A man driving a green pickup truck with a broken latch in the back stopped me while I was pulling out of the parking lot leaving my bank to pick up my unemployment check because I was recently laid off from my job. I first asked him for his card to try and blow him off but he said he didn't have one because he was out making a delivery. He about 30, was of hispanic decent with a younger white male around 22 which always stayed in the truck. He then seemed to ingore my blowoff and said he was going to pull over real quick and ask least take a look at them. I did that and he started his sales pitch. He backed up the Divinci product with magazines that have all the information about the product as follows:
1800 Watts Total System Power
Piano Lacquer Finish
5.1 Receiver/Processor/AM/FM Tuner
5 x 220 Watts/Channel/8 Ohms
High-Current, Low Impedance
550 Watts Pre-amp Low-Mass 10" Sub
Satellites/Center (250 Watts x 5)
4" Alum. Cone, 1" Silk Dome Tweeter
High Energy Precision Crossover
Full Function Remote Control
I then tried to explain to him that I just got laid off and I cannot afford a $3500 sound system. He then insisted on asking me what money I could get ahold of. I told him all I have is $200 and I need that for food and gas, etc. I said I could maybe get more in a couple of days, again trying to blow him off. He said well do you have a credit card. I said yes. He said I could get a cash advance and he will just follow me over to my bank which was right there. I then felt threatened because I showed many signs of not wanting it and now he wanted to follow me to my bank messing with my credit.
I then drove over to the bank because I didn't know what else to do at the time, hoping that I wasn't going to be able to process the transaction but it was approved and the salesperson followed me into the bank and waited for me. I then walked outside and gave him his $600 and then he asked me if he could have beer money for helping me out. I just wanted the situation to end so I gave him $20. I then came home and did research on this Divinci DV-505 and came up with these reports:
"If the mark declines the offer, the speakerguy uses various high-pressure negotiation and sales tactics to change the mark's mind. Among these techniques are producing any other glossy material that details the quality and high retail value of the speakers, and bombarding the potential customer with technical jargon, whether correctly or incorrectly used. If still unable to convince the mark that he is turning down an incredible offer, speakermen will almost always significantly lower the price immediately (the actual cost of the speakers may be less than 3% of the MSRP). Some speakerguys will even suggest that, since the customer got such a great deal, he should pay a little extra as beer money for his supposed benefactor."