Tried to buy local, no sale.

Started Feb 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
Aberaeron Veteran Member • Posts: 6,666
Re: Tried to buy local, no sale.

Ron Evers wrote:

While on vacation last year, I went into a Blacks camera store in Sault St Marie, Ontario & the sales person did not know what a m4/3 camera was.

How bad is that?

Maybe you talked to the toilet cleaner while the proper salesperson was having a break?

I used to work for a company who were into industrial plant and equipment sales. It was often the owner himself who answered the phone or got handed tele-sales calls [by mischievous employees if everyone was in high spirits]. If he had the time and inclination he would hand the telesales staff a sob story about being only the toilet cleaner and that his wife had run off with a man twenty years younger than himself that very morning.

Yes, as many have observed, many retail sales staff are woefully lacking in training, motivation and competence. I'm not sure how they get away with it. You can't expect it from Amazon or its ilk, but from a specialist shop, of course you do. I know things are tight in retail and maybe they can only afford to employ monkeys, but that is the road to damnation rather than salvation.

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