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How do you stop the sales assistant annoying you at the beauty counter?

Every time I go to a beauty counter, the sales assistants starts pestering me and basically ordering me to buy certain products. How do I ask for what I want without them making me change my mind? Do I just go up and ask for what I want? Lol, it sounds like a silly question but sometimes there can be really annoying sales assistants.

Asked By: Sophie - 1/12/2009
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Sales people have to be pushy - that's how they make their pay, I know I worked at it for 4 weeks....absolutely hated it. 1. I'm not a naturally pushy person and 2. some customers can be so rude where they don't have to be... More
Answered By: LP - 1/12/2009
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in broken english "yes can i geet ______" "sure, and can i get you some of this, it's our new product" "me so sorry, not much english, can i geet _________"
Answered By: guys shouldn't wear pink - 1/12/2009
 
Tell her, you need some time on your own. Tell her you want to decide for yourself - say it nicely then it wouldn't hurt no-one! Good luck!
Answered By: Rose - 1/12/2009
 
Tell her you don't have any money.
Answered By: roadhunter - 1/12/2009
 
Be blunt, but not rude. Say "I know what I'm looking for and I don't really need anything else, thank you". If she keeps hasseling you, ask to speak to the manager. That usually shuts them right up.
Answered By: katrinagibson13 - 1/12/2009
 
Know what you want and be more confident and assertive.
Answered By: Marco198 - 1/12/2009
 
Just Be Like Erm No I Just Want This Or Just Point And Pretend U Dont Talk Or Something :)
Answered By: Dani Babez - 1/12/2009
 
Just buy the product you asked for, that will give them the clue. Its okay if you ask them to recommend you a product, but if you ask them for a certain product like a certain kind of eyeliner, and they try to sell you some face powder and eyelash curlers that you don't want, you don't need to buy them... More
Answered By: sweetie_pie1618 - 1/12/2009
 
They work on commssions. Tell the Manager you will never buy anything from the store if you continue to be insulted. It happened to Robinson's-May and Mervyn's. Macy's, Nordstom, and other retailers who want to shove products down your throat are old school. Retailer's are out of touch with the needs of the people... More
Answered By: Norma - 1/12/2009
 
If you know what you want it basically should not be a problem. Go up and tell them you want to purchase a certain product that you need/want. If you need any advice just ask, they're always happy to give advice as long as they know you are buying the product or if there is a chance in buying it. Most who work at... More
Answered By: Hanny - 1/12/2009
 
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