Use 4 - The Reverse Pitch
Are you as petrified of answering the door as I am? If you're not expecting somebody then
you know what awaits you - a solicitation. In the case illustrated above, a lovely girl
peddling boxes of cookies. What to do? You feel like a heel if you say no.
The answer is surprisingly simple. Grab your handy copy of Pinball Ad Catalog Volume 2 or Volume 3
and try and sell it to the solicitor. Try such time-honored slogans as "you'll be fascinated
by the tale of the New York Sportlands" or how about "300 ads from over 40 manufacturers".
This one always wins them over: "read about the Bagatelle Bar - an incredible spot where you
play to win free shots of booze!". And to lock up the deal: "look at all these payout games
from 1936 - some with multi-coin heads!"
The solicitor will soon be coughing up all that cookie money for your copy of the book.
In most cases any way. Your results may vary.
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Last updated: March 22, 2010