Friends Don’t Ask Friends To Do MLM

I’ve always thought that people, in general, were too smart to get involved in MLM schemes, especially given how much information is available about the deceptive nature of the practice.  If you’ve heard of MLM, you’ve heard that it’s a scam, and you should be too smart to fall for it.  It’s not that hardContinue reading “Friends Don’t Ask Friends To Do MLM”

‘Shutting Down’ An Annoying Salesman

Last night we were wandering around Liang Court Mall in Clarke Quay and I happened to see the sign for Audio House on the side of one of the escalators.  I’m a sucker for ogling new electronics so I convinced my wife we should go up there.  I was particularly interested in looking at laptops.Continue reading “‘Shutting Down’ An Annoying Salesman”

Horrible Singaporean Buyer (SMS Conversation Screenshots)

If you’ve ever tried to list something publicly to sell it, you’ve probably had a similar experience.  I doubt many of you have had to deal with this level of annoyance though. Just to give a little background, last month I sold a Nokia e51 I had sitting in a drawer, because, well it wasContinue reading “Horrible Singaporean Buyer (SMS Conversation Screenshots)”

Sim Lim Sales People Drive Me Nuts

I have a love-hate relationship with Sim Lim.  I love the place because it’s full of electronics and I love new gadgets.  The place has decent retail prices and if you’re looking for replacement parts, it’s often the only place in Singapore that sells them for a reasonable price. So, why do I hate goingContinue reading “Sim Lim Sales People Drive Me Nuts”

Aggressive Salespeople Are Ineffective

Sometimes employees in Asia can be a little too helpful for comfort. There’s a stereotype that in the Southern US, people are more friendly.  In most cases that’s true.  It’s not unusual to have a conversation with a stranger.  It’s acceptable to ask a stranger for directions.  It’s not uncommon to have a conversation withContinue reading “Aggressive Salespeople Are Ineffective”