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#83748 - 03/03/05 12:04 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
Haoleb Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
I walked into a best buy over my christmas vacation in california and this guy snagged us in to check out his "awesome" bose 5.1 setup. They were playing finding nemo, And of course had the speakers setup in the bose display, you know the kind. what you might call nearfield listening.

Well as he cranked it up i just kinda laughed and i told him right out "that sounds horrendus!" and he just smiled with a funny look on his face like he was soo surprised i wasnt impressed. And i sure wasnt, especially considering the 3 thousand dollar price tag.

If anyone reading this works at best buy, heres a tip. Dont even talk to me unless i ask you for something. ok!
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#83749 - 03/03/05 12:10 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
Riffman Offline

Registered: 04/26/04
Posts: 242
Today at Axiom: "How I learned to be an Audio Snob to compensate for my small weeny".

so what if they guy likes Bose and you know of a better product? in case you missed it, HIS JOB IS TO SELL BOSE, JBL, etc. you guys act like its a sin for someone to earn a living.

#83750 - 03/03/05 12:10 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
bigjohn Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
In the words of Marlin from 'Finding Nemo'..

"Happy feeling gone!!"


#83751 - 03/03/05 12:12 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
player8 Offline

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 521
Loc: PHX/Flagstaff, AZ
Chee Riff, that was kinda harsh. But you do gotta point. These kids make $7-$8 an hour and get no real product training. I had conducted much research as well as read numurous audio magazines and spoken with my local audio dealer (who is a former president of the Arizona Audiophile Society) several times. Most of these "sales associates" are just doing a job for extra money. What do you really expect?

#83752 - 03/03/05 12:17 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
sonicfox Offline

Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 906
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Oh, don't get me started on these sales guys! I was at an Ultimate Electronics store looking for a budget 5point 1 receiver for my dad for Christmas. While I was auditioning, the guy says "clearly the Pioneer sounds better than the Sony", but I was suspicious of the huge sound difference. So I went over to both of the receivers and the Sony was on some DSP setting and "loudness" was activated on the Pioneer and their volumes were way different. The guy didn't even bother checking these things beforehand. Then I asked something VERY simple..."does the Pioneer have a coaxial digital input?" Without checking, he said that most of the cheaper receivers only come with optical. I asked if he could check for me, so he walked over to the receiver and looked in the back and said, "no". Then he left the room for awhile while I was making a decision, so I decided to double check the receiver myself and lo and behold, there was a coaxial digital input! When he came back, I confronted him and he acted surprised then asked me to point it out to him. He said that he didn't look in the right spot because they aren't normally located there. Whatever! What a lazy chauvenistic POS sales guy, I though! To even work at this place, these guys are supposedly required to attend classes. I don't know what they teach these guys, but they are no better than the guys at BB, except they have to wear a nice shirt and tie.
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#83753 - 03/03/05 12:25 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
Lorenzo1000 Offline

Registered: 02/07/04
Posts: 537
Loc: Winterpeg
Maybe people are correct that these kids don't know what's going on with the products they sell and that could be their employer's fault. Then again if you are employed selling audio products then you should probably be interested enough in the products that you could take some time out to learn for yourself instead of misrepresenting products that you know nothing about. just my $.02
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#83754 - 03/03/05 12:26 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
bray Offline

Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 1801
Loc: Colorado
Regardless of wages........BAD SERVICE PISSES ME OFF!!!!!
If your gonna take a job no matter how much you make, you should try to do it well, PERIOD.

EDIT#1:Well said Lorenzo.
EDIT#2: I shouldnt have to expect bad service ANYWHERE I spend MY money.

Edited by bray (03/03/05 12:32 PM)

#83755 - 03/03/05 12:29 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
BrenR Offline

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
After some short research - it appears Tom Holman of TMH Corp. coined the term as "five dot one."

Alan? What do you say?

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#83756 - 03/03/05 12:45 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
bigjohn Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
im a "point" guy, but when i am talking HT with someone, i know what they mean.


#83757 - 03/03/05 12:57 PM Re: Today At Best Buy - Idiots Half Off
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6776
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I would rather talk to a kid at a BB than to some of the Audio sale people at a high end place.It is my experiance the kids at BB or CC will listen and learn something if you are tactful about it and not talk down to them.I was in a shop yesterday where the sales guy was trying to explain how big of a difference having batteries on the interconnects were."We A B,ed the cables and the difference was night and day" so he says.Now here is someone you would expect to know the truth about the cables so either he does believe it to be so or he is doing the same thing as the young folks at the BB and CC does...................he is selling the product that he carries.I see one big difference here,the kids at BB and CC probably don't know any better but I would certainly believe the grown man at the high end joint is smart enough to know better but is just blowing smoke up my behind.

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