During my internet research for a product for my company I found three companies that seemed to fit the profile I was looking for. I made contact with each of the companies and received two return phone calls. One of the callers returned my phone call and because he could not reach me at the moment left me a voice mail. I returned his phone call and have yet to receive a response. Throughout the next to weeks the second company and I made several attempts to reach each other. He called me during the day, evenings and weekends until we finally had the opportunity to speak. Here is how the conversation went.
Sales Rep: Mr. Turrisi.
Sales Rep: I see you are interested in XYZ product.
Me: Yes, I am.
Sales Rep: Good. Do you see XYZ product as something you can use in your business?
Me: I do.
Sales Rep: Do you see that making an investment in this product could help your business?
Me: Yes, I do, which is why I made contact with your company. I researched your product among others and made a decision that you and one other company most suited my needs.Unfortanely for them they never retuned my call.
Sales Rep: I see. So have you made a decision to use our product?
Sales Rep: Do you know what our product costs?
Me: Yes. It is a no brainer.
Sales Rep: So you like our product, it is in your budget, you see it can bring value to your company and you see yourself using it.
Me: YES. (What I did not say was, "PLEASE LET ME BUY YOUR PRODUCT SO I CAN GET ON WITH MY LIFE!")
Sales Rep: So when can I get together by phone with you and your wife?
Sales Rep: I would like to speak with you and your wife to make sure she is in agreement.
Me : Are you kidding me? Is this a joke?
Sales Rep: No. This is our policy.
Me: Look my friend, I am ready to give you my credit card, make the purchase and become your customer and you want to talk with my wife?
Sales Rep: Yes
Me: I can't believe this! I am not buying aluminum siding, replacement windows for my house or deciding on what color to paint our bathroom. I am looking to buy XYZ for my company and my wife is not part of the decision process. With that the sales representative hung up and has not been heard from since. They also continue to send commercials to my e-mail which I have since blocked.