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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Artie Fufkin, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. Artie Fufkin

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    Today I was browsing round a branch of a well known high street electrical retailer and, as you do, I ended up next to the plasmas. A PE50 as it happens.

    The following conversation occured:

    Assistant - Can I help you?
    Me - I'm just explaining to my son the difference between a panel only and a television.
    A - This is a panel. It's a plasma panel.
    M - No, I mean just the screen, no tuner or speakers.
    A - Why would you want that?
    M - I already have a freeview tuner and I already have an amp and speakers.
    A - We can't take them off, it's sold like that. A telly with no tuner or sound? I don't think anyone sells that. How much do think you would save anyway?
    M - I know you don't sell panels, I was just explaining the difference to my son. But seeing as you asked about price, I could get a panel off the net for about £1200 [the PE50 was priced at £1999].
    A - We have an LG here for that price and it has speakers.
    M - But I don't want an LG, they make fridges.
    A - But LG and Samsung are the best there is.
    M - Really?
    A - Yes, they come out with the technology first and then Panasonic and Sony buy it off them and charge more. Look at the numbers, that's a good guide. See here, the Panasonic has a contrast ratio of something like 2000:1 but the LG has 4000:1 and that means it'll last twice as long. As the screen darkens over time and you up the contrast, with the LG you can up it further so you get longer life from your plasma.
    M - But I still would prefer a panel.
    [Assistant disappears for a while - just when I was getting into this]
    A - My manager says that the Staples store up the road have a 42" panel for £499 he thinks.
    M - But the quality will be rubbish.
    A - No, it's a plasma. But I doubt that it would have speakers for that price.
    :suicide:

    Never in my life have I heard such crapp being spoken with such conviction.
     
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    weekend staff, nuff said.......
     
  3. av wayney

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    he he thats really funny..sounds like it could me made into a monty python sketch
    i love staff like that,ask them something technical to see the blank look on thier face then ask to see the organ grinder :rotfl:
     
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    Do you want woofers and squeakers?
     
  5. Artie Fufkin

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    To be honest, I didn't find it funny at the time. This assistant managed to get me really annoyed. It's the first time ever I have walked out of a shop in disgust. I started to correct her you see, and she wasn't having it and tried arguing back.

    It ended up with me saying that I have never heard so much rubbish spoken in my life and I left her standing there.

    [These things seem to get to me now...I can only assume I'm joining the grumpy old men club. :mad: ]
     
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    it comes to us all mate :)
     
  7. clarky78

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    I'm sorry, but that has just cheared me up immensly. I laughed, i cried, i laughed some more... I could just imagine it!
     
  8. chedmaster

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    things like that annoy me immensly, and im 16 so i dont think its to do with age. i bought a dvd player from dixons, asking for one with an optical out. Turns out the cheapest one they did had one, and I walked out with a £130 sony with coaxial only. they wouldnt let me check the contents of the box.
     
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    You want a Pioneer, Ched. Excellent player for about £60
     
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    oh this was about a year or 18 months ago, im happy with my cambridge audio for £80 at the moment!
     
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    Good old Richer sounds Guildford!
     
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    Gawd, i hate that place!
     
  13. MAW

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    They have a place in the universe, though they are far from free of misinformation themselves.
     
  14. chedmaster

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    its not good is it, everythings dusty. bloke sold me a ms308 saying it looked just a ms309 just not as powerful. asked if they did returns and guess what, only store credit. free water though! i was over in horsley today maw, used to live there, youre in cobham arent you?
     
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    Cobham is me, yes. Well Stoke D'Abernon I suppose. My son's friend lives in Horsley, went there to pick him up this PM.
     
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    I've had experiences like that too - I've seen it where they don't know, and so as not to appear unknowledgable, they have made something up!!???

    Incredible. Lack of knowledge and an ego is bad for unknowing customers.

    I have never pressed the point home to the point where their wierd deceit is exposed - as it always seems far simpler to just close the conversation asap.

    Perhaps I should push it to stop (hopefully) them doing it to the next people
     
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    small world!
     

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