Forget the fact that Apple Stores do not have ‘salesmen’ in the traditional sense, but one anecdote from 500-million visitors does not a trend make. Chris Matyszczyk:
I’ve found Apple store salespeople to be relatively reasonable sorts.
They’re called Associates, not salesmen.
Apple store saleswoman told me not to buy an iPhone XS until the XR came out, so that I could compare the two. (I bought the XR.)
Not exactly pushy sales, huh? Apple Store customer trying to buy an iPad cover:
They started trying to sell me on this Apple Pay thing. He gave me the impression I had to use the app to buy the product
Or, maybe it was a matter of educating a customer.
Even though I told the guy that I wasn’t interested, he kept going on. I asked him at least three times if he was going to take my money or my credit card, and he just kept deflecting back to Apple Pay
It’s so easy, so why don’t people record the audio of such conversations. You know; so we get a different perspective.
I felt frustrated and I felt like my intelligence was being questioned,” said the customer. ” I’m not really concerned by the legalities [of whether a store can force you to use a certain payment method] as much as I am the stupidity that transpired.
If you’ve been to an Apple Store then you know that story sounds more made up and imaginary than real, but I have seen some customers whose intelligence could be questioned.