[Gllug] phone memory stick

Christopher Hunter chrisehunter at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Jun 1 19:38:55 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 01 Jun 2005 08:09, Alain Williams wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 08:23:37PM +0100, Christopher Hunter wrote:
> > On Tuesday 31 May 2005 09:44, Alain Williams wrote:
> > > I left the shop after telling the manager that I was not going to buy
> > > there since his salesmen lied. Phones-4-u I think it was.
> >
> > You shouldn't be so hard on clueless sales-droids!  They will tell you
> > ANYTHING to make a sale, as their weekly pay is directly proportional to
> > their personal turnover.
> That is exactly WHY we should be hard on these people. Lying to get a sale
> is theft. Why should we tolerate it ? It isn't OK just because it happens a
> lot - think car, insurance, pension, ... salesmen.
> Another way of putting it is that is that it is a con trick.
> Maybe the moron did not know the answer - but he knew that he did not know
> and should have said so. There is no excuse.
> Sorry: dishonesty/lies is something that I really hate.

I understand your point of view, but it's really a case of caveat emptor.

Anyone purchasing anything (particularly of a technical nature) should have 
done their homework first, so the specious bluster of a salesperson can be 
completely ignored.  All you need to know is:  "How much does it cost from 
this shop?" and (assuming you want to buy):  "Is there a new, boxed one in 
the storeroom?".

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