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#1 OFFLINE   DTVbrandon92

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

Hello everyone, I am a DirecTV sales rep, I just found this page and was hoping to find other sales reps. I do mostly door to door and am starting to lose motivation with the sales being very low last month and this month. Any advice?
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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Not a salesman, but I'd think door to door sales would be hard, especially something like switching services.

Though when I saw a guy walking up to me with a shirt that had the brand name of the fiber Internet option, I think he was taken by surprise when I told him "I've been waiting for you to show up, where do I sign?"

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

I don't think the sales reps who set up tables in Wal-Mart are bringing many sales either. Although I recently signed up for Directv and a new customer, I find it extrememly annoying someone hounding me in a store while i'm trying to do other shopping.....

#4 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Also, and not to imply the TS does this, but I personally find many of the DIRECTV door-to-door and sales reps at the booths in the shopping centers to be ... well... eschewing the uncharitable term "lying," let's just say "among the biggest perpetrators of playing 'fast and loose' with the truth I've ever seen." :sure:

They'll say almost anything no matter how false or outlandish about what benefits the service offers to try and make a sale.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

Not a salesman, but I'd think door to door sales would be hard, especially something like switching services.

Though when I saw a guy walking up to me with a shirt that had the brand name of the fiber Internet option, I think he was taken by surprise when I told him "I've been waiting for you to show up, where do I sign?"


That was me in 1983. I got a flyer stating cable tv was coming, sign up now. I did immediately. I ended up being the second person being wired up in town. The mayor was the first.

DTVbrandon92, I would think this would be a hard time to get a sale. Too many other things on peoples minds until after New Years.

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#6 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

The last few times I have been in Best Buy the DirecTV sales reps have approached me. I usually don't notice their DirecTV shirts and ask them to point me to something in the weekly ad, which they have no clue about. Then they ask me about my TV service. I tell them I have DirecTV, Genie and Whole Home. They then want a high 5.

I am not sure they are providing much for DirecTV other then annoying current customers or other customers that are happy with their provider. I have seen and heard customers voice their displeasure and go out of their way to avoid them.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

The last few times I have been in Best Buy the DirecTV sales reps have approached me. I usually don't notice their DirecTV shirts and ask them to point me to something in the weekly ad, which they have no clue about. Then they ask me about my TV service. I tell them I have DirecTV, Genie and Whole Home. They then want a high 5.

I am not sure they are providing much for DirecTV other then annoying current customers or other customers that are happy with their provider. I have seen and heard customers voice their displeasure and go out of their way to avoid them.




Yes they annoy the xxxx out of me everytime I walk by one in Sams. I would really like to know the number of new subs obtained via this method.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

I go to our local Sam's club about once every three weeks or so.. there is a different Directv rep in there every time.. for one. its COMMISSION ONLY.. its the world's greatest way to get free work for NOTHING.. if a kid finally sells one, D* gets the two years, and the kid doesn't have enough money to pay his rent , much less, eat or buy gas.. the local satellite dealer does the exact same thing.. he posts an ad, I AM HIRING 8 new sales persons.. but he doesn't tell you that its straight commission.. ( real sales men prefer straight commission, is always the line.. of crap spewed to these kids).. and then you get your family to sign up and maybe a friend or two.. and then you are stuck paying for your own gas, and food and what not.. and working hours for NO PAY..
what an awful way to do business.. and they prey upon these poor kids.. Oh and I have been selling for the last 40 plus years.. I know what I am talking about..
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

I think these sales reps deal mostly in half truths.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

I would think that with so many scammers going around, and I'm not implying that the OP is one, that very few people would actually buy from a door-to-door salesman anymore. I know I don't.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:02 AM

I go to our local Sam's club about once every three weeks or so.. there is a different Directv rep in there every time.. for one. its COMMISSION ONLY.. its the world's greatest way to get free work for NOTHING.. if a kid finally sells one, D* gets the two years, and the kid doesn't have enough money to pay his rent , much less, eat or buy gas.. the local satellite dealer does the exact same thing.. he posts an ad, I AM HIRING 8 new sales persons.. but he doesn't tell you that its straight commission.. ( real sales men prefer straight commission, is always the line.. of crap spewed to these kids).. and then you get your family to sign up and maybe a friend or two.. and then you are stuck paying for your own gas, and food and what not.. and working hours for NO PAY..
what an awful way to do business.. and they prey upon these poor kids.. Oh and I have been selling for the last 40 plus years.. I know what I am talking about..


Perhaps, but keep in mind they are not forced into accepting the job nor are they making a career choice. It's called "live and learn".

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

Not a salesman, but I'd think door to door sales would be hard, especially something like switching services.

Though when I saw a guy walking up to me with a shirt that had the brand name of the fiber Internet option, I think he was taken by surprise when I told him "I've been waiting for you to show up, where do I sign?"

I WISH that would happen to me! LOL
although I have had a couples of those just not really as blunt as you put it.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

Hello everyone, I am a DirecTV sales rep, I just found this page and was hoping to find other sales reps. I do mostly door to door and am starting to lose motivation with the sales being very low last month and this month. Any advice?


Make sure you really know your competition, and your product well, and then make sure you can actually explain it in terms that the people will understand and see an advantage too your product over the competitors.

And always ask for the sale. May seem like a silly thing to say, but actually ask for it out right. To many people think a more ambiguous question is acceptable. Its really not.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

i get a kick out of the DTV sales calls i get saying i should dump my current provider because DTV can give me a deal that will blow them away:lol:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

I don't think the sales reps who set up tables in Wal-Mart are bringing many sales either. Although I recently signed up for Directv and a new customer, I find it extrememly annoying someone hounding me in a store while i'm trying to do other shopping.....


I've seen DirecTV and wireless company reps in various stores but they have never ever "hounded" me to sign up for anything.

A FiOs door-to-door rep actually lied to me, making an offer that Verizon later would not commit to. Despite that fiasco I did finally sign up for FiOS at a much later date.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

he local satellite dealer does the exact same thing.. he posts an ad, I AM HIRING 8 new sales persons.. but he doesn't tell you that its straight commission.. ( real sales men prefer straight commission, is always the line.. of crap spewed to these kids).. and then you get your family to sign up and maybe a friend or two.. and then you are stuck paying for your own gas, and food and what not.. and working hours for NO PAY..
what an awful way to do business.. and they prey upon these poor kids.. Oh and I have been selling for the last 40 plus years.. I know what I am talking about..


That's how the scam works, same deal with vacuum cleaner distributors.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

The local telecom in my area is running fiber in there entire area, up till now most of there area only had phone service. Just a small part of there area had cable service. They are running FIBER TO THE PREMISES. (FTTB) They say they will run fiber to the house to a box on the house. Then cat 5 wire runs to the different rooms for tv and internet and phone. Im waiting for a salesman to come here for that.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

When Cincinnati Bell did that on my street, I jumped on it, for Internet only. They removed the copper going to the street. It's been great, though the price to go from 30 to 50 Mbps is ridiculous.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Yes they annoy the xxxx out of me everytime I walk by one in Sams. I would really like to know the number of new subs obtained via this method.


WAY more than you think

I think the stats are about 20,000 a month nation wide out of those stores.

Around 30 a month just in my area.
Dish -- 722k, 722, 612, 512, 510

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

I worked in the ACE department which is sales for existing customers. If you work in prospects please don't lie to get sales as I would always have to fix their lies. the door to door people and the in store people who don't even work for directv really but are outsourced are the worst. uggghhh




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