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Sir Penguin
05-04-2006, 04:17:40
Sir Penguin (after talking to two Futureshop guys, who bounced me from the audio section, to the music section (where the Xbox 360s are :confused: ), to the TV section): Hi, I'm looking for an adapter to convert RCA audio output into 5.1 computer speaker input.
Futureshop Guy: RCA... 5.1... uh... that's not how it works. What you need is a receiver, blah, blah, blah...
SP: Uh-huh.
FG: blah, blah, blah, optical audio cable, blah, blah, blah (takes SP to staff room, shows SP Toslink port on the staff's Xbox 360, takes SP back to receiver section, shows SP Toslink port on $200 receiver)...
SP: Uh-huh.
FG: So you can do this with the RCA, and this with the optical cable, blah, blah, blah, and you plug your 5.1 speaker wires into these ports here.
SP: Yeah, I have computer speakers with 1/8" jacks.
FG: Oh, those won't do at all! You don't have a media centre PC? No? Here, we have this great deal on right now, let me show you this Sony sound system. It's got 200W 5.1 sound, and a receiver.
SP: I can't afford that.
FG: How old are you?
SP: 23
FG: Do you have photo ID on you?
SP: Yes?
FG: I'm 23 too (bullshit), I know what you mean about financing this sort of thing. What I can do is get you a Futureshop Card, blah, blah, blah, it'll take just a couple minutes if you have photo ID, blah, blah, blah, you know how with a credit card you have 1 month to pay it off before you get hit with ridiculous interest, with the Futureshop card you'll have 3 months to pay, interest free! (WOW!!!) And if you give us $59.95, we'll finance the $59.95 AND the sound system for a whole year! (DOUBLE WOW!!!)
SP: Yeah, I'm not willing to go into debt for this.
FG: Oh, it's not debt, you just don't have to pay for a year.
SP: Uh... that's debt...
FG: Well, sure, if you want to define debt that way. (at this point, he knows he's not going to sell me a $500 sound system, so he's stopped caring) Anything else I can help you with?
SP: No, no thanks. (gets the hell out of the store)

Anyway, this is what I was looking for:

http://www.frontierpc.com/ProductDetail.aspx?productID=950017108

SP

JM^3
05-04-2006, 04:34:32
lol

JM

Asher
05-04-2006, 05:35:36
I love how the extended warranty for 1 year is more expensive than the adapter itself. Brilliant.

JM^3
05-04-2006, 05:37:31
yeah, I haven't ever really frequented FutureShop (mabe I have)

but I remember going in on occasion, and I don't remember them being this dumb...

but then, I guess I normally buy parts online (I mostly buy games at stores)

JM

Asher
05-04-2006, 05:45:53
FutureShop is owned by Best Buy.

Only difference is Future Shop has commissioned salespeople.

JM^3
05-04-2006, 06:06:12
was it always owned?

I seem to remember seeing both of them together, and than futureshop closed it store

JM

mr_G
05-04-2006, 06:40:25
I love those silly sales ppl
$8.62 >>>>>blah blah blah>>>>$200
I'm a sucker for those tricks

Sir Penguin
05-04-2006, 06:44:45
Normally when I go into Futureshop they leave me alone, because I look like I know what I'm doing. I end up having to ask for help, because the place is huge, and not really well laid out.
Originally posted by Asher
I love how the extended warranty for 1 year is more expensive than the adapter itself. Brilliant.
Yeah. And NCIX has the same adapter for less than $4.

SP

Asher
05-04-2006, 07:27:29
Originally posted by JM^3
was it always owned?

I seem to remember seeing both of them together, and than futureshop closed it store

JM
No, bought out like 4 years ago.

Mind you, they are intentionally building big Best Buys literally right next to big new Future Shops in Calgary now. I've also seen them in Winnipeg like that. It's mind-boggling, really.

Asher
05-04-2006, 07:30:28
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
Normally when I go into Futureshop they leave me alone, because I look like I know what I'm doing. I end up having to ask for help, because the place is huge, and not really well laid out.

They never know what they're getting into with me. I'm always looking at the computer and home theatre stuff and they just assume I'm a dopey kid spending daddy's money so they feed me the same standard schtick.

The best part was when they had some deal with AOL and tried to get me to sign up for AOL for six months with "absolutely no obligation". Or the time I was told the integrated graphics on the HP computer I was looking at (yeah, I fuck with the salesmen) would run the game I had in my hand (which was Half-Life 2 at the time).

I asked him how he thought a graphics chip with 2 TMUs and a shared 64-bit memory bus could run such a game and he literally just smiled and moved on.

MDA
05-04-2006, 11:36:09
Reminds me of the "Geek Squad" counter where no one knew what Rambus/RD-RAM was. Give a kid a T-shirt and call him an expert. :)

King_Ghidra
05-04-2006, 11:48:26
Originally posted by Asher
they just assume I'm a dopey kid spending daddy's money

amazing huh

Funko
05-04-2006, 11:54:09
:lol:

mr_G
05-04-2006, 12:00:50
:lol:

RedFred
05-04-2006, 14:37:00
:lol:

Yeah, what's with the "spending daddy's money" part?

Venom
05-04-2006, 14:42:07
He meant sugar daddy.

Drekkus
05-04-2006, 15:16:52
Futureshop sounds so much more interesting then a pc shop.

mr_G
05-04-2006, 15:22:21
why?

King_Ghidra
05-04-2006, 15:46:00
You know what would be a better thread than this?

SP's Photoshop Adventures

That would be a solid gold thread.

Funko
05-04-2006, 15:49:13
Definitely. Let's make him.

Venom
05-04-2006, 16:13:08
That's actually what I thought the thread said when I first saw it.

Sir Penguin
05-04-2006, 17:10:51
I bought a digital camera recently...

SP

Japher
05-04-2006, 17:17:33
I got a digital video camera... at Costco

just wait until I figure how to work it
you guys will be in for a treat

Asher
05-04-2006, 20:28:59
Originally posted by RedFred
:lol:

Yeah, what's with the "spending daddy's money" part?
The neighborhood I live in is well-to-do, kids driving daddy's beamers and buying $5000 computers at Future Shop.

Lurker the Second
05-04-2006, 20:35:04
Originally posted by Japher

just wait until I figure how to work it
you guys will be in for a treat

Unfortunately, my expected life span is less than 60 years.

Venom
05-04-2006, 20:38:27
And you're already 68, so you're living on borrowed time.

mr.G
05-04-2006, 21:04:38
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
I bought a digital camera recently...

SP wooooooohooooo go your gang......like now.

Vincent
05-04-2006, 21:10:21
I got a thingy like the one you wanted! Oh, I'm soooo cool!

mr.G
05-04-2006, 21:18:06
VINCENT THE KOEL ONE!!!!!