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Currys still telling peeople they'll need to re-gas their plasmas...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by cerebros, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. cerebros

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    Wouldn't normally go in Currys, but the hot water is on the fritz again so i went in to get a second kettle so that it doesn't take half an hour to get enought hot water for a bath or for the washing up...

    Anyway, decided to take a stroll over to the TV section to see if my theory about all high street retailers charging the same price for certain sets is the same. Unfortauntely, didn't get to the set I was interested in, as I overheard an assistant telling a couple that they'd need to get their plasma re-gassed every 3 years.

    Before now I'd taken the reports of DSG staff telling customers this with a pinch of salt. But actually witnessing it happen so incensed me I had to interrupt and tell the couple that the re-gassing thing is complete fabrication.

    Unbelieveable... I may try even harder to avoid DSG group stores now (a nuisance as the only place locally that has a broad selection of all current TV's is the local Currys...)
     
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    Did the salesman witness you telling the couple or was he too busy trying to sell you an extended waranty for your new kettle?
     
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    I was reading a feature in a recent edition of Perfect Vision in which an industry expert toured dealers posing as an unknowledgable plasma buyer, and he was told exactly the same thing.

    The assistant even told him that if he took out an extended warrenty, then he would receive free "gas top-ups" as and when they were needed.

    How do they get away with this type of rubbish.
     
  4. cerebros

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    Well I said it straight to his and the couple's faces... and then left promptly in case I got chucked out before I'd bought the kettle... :)
     
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    I know, there must surely be laws against this kind of thing?
     
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    does it take unleaded or diesel and where do you put the nozzle??
     
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    I have the odd fascinating conversation with a director of DSG who I know quite well. It's hardly surprising their assistants know diddly squat about plasma.....
     

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