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    Why do people not reasearch their products?


    Why do people buy things on a whim with no research, no information, and no goals in general? They then complain that didn't gain 13 lbs off nitrotech hardcore or wonder why they don't look like jay Cutler off his mass stack. It just amazes me at the people who buy thermogenics and don't work out or are active!

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    i think they do kinda of a research but there diet is not always good.

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    So they can come into Vitamin Shoppe, and bug the hell outta me, asking for "Whee" protein.
    drives me nuts I tell ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtarzan81 View Post
    So they can come into Vitamin Shoppe, and bug the hell outta me, asking for "Whee" protein.
    drives me nuts I tell ya
    Next time, prepare a special tub of some "Weeee Protein" - pick a lemon flavor of some sort and make a custom concoction just for those folks who can't pronounce the word!!




    OP - Oh, man...tell me about it!! To be honest and frank, it frustrates reps to no end to be repeatedly asked the same questions by folks who have absolutely no clue what they want, what they are talking about, and use only one other person's heresay as their sole base for knowledge. Yes, we help everyone as much as humanly possible. But it gets extremely difficult on our end when someone doesn't want to take a step through the doorway to see the inside of the house before plopping down money to buy it - only to complain later about the roaches and flies that they let in in the first place!!!
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    I mean I hated GNC forever and I started working there to help educate people cause I got tired of hearing employees telling people celltech had test boosters in it and just plain giving misleading information. I try to make a positive impact on customers and not try to sell them muscltech products 9even tho thats what we get the big pms on) I think the company gets a bad rap because some employees are not informed at all about products or make up information to make a sale. it's kind of depressing and thats why I wanted to work for GNC or any nutrition store.

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    I can definitely understand your motivation, bro. And it's quite noble that you did that! The last time I walked into a store like that, I actually talked a few youngins out of buying an NO product!! I don't remember which it was (something dumb), but told them my logical reasoning behind it and made recommendations that if they were going to try an NO booster, how to use it and which ones to get for the best bang for the buck. It's hard sometimes, but the kiddies who walk in and get suckered there unfortunately aren't the ones who come on here to check for info and converse with the rest of us. Boy do I wish they did!!!!!
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    People are lazy; it's that simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtarzan81 View Post
    So they can come into Vitamin Shoppe, and bug the hell outta me, asking for "Whee" protein.
    drives me nuts I tell ya
    Sir - Can you please direct me to the "wheeeeeeeeeeee" protein?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    People are lazy; it's that simple.
    bong! peeps just want someone to tell them what to do without even considering the notion that everyone is different. you tell them you only get out what you put in but in our world you always seem to get less than what you put in (i still love it) and people just can't grasp it. ignorance and laziness! "THIS IS MADNESS"!

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    i worked at VS had a bunch of idiots come in there. it happens anywhere. thats just people and society for you. They would be like i want to get jacked. i dont care how. silly people then you try to sell them goodz and they are like no i want Mt. i just shoved a foot in my mouth about it after it happened to me like 4 times in a night once haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by timdull2 View Post


    OP - Oh, man...tell me about it!! To be honest and frank, it frustrates reps to no end to be repeatedly asked the same questions by folks who have absolutely no clue what they want, what they are talking about, and use only one other person's heresay as their sole base for knowledge. Yes, we help everyone as much as humanly possible. But it gets extremely difficult on our end when someone doesn't want to take a step through the doorway to see the inside of the house before plopping down money to buy it - only to complain later about the roaches and flies that they let in in the first place!!!

    I must agree!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gibsonj4 View Post
    Why do people buy things on a whim with no research, no information, and no goals in general? They then complain that didn't gain 13 lbs off nitrotech hardcore or wonder why they don't look like jay Cutler off his mass stack. It just amazes me at the people who buy thermogenics and don't work out or are active!
    just lazy and in most cases their sole reason is wanting to look good so when they see the muscletech ads and promises....

    the rest is history, beenhappening since joe weider came along and will long continue into the future.

    all the experienced can do is help as best we can, but as the saying goes though, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

    common noob mistake

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    I made a thread in general chat a while back "things overheard in a supp store" Cause I wanted to share some of the stupidity i deal with on a daily basis.

    Seriously, a lot of people do no research, and expect me to know EVERYTHING about everything in the store.
    I often tell people who ask me crazy questions"if i was that good, they couldnt afford me" Or "if i was that good, do you think i'd be working here? I'd have my toes in the sand and a drink with an umbrella in it right now" It gets a laugh most of the time.

    I like teaching young guys who dont know that much about supps, and getting them on the right track, if they are willing to listen, and take advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasLifter89 View Post
    i worked at VS had a bunch of idiots come in there. it happens anywhere. thats just people and society for you. They would be like i want to get jacked. i dont care how. silly people then you try to sell them goodz and they are like no i want Mt. i just shoved a foot in my mouth about it after it happened to me like 4 times in a night once haha
    This sounds cocky, but I could sell ice to an eskimo. Just tell them what they want to hear and sell them what they see in the advertisements. That's where the money's made. If you try to tell them the truth, you'll lose sales. When they come back because it didn't work, sell them something newer and more exciting

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    as an old saying goes - a fool and his money are soon parted

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    In the flip side though, I've had a lot of people come back into the store.."hey...what else do you suggest..I tried what you said and it worked."

    I sell on substance, and in the long run, people respect that. Especially some of our best customers.

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    Same reason people buy bogus fatloss stuff and complain when it doesn't work. It's obviously the product, not THEM hahaha! I think some of them know in the back of their mind that if they research it enough, they'll find out it won't do what they originally had hoped, and they'd rather 'keep the dream alive' lol.

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    iv bought a couple thigns without researching because it was on sale lol but most of the time i have a very good idea of what it is before hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtarzan81 View Post
    In the flip side though, I've had a lot of people come back into the store.."hey...what else do you suggest..I tried what you said and it worked."

    I sell on substance, and in the long run, people respect that. Especially some of our best customers.
    One step further, and why we (some of us) love our favorite retailer carrying bulk powders and actives, is that often the substance, or in this case I am referring to the active ingredient, is in so little dose that it is ineffective. Us thinkers and researchers are the fortunate ones, who with due diligence can see past the "kitchen sink" and realize we are getting little of what is being marketed and a lot of fluff.

    Brand 'A' will put a smidge of 'pearl jam' in a product because 'pearl jam' is the latest and greatest, yet they are getting no more weight of the active 'pearl jam' than the weight of the ink of which it is printed on the label.

    I am still at heart an old school 'actives' guy and love our retailer NutraPlanet for that reason, as well we always try to have discussion here that promote knowledge the transcends the hype.

    We are fortunate as well that our name brand board sponsors produce and deliver with their product line. Win, win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub View Post
    This sounds cocky, but I could sell ice to an eskimo. Just tell them what they want to hear and sell them what they see in the advertisements. That's where the money's made. If you try to tell them the truth, you'll lose sales. When they come back because it didn't work, sell them something newer and more exciting
    You have to tell them what they need and let them make their decision. ANYONE WHO WANTS MUSCLETECH CAN BE CONVINCED TO BUY ANYTHING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post

    Brand 'A' will put a smidge of 'pearl jam' in a product because 'pearl jam' is the latest and greatest, yet they are getting no more weight of the active 'pearl jam' than the weight of the ink of which it is printed on the label.
    that is why i do not trust a proprietary blend

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    haha why cause the amount of each ingredient is labeled with this sign "+"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibsonj4 View Post
    You have to tell them what they need and let them make their decision. ANYONE WHO WANTS MUSCLETECH CAN BE CONVINCED TO BUY ANYTHING.
    well celltech and leuckik IS what got cutler his procard!

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    haha and BSN is what gave Coleman his Mr. Olympia Titles lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropehead View Post
    well celltech and leuckik IS what got cutler his procard!
    the big endorsment check cutler got from the money muscletech made from sales of celltech and leuckik is what got cutler his pro card, he went and brought a truck load of "gear" with it!

    celltech

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtarzan81 View Post
    So they can come into Vitamin Shoppe, and bug the hell outta me, asking for "Whee" protein.
    drives me nuts I tell ya
    Yeah, some of that wee protien, that's not for building muscle...I don't want to drink one shake and look like Arnold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    the big endorsment check cutler got from the money muscletech made from sales of celltech and leuckik is what got cutler his pro card, he went and brought a truck load of "gear" with it!

    celltech
    i was being facetious

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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    Kay-seen, Ca-seen, Kay-sin, Kay-sen, Ca-sin or Ca-sen?
    Yeah. I edited it to add some.

    I go as for Casein protein and sound like a moron. It was a serious question.

    It is ca·sein, but how do you say it? casein - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    Just like the blood count charateristic: hematocrit. I used to say hema-to-crit, but apparently it is he-mat-o-crit [hi-mat-uh-krit] or is it: hematocrit - Definitions from Dictionary.com depending upon which dictionary you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropehead View Post
    i was being facetious
    i realise this and i was being facetious with you not against you

    my apologies for not being clear enough


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    Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    i realise this and i was being facetious with you not against you

    my apologies for not being clear enough

    its all good bro.

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    Some people have more money than they have sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfear View Post
    Some people have more money than they have sense.
    Yopu mean they have more dollars than they have cents?

    Come one b...I'm still on a roll here.

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