"i Was Going To Order From Costco But......"

Business By Nonni53 Updated 17 Aug 2012 , 12:58am by costumeczar

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Nonni53 Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 1:07pm
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When a phone call starts with those words I know it's already over. Yesterday it was someone wanting three dozen cream filled devils food cupcakes with ganache topping and decorative pink squiggles. And obviously $2.50 per cupcake was not competitive with Costco/SAMs. Even though it wasn't the same product.

But if I want to give it away it will be to charity so I at least get a tx deduction.

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Lovelyladylibra Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 1:44pm
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sooooo is this a rant, a question, what?

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jason_kraft Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 2:59pm
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It's not necessarily over, and a customer starting with those words shouldn't change anything about your sales pitch. If they are calling because they want a higher quality product they may be willing to spend more and order from you, if not then they'll go back to Costco.

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cheeseball Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 3:59pm
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Well, sheeewt, I must've been Pollyanna-ing, because I saw that subject line ending like this:
Customer: "I was going to order from Costco, but..."
You: "...but you want your guests to eat the cake, not leave it on the plate, right? You came to the right place! icon_biggrin.gif "

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costumeczar Posted 17 Aug 2012 , 12:58am
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"I was going to order from Costco but..." "...I decided to get a good cake instead."

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