Never trust a store clerk!

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Re: Never trust a store clerk!

Post by NCC1966 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:24 pm

el gato wrote:You also don't know if they're under pressure from management to push a certain product
I am sure that in my specific case that wasn't the reason.
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Re: Never trust a store clerk!

Post by Tesral » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:09 am

I trust few clerks, and not at random hardware stores. Nakin I might trust as they are as much hobby as hardware.

But half a century of doing this I have learned what to use and want to avoid.
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Re: Never trust a store clerk!

Post by Commodore Red » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:45 pm

Geeeze I went to the LHS to get some dcal setting solution.....all I got was blank looks......I have bought the stuff there prevously and they sell tons of plastic model kits......WTH?!?!?!?

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Re: Never trust a store clerk!

Post by NCC1966 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:33 pm

Commodore Red wrote:Geeeze I went to the LHS to get some dcal setting solution.....all I got was blank looks......I have bought the stuff there prevously and they sell tons of plastic model kits......WTH?!?!?!?
This is another thing I hate, when you ask some product and the clerk stair at you as if you were a lunatic.

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Re: Never trust a store clerk!

Post by Moongrim » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:32 pm

Commodore Red wrote:Geeeze I went to the LHS to get some dcal setting solution.....all I got was blank looks......I have bought the stuff there prevously and they sell tons of plastic model kits......WTH?!?!?!?
You'd think some of the more enterprising and sales oriented clerks would be interested in finding out what you meant and asked: "Perhaps we could order you up some, using our store discount!"
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Re: Never trust a store clerk!

Post by Tesral » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:33 am

Not all LHSs are created equal. I miss West Point Hobby something fierce. Mike the guy behind the counter forever was a font of knowledge. "Hey, Mike what is the difference between these liquid cements? He knew. Need an air brush, he new. Mike is long retired,. I miss the guy.

I once asked him if he had any idea what the original plans for the Lexington and Saratoga* would have looked like. He knew, and had exactly the book that had the tracings.

If I know hobby knowledgeable staff I go to Whistle Stop or Nakin Hardware.


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Re: Never trust a store clerk!

Post by STR » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:39 am

Moongrim wrote:Obviously he was probably getting a commission on the cheaper stuff. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The number of retail sales jobs with actual commissions is not larger. If it's not a $100 purchase, there probably isn't enough margin to pay anyone a spiff worth bothering over. Hobby shops? Those guys are usually in it for the passion of the hobby, not the money, because there's barely any money in that.

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