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Re: What's the weirdest place you've sold a copier to?

Czech ·
Can't take credit for it, but one of our reps sold a colour copier to a strip club. Let's just say that they were printing a LOT of 11x17 posters....
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Re: What's the weirdest place you've sold a copier to?

Kiwispike ·
About to hit 17 years in the industry now so seen a few.. Sold a scanner to a strip club, I was new to the industry and just a teenager at the time - made the mistake of asking what they wanted to scan Had a "serviced" copier in a massage parlour (inherited the install base so I cant take credit for this) Sold/installed copiers/MFD's to both of the last two Prime Ministers offices/houses Installed a fax machine INSIDE a jail, there was a very dusty gap and some cables on the desk so I asked...
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Re: What's the weirdest place you've sold a copier to?

Art Post ·
Wow, those are some great install! Not a copier, but I did sell a cash register to strip club once.
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Re: What's the weirdest place you've sold a copier to?

Jason H ·
The Amish Farmer-Printer may take the cake!! I don't think if I sold to every strip club or adult store in the region it would top that. That is awesome!
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 44"

Jason H ·
Love it Art! I had a day of running around with a networking luncheon followed by a training for a new device that I sold earlier in the month and stole from Sharp. I was extremely late to the party with this deal but they already had a canon that was very old and decided they wanted another canon and on top of that wanted someone to deal with local over Sharp and Ricoh direct. Then I was walking into the grocery store on the way home and got a call from a person I quoted a machine to about...
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Re: Those Magnificent Men and Their Copy Machines

David Broaden ·
Hey Art, Really admire your efforts in our industry and with your blog. Its been a long time resource to keep me updated in our industry. I will be celebrating 14 years at Martin Group, and was happy to see us represented in the list above. We are as enthusiastic as ever in supporting our communities, and below is a quick write up we refreshed to be current. Martin Group in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Is a regional power house in the office equipment community. With 35 years in the industry, and...
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Lease Maestro ·
Part Two: Leasing News Exclusive: The Opposition and How Senator Steven Glazer Got SB 1235 Passed (Part 2 of 3) By Tom McCurnin Leasing News Legal Editor The bill was "Engrossed and Enrolled" and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m., September 12th, awaiting his decision to sign or veto. How He Pushed It Through the Legislature What are the takeaways from this interview and SB 1235? ▪ First , I Was Surprised at the Overwhelming Support of Trade Groups for the Bill. When he rattled off the...
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Re: Around the Word with Konica Minolta

Art Post ·
Konica Minolta Again Joins the Fight against Childhood Cancer Ramsey, NJ, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc . (Konica Minolta) today announced they will again support Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. As with last year, Konica Minolta is partnering with THE NORTHERN TRUST...
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Re: How do you feel about the industry?

Yoda ·
Company culture who cares? Its not a social club. You should be out in the field 7 hours a day learn your trade it takes a min 2 years more like 3 to even be able to wipe ur own arse. What about all the other advice I gave in two posts? Yes there is more to this. Ive seen 200 guys like you. Admit it you want a job with clear expectations etc.. wrong industry. You got to be a rain maker. YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. PERIOD.
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Re: How do you feel about the industry?

Art Post (Guest) ·
Kudos 10-12 hours will make you a winner and put you in the 100K club
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Re: How do you feel about the industry?

Yoda ·
When starting out yes it will.
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Re: Worst Copier Web Site in the World Contest

Art Post (Guest) ·
O dam, did you see the picture of the office, the workers still have CRT's and anti glare filters!! Did you check out the color club? I'm back in the seventies! nice one GrantW!
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Re: Sell the Solution 2001-2002 Contest

Art Post (Guest) ·
Your Solutions were great...The stories and situations all showed the Duplicator as a tremendous "Lead" product for your growth within these named accounts On behalf of Mike, John, Cliff and all who contribute to growing the digital duplicator business on a daily basis, we're proud to announce the 8 dealer side semi-finalists and the 4 direct side semi-finalists for the Sell The Solution Tournament. The following are in alphabetically order, the names, locations and type of deal that...
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Re: Document Capture/Global Scan

Art Post (Guest) ·
From: Ted Sent: 3/11/2002 7:16 AM Brian, as for me 4.5 years copier sales, but 17 total in sales. Copier sales to me are the easist sales in the world. Yes you have good and bad months, but everyone in business NEEDS what we have. Not so with other sales jobs. A business cannot operate these days without printers, faxes and copiers. Lately, you can add scanning to that list. With the advent of the doc mall and e-cabinet, once you get a customer using this type of technology, they will never...
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Re: Golf Bag Winner

Gregory (Guest) ·
Hey, cool! I didn't even know, Art. Took a look at the Aficio League and there I was. It actually feels pretty nice, gush gush... Actually, I am still using an old Wilson bag that my father gave to me when I was 19. I think I'll keep the new bag. Here's the irony of the whole thing. One of my clients is Saucon Valley Country Club (rank in the top 100 of the country, beautiful course) and I have an open invite to golf, but I've been embarassed by the fact that I have really cheap gear. Don't...
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Re: Around The World with Ricoh II

Art Post (Guest) ·
Ricoh Charity Bowls Day 2004 Ricoh’s 5th Charity Event In Support Of The Sunnyfield Association. With the continued support of sponsors and donators, Ricoh Australia will be holding its inaugural Ricoh Charity Bowls Day on 1 April 2004 at the Paddington Bowling Club The Sunnyfield Association Over the past 50 years, The Sunnyfield Association has provided a range of services for people with intellectual disabilities including accommodation, training and employment, transport, programs for...
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Re: Around The World with Ricoh II

Art Post (Guest) ·
Ricoh Charity Bowls Day 2004 Story Link A crackerjack day for Ricoh On Thursday, 1 April, Ricoh’s inaugural Charity Bowls Day at the Paddington Bowling Club raised an impressive $95,000 for the Sunnyfield Association – an organisation committed to helping those with intellectual disabilities. Celebrity guests and sporting greats joined Sydney business identities for a fun-filled afternoon on the sun-drenched Paddington green. Ten-times Australian decathlon champion, Peter Hatfield delighted...
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Re: New AC104

Brad Sipes (Guest) ·
Ted - the AC104 is the same unit as the Samsung SCX-4216 little mfp. We are a Samsung fax dealer and I have sold several of the Samsung models - they are nice when competing with Office Depot type units. FYI, I saw the Samsung units at Sams Club once for around $300.
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

GMAN ·
Luckily, the talented former Savin Brand Manager that was forced out of the RFG East Region by the RVP, has landed a new position within RISO: http://beta.bertl.com/web/news...AF56094BEB9A?id=2862 The 'Ricoh' memebers of the RFG East Region are now sipping Margaritas on their Prestige Club Trip and no 'Savin' or 'Lanier' Sales / Support team members were awarded the trip (and they HAD the numbers). Just one 'Savin' salesperson got the Trip and she enjoys Margaritas. Smoke those Cubans while...
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Re: "You've just WON Presidents Club, What Are You Going to D0 Now?"

Wallingford ·
"I Love Cold Calling!" Don't worry - I haven't lost my mind. (Yet.) Cold calling isn't fun. You know it and I know it. So why did I say that? Because I can remember countless times when I heard someone say, "Cold calling is fun!" In fact, I even did it once. It's true. Early on in my sales career, when I was going from job to job, failing by cold calling, and not understanding why it wasn't working - after all, my managers all said it would work - I began deluding myself into believing that...
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Re: "You've just WON Presidents Club, What Are You Going to D0 Now?"

Wallingford ·
That last posted comment of mine, was a "Never Cold Call" email I got from Frank Rumbauskas, who we discussed briefly early on ?
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Re: Ricoh Rumor!! New Strategy?

Deanw ·
I will look at this product if ricoh re-labels it. I'm not interested in becoming a Samsung dealer - nothing is worse than selling a product and then seeing it Sams Club the next weekend, except maybe your customer calling you and saying they saw the product you just sold them at Sam's club for several hundred dollars less.
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Re: Copier Sales Reps, Presidents Club & The Grind

Jackson ·
Well said Art, spoken like a true Jedi-Master. Do or not Do, there is no try ! Congrats on 36 years of selling copiers. I think ! LOL. I don't know whether to feel good or bad for you. There must be something wrong with all of us to stay in this crazy game that long. Keep the articles coming.
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Re: Copier Sales Reps, Presidents Club & The Grind

Art Post ·
TY, Jackson. Feel good for me, because I'm a guru and I still love what I'm doing!!
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Re: I Want It All, I Want It NOW!

Larry Kirsch ·
You can do it.. Where is trip?
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Re: I Want It All, I Want It NOW!

Art Post ·
thinking it is here http://iberostarjamaica.com/
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Re: I Want It All, I Want It NOW!

Kyocera Guy ·
Great Stuff Art!
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Re: I Want It All, I Want It NOW!

Old Glory ·
It won't be 13 after today. Let us know how it pays off.
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Re: I Want It All, I Want It NOW!

Art Post ·
LOL
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Re: I Want It All, I Want It NOW!

Larry Kirsch ·
Enjoy...
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Re: I Want It All, I Want It NOW!

Art Post ·
not there yet!
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

txeagle24 ·
The best thing Ricoh could give us is advanced scanning functionality as a standard feature. To be able to navigate to whatever network folder a user wants would be huge, as would the ability to scan to Word or Excel. Canon already has these features, so we are at a huge price disadvantage if it is functionality a customer needs since we have to add ICE (which has a less-than-desirable UI) or NSI AutoStore.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

Art Post ·
I was not aware that browse to any folder was standard on the Canon systems. Has it been like that for long?
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

txeagle24 ·
I think it's been the most recent generation of equipment. I could be wrong on that one, but I'm positive on the OCR.
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Re: Top 10 MFP Copier Proposals for March 2014

Art Post ·
Eddy: Contact me, I can get you set up ASAP, going on Presidents Club on Tuesday and will be out of the country for a week. Art
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

Dr. Print ·
I would ask him - Who else are you going to involve in this process. If he mentions the name of the owner’s company, ask how do you know him. You may need to ask a follow up question to get to the owners name. If he does not mention the owners company don’t bring them up, you may end up putting that company in play. You never know how well he knows the controller. I might have 1,000 linked in connections, some of them I may not think of using. That’s my advice
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

TML ·
I agree with dr print. I always ask who my competition is and I know them well enough now to ask which rep it is. I've found lately with one company the owner has been traveling on appointments with a new rep. I've been using this to our advantage as the owner of that company is quiet an aged fellow that knows little about our industry anymore. Find out who your competition is and if that company is listed, ask how they came about selecting them (since you mentioned the incumbent is out).
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

Carl Little ·
Art, I would not ask that question. They may not be in the deal and you do not need another competitor. I might ask however how important relationships are. That will tell you a lot about him. I also try to see who they do business with to try and connect with someone who I know that might know a c-level person inside your prospect. Just thoughts. Carl Sent from my iPad > On Feb 17, 2015, at 10:33 PM, Print4Pay Hotel < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: >
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

Art Post ·
Thus, I took all the comments and made zero mention of the LinkedIn connection. I did ask about all of the other players and received. Names of the three other vendors, machine models, and monthly lease pricing for each of them. AS predicted price will play the most important part of the buy in, however, I was able to get me and my company to the top of the list (did not give the price yet)m due to the knowledge that I brought to table for automating a workflow process. Gotta just figure out...
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

Old Glory ·
If he gave you their lease pricing, he'll give them yours. You were right to hold that back and if price is all important, before I gave him mine, I would ask if all other proposals are in. If yes, then I'd ask, "If my price is best, any reason we couldn't go forward", etc. If price is all important and all prices are in, what else id there to do?
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Re: Pike Joins LDI

VinceMcHugh ·
WOW! I was wondering where Todd Pike was going to land. This is a VERY interesting joint venture. I am sure he will do well here. That's My $0.02, Vince
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Re: Pike Joins LDI

GIntel ·
Agreed, Tod and the folks at LDI are great businessmen and the JV adds an interesting angle. Can't say I saw this coming, but its certainly interesting. - Jake
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

Larry Kirsch ·
Simply ask what you need to do to obtain the business. If you believe the answer, you know what to do Art have paperwork approved. Best wishes.
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

bandit41076 ·
"press hard, third copy is yours".
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

Tim Cunningham ·
Agree
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Re: Ten plus Tips for Cold Calling in the Field

Old Glory ·
My thoughts, some of which repeat what others have said, maybe in a different way: I cold call for information, phone call for appointments to a large degree. What I would add to Czech's 4 point list is to ask who they call for maintenance. That usually tells you, not only the company, but the brand, and if the receptionist doesn't know, then they likely don't have many problems. I almost always separate fact find from presentation. Too many reps "get an answer" then "do some selling", "get...
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Re: Martin Bachant Named President of Xerox Canada Ltd.

Art Post ·
That's some track record with 30 years of experience!
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Re: This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of April 2007)

Larry Kirsch ·
Will be forwarding selling copiers in 70's as requested.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The Third Week in January 2014

Art Post ·
Enjoy the threads from 5 years a go this week! Topic Five Vendors Earn Winter 2014 BLI “Picks” in the A3 Color Category Art Post · 1/23/145:35 PM buyers. Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U .S.A., Inc. Konica Minolta bizhub C 364e Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Color MFP Konica Minolta bizhub C 454e Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Color MFP KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. KYOCERA TASKalfa 5551ci (Also sold under the Copystar brand) Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Color MFP Ricoh Americas...
 
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