If its insurance they're selling, then it wouldn't be not much of a problem since easy to dismiss them. just you mention that you've bought the full policy and the conversation will end a brief moment afterwards. Previosly when I didn't bought my policy yet, I would inform them that I've just joined the work force and I want to spend all my monthly earnings. usually they would understand when you tell them in a nice manner.
If its a holiday package, discount card etc.. then it will be rather tricky. Some of them is rather persistant, they still ask you to listen to them eventhough stated clearly that you've not interested. In the end they're the ones that will be frustrated and mad at us when we didn't make a purchase. I don't like to be forced into buying something that i don't "plan" to buy. I would like to read and find out more about a service or a product before spending your hard earned money. (Unless on vacation :P)
Yesterday, again I've received a call from a telemarketing company, the telemarketer is promoting a discount card for Melia Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This call was a bit different cause you can clearly distiguish that this is a newby. She was rather nervous and unprepared while promoting the package. I've stopped my work for a while to pay attention to her, she then explained that with the card it entittles me to:
- half rate for a stay at the hotel
- 3rd day free when you've stayed for 2 nites
- RM500 credit, to be used for dining at the hotel
- yada yada..
When she asks me whether I'm interested? I replied that I'm living in KL and I'm more comfortable to go back home at the end of the day. She responded by re-affirming me that the card also entittles me for discount at other Melia branches namely.. erm.. namely... couldn't find the location, she'd just mention Penang and Sabah.. but its not Melia.
To cut things short, one of the interesting perks of this discount card that I've actually want to highlight and share to you guys is:
Melia is giving 20% off when you die at its restaurant.
Got it? Die? Haha.. i guess she meant to say was "Dine".. and this was during the yada yada point above.. so you can just imagine how I'm holding my urge to laugh.. but tak sampai hati.. she'd sound very sincere.. to laugh in front of her would be rude and discouraging.. afterall dia pon nak cari makan..
well.. thats the closest that i've bought anything via the phone offer out of sympathy.. i hope she improves and be less nervous.. but to the veterans.. don't think i've soften and sucumb to your offers... i will keep my stance :P