- Feb 26, 2018
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Sorry, I must have missed something because it seemed you were saying that a short-term swindle, which was discovered later, would be a failure, and it wasn’t clear how that would be treated differently from the case where the mark simply doesn’t bite. But I take what you write below to be a clarification of the process..
I literally already addressed exactly that.
Yes, this covers one of the cases I had in mind, where the guy basically convinced me that I was getting the best deal possible, with something valuable thrown in. Arguably it applies to the other situation I had in mind.Understand, the reason why a pitch works is because it is communicating relevant information. The prospect might see no need for an umbrella on a sunny day. So initially, he's not interested in buying one from you. If you pitch seemingly credible information that it will in fact rain today, that would likely lead to the prospect re-evaluating whether or not he wants an umbrella. If he wants one, now that he knows it will rain, he may buy one from you. If 15 minutes later he learns from someone else that, no, it's nothing but sunny skies ahead, he may suddenly feel buying that umbrella was no longer a good decision.
I’m struggling to see how it handles a case where someone gets his way by sheer persistence and wearing you down. Or, again, seduction. I mean that in real life people are persuaded to do things about which they have misgivings, because their judgement is clouded by social hangups (not wanting to be rude), lust, etc. How do you reproduce that for PCs?