Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 20, 1932 · Page 7
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, October 20, 1932
Page 7
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KOBBPTH COUNT* AlWAMffli: AMtWA, 10** ntnminnmiiiiiffliiniiiiiiifiiiniiiiiiw arninff Citizens Of rQsp t * 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 DEPENDABLE 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 tp lind that a third, and innocent party has cashed the check. On the face^of it "this is a poor way to do business." It's 1 better to be SAFE than sorry. BE SURE YOU KNOW WHO THE PEDDLER IS before you permit him to enter your home. You do not need to hesitate to A9K FOR CREDENTIALS—Any .representative from a local business firm calling on you will have credentials and they welcome euch ^quiry-that is why they aye',required to carry identWca- tion and* credential cards. n? you find that the peddler at yaw aopr does not have proper testification phone the^sheriff * effice (phpne number 233) as this Qfftoe is, willing to cooperate witn you at all times. L, B, HOVEY, Kossuth County, Iowa. On Lingerie Actually Quoted By Peddlers These are prices Paid by a Matter Peddler You to a Manufacturer of Lingerie I Vest. . . . ........ $ .96 Bloomer . ... . . . . 2.25 Chemise ......... 2.25 Gown .......... 3.00 Princess Slip ...... 4.00 Pay Peddler Gets Cash DEPOSIT Branch Manager Gets Master Peddler Gets the Difference $2.00 4.50 5.00 7.50 1.00 1.00 1.25 1.50 .35 -40 .62 .65 $1.45 3.15 3.60 5.63 5.85 On His Investment Of $ .96 2.25 2.25 3.00 4.00 8.00 The NET Apc>i|iiit as Deceived by the Master Peddler shows a Higher Per Centage of PROKTT---or 'Mark Up" than the average Merchant would think of asking for merchandise of similar or better values. This Peddler Shows Ton Pretty Pictures of Garments— and a small sample of material "from which they are made." She Does NOT Tell You that in some instances This Master Peddler Organization Jobs It's Entire Line from some Manufacturer—who is making similar lines tor other "direct from Mills-to Consumer-Organizations." This Peddler shows you pictures "of a factory"—and HOW this factory makes the garments—but she does NOT tell you the ftrm she reorpsents' operates out of two three or-four- To.wMiS in some .do w *uo *> 11 office building. ?(yW--Wfoat About The Guarantee? Which is such a Big Talking Point in the Peddler's sales propaganda. Have You Ever Tried To Secure A New Garment Free? DID YOU GET IT ? ? ? Have You Been Requested By Peddlers to fill out Recommendation Cards with the names of some of your acquaintances? Thru this means of introduction this Peddler hopes to inflict his products on your unsuspecting frien<ts~~~who due to your "Say So'* would give him an audience. Did You Ever Stop to THINK—What Peddler will give this card to your friend?—and how, thru this card, he will represent you ? ? % REMEMBER vou are participating in this Peddler NUISANCE every time you fill out one of these very inoffensive appearing RecommendationCards. Besides ARE YOU SURE your friends wish to be bothered by These Door Bell Ringers? » *. **... How much profit do you pay the peddler? 10 per cent or 100 per cent? 11

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