamed: The buyer came back today and did get the P30 so not all was lost.
     
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    Over the last few years I've had some time behind a table of guns that were used for display purposes only, not for sale.

    I learned very QUICKLY that I did NOT like looking down the muzzle of any gun even though I knew tha it wasn't loaded.

    Your thoughts?:shocked:
     
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    Good luck in the job my friend:thumbsup:
     
  11. TK-421

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    Working retail definitely sucks. Especially when you get those customers who have the "I want everything and I needed it yesterday" attitude. And no matter how fast you go, you're not going fast enough. Eventually you'll learn ways to relieve stress by picking at the customers and pissing them off while still appearing to be totally innocent. It's the only way to stay sane, trust me.
     
  12. SiberianErik

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    Yes, I make $9.50 p/hr and 2% on guns, 3% on ammo and other stuff like eyes/ears, targets, cleaning kits, etc..

    I have never been in "sales" so to speak but I love talking guns. I finished #3 on top sales for the pay period. :faint: I was shocked, I would have been #2 except one guy sold a Barrett and some pricey glass yesterday.
     
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    Any rifles left on the shelf?

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    "Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency on my part."

    <- Has said this to many customers.

    Usually started with:
    Customer: "I need 2 bunks of OSB to the house I'm building today."
    Me: "When did you know you needed said lumber?"
    Customer: "When I started the house 2 months ago."
    Me: "I'll have it there tomorrow/next day."
    Customer: "But I need it today."
    Me: "Ok, I'll be there tomorrow/next day."
     
  16. SiberianErik

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    Getting there, no actually I am already po ing some of the more veteran staff as I have people coming in on referrals and asking for me by name. :tongueout:

    So far alot of newbs coming in and asking for BM's by name. I swear people see a rifle used in a horrific event and they feel they need one as well. Same thing happened w/the 5.7 after Ft Hood.
     
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    They have to have the OJ Bronco!:whistling:
     
  18. SiberianErik

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    Tons of fudd bolt action, other than that, our tactile section is bare dry. Even the big stuff that has been sitting for a long time like the .338 Federal, AR-10,SCAR-H,Bushy ACR, etc..is long gone.

    Twice, one today and once yesterday I had young girls in their early 20's come in a slap down Gold AMEX cards. They asked me what is going to go on a ban list in 90 days, then buy it. I handed one a 6.8 AR w/ a ton of ammo and mags, the other chick I got her an AR in .338 Federal:cool: w/ 500 rds.
     
  19. Jay S.

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    This brings back memories. I did 5 yrs behind the counter at a Lumber Yard. I will never work with the public again.

    Customer: I need a window.
    Me: What kind?
    Customer: (offended I would ask such a retarded question)You know, a regular window!
    Me: Explains a casement, awning, double hung etc. Now what size?
    Customer:(Now furious and looking at me with utter contempt) You know, regular size!

    Repeat with a door, a deck and so on and so forth.
     
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    Were they HAWT?