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Singing Salesman Reels in Banana Buyers

27-year-old Jonathan Niederer of Biddeford, Maine, hawks bananas to road-weary travelers at a Kennebunk service plaza

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    Twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan Niederer of Biddeford, Maine, hawks bananas to road-weary travelers at a Kennebunk service plaza. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014)

    They say a great salesman can sell anything, anywhere, any time. And 27-year-old Jonathan Niederer of Biddeford, Maine, proves the point.

    He hawks bananas and other snacks to road-weary travelers at the southbound service plaza on I-95 in Kennebunk.

    Niederer has developed sales techniques that you just have to see and hear to believe.

    Not surprisingly, he sells more bananas that any other cashier. Using a captivating combination of soft singing and jazz hands, he reels in customers.

    What is surprising is that Niederer is going to college full-time to be a computer technician.

    It's hard to imagine him spending his days in front of a screen instead of people.

    "After much trial and error, I found out if you didn't fit your sales pitch into just under six seconds, people would walk right by," said Niederer.

    If ever there was a natural pitchman, it's "Banana Man."

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