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Weird advice that "technical people" give in shops give

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this was so weird that I even had a conversation with the salesman afterwards. A customer had come into the shop after buying a wifi only ipad.

The salesman did not ask if the customer had a mobile phone/Smartphone which could connect to the internet but explicitly whether the customer had an iphone, the customer did not so the salesman told him he should have bought an ipad or an android tablet with 3/4G capabilities as you could only tether an ipad to an iphone .

I know this to be rubbish as I used my android phone as a hotspot for a laptop, old ipad and Nexus 7 without any problems at all.

When the customer had gone I asked the salesman why he had given incorrect advice. His answer was that "Apple had told him that was the advice he should give his customers."

A great way of overcharging the customer but technically I do not see how the ipad would even know that the wifi hotspot was being hosted by an Android phone.

I am sure that people who have bought 3G enabled tablets have their reasons for doing it but it cannot be that you cannot use your smartphone as a hotspot.


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Old 14.01.2013, 15:05
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Re: Weird advice that "technical people" give in shops give

do you have any idea how many people buy that crappy deodorant because the TV ad says that women are irresistibly drawn to the wearer??

if customers can't be bothered to be better informed, companies will take advantage of them. capitalism.
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do you have any idea how many people buy that crappy deodorant because the TV ad says that women are irresistibly drawn to the wearer??

if customers can't be bothered to be better informed, companies will take advantage of them. capitalism.

Lynx?

The recent marketing ploy by this company depicting as you describe I suspect was to drum up more sales to adult customers.

Lynx was always the deodrant / body spray of choice for 10-15 years old boys. You will not find Lynx in many mens bathroom cabinets post this age.
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Old 14.01.2013, 15:56
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Lynx?

The recent marketing ploy by this company depicting as you describe I suspect was to drum up more sales to adult customers.

Lynx was always the deodrant / body spray of choice for 10-15 years old boys. You will not find Lynx in many mens bathroom cabinets post this age.
Dead right there. My 13 year old son uses that and so do all his mates.

OH keeps his 'better' stuff hidden away.
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Lynx?

The recent marketing ploy by this company depicting as you describe I suspect was to drum up more sales to adult customers.

Lynx was always the deodrant / body spray of choice for 10-15 years old boys. You will not find Lynx in many mens bathroom cabinets post this age.
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Dead right there. My 13 year old son uses that and so do all his mates.

OH keeps his 'better' stuff hidden away.
looks like the people advertising those other deodorants are doing their jobs well too you're buying a bunch of chemicals in a can to stop you from stinking, whether it is lynx, asda price spray or whatever.

if you somehow are deriving your self-esteem or some sense of superiority from your choice of product, then you've been brainwashed as much as the teens you are laughing at.

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Re: Weird advice that "technical people" give in shops give

- better might refer to more interesting scent for example, highly subjective
- brainwashing - no comment, true
- practically all deodorants contain some stuff that is probably carcinogenic (red some article about study, ya know how it is...). But it wouldn't surprise me, we game along with so much chemical crap that has very poorly covered any long-term effects, not mentioning mixing it up with cocktail of other chemistry. And we put it directly on our bodies, with our skin being able to absorb quite a lot of things we put on it (ie deadly arsenic poisoning can be done by just pouring tiny amount on skin)
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Old 14.01.2013, 16:23
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look's like the people advertising those other deodorants are doing their jobs well too you're buying a bunch of chemicals in a can to stop you from stinking, whether it is lynx, asda price spray or whatever.

if you somehow are deriving your self-esteem or some sense of superiority from your choice of product, then you've been brainwashed as much as the teens you are laughing at.
We just busted a lynx user

No, I don't think there is any superiority issues, more to do with a choice of smelling like a teenager at a school disco or wear a deodrant that actually works and deals with man perspiration, compared to that of young boy perspiration where the body odour is not as, shall we say, pungent. Likewise, not using a deodrant/body spray as a choice of cologne, as there are real ones to use that smell better and not like the 15 year old disco.

That could be brainwashing to a degree, or a social shift of deemed acceptability. Personally, I just like the smell and efficiency of a Nivea roll on.

Ok, this has gone a wee bit off topic.
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Old 14.01.2013, 16:29
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Lynx was always the deodrant / body spray of choice for 10-15 years old boys.
Was always? Not when I were 'lad, it weren't. How young are you again?
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Was always? Not when I were 'lad, it weren't. How young are you again?
Apologies, to clarify, "was always" refers to my distant secondary school years...some 10-15 years ago
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We just busted a lynx user

No, I don't think there is any superiority issues, more to do with a choice of smelling like a teenager at a school disco or wear a deodrant that actually works and deals with man perspiration, compared to that of young boy perspiration where the body odour is not as, shall we say, pungent. Likewise, not using a deodrant/body spray as a choice of cologne, as there are real ones to use that smell better and not like the 15 year old disco.

That could be brainwashing to a degree, or a social shift of deemed acceptability. Personally, I just like the smell and efficiency of a Nivea roll on.

Ok, this has gone a wee bit off topic.
no need to apologise for the need to justify your choice of toiletries. it's obviously important to you. if it helps you to feel more of a man, then all the more power to you.

i guess some men also use moisturiser and manscara. i guess each to his own. we shouldn't judge. whatever makes you happy
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looks like the people advertising those other deodorants are doing their jobs well too you're buying a bunch of chemicals in a can to stop you from stinking, whether it is lynx, asda price spray or whatever.

if you somehow are deriving your self-esteem or some sense of superiority from your choice of product, then you've been brainwashed as much as the teens you are laughing at.
TBH I don't care what it is as long as it smells nice.

Lynx smells nice on the boy. Something else not necessarily more expensive smells nice on the OH.
It's a question of taste I guess.
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I smell nice without deodorant.

And since when did deodorant become a technical product?
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I smell nice without deodorant.

And since when did deodorant become a technical product?
I'm still trying to understand what a web browser has to do with deodorant, but maybe I took the "technical" a bit too literally?
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I smell nice without deodorant.

And since when did deodorant become a technical product?
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Was always? Not when I were 'lad, it weren't. How young are you again?
Surely you are not of the Old Spice era??????
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Was always? Not when I were 'lad, it weren't. How young are you again?
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Re: Weird advice that "technical people" give in shops give

I use only deodorants without alcohol, the ones with give me a rash. So I guess it`s a bit technical.

I am a bit surprised and disappointed in this sales pitch (the Apple guy, the Lynx ads I like ;-)).
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Re: Weird advice that "technical people" give in shops give

I'm sure that aftershave and deodorant are interesting-ish topics to discuss. However may I take the opportunity to remind you lot that this thread is about the rubbish technical advice often given in stores.

It's something that I've experienced a number of times from untrained and inexperienced staff, so lets please keep this on topic.

My favourite was when I was looking for a 0.5 metre Ethernet cable, and the guy told me that they don't stock them because they're to small for the network packets to fit on. I kid you not.
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I'm sure that aftershave and deodorant are interesting-ish topics to discuss. However may I take the opportunity to remind you lot that this thread is about the rubbish technical advice often given in stores.

It's something that I've experienced a number of times from untrained and inexperienced staff, so lets please keep this on topic.

My favourite was when I was looking for a 0.5 metre Ethernet cable, and the guy told me that they don't stock them because they're to small for the network packets to fit on. I kid you not.
Maybe he was confused with the old 10base5 Thick Ethernet networks , that had a minimum 2.5M segment distance between the taps...Irrelevant on a star network such as today's GbitE...

...but probably not
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Maybe he was confused with the old 10base5 Thick Ethernet networks , that had a minimum 2.5M segment distance between the taps...Irrelevant on a star network such as today's GbitE...

...but probably not
I've only come across that type of cabling once, way back, and I think it's safe to say that this guy wasn't even born when this stuff was being used.
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