I went shopping to purchase a "baby" mouse to use with my laptop on the plane. I've never got comfortable using the trackpad and doing jigsaw puzzles would be impossible.<br><br>While barely any sales person in Future Shop (Best Buy) speaks intelligible English, I managed to get the sorriest of the lot clinging on me. All I wanted was a small mouse. <br><br>I find what I need on the shelf and the sales guy snatches it out of my hand. He then asks what operating system I'm using. Of course I said Mac OSX. In gawd awful English he tells me the mouse won't work with a Mac. I roll my eyes and tell him to ring it up at the till anyway. THEN after everything is scanned he turns to me and asks if I'd like to pay $7.99 for 1 year extended warranty on a $19.95 mouse. At this point I'm about on the floor howling with laughter. I'm still giggling.<br><br>
Future shop is notorious for offering their damn extended warranty on everything to the point of annoyance.<br><br>But I did get them back. In the summer we threw a party for some friends that were getting married. We needed a LCD projector to show some funny photos. Off to future shop I went. Got the pesky sales person that wanted to sell an extended warranty on the LCD projector, cables, etc. I declined about a dozen times.<br><br>Salesperson - "you really should get the extended warranty, it will protect your $1500 investment for 3 years for only $400"<br><br>Me thinking (cause I couldn't say it) - "No thanks, you don't understand, I'm returning this projector tomorrow - I'm not buying it, just borrowing it for an evening, taking advantage of your thoughtful and liberal return policy".<br><br>HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAA<br><br>I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.
That's a neat little gadget. I'll keep that in mind if I need to buy another mouse in the future.<br><br>The baby mouse I got should do fine. It's only a couple of inches long and comes with a retractable USB tether. I've already tested it out with a good jigsaw puzzle. It does exactly as I hoped it would do.<br><br>Oh.... and it works just dandy on a Mac. <br><br>
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When we bought our last tv there was a stand made just for that particular tv-as is usually the case. The stand cost around $300. The salesperson at Future Shop then went into the extended warranty spiel. We rarely buy extended warranties, so declined. <br>Long story, short. We got the extended warranty which also was about $300 and the stand for free! They were happy and we were happy. They obviously get some kind of brownie points for selling those things.<br><br>
I believe its 10% commission? or last I heard<br><br>Unless its for Apple Care or Apple products which I was told historically, Apple does not pay out any commissions - however the store if so chooses can pay them a "dividend" 10 to 20 dollar bonus kind of thing - hence why at CompUSA the sales teams was far to eager to sell PCs only. because they would see that on their next pay check as opposed to a quarterly dividend.<br><br>
several different types<br><br>I bought the black plastic one that fits over your finger<br>for my Post Master, before I bought my iBook...<br>I prefer a trackball... <br>...there are a few handheld trackballs available... <br><br>Question: How does the Laser Pointer work?<br>How does it track on what's used in place of a mousepad?<br>You say you "point" and that interacts with the cursor? <br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> [color:green]. . . _ _ _ . . .</font color=green><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'm returning this projector tomorrow - I'm not buying it, just borrowing it for an evening, taking advantage of your thoughtful and liberal return policy<p><hr></blockquote><p>I can't decide if the most pathetic thing about your behavior is how unethical it was or that you're actually bragging about it. <br><br>
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