Speaking from a customer point of view, I simply cannot stand salespeople that exert pressure on me to spend my money. This happened today, when I received a call from Truelocal. If you've signed up on their directory, you've most likely had a similar call. Basically the woman on the other end was so fast-talking that I didn't even catch a lot of what she said. It was a good 5 minutes into the call that I was finally given wind that what she was offering was going to cost me money. Not just a little; but $130 per month. What had started as a call asking me to confirm my listing had become a hard sales pitch for an upgraded listing. She was halfway through asking me to let her choose keywords to add to Google AdWords when I said, "wait, how much did you say it costs?". "One thirty a month" she said. I told her I couldn't afford it right now, so she said well, I can go with the $88 plan for now and upgrade once I see the results. I finally managed to tell her I wanted to think about it. Then I hung up, and burst into tears from the anxiety that had developed during my conversation with her. I am not going to go with this upgrade. I don't care how much exposure my business gets: nobody treats me like that and gets a sale from me. Not EVER. Some advice from a shy person. This sales technique is nasty and rude, and does not put you in a favourable light. Please do not do it.