Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 5, 1935 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 5, 1935
Page 5
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1^'V"''!'? ,• ' *;, *£"~ . H *»*» •ill*! uif'" IP l ..^ i IBS PS« 111 -s llf.' jrt*- i*Tn itn The for Itis dollar | is •••••• .--•".••, Mrs. HouseWife^Yes, Mr. Business Man too—Let's LOOK AT the FACTS As They Really Are-, What Service Does the Peddler Render to You for Your Dollar as compared to the Hope and Hempstead County Business Man? t , THE PEDDLER OR !LL RBNGER OFFERS In almost every instance—you buy from small size sample swatches or pictures—and tnist to luck, alter waiting days—sometimes weeks—that your purchase IF Received, .will prove satisfactory* ' - ; * Sometimes thru high-pressure-methods you are induced to pay a CASH DEPOSIT.voii an order of this bootleg-merchandise, later finding financial conditions do not permit yoil to complete the contract—Who Loses? Do You Get Back Your Cash Deposit??? \; Vou_are induced to buy in excess of your needs—thru a cleverly prepared sales talk* ; on a saying of small consequence to be made thru ordering in quantity lots. The amount ot the immediate cash deposit seems small and you are tricked into a larger purchase* Many times "Something Free" is offered you as BAIT to secure your larger order* The Peddlers, with their unknown merchandise-questionable bargains and unethical methods of selling can well be as boot eggers of merchandise. Every time you turn over a dollar to a door-to-door canvasser you are speculating on the you will get for your money. Have you ever stopped to THINK of the possibility of these Peddlers as carriersof DIRT or £ Yeft Even In The Busy Office Will Be Found The Persisterrt Pest who infringes on the employer's time. Haven't you had'o of those breezy salesmen breeze into your office—and ask for a few minutes of your employer's time (only not always in such a pdli& manner)—and then he proceeds to high pressure you into an order-and in many cases you place an order to rid vourself of the This c ass of Professional Peddler is a slicker and can talk himself into a sale by makingJndJfinite^onSTa^ foffiScfon as well as to exaggerate, without any effort the quality of the article he is selling. You see him Only today. Your Merchant Offers You merchandise-which you can examine at the time of purchase—yes, you can TAKE IT WITH YOU NOW—Why WAIT? —There is no room for uncertainty* And after you get home and should you find your purchase not exactly what you expected you can exchange it with your merchant; and you are NOT required to wait ten days or two weeks. He has his stock of goods in Your City for immediate SERVICE. . j Your Merchant can not afford to oversell you thru high pressure methods—because he is depending upon you for your future patronage, He expects to stay* The peddler may never see you again—in fact in many cases he hopes he won't. Your Merchant offers his Personal Friendship and Acquaintance—which are factors in your business relation that can not be contracted with any long distance manufacturer. Safe See What You Are Buying —beware of the Special Authorized Representative who tells you He is the ONLY ONE selling his line wno is allowed to collect in full the cash on your order* Nuff Said, MWI t)o Not Pay (Mi In Advance to ITINERANT PEDDLERS Warning fodift the to the Citizens and Housewives of HOPE This is a warning to beware of Strangers posing as solicitors, salesmen or inspectors, seeking admittance to your homes. It is given in the hopes of protecting the citizens of this community, Strangers should not be admitted to your homes until th'e'ir Credentials Irave been'checked up and verified and that you are sure they are local people . . . representatives of local business firms. * In many cases the person calling at your home representing himself or herself as A solicitor, sales agent, meter reader or inspector is a thief, house prowler, or a "spotter" foi^ such crooks .., just getting the "lowdown" on the premises for future references. Beware of the Crook who goes about renting rooms, or houses willing to tender you a check as the advance rental payment . . . this check is for more than the initial rent and he secures the difference in CASH . . . and that is the last you hear from him. Do not pay. cash in advance on ah order as too often the customer never receives anything for his money. Do not issue checks to ft Stranger on an order a* many times these checks have! been "altered" and later cashed by an inno* cent party, John Ridgdill CHIEF OF POLICE Hope, Arkansa* ^ *!•< t&

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