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Wednesday, May 07, 2008|
Days ago, I received call from the showroom and told me that is a customer was likely to visit the factory and asked me be prepared for it.
I got the phone number of the customer and I arranged the picking up and I received the customer in the factory’s showroom, it was my first time meeting that customers. Two foreigners and a translator from one trading company, I guess that the girl is the person that handles and follows the customer’s order in China. And the other two were the real buyers.
At first, the girl didn’t ask for commission, to be honestly in business negotiation, I offered the last prices and I told the customer sincerely that please don’t bargain with me for that prices, so the customer placed an order.
I guess the real buyer trusted the translator very much, for when they gone, they gave me the girl’s name card instead of theirs. So I can only contact the trading company for business and I can’t contact the customer for I didn’t have their contact information.
I made the PI when they gone and I sent the PI to the trading company ‘s E-mail, and I called them, I was informed that the PI was received and so I waited for the deposit to start production.
Yesterday at about 11am, I received a call from a foreigner, and I would not understand his Chinese and so I said:” can you speak English?” and he laughed and asked me:” Aren’t you Chinese.”
I was made fun of and so I said:” I am Chinese and I can’t understand your Chinese and it is your problem, not mine.” He asked for prices and some designs’ information and I told me through the phone. At first I didn’t know when is he, he was telling me that he has a buyer that buying large volume from China, but later he told me that it was his trading company to bring that customer and me received them.
So I remembered it at once, but he asked me for commission and I told him that the girl with the customers but didn’t ask for commission and I offered the last prices, so that isn’t any commission for him.
I insisted on not commission and he said if I didn’t, he would try to find the goods from other factory instead of buying from us. I know the factory’s price is much higher than other factory and I lost my confidence and so I told him I will call him back after lunch, for thinking of that matter over.
Almost every buyer thinks that how trustworthy that the trading company because they pay for the commission to them for handing and following orders, but for most of the time, they didn’t.
After lunch, I told this to Mrs Zhang, and again she spoke a lot of words and I was tired with that, telling me how hard to do business and how stringy the customer and I stared at the computer screen, I have tried of that. After her complaints were finished, I told her that if not commission for the trading company, and that order is over.
So she agreed to offer 3% commission and again a lot of complaints, I thought:” if she is agree with that, why that is so much complaints, am I taking the money away from her?”
I called the trading company and the foreigner customer was happy with my call and asked me to come to his office to pick up the deposit. And I agreed and went to his office in other city.
I asked the showroom sales girl to come with me and we arrived at 6pm at his office, the showroom sales girl was also the boss’s relation and that is the reason why I asked her, for I hate to touch the money , if I do, I would be suspend and I hate that feeling.
We arrived at his office, and I saw the foreigner’s assistance, she was the girl that came with the customers to the showroom days ago, and she was rather self-important, I spoke to her for the business for I wanted it to be fixed quickly and gone. But she played with her mobile phone and ignored my appearance. I was uncomfortable, however I went on my discussion and got the money back and went back.
I can’t understand her behavior, either. Why she shows so arrogant. Both of us are employee and I don’t see any differences between us, that was funny way to do.
I went back late and I didn’t cook for myself, and I listened to the music for a while and slept early, and also got up late this morning.