Local dealer has ESP


I called a local dealer to ask about a particular DAC from a mfr that he carries. He immediately recommended another brand that he carries because the one I asked about "sounds clinical and not very musical." When I asked if he had heard one he admitted he had not but assured me that the one he recommended was much better-and was less money.

I have avoided this dealer for years because when I tried to patronize him in the past he did the same thing. Back then he asked what kind of amp I was using and when I told him he made a face and said those didn't sound very good at all. I asked if he had ever heard one and he said no. He also said the only way to know if you like a component is to listen to it yourself.

I agree, but I'm going to find somewhere else to listen to the DAC.
bizango1
Trust me, like all seers, he has your best interests at heart. It's just that he's so busy saving everyone else all he has time to do is get to the point of what he has to say and move on to the next.

Soon, for him, he's going to be like that kid in 'The Sixth Sense' when he first saw Bruce Willis' character, he ran away thinking, god, here's another one looking for help.

All the best,
Nonoise
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Ex Store Proprietor
no deealer can tell you how you will evaluate a component in your stereo system.

no dealer can describe the sound of any component.

it is mathematically impossible to specify the sound of a component.
Egocentric Sales Practices
Extinct Store Proprietor
Find one that has ESPN.
Pretty sure every dealer does this to some degree but few are stupid or arrogant enough to say it outloud. I had faith in dealers but that isnt really the case anymore. Service, respect and ones word is remembered long after price is forgotten.
Local dealer has ESP
i think you need to change the title of your post to "Local dealer IS ESP" where ESP stands for 'extremely stupid person'! ;-)
08-07-12: Chadnliz
Pretty sure every dealer does this to some degree but few are stupid or arrogant enough to say it outloud. I had faith in dealers but that isnt really the case anymore. Service, respect and ones word is remembered long after price is forgotten.
That last sentence is worth framing. A dealer who gives you that and a good deal is worth doing business with and recommending.
Local dealer has Extremely Sensitive Pockets.