kjmillig wrote:From my (former) mechanic: Oh, lot's of scooters run badly in the rain. It's OK. It'll run good when it's dry.
From the outdoor gear shop: (me) Are this jacket and pants waterproof? (sales girl looking at the tag) Oh yes. Very water proof. Very good quality. (note: as I type I have wet clothes from this morning's commute).
Bike shop: (me) Can I get these cycling gloves in a different color? ( them) No, for XL we only have red in the store. (as I see every other size in 3 colors)
Another scooter shop: (my daughter's friend) Her scooter broke down. Can you get it to run please? (them, after taking it 1/2 apart) Sure, it needs $2000 worth of parts. And you don't need this air filter thing. Lets just throw that away. (end result was $300 to replace the spark plug and wire)
kjmillig wrote:From the outdoor gear shop: (me) Are this jacket and pants waterproof? (sales girl looking at the tag) Oh yes. Very water proof. Very good quality. (note: as I type I have wet clothes from this morning's commute).
tommy525 wrote:Could be flat out lying (you are listening to a sales person whos job is to tell you what you want to hear) or ignorance of the truth (like a mechanic that actually doesnt know what the problem is).
Now im not the last word on mens suits and therefore when i walked into Macy's some months ago (not intending to buy anything) i really ran into a salesman ! Or rather a sales lady. She got me out of there with a suit from Tommy Hilfiger and a blazer from Macy's own club house brand for 350 out the door. I saved a reported 400 bucks !
The tommy suit is nice and I like it. But the blazer has sleeves that are too long. I wanted to buy it and was looking for expert opinion and she said it was fine. Well it was not fine. The sleeves are like 2 inches too long and i looked like an ape !
Well 28 dollars later at a tailors to get them shortened to a proper length they now fit fine.
The sales lady didnt do her job professionally enough and advise me correctly that the sleeves were too long > I liked the jacket and she sold it to me, just like a run of the mill salesman would do. But a pro wouldve done better.
She shouldve been more pro and suggested a better fitting jacket (and bumped me up a notch price wise, i wouldve gone for it).
Now i may still look like an ape wearing it, but at least I don't FEEL like an ape
So long story short (impossible for me) BUYER BEWARE for everything you do. For any product or any service. GEt a second opinion. REad up on what you need and the product reviews, etc.
finley wrote:To be honest, any of the stuff the OP mentions (or formosaobama's story) would happen regularly back in the UK.
Salespeople never give a shit as long as they make the sale. Mechanics will always rip off a girl who doesn't know anything about machines. Bad parents and retarded kids are everywhere. I don't think "face" really comes into it.
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