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Re: How much Do Sales People on a Piano Showroom Typically Make?
Scriabin67 #2452985 08/22/15 01:20 PM
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to assume that "owners" and "salespeople" are mutually exclusive - - this is not a safe assumption at all - nor is it a correct one, as is clearly and constantly demonstrated on this forum. I am a salesperson, by the way - - and I look at my own retail experience as perhaps the most valuable experience in my career.

with regard to how much a typical salesperson makes - - I'd suggest that there is no "typical" salesperson. You will see a wide range in income with salespeople working the same floor.

As one person put it so well - and as it relates to what a sales person can earn: "Your raise is effective when you are."


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Re: How much Do Sales People on a Piano Showroom Typically Make?
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Bottom line:

1] everybody should buy the pianos he/she loves and can afford.

2] everybody needs to find for him/herself the most suitable venue making this possible.

End of magic.

Norbert smile


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Re: How much Do Sales People on a Piano Showroom Typically Make?
Scriabin67 #2453042 08/22/15 05:46 PM
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A quick story I found rather humorous, and no, it is not about the Pope. smile

My wife, who is severely disabled due to a brain tumor, watches a lot of religious programs on TV. She and I were watching the televangelist, Jesse Duplantis, one afternoon, who is about as much a comedian as he is a preacher... but he told this story as a true story.

Jesse Duplantis, being a former musician and rock-n-roll singer, before he started preaching, said he wanted to buy him a nice piano. So, he goes to the swankiest, fanciest piano store near him to shop for a piano. He said he found the one he liked and wanted, though he didn't mention the brand name... I figure it had to be a Steinway or a Bosendorfer or the like.

For those who have never heard of Jesse Duplantis, he is a multi-mega millionaire televangelist who owns his own private Learjet; anyway, Jesse said the salesman in the store more or less just ignored him and never offered to help him. So, Jesse calls the salesman over to the piano and says, "I'd like to buy this piano". The salesman says, "mister, you don't have enough money to buy that piano", and he wasn't smiling when he said it.

Jesse Duplantis, a bit shocked at the salesman's response, repeats himself, "I want to buy this piano", and begins to pull out his checkbook. When the salesman finally realizes that Jesse is serious, he (the salesman) is the one who is stunned and shocked.

Moral of the story.... maybe piano salespeople need to watch TBN more often. grin

By-the-way, this post is not a religious solicitation, just a recommendation/suggestion that piano salespeople should give their customers the benefit of the doubt that they (the customer) have the money to buy the piano. smile

Rick


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Re: How much Do Sales People on a Piano Showroom Typically Make?
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Ooh, Rick, what a story. My most recent example of the opposite:

OWNER. What brings you to our store?
I: Your Chinese pianos.
OWNER (looking me over demonstratively and grinning, appreciative of what he thinks was a joke): No, you don't want a Chinese piano.


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Re: How much Do Sales People on a Piano Showroom Typically Make?
Scriabin67 #2453190 08/23/15 09:54 AM
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Rick,

Many years ago I had a similar experience as your evangelist. Of course, I'm not a mega millionaire like he is. Regardless, I was researching grand pianos at one of the Steinway showrooms in New York State. I would travel there often in hopes of narrowing what would be my choice when I was ready. The salesman who helped me on previous occasions looked at me and responded he wouldn't give me any more assistance because '...you're never going to make this happen...".

I wrote a letter to the head person at the West 57th street with all of the details. In the end, I suggested that this salesman would be more suitable at the local supermarket, not a piano showroom.

The universe works in wonderful mysterious ways. Two years ago, I found my dream grand at Cunningham Piano. AND it is new!!! My Cunningham Matchless sounds and plays like a dream.

Yeah, they need to watch TBN more often ;-D


Barbara
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The universe works in wonderful mysterious ways. Two years ago, I found my dream grand at Cunningham Piano. AND it is new!!! My Cunningham Matchless sounds and plays like a dream.


Interesting story, Barbara, and congratulations on your piano!

It seems that Bob Snyder is right... there is no such think as the typical piano salesperson. And, Rich Galassinni is certainly not the typical salesperson. smile

It seems to me that a piano salesperson needs to win the customer's heart and mind, as well as their pocket-book. smile

Rick


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