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"That's it, Henry—you've dialed your last mattress!"
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"And you thought I couldn't find Hudson River views in your price range."
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"And it's close to the subway."
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"Oh, good, they're in."
Tags:real estate, real estate agent, real estate agents, real estate agency, real estate agencies, estate agent, estate agents, estate agency, estate agencies, property, properties, property agency, property agencies, property agent, property agents, for sale, sign, sign, signage, home, homes, house, houses, buying a home, buying a house, selling a house, selling a home, flood, flooding, flooded, buyer, buyers, seller, sellers, showing, showings, open house, open houses, viewing, viewings, boat, boats, rowboat, rowboats, rowing, bad luck, bad weather, natural disaster, natural disasters
"I'm in a purchasing mood, but I don't know if I feel like goods or services."
"My religion? I'm a consumerist, first reformed midwest synod. We pray facing the Mall of America."
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'That use to work, Dorothy ... but now you need at least 20% down.'
"A million ﬁve is the sticker price, so to speak."
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"Who do we talk to about buying your planet?"
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'In conclusion; our major contract expires tomorrow, we have no idea what we want, and no knowledge of the market, It is time to pass this across to the Procurement Team,,,'
"And for an extra fourteen hundred dollars I'll stop touching your arm."
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"We raised ninety-seven happy children in it and could let you have it for six hundred thousand."
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Eeny, meeny, miny, mo...
Fairytale procurement disasters
"When I hired you to improve our procurement process I was expecting more than go faster stripes on the strategy document!"
'Buy... sell... buy... sell... buy...'
Every Friday lunchtime procurement managers would gather to boast of the size of bid documents they had received that week.
Karen was delighted that both her large and small suppliers had turned up for her industry day
'If you don't mind, my sales manager wanted me to call him the second you took the hook.'
"An enormous amount of advanced engineering has gone into our latest models. That's not to say, of course, that an enormous amount of advanced engineering hasn't always gone into all our models."
Tags:engineer, engineering, german engineering, auto, autos, automobile, car, cars, motor, motors, sports car, muscle car, sales, salesman, salesmen, showroom, car salesman, advanced engineering, mechanic, mechanical engineering, mechanics, car maintenance, hard sell, hardsell, hard-sell, couple, couples, buy, buyer, buyers, customer, customers, customer service, spin, rhetoric, persuade, persuasive, persuading, persuades, dupe, duped, crook, model, car model
'I'm really sorry, but production costs are far lower in Korea!'
What the Buyer and Seller Think.
Business people buying greeting cards.
"Do you need an anthropomorphic car with a monkey chauffeur in the city? No. Do you want it? Definitely."
Tags:vanity, vain, conspicuous consumption, dream car, dream cars, car, cars, car salesman, car salesmen, used car, used cars, used car salesman, used car salesmen, buyer, buyers, buying, salesperson, salespeople, unnecessary purchase, unnecessary purchases, purchase, purchases, chauffeur, chauffeurs, dealership, dealerships, sales pitch, sales pitches, extra, extras, addition, additions, surcharge, surcharges