I refuse to ask for help in computer shops. Refuse. I'm the same in DIY shops. I figure (STUPIDLY) that because I work online, I know what I'm doing and where I'm going and I'll find all of the computer things I need with no help at all.
I'm often wrong. But it doesn't stop me.
Most of the electronic shops in my local area are rubbish (weirdly, within a few short minutes walking distance of my house, I've discovered there are 5). Maplin roll their eyes and look like they don't want to be there. Comet talk to me like I'm a Moron, then try and upsell in the same sentence. Currys? They're surprsingly different.
They see that I'm lost, help me, ask me questions without talking to me like I'm a moron. They chat to me about just how my laptop charger stopped working. They make sure I'm buying the right thing. They send me on my way feeling a little less mad I've had to fork out fifty quid I don't really have.
They've got a large selection of stock, they know they're stuff and they're friendly. No other electronic shop in my area does this. Five stars, happily given that I'm writing this on my laptop with my new charger and it works perfectly.
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