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July/August Grumble Discussion and Poll: DEPOSITS - What percentage do YOU get?

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Mike Labbe, Jul 25, 2011.

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  1. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    How large of a deposit do you usually take?

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    Monthly Survey & Discussion

    Vote results are anonymous. We are talking about average deposit amount, for retail sales.

    What statement do you use to "close the sale" and ask for the deposit/payment?

    Discussion and opinions are welcomed for this important topic.

    RESULTS from previous TPFG surveys: LINK TO RESULTS

    This will let us compare the changing results of this same question, which was posed to grumblers in 2004 and 2008.

    2004 results:
    24% No deposit due in advance
    03% ~25% (1/4)
    03% ~33% (1/3)
    63% ~50% (1/2)
    01% ~66% (2/3)
    03% Full payment due in advance

    2008 results:
    08% No deposit due in advance
    01% ~25% (1/4)
    03% ~33% (1/3)
    70% ~50% (1/2)
    00% ~66% (2/3)
    14% Full payment due in advance
    04% Variable deposit %, depending on dollar value of order

    2011 results:

    Grumble surveys are purely for entertainment value, and to stimulate healthy/friendly discussion. Since the results only represent a relatively small group of participants, use them cautiously.

    Please note. This is a locked thread, just so we can direct all opinions and posts to one place. The real thread lives at
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