Identify And Resist Pressure To "Buy Now"

Wikiow has an interesting entry on resisting sales pitches. Most of the stuff is the fundamentals, but we think this maxim always bears repeating:

“Consider that any claim of a deadline on an offer may be a pressure sales tactic, designed to discourage you from changing your mind, walking away, or shopping around. Salespeople know full well that people who walk away never come back, and they often go to some lengths to prevent prospects from leaving without closing a deal. If the price will double tomorrow or if it’s suddenly the last one in stock, be on your guard.”

What sales pressure tactics have you noticed? How do you deal with them?

How to Resist a Sales Pitch [Wikhow]
(Photo: Ben Popken)

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