Could you imagine the following scenario?:
Samsungexchrep: Hi, would you be so kind as to share with me the details of your "extremely" sweet deal? I'd be very curious how you got that deal, from who, when, and if you really paid that little for it. From my records, you should have paid twice as much (or more), and I really need to figure out what happended. Thank you for any information that you volunteer, as this will help both me (and Samsung) to improve our "exchange" program. Also, would you supply your credit card statement, email from Samsung, etc., etc...........That way, I can go and track down the details.
Forum Member: Of course, here you go. I'm happy to provide you with any thing you might ask for, because we're all part of the same forum.
Yep, that would have worked miracles. All of you would have lined up ready to sign over your homes to me also. If you examine my approach, you'll see that I was very direct, just very critical. I provided my motives up front, and I didn't play "corporate spy". I told you who I was, and what I can do for everyone; again within protocol.
Let's get serious, you would have been FAR MORE suspicious than you already are if I'd try the "honest" approach...........as you put. I told you all what my position was, POINT BLANK, while still having my friendly "customer service" hat on the whole time.
And also, if anyone is skeptical as to whether I'm really a Samsung rep, I think Sheepnutz might be able to vouch for me.