Originally Posted by JustJames
Yes, but can there be free will in a world where high pressure sales techniques exist?
Yes there can, James! Free will is manifest in the words, "no thanks". When "no thanks" is not enough then it's time for "goodbye", said or with body language.
Jeff, it sounds like you had a bad run. I get more sales harassment on the phone (bye ... bzzz) and in the street (no thanks, I never do street business) than in shops.