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2 years ago#1
Had to buy a mini display port to dvi active adapter.

Asked a microcenter salesman where I could find such a device; he referred me to the 'apple area'. I went there and I was promptly surrounded by overpriced merchandise and elevator music. I asked the salesman, who I think works for apple (I'm unsure; he wore white which is different from the microcenter and apple 'genius' uniforms). He told me that I can find the adapters at a corner in the apple store. I was greeted with passive adapters. I informed him I needed an active adapter. He said, 'oh..d-link; yeah we have those, they run up to $100. Let me see if we have any'. Sure enough he brought me a $100 active adapter. I told him, 'no. I found ones on your website for around $25 on the microcenter website, I want that". He said we don't have any. I then went on the microcenter website using a apple laptop, in the store, and showed him. He said 'Oh you gotta go to the "Do it Yourself" center in the main store'. Sure enough there were quite a few there for ~$25.

Bit ridiculous. The microcenter employee should've just referred me to the DIY area in the first place. Lying and saying there were only $100 active adapters is a bit preying, as well.
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2 years ago#2
Bro.

Your story.

Tis Cool.
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2 years ago#3
and you expected different from a brick and mortar store?
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Insert generic offensive/slightly racist/holier than thou/fanboy/douchebag/elitist comment here.
2 years ago#4
Oh my god, a retail employee not knowing every single product the store carries and differs you to one part of the store that might have the products you're looking for, but the employee there is a specialist for one specific line of products and is also unfamiliar with the product you're after?!

CALL THE FEDS, THIS PLACE NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN.


*remembers the Santa Clara location has closed down and I now have to use Fry's*

*cries*
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2 years ago#5
ein311 posted...
Oh my god, a retail employee not knowing every single product the store carries and differs you to one part of the store that might have the products you're looking for, but the employee there is a specialist for one specific line of products and is also unfamiliar with the product you're after?!

CALL THE FEDS, THIS PLACE NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN.


*remembers the Santa Clara location has closed down and I now have to use Fry's*

*cries*


Oh yeah. He definitely didn't know what the item was when he referred me to the part of the store that had it at a 300% markup.
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"planetside 2 would only have 30 people running around on a small map fighting."
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2 years ago#6
This is why you should NEVER trust a salesman

Unless the statements that he gives you falls inline with your own research / facts, take EVERYTHING he spouts with a grain of salt until you do your own research
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