Top 12 Cheesy Sales Pitches: Are You Guilty of Using Them?

Cheesy sales lines.The sales world is full of cheesy pitches, which have been portrayed in many television and movies. But, unfortunately too many people take these “meant for TV” lines and use them in real life.

The following are‘s “Top 12 Cheesy Sales Lines to Avoid:”


  1. “What will it take to earn your business?”— Uh, maybe you could act like a professional and show me how I’m going to benefit from your product or service?
  2. “Is price the only thing holding you back?”—No, but the fact that you think price is the most important issue shows your complete lack of sales ability.
  3. “Here’s the phone, why not call your wife right now and talk to her?”—Seriously?
  4. “Don’t you want to save money?”—No, I’m an idiot. But, please insult my intelligence again by asking another stupid question like this.
  5. “If I could show you (insert benefit), would you be interested?”—How about you ask me a question or two so you can figure out how your product will help me?
  6. “This price won’t last long.”—Really? You can’t come up with anything better than that?
  7. “At this price, we’ll be sold out by the end of the day.”—Sure…and your new shipment arrives tomorrow morning.
  8. “I don’t think we’ll be offering this incentive next week.”—Yeah? I bet it will be better then, so maybe I’ll wait.
  9. “What do you know about us?”—Didn’t I just see a scathing story in the news last week?
  10. “What do I need to do to get you into…?”—You’re not “getting” me into anything with that approach.
  11. “Have you heard about us?”—No, and do you really think this question is going to make me want to listen to your sales pitch?
  12. “What are your needs?”—Why don’t you ask me some good questions that take a bit of thought and effort and I’ll tell you?

National Agents Alliance wants to know:  Are you guilty of making a sales line faux-pas?

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