ATT salesman was arguing with me..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HE15MAN, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

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    He said Apple has not came out with a new iPhone every summer. And that they come out with a new iPhone every 2 years. Who was correct?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    he's wrong, apple has updated the iPhone annually.
     
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

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    I find the way to solve all disputes is to load wikipedia on the nearest internet-capable phone. If you were discussing the iPhone, I'd imagine you'd have one laying around nearby :)
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This x1000. Seriously, it is not hard to disprove a rep.
     
  5. HE15MAN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just think it is funny. Heres how it went.

    I was looking to add another line, and wanted to make sure that by adding that line, in no way affected my 2 year contract and renewal date so I can get the new iPhone this summer.

    He says "What makes you think they are coming out with a new one this summer"

    I reply "They have every year since it has been released, and they have shown signs pointing to a new one this year when they announced a new OS for it"

    He says "No they havent"

    I reply "Yes they really have"

    He says "No they havent"

    I say "Seriously, yes they have, do you get any training?"

    He says "OK whatever the customer is always right, hows that? "

    Wouldn't expect that from a 60+ year old. Figured they would have more manners :cool:
     
  6. labman macrumors 604

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    He us hoping to sell u

    A new iPhone today! He just failed at it.
     
  7. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, either that or he was completelly clueless.
    There's no point in trying to convice them, some of them are beyond ignorant towards the product they try to sell.
     
  9. cdylanmr macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. Its kind of sad when they don't know much about a product they are trying to sell.
     
  10. Shorties macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, coming from someone who works in a Post office with 60+ year olds, thats exactly how I would expect someone that age to act towards a customer. I always felt like the AT&T store was like a DMV anyway.
     
  11. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    His job is to sell cell phones

    an AT&T salesman said the same thing

    the iPhone isnt coming out this summer

    Im pretty sure he only said that so he would lead me to believe that the iPhone wont come, and I shouldnt wait so I can upgrade now, which gives him commission

    they are shadyyy
     
  12. red5ive macrumors newbie

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    Stories like this always remind me of when my wife and I went to a VW dealer in November 2005 to look at the newly redesigned Passat for 2006:

    Me: Hi, we're here to check out the new Passat

    Saleslady: (staring blankly, then frowning, then writing the word 'Passot' on a notepad) I don't think we sell those....

    Me: Umm, there are like 10 of them parked over there. Is there someone else that can help us?

    Saleslady: Sorry, today is my first day, I don't really know what we sell. I'll be right back.

    We left.
     
  13. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    You should expect manners, but not necessarily tech savyness
     
  14. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I think once you are an educated consumer like most people here on Macrumors its best to avoid retail salespeople. When I go in to these places I pretty much already know what I want, but I can't help and overhear all the false information being handed out to other customers around me. Bestbuy has the best ones... wow do I hear some classic ones there.
     
  15. Singin Hobo macrumors regular

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    I bought an original iPhone and just attached the data plan to my original non-contract line... the next summer I bought a 3GS and was on the phone for hours explaining to an AT&T rep that was not locked into an existing contract just because I was already an AT&T customer. She was hard up that it would have been impossible for me to have an original iPhone without a contract.

    I guess you can't really blame them... it's more than likely 'just a job' to most of these people and not everybody follows this stuff as closely as we. But yeah, it's frustrating if I know a thing and somebody not knowing it is slowing down my day.
     
  16. goobot macrumors 603

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    it pisses me off do much when someone said the wrong thing.

    when i didnt know anything about tech i had to always take there word and always got screwed. damn bitches.
     
  17. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    LMAO!!! angry much
     
  18. marksman macrumors 603

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    Ask him what the initials AT&T originally stood for..

    Chances are he has no idea.

    Then stomp on his foot, hard, and run out the door.
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    AT&T stands for American Telephone and Telegraph. I'm not sure of the order for the T's though. I must agree that once you have existed on Macrumors or a site of it's kind sales people seem like snobs and they really have no idea about the products they sell.
     
  20. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    He probably thinks that the iPhone 3G and 3GS is the same phone because they look exactly alike.
     
  21. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    it's not that they don't have manners, it's that they lie out of their teeth. they have a financial incentive to sell you the phone and their manager pressures them into saying whatever it takes. i honestly don't even think that they even realize what they're doing.
     
  22. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    There's a saying, "arguing on the internet is like..." and substitute "on the internet" with "with a salesman" for this case, and I won't finish the sentence... :)
     
  23. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    furst learn how too spel.
     
  24. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Wow, I thought Tallest Skil had come back for a second due to the 'tar lol
     
  25. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Not possible.
     

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