When Dealing With St. Peters Window Companies,
Trust Your “Spidey Sense”
If You Get A Bad Vibe About A Window Salesperson,
Science Says Your Gut Instinct Is Probably Right.
BY JASON QUILLMAN, OWNER
Do you remember when you were a kid and fantasized about having superpowers?
Well, I’ve got great news for your inner child… turns out, there’s a little Spiderman in all of us.
According to a study highlighted in a USA Today article, humans have a “sixth sense” for detecting spiders. The article states, “A new study suggests that humans have a special spider-sense that makes us exquisitely attuned to the crawling critters, even when we’re paying no attention to our surroundings.”
The study suggests we may have gotten this “spider-sense” from our ancestors as a way to detect danger—a natural, gut instinct. And research shows this gut feeling is usually correct.
Basically, we have a real-life Spidey Sense that protects us. This gut feeling is essential when dealing with window companies.
You might not be in physical danger when you’re dealing with a St. Peters window salesman. But your money is definitely at risk because of all the pushy compliance tactics and sneaky pricing games salesmen pull.
Here are the most common…
3 Window Sales Tactics That Should Make Your “Spidey Sense” Tingle
#1: Manager-Approved Discounts
Tell a window salesman his initial price is too much, and he’ll “call his manager” to try to get you a lower price.
Don’t fall for this.
The “call my manager” trick is classic salesmanship. The salesman wants you to believe you’re winning the negotiation. This tactic is used to make you feel like you’re getting special treatment. They want you to think you are winning the negotiation. In reality, the initial price is simply highly inflated.
So when the salesperson comes back and says, “Great news, my manager approved your discount”? It’s either still too high or what the price originally should have been.
#2: Floating High Prices
A pushy window salesperson may also float really high prices to see how you react to them. They’ll say something like, “Two years ago, we were selling these vinyl windows like hotcakes for $1,800 each.” So when they quote you a price below that, you’ll think you’re getting a great deal.
The truth, however, is that the company NEVER priced their windows that high. And if they did, their windows certainly didn’t sell “like hotcakes.” It’s simply too much money—even for the best vinyl windows.
#3: Upselling Bells & Whistles
If you’ve ever bought a car, you know this sales tactic well. Once you agree to the initial quote, the salesperson will tell you about all of the essential extras you “absolutely need.”
For a vehicle, it’s stuff like rust-proofing and extended warranties. For windows, it’s “special” insulating gas between the panes, “upgraded” spacers, “enhanced” glass coatings, and so on.
Get A Price On Windows WITHOUT The Games
If your Spidey Sense starts tingling when talking to a window salesperson, do NOT ignore it. It’s your subconscious telling you that you’re in a risky situation. In these instances, go with your gut… and get out of there.
Want a window quote in St. Peters… without the nonsense? Contact us today. We would be honored to discuss your project and provide you with a straightforward price. No games. No gimmicks.