chrisandaivi wrote in post #14213245
Well, that's kinda rude.. Don't tell me when you just started on this, you already knew everything beforehand? Everyone has to start at something. Doesn't matter if it's a salesman or the buyer. Maybe he is just misinformed.
Of course I didn't know everything when I started. Heck, I've been at this lark for over 30 years and I still have a lot to learn.
However, I did know enough not to spout off bull***t if I had no idea what I was talking about. If I don't know something, I say so or keep quiet. As the poster above said, if a salesman doesn't know what he is selling he is in the wrong job. If he is new on staff, less knowledge is excusable, but making it up as you go along isn't. If asked something you don't know the answer to, you look it up in the manual, or ask a senior sales person. You don't make up bovine manure,
As for the customer, well if they see a $200 point and shoot next to a $5,000 DSLR and believe that the pros use the p&s because it takes better pictures, they are clearly not putting much thought into the process. Plus, like I say, we constantly see images of professional photographers in the background on the news, at sports events, etc., not to mention in real life. Even somebody who knows nothing about photography, would be surprised to see a wedding photographer (for example) turn up, take a compact out of their pocket and shoot the whole wedding on that.
So, I see no problem in calling "stupid" when I see it. As for the Darwin Award reference, that is clearly a joke and not a serious suggestion. If I do something stupid and my mates say "you shouldn't be allowed to breed" I would laugh at the joke.