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Clueless Astro Salespeople

Started by tbennett, 08/03/2004 10:14AM
Posted 08/03/2004 10:14AM Opening Post
Here's 3 real encounters I've had with Astro Salespeople within the last year that are good for a few laughs.

(1) Phone order with well-known astro-retailer:

Customer - I'd like to purchase a 24mm Panoptic eyepiece.
Salesperson - Who makes it?

(2) Overheard conversation at well-know astro/camera retail store with customer looking at an 8" Dob:

Salesperson - Reflectors aren't good for looking at the moon or planets … for that you should buy a refractor.

(3) Conversation at well-known retail store about buying a Paracorr for my F4.5 scope:

Salesperson - Parks once made F3.5 mirrors that were so well figured that they didn't have coma … the Paracorr didn't improve them at all.