I’m beginning to get the impression that far too many bloggers must be blogging while intoxicated. Although I could simply provide links, I’m not going to out of fears of tens of bloggers coming to my home in the middle of the night with laptops […]
Wow, interesting day yesterday to say the least.
I’m really not that fond of high pressured sales tactics, and I’ll more than likely not even buy whatever is being sold out of sheer uncomfortableness. Also, being well, female I tend to get the high pressured tactic a lot. Unfortunately for said sales people I usually know what I’m buying.
Yeah, guess what happened today? Yep, high pressured sales tactics. Fun.
I went into Best Buy in need of a new laptop. Looking around I could almost hear the sales people licking their lips thinking they were about to sell some random girl much more than she needs. Ahh, being told I need an absolutely ridiculous amount of gigs for graphic design, blogging, and the other aspects of my work. Yeah, suuure I do. I just wanted a smaller, compact, decent laptop. That’s it. There they were trying to sell me uber high priced unnessisary garbage, with amounts of space there is no human way I would need or use.
What I did find was a smaller Toshiba. Fits exactly what I need, as a bonus it came with Vista Ultamate (something I wasn’t about to get myself, regardless of “how bad” I wanted it). So far I’m really pleased with it. Already better than the one I already have, a Dell Inspiron. That damn thing isn’t worth the trouble. Always some new issue.
Back to my rant though (I’m not trying to get you to buy anything..) Ahh the joys of being a femme tekkie. What with people automatically assuming I couldn’t possibly know what I’m doing. After an argument with one of the sales guys about how I possibly couldn’t know how to do something simple like oh say upgrade a damn computer. (Boobs get in the way I guess?) I pretty much just had it and walked away. The one that I wound up getting commission for was really nice, and although pulled the “buy the insurance you don’t really need” normal thing with me, that I understand and simply said no to. All was well, I am happy now.