Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 2, 1932 · Page 7
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, June 2, 1932
Page 7
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K08SUTM COUNTY ADVANCE, AtdONA, IOWA Housewives and Citizens Kossuth County THIS IS A WARNING: To beware of thieves posing as solicitors or inspectors. Strangers seeking admittance to premises as salesmen, solicitors, or inspectors SHOULD NOT BE ADMITTED UNTIL THEIR CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CHECKED and VERIFIED THROUGH D E - PENDABLE LOCAL PERSONS. In many cases strangers, without verified • credentials, are, thieves, or "spotters" for professional criminals and according to police records lack of caution by the householders in admitting such strangers often results in costly property losses and bitter experiences. It is natural to expect an influx of peddlers during the spring and summer months — as with the dandelion on the lawn the peddler appears on the porch offering through a cleverly prepared sales talk "something free"? to gain •admittance to the home so as to show their wares. Often times, HIGH PRESSURE METHODS are used in .securing an order and in most every instance there is required^ a cash-in-advance payment, • DO NOT PAY CASH IN ADVANCE TO STRANGERS— Know first who you. are dealing with. Many times checks have been given to the peddler and later the party issuing the check has made attempts to cancel the order and stop payment on the check only to find that a third and innocent party has cashed the check. On the face of it "this is a poor way to do business." i It's better to be SAFE than sorry. BE SURE YOU KNOW WHO THE T PEDDLER IS before you to enter your home. You do not need to hesftate to A§K FOR - CREDENTIALS— Any representative from a local busi- ne«s firm eaW»S on you will have credentials- an4 they welcome ' to carry and er«#mtlal cards. flw* ttit the pe4dler at as to cooperate with , .jAi rt* •' ral^: gas* '*L What The American Demands for his dollar is \ ''<&«,. * Mrs. Housewife—Yes, Mr. Business Man too—Let's LOOK AT the FACTS As They Really; Are? . - • . • •••••••••^••i . • ..*... ~*. .'..... • . .. ., ... .. • '.'*••. ' * .. What Service Does the Peddler Render to You for Your Dollar as compared to the Algona Business Man? . ' ' ' -•'•..'. ! ' . ; ' • •- ". : "• •' • .•'•';•" '''•'"' '• ' '• . • '•.'•'»•-'• "••'..' '• ' ' . ''•',• ' • * THE PEDDLER OR DOOR BELL RINGER OFFERS "« In almost every instance—you buy from small size sample swatches or pictures—and trust to luck, after 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, on an order of this bootleg-merchandise, later finding financial conditions do not permit you to complete the contract—Who Loses? Do You Get Back Your Cash Deposit??? ,! » you are induced to buy in excess of your needs—thru a cleverly prepared sales talk, on a saving off small consequence to be made thru ordering in quantity lots* The amount of 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 classed as bootleggers of merchandise. Every time you turn over a dollar to a door-to-door canvasser you are speculating on the return, you will get for your money. Have you ever stopped to THINK of the possibility of these Peddlers as carriers of DIRT or DISEASE? Yes Even In The Busy .Office Will Be Found The Persistent Ptst who infringes on the employer's time. Haven't you had one 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 polite manner)-—and then he proceeds to high pressure you into an order—and in many cases you place an order to rid yourself of the Pest. This class of Professional Peddler is a slicker and can talk himself into a sale by making indefinite promises as to deliveries on orders, as well as to exaggerate, without any effort the quality of the article he is selling. You see him Only today. J QffffrS YOU merchandise—which you can ^uuuc at 'cue time ot purchase-yes, you can TAKE IT WITH YOU NQW-Why WAIT? —There is no room lor 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. 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— m fact in many cases he hopes he won't Your Merchant offers fcfc Personal Friendship ajid Acquaintance—whicfe relation that can wot fee contracted with any long distance manufacturer. <*rv :•» See What Buyin Spwial Authored R§p^»f»tiaye wftti telli you He is tb§ ONtV ONB »eUwj| hw line wfeQ is allowed ttoi your order. '„ -j• , i>,. » f HJHgmraaynrflf' i^Ski^ rap»»TT- - • «"i ^ S^&&p4U*& ,C ^ - '"" -v. & f ^'»- -^-^ni ^^^^*P^WsWi«^?^' Si 7f1 ?E Tt'^ ; --(• *.';^i>^!^>ft--^^ rv - ^.« k"4^

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