We Will Beat Any Deal!
A recent forum post was relating a story of how a car sales person defended the use of high-pressure tactics and treating customers like idiots: The technique will work reliably as long as WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) still has viewership.
Now there’s an idea! Clearly, the salesman is referring to the fact that the customer will pay extra as long as there is some spectacle involved. The buyer gives an offer and, pow! Clothesline! The salesman falls to the ground, stunned. The salesman counters the offer and the customer deflects it with a wave of his arm. The crowd is screaming for the customer to win. The salesman runs to his corner and tags his manager. The manager comes out and is immediately knocked to the floor by a demand of an extended warranty! Such spectacle! So much glory!
But, through application of standard car sales tactics, like a never ending line of opponents, the customer eventually gets tired and just wants the match to be over. The dealer wins, again! But it was a good show, so at least there’s that.