It’s been two years since I mentioned that I don’t really fancy the idea of samples so has that changed? Well, not really. I still don’t fancy samples that much especially if they come in loose packets as I find them messy to use. I really prefer to test the products at the counter. But granted, some products can do with product samples – foundation is one example. However, unless I am offered, I usually don’t ask for them, especially if I haven’t purchased any items from the counter. Er…I actually feel a little awkward to ask for them even though I sometimes want to. So why do I feel this way since the samples are supposed to be given anyway?
Well, one is because I haven’t really come across a SA who is generous enough to give me samples without asking me a string of questions. Second is, some of the brands had asked me for my particulars before releasing the samples to me. While the SAs haven’t been impolite, but I would say those experiences have added to my discomfort, and as such, I usually cannot bring myself to ask for samples even when I really want to.
I guess I might be a bit shy…hurhur. So how about you? Do you have a problem opening your mouth to ask for samples? Would you boldly walk up to a counter for the sole purpose of asking for product samples? Maybe you can share your thoughts with me so as to help me overcome my awkwardness in this area?