Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 217 – Xiao Feng is Giving Gifts Again
The bladeless fans’ commercial had been airing on CCTV for a month, but as it was not the right season yet, the sales had not picked up. Even though the temperature in southern provinces had risen, the consumers were turned off by the high price tags.
Feng Yu told those distributors that they had to use the safety features, hi-tech, health aspects as the selling point. They can also learn from the motorcycle sales which was to approach the government entities.
There was still electricity shortage in China, and even though most of the government offices were installed with air conditioners, they were not allowed to switch on. Only some of the top leaders get to enjoy air conditioners. The rest had to make do with fans.
This can also highlight another of the bladeless fans features. Low noise.
Without the rotating blades, there will not be too many noises, and the design of the fan was beautiful, and it would look good in offices.
The western provinces’ distributors main customers were the governments. There was a saying, the government of the most impoverished areas will still be rich.
It was reported more than once in the future years that the leaders of poor provinces and areas were still driving cars worth millions of RMB and had spent tens of millions to renovate their offices!
These monies came from relief funds, taxes and even donations. The money was never from the official’s own pocket, and they just spend on the things they want!
These officials also followed the latest trends like those movie stars. They wore branded watches, stylish leather shoes, belts, ties, etc. Their deeds were exposed in the future.
The bladeless fans were still cheaper than air conditioners, and it was still a hi-tech product. Feng Yu believed that there will be someone out there that likes it.
Because of this belief, Feng Yu decided to do an experiment in Bing City.
Zhang Ruiqiang was reading a file sent to him from the provincial government when his secretary knocked on the door with a panicking expression.
“Mayor Zhang, Feng Yu is here to send gifts again!”
“Stop him and don’t allow him to bring in the gift!”
“Zhang Ruiqiang almost jumped up with fright when he heard his secretary. Feng Yu had openly given him gifts using trial products as an excuse.
At first, he still thought that these were small gifts between friends and it was fine. But he soon found out that Feng Yu was using him.
He had been tricked by Feng Yu with Tai Hua Premium oil, wind and rain humidifiers and even Songjiang motorcycles. Feng Yu had wanted other regions to copy Bing City and order his bikes when he suggested to the city government to improve their Police equipment!
Zhang Ruiqiang also found out that whatever he used, his subordinates would also buy it. What’s this? Free advertisements for Feng Yu?
There were even rumors in the City Government that Zhang Ruiqiang had accepted money from Feng Yu for advertising his products. The Machinery Company’s restructuring and other state-owned enterprises had purchased Tai Hua Trading’s imported machines and technologies because Feng Yu had given Zhang Ruiqiang gifts.
Zhang Ruiqiang was furious. Even though he wants to get political achievements, he still felt that he was clean and everybody can see his capabilities. If not, he would also not be promoted to be the executive deputy mayor at this age. Luckily for him, the Provincial leaders trusted him, and even the Provincial Mayor chided Bing City’s mayor for allowing his men to spread rumors.
Zhang Ruiqiang was also warned to not receive any trial products from Feng Yu. He should not even use products produced by Feng Yu related companies! This was to curb any more rumors!
That’s the reason why Zhang Ruiqiang asked his secretary to stop Feng Yu from giving gifts. If Feng Yu came empty handed, he was more than willing to speak to him. This young man was very young but had great insights about the economy and was about to give him ideas on improving Bing City’s economic growth.
Feng Yu was carrying a big box, and along the way, many people had seen him. They were talking behind his back, but Feng Yu does not care. To Feng Yu, these people were only gossipmongers and do not work hard. These people would never do well.
The strong do not need to care about what the weak say about them!
But when Feng Yu was about to enter Zhang Ruiqiang’s office, he was stopped.
“Brother Zhao, it’s me, Feng Yu.” Feng Yu was puzzled. Although this was not Zhang Ruiqiang’s usual secretary, they had met several times. He should not be stopping him from entering.
“I know who are you. Leave the box outside, and you can enter.” Secretary Zhao blocked the door of the office. This was the leader’s instructions, and he must abide by it!
What? Cannot bring the box in?
Feng Yu helplessly leave the box outside and entered the room. All the leaders had the same office layout. Feng Yu also liked this layout, and he wanted to set up his office this way in future. But the outer office must have at least 10 secretaries!
Zhang Ruiqiang was relieved when he saw Feng Yu entering without any gift.
“Didn’t I told you not to bring anything when you come?”
“Mayor Zhang, how can you say this? I had taken a box of tea leaves from you the last time I visit, and now I am only returning the gift. Or, are you asking me to return the tea leaves?” Feng Yu complained.
Eh? Zhang Ruiqiang really does not want me to bring anything here. These were all samples and does not cost anything. He does not want?
“I had said many times. You openly bring your products here and what if other people see it? What will they think?” Zhang Ruiqiang angrily asked.
“So, you mean I secretly give it to you or sent to your home?”
“……” Zhang Ruiqiang really wants to spit at Feng Yu and shout at him! I will not accept any gifts!
“Mayor Zhang, you are educated, experienced and knows more than me. I just want your opinion on our company’s latest product, Bladeless fans. I will take it back when I leave.”
“Stop your nonsense. Later you will tell me that you had forgotten to take it with you and when my subordinates saw your products in my office, they will copy me and order your products for their offices. You want me to advertise again?” Zhang Ruiqiang said out Feng Yu’s intentions.
“Mayor Zhang, you are wrong. Look at the humidifiers. Don’t you enjoy using the humidifier? Aren’t you concentrating better and more efficient when you use the humidifier? Furthermore, the City’s number 1 and 2 and even the leaders from the provincial government had bought my products. These prove that my products are well designed and suit the consumers. It had nothing to do with you.”
“Then what did you bring along this time?” Zhang Ruiqqiang knew that he can never win Feng Yu with words. He had decided that no matter what Feng Yu said, he will tell him that he has it and he does not need any sample or trial product!
“Didn’t I mention earlier? Bladeless fans. It’s fans without the wind blades. New, hi-tech and patented product……” Feng Yu starts to introduce his fan without stopping.
No matter what Feng Yu said, Zhang Ruiqiang refuse to accept the fan. He doesn’t even allow Feng Yu to leave the fan outside for display!
After an hour, Feng Yu left with the box. But Zhang Ruiqiang still did not know that for the past one hour, many people passed by his office and had noticed the box. Especially the words “Wind and Rain Bladeless Fan” on the box……