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Figured it out. He’s an actor. He’s appeared in the Vampire Diaries, etc. He was doing pretty good but I lost respect for him when he tried to sell a 32 inch 720p TV with an old DVD player on it like it was something that was just invented and innovative tech. lol
Be VERY careful. Sometimes people may look online for a direct customer service number, and somehow third party companies manage to get their numbers put in the search results first. They will actually answer via the company’s name but may not be employed by them. You MIGHT have called one of these companies who would have charged your card (if you had given it to them) the $90 and you would not have seen any new texts. This happens quite a bit.
Well… they still do it. As I said, being a guy I guess I focus more on the tech stuff, but I catch quite a bit of that “used car salesman” stuff even now going on.
Example: HSN sells a lot of prepaid “Tracfone” phones. Now, for people who don’t live on cell phones who want one just to have one for emergencies and occasional use, these are not a bad deal. They’re basic, cheap versions of Android phones that come with pre-installed minutes, etc. Fine. Just say that… they’re basic, do the basics, not for people who are HEAVY phone users, etc. But then, the tech rep (usually Lori) and Host will get on there with a $79 phone, and say things like, “This will do EVERYTHING that $1,000 phone out there will do….”. Well now… c’mon. BIG play on words. Ok.. will it make calls and texts and take photos? Sure. But will it do it nearly as WELL as the more expensive phones? No. They still have so-so screens, mediocre cameras, etc. It’s a $79 phone – period. And does not compare to something more expensive – period. But the wording used throughout many of their presentations for these would make the less tech-savy assume they’re better than they are. Again – they ARE a good value for the price – but should not be compared to things costing 10X more.
They tend to do the same with laptops. Low-end, slow processors, low amount of RAM, and they’ll use words like “powerhouse” on them, etc. They use the buzz word “It has a HD screen”, but the average person doesn’t realize that technically, “HD” is just 720p (low res)… if they don’t say “it has a TRUE HD 1080p screen”… it’s not HD by today’s standards we think of, etc. So typically, for around $599 you’ll get a laptop that’s being described as wonderful, but it has a slow processor, low component ratio, etc etc. That same dollar amount at a warehouse membership store will get you a laptop with a 3X better processor, 2-3 times the RAM, and a true 1080p screen, etc.
Anyway – those are just two examples, but similar things happen when I hear them describing electronics in general even today. It does turn me off because I think of all of the people out there who are not tech savy why are getting less than they should for the price with embellished presentations.