Experienced salespeople are not like Captain Ahab after Moby Dick. They are looking for an easy, quick sale. It's a game of numbers. This agent must a be a rube, anyone who depends on production to support his family would have been gone weeks ago. There are always potential customers who will buy the product, not reluctant brides who want to tease.
I did not think this was necessarily an experienced salesman--Just one who is using the OP in turn for refining his own sales presentation skills and who might have an inkling of the OP's not too shabby assets so who doesn't mind the back and forth because of the remote possibility of now and future sales. But never mind.
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We got an early exposure to these sales presentations in Miami. We "won" 3 days free in a Miami Beach hotel. We just had to get there on our own. They were selling swampland for development of home sites. We were headed there for our honeymoon. Spent 3 hours eating buns and resisting offers. The property deed was selected for us "carefully" (next one off a pile on a table by the entry door).
It was an early lesson in sale scams but we did get everything we were promised. And most important, an early inoculation against subsequent schemes.
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