Alright, I like going to Samís Club with my wife when she goes shopping. You know, I can wonder around and look at big screen tvís, get a few snacks, and just check stuff out. I am not saying I jump up and down to go, but it is one of the few places I enjoy shopping with the wife. That is until recently. We go there yesterday and as we walk in we are greeted by the greeter who is always pleasant. As we walk about 10 yards more we are accosted by a salesman for Direct TV who follows me down the isle trying to sell me DTV and when I tell him I already have Direct TV he proceeds to hard sell me about NFL Sunday ticket (which I also have). At this point I politely tell him to take a hike. We had gone no more than 15 feet when a cell phone salesman starts in on us. This one was not as persistent and easy to brush off. After we pass the phone guy we do our shopping without any other bothersÖ.until we make our way to the checkout. As we approach the checkout a group of young women attack us trying to sell vacation plans! At this point I was less that willing to listen to them just ignored them as they tried to sell me a trip to somewhere. Now all this was enough to get me a little ticked off because I REALLY hate people trying to sell me stuff. I am the kind of guy that if I want something I will buy it and you are not going to convince me that I need something that I did not set out to buy in the first place. Well to make matters worse as we are checking out the cashier stops in the middle of ringing up our order and starts in on a scripted sales pitch to sell us a membership upgrade. I am talking hard sell here, even actually ringing up the upgrade so we could Ďget started saving todayĒ. After about 2 full minutes of her sales presentation I had enough and told her so and how tired I was of feeling like I was shopping on a freaking used car lot whit a bunch of vulture like salesmen hiding around every corner to attack and try and sell me something.
Now I have nothing against Samís selling vacations, Direct Tv, cell phones, vacations, or membership upgrades, but I resent paying for a membership and then being subjected to sales pitches at every turn when shopping. At our Costcoís they sell all this stuff and there are no salesmen on the floor. There are big signs as you exit the store with all the various services they offer.
Anyway, enough rant. Is this happening in other Samís Clubs or is it just this one?