A couple things happened to me last week that I want to complain about.
First, I was at CompUSA shopping for a computer+monitor+printer. The salesman offers me a special deal for the three things. I ask him about what is included - software, etc.
Finally, I ask if there’s anything else I would need to have a complete set-up suitable for family use.
He tells me I might want an extended warranty. I say “ok, is there anything else I might need?” He says “no.”
Well, I come back about an hour later, having decided to buy this system, and I tell the salesman so. He asks if I want an extended warranty, and I say “no.”
Then he asks “Do you want a printer cable?”
Of course I freak out - what the (& is this (&? I thought I was getting a complete system, and it turns out this system is missing a critical component. Now, it’s only $30 or $40, but why couldn’t he have been up front with me?
Next complaint: I follow the real estate ads in my town, not because I’m shopping for a house, but because we bought one about 6 months ago, and I like to follow the market.
Well, I see an ad for a house that I know, because it’s been on the market for a while. The ad says that the house is on a dead-end street. Here’s a diagram:
_____Dead End ____________________________________
i.e. the house is on the corner of a major street and a dead-end.
Now, I realize that salespeople are supposed to put the best spin on things they can, but come on!!! People are gonna go to look at that house, and feel deceived and annoyed. So you’re not doing anyone any favors.