Just to give you a little history of my sales background, I was involved in the material handling industry for for over 20 years. Of those 20+ years, 8 were as a mechanic and the remainder was in a sales capacity. I've sold Caterpillar, Clark, Komatsu, Nissan and others to industry in the Detroit area. Most of my sales were generated by cold calls. I did pretty well at it, won a few awards. I think the key factor to my success as a salesman was the background I had as a mechanic. It gave me the ability to know the equipment intimately and the ability to apply that knowledge to the customers application.Originally posted by Stewart
My only big suggestion is to know the books backward and forward. Information is the key to sales. The other thing I would suggest is to check the machines out and know the features. I hope that all makes sense and help out!
Good luck and let us know what you think after you read up and check them out!
I guess we have to be careful now that one of our own is working at HD. I have no issues with HD. I generally don't need help other than to find what I'm looking for there. Quality of certain items could be better, but in general, you pay for the convenience of getting what you need when you need it.Originally posted by Argee
Yes, I watched the flaming of HD and their associates take place on GW. I also read the debates on the "real Deere" issue. Iwas amused by both subjects and also educated on how the public perceives the big box stores and their employees. I'm pretty thick skinned when it comes to something like that and have the ability to put those people on ignore.
In the sales ad i got in the newspaper wal mart is selling the mini Gator:merry:Originally posted by Michael
Well has anyone heard anything yet on whether HD is going to carry the Gator or is it the mini Gator for the kids? Just trying to start something.:secret: :serta:
How so Deere?Originally posted by Deere
This is a big decision. If HD is not selling the mini-Gator, then it will be a great machine, durable, hearty, long lasting.
If HD is selling it, that can only mean it's made from cornflakes and rotten butter. The frame will crack and the tires are substandard. LOL
Of course, it would at that point, not be a real Deere. Just a fake up of the real Gator.