Why does GNC NEVER let you buy animal prodcuts?

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    Why does GNC NEVER let you buy animal prodcuts?


    if a rep could please answer this for me. Everytime i go to GNC they put down animal products. They have even gone as far as to offer me there own employee discount and let me use the gold card if i dont buy an animal product.

    basically they say

    M-stack is just amino acids that most can be found in bulk and u dont need it.

    Get Jacked Stack- is just B.S. that its not even better then novadex or any other T-booster.

    They claim ppl only buy it because its convient bags of pills


    I know gnc gets paid to sell certain things but they literally sell u everything before animal products. Yet i read nothing but good reviews online.

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    commission would be my guess.
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    i see but its weird that animal is the ONLY one that they dont get commision for then y carry it.
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    I used to work there, a while back... And, you got much bigger comissions on the GNC brand and Muscle-Tech... I never got much in the way of comissions, because I always steered people towards what worked... (Unless they were an ass... *LOL*) And, most GNC's carry very little in the way of Animal/Universal products...
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    Well that makes sense. Now I have another reason to not go to GNC
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    GNC is way overpriced anyway! Save yourself some money and go to NP.
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    seriously why would anyone on this board go to GNC unless you were hitting up a clearance sale.
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    i get the iso mass extreme gainer for bogo.

    its like 70 after taxes for 2 10 pound tubs with 30 servings and with milk one serving is
    950 cals
    65 g protien
    and 72ish carbs? not sure about the carb number thats pretty good

    and the American bodybuilding ripped stack and speed stack or xyience energy drinks i have goten em rather routinely from anywhere from 5 cents!! to 1.25.

    not bad...

    and other supps i try em out at gnc if i like em then i order em online.. cuz gnc return policy is good
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    Cause they're MuscleTech whores,lol!
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    I can understand this...I mean, if you buy the products then they would have to reorder them and put them back on the shelves.

    I mean, what an inconvenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    if a rep could please answer this for me. Everytime i go to GNC they put down animal products. They have even gone as far as to offer me there own employee discount and let me use the gold card if i dont buy an animal product.

    basically they say

    M-stack is just amino acids that most can be found in bulk and u dont need it.

    Get Jacked Stack- is just B.S. that its not even better then novadex or any other T-booster.

    They claim ppl only buy it because its convient bags of pills


    I know gnc gets paid to sell certain things but they literally sell u everything before animal products. Yet i read nothing but good reviews online.
    A lot of GNCs vary as well. Around my area, there are at least 4 or 5 GNCs I have been in. Out of those, there was 1 that respected the UN/Animal supps. The other GNC, it was fairly obvious they didn't know anything about the supplements... One even went as far to get things confused on the supplements.

    From those that I have known to work at GNCs they are definitely governed by the powers of commission. They are heavily pushed to sell certain products...

    I think a lot of it stems from lack of education, experience, knowledge, and commission of the products. I have gone as far to help educate a few staff members at a GNC about the basics of more of the supps to better prepare themselves for those seeking the UN/Animal brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    if a rep could please answer this for me. Everytime i go to GNC they put down animal products. They have even gone as far as to offer me there own employee discount and let me use the gold card if i dont buy an animal product.

    basically they say

    M-stack is just amino acids that most can be found in bulk and u dont need it.

    Get Jacked Stack- is just B.S. that its not even better then novadex or any other T-booster.

    They claim ppl only buy it because its convient bags of pills


    I know gnc gets paid to sell certain things but they literally sell u everything before animal products. Yet i read nothing but good reviews online.
    It's not just commissions, but other factors, such as "spiffs". There are many incentives for GNC clerks to push specific products and not Animal. If they really are badmouthing Animal and going to those lengths to encourage you to buy something else, that's a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Universal Rep View Post
    It's not just commissions, but other factors, such as "spiffs". There are many incentives for GNC clerks to push specific products and not Animal. If they really are badmouthing Animal and going to those lengths to encourage you to buy something else, that's a shame.
    That's exactly how it was, when I used to work there... (Which is why I got crappy commissions, and nasty-grams, saying I needed to work harder to meet my quotas... *LOL*)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDead View Post
    That's exactly how it was, when I used to work there... (Which is why I got crappy commissions, and nasty-grams, saying I needed to work harder to meet my quotas... *LOL*)
    There are a lot of "unhappy" GNC threads on various forums. GNC should really monitor them to see how they can change, or at least understand what some of the sentiments are. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Universal Rep View Post
    There are a lot of "unhappy" GNC threads on various forums. GNC should really monitor them to see how they can change, or at least understand what some of the sentiments are. Oh well.
    That is good advice. They would have an eye opening experience to how much revenue they are losing due to their current pricing strategy.

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    Last time I visited GNC the counter rep was telling me about the commissions they get from selling MuscleTech products, but she stated that MuscleTech is garbage and she doesn't recommend garbage to people, I got a kick out of this. She did however recommend Universal Animal PAK and ON Whey Protein, which I thought was very decent of her, needless to say I will continue to frequent that GNC due to the good advice.
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    it was funny at one local GNC because the the sale guy started asking me what i used and i was like...
    Animal Pak, Animal Omega, Animal Pump, Animal Stak, um, you see where I'm going here? haha

    he said "oh yeah, we have some Animal stuff"
    we ended up talking about Omega and i told him a few online places to buy it...
    i even offered him a few packs since i had a fresh can in the car.

    kinda funny because i guess he didn't notice that i was wearing an Animal hat and iconic t
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyamma View Post
    it was funny at one local GNC because the the sale guy started asking me what i used and i was like...
    Animal Pak, Animal Omega, Animal Pump, Animal Stak, um, you see where I'm going here? haha

    he said "oh yeah, we have some Animal stuff"
    we ended up talking about Omega and i told him a few online places to buy it...
    i even offered him a few packs since i had a fresh can in the car.

    kinda funny because i guess he didn't notice that i was wearing an Animal hat and iconic t
    Ha ha! Too cool bro

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    I noticed that a lot of the GNC locations around here don't even keep much Universal/Animal stuff in stock. When I would call to see if they had anything, they were either out or said to go somewhere else.
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    unless they are on sale animal products are hard to sell cause they are expensive.

    smaller stores simply won't carry it due to volume...i refuse to believe non of you have ever worked retail before!

    gnc is retail not wholesale...something else to think about in terms of pricing!

    you also don't go to burger king and get a big mac! you go to gnc for gnc products(or to simply **** with the employees), its you're own dumb ass fault for looking anywhere but NP for animal products! even vitamin shoppe is high on their's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Universal Rep View Post
    It's not just commissions, but other factors, such as "spiffs". There are many incentives for GNC clerks to push specific products and not Animal. If they really are badmouthing Animal and going to those lengths to encourage you to buy something else, that's a shame.
    This could explain why i have not been in a GNC in the past 8 years.........

    I go to Edge Nutrition, near me... run by actual competitive BB'ers, no bull****, good guys. 99 times out of 100... ill order from dps, but find that they do not carry the full line either......
  

  
 

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