Sales Lesson

Today’s post is essentially a joke, but there is a great SALES LESSON in it that I thought I would share with you.

A young guy from Darwin moves to Sydney and goes to a big department store looking for a job. The manager says, do you have any sales experience?

The kid says, yes, I was a salesman back home in Northern Territory.

Well, the boss liked the kid so he gave him the job, you start tomorrow.

I’ll come down after we close and see how you did. His first day on the job was rough but he got through it.  After the store was locked up, the boss came down, how many sales did you make today?

The kid says,  One.

The boss says, just one?  Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day.

How much was the sale for?

The kid says $161,237.64.

The boss says $161,237.64?  What the hell did you sell him?

First I sold him a small fish hook, then I sold him a medium fish hook, then I sold him a larger fish hook, then a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin engine Chris Craft.  Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that Land Cruiser”

The boss said, the man came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and truck?

Kid says, No, he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said,  well, your weekend’s shot, you might as well go fishing.

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