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Should I Wear My Rolex?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by theswiftbank, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. theswiftbank

    theswiftbank Newbie

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    Just to give some background, I'm under the age of 18, selling mostly ORM services to local small businesses.

    I already match my clothes to what type of place I'm approaching, but the one thing I've wondered is whether or not I should wear my Rolex to come off as a higher authority. For reference, it's not a flashy all-gold one, just a 34mm Day-Date with a gold and stainless steel bracelet.

    I bought it this summer after I ran a successful business earlier in the year, and besides the vanity aspect, I also got it to show that I'm not just "some kid" selling services, but rather someone who's already had success in obtaining clients etc. I felt it'd come off as me being more mature than I am for my age, and so far I haven't had any bad experiences because of it (only compliments), but at the same time, I can't always read what they're thinking. I don't want jealousy to be an issue, and I thought about the possibility that even if the prospect is wealthy and complimenting me, they still could be jealous due to my age, which could keep them from buying.

    Based on what you guys know from making sales, how do you feel about wearing flashier items to portray an image of success to prospects? I've thought about using it only when talking to wealthier prospects (ie: lawyers, doctors, dentists - people that are more likely to recognize it), rather than just anybody (which is what I've been doing). Should I keep doing it only with wealthier prospects, or stop altogether? Thanks.
     
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    I understand your concerns, but once you start altering one aspect of your appearance to suit, where does it stop? The car you drive? your haircut? your choice of aftershave? the colour of your socks? To be honest, I think most people are looking to be impressed with the knowledge coming from your mouth (and actions which follow it) and not from what's hanging from your wrist.

    If you want to "portray an image of success", print out and show them evidence of all the successful work you have done for previous clients and let the results speaks for themselves.
     
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  3. watchthisspace

    watchthisspace Registered Member

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    I hope you didn't buy a real once since you can get a fake one really cheap.

    for me I wouldn't care less what kind of watch someone is wearing. Having said that im not a materialistic person
     
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    watchthisspace Registered Member

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    Agreed. anyone can buy all these expensive things but then that doesn't mean a thing. just look at all these people like kim kardashian and the like. they have designer things but that doesn't mean id take advice from them
     
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    Be well-dressed, but don't overdress. Simplicity is always key when it comes to sales, imo
     
  6. 2DHades

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    my opinion is different. People nowadays judge you by the stuff you wear, and going with my most expensive outfit have helped me close some good deals. In my opinion be as classy as possible, and don't care. If the person is jelous, he will most likely think it's a replica, so who cares.

    Also many wealthy people love good watches and some of them can even recognize a replica from a real one without even taking a close look.

    In my opinion go with it.
     
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    If you are pitching the well to do wear it with an air of indifference. If you are pitching the working class, leave it off, they will think you are too expensive.
     
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    Yours is just an insignificant and small wristwatch and no one will ever find out what fake or otherwise brand it is! Get a gold merc soon and you will be more authentic.

    Or just keep the fingers pointing to the watch 25 times to the minute, every minute to make people and their dogs aware of it.... :)
    Jk
     
  9. luc1fer

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    most important is that you good in talking and convincing someone to buy something from you whatever you sell. there are people who can sell things 10x times worth of real price. i woudnt wear rolex there is damn alot replicas and rich people know this. maybe some other expensive watch. and ofcourse there is chance they not give a sh*t but first impression is important. if you come with volksvagen golf 2 or MB S class they will think you making money and not some poor trying to scam or sell them some sh*t. think stories dress nice take a rent car see how it goes with few clients.
     
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    If you are dressed professionally, are well spoken and can build trust, that will go much further then any brand name.
     
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    BTW, do you still need that $50 giveaway coupon so desperately, Richie Rich? :)
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/freebies-giveaways/721205-facebook-50-coupon-giveaway-post7422630.html?highlight=#post7422630


    My point is: be normal, knowledgeable, presentable, confident and make your prospects listen to your sales talks completely, make them ponder about needing and then buying the products. The confidence and assurance on your face and in your pitch in what counts and not what brands you are wearing under your clothes or sleeves. :)
     
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  12. hajro

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    Why did you bought it if you won't wear it?
    And why you open thread in "Making money" category?

    :why:
     
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  13. Trepanated

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    Don't wear it.

    You will never lose a client for not having a Rolex on your wrist.

    But - there is a chance of a client making a negative judgement if you do wear it. And that chance should be enough to leave it behind.

    Same thing as turning up to a meeting in a brand new Porsche/Ferrari - a client who is not doing as well may see that car and decide you must be overcharging for your services - that's not a risk worth taking in my book.
     
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    This is good advise; depends who you are going to see.
     
  15. theswiftbank

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    This is a very good point that I'm well aware of, and I appreciate very much what you're saying. Also I already do show previous work, although I generally censor client info to keep confidentiality. Thank you.
     
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    I cant believe nobody called BS on this...
     
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    Might be so, but W130SN would know.

    Regards if OP is legit, it still is a good question and I have read great responses. Thread is quality for people looking to close a deal with face-to-face prospects IMHO.
     
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  18. theswiftbank

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    Wouldn't let me post reply properly earlier.

    0o0


    This is a very good point that I'm well aware of, and I appreciate very much what you're saying. Also I already do show previous work, although I generally censor client info to keep confidentiality. Thank you


    watchthisspace


    That's why I said it was a vanity item. I'm aware of this, life does not revolve around material objects.


    quikshadow


    Agreed, thanks.


    2DHades


    That's definitely true, and when I bought it I had those thoughts in my head as well. I think it has a lot to do with the niche and who you sell to. Thanks.


    luc1fer


    I'm not old enough to rent a car but I see what you're saying. And a prospect realizing the watch is fake can only mean bad things in their minds.


    srb888


    If someone's offering free $50 with most likely no catch, and all it takes is five seconds of my time, I'm going to do it. And yes I agree with you, confidence is definitely the biggest part. If you can't believe in your own service then how can you get anyone else to.


    hajro


    I do wear it, it's just certain occasions I don't for reasons I'm sure you can tell. I posted it in the offline area because it's partially a method of making sales, as this type of thing does factor in to selling services.


    trepanated


    That's definitely true and a great point. I think I'm going to follow your advice as it probably won't help me in the majority of cases.


    tony_d

    If you don't believe me I'll post bank wire screenshot, receipt, box, watch pic with my username and yours on it. Since this is a new account I don't blame you for thinking I'm BS. Along with me asking for the $50 FB ad, I don't blame you even more.
     
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    Rolex's are for kids who don't know about luxury watch brands. They're a fine watch but when they can go for $2500 you won't be impressing the clientele you're seeking. Having made sales in the luxury market wearing jeans and a T proves it boils down to know-how and charm, this is coming from an Italian who loves suits mind you. Don't scream for attention and you'll receive it on your own merits.
     
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    am i the only one that thinks they will suspect him of stealing it?
     
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