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I know a little bit about Hifi and have swung a soldering iron and meter in anger. South West based (Dorset) but would be willing to commute or re-locate if necessary.

Mostly friendly but grumpy until I've had a cappucino in the morning. Totally customer focused as in ... I'm always right and a dedicated team player as long as I can be as far away as possible.

If anyone hears anything interesting ... please let me know.

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Hi drummerman

Good luck Smile

All the best

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

Hi drummerman

Good luck Smile

All the best

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Forgot ... dont mind being a dogsbody as long as I get to choose the collar and can mark my territory.

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Take a look at:  http://svimag.com/

This is the leading trade magazine for the industry.

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Given your views on 'traditional' (seperates) hi-fi, then I doubt you would be happy working in any typical hi-fi dealership. (How would you be able to sell stuff you don't respect the value of? What if a customer was insisting on a demo comparing 'exotic' cables for instance?)

In the same way, I can't imagine you being happy in most UK hi-fi manufacturing companies. (Unless they make active speakers.) It would be like 'helping the enemy'.

 

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Any jobs in the 'hifi' industry?

drummerman wrote:

I know a little bit about Hifi and have swung a soldering iron and meter in anger. South West based (Dorset) but would be willing to commute or re-locate if necessary.

Mostly friendly but grumpy until I've had a cappucino in the morning. Totally customer focused as in ... I'm always right and a dedicated team player as long as I can be as far away as possible.

If anyone hears anything interesting ... please let me know.

Thanks & regards

Given you used to run or own a cafe, couldn't you combine the two? Get someone to pour teas and coffees at the front while you *ahem* advise prospective buyers of hi-fi at the rear, with a dem room upstairs.

Just a thought.

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@ Roth AV ... thanks for the link

@ PP ... Its not something I'd like to undertake again although it was an experience and I've learned. The capital required to start a hifi shop (or any business) these days is substantial and the banks are not lending etc. - To be honest, I'd rather be the sheep than the shepard now although I dont mind to throw my weight beyond what is required behind something, as long as I enjoy what I do.

@ chebby ... thanks ... or ... perhaps not??

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Why not pester your local HiFi dealer? I imagine there's a shortage of people who actually genuinely want to work in a hifi shop.

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@ chebby ... thanks ... or ... perhaps not??

It was meant genuinely.

Most jobs in the hi-fi sector are not going to be done for the money. So I guess the motivation is going to have to be a passion for the product (whether selling it or making it).

That motivation is going to be tainted if you believe a lot of the products you have to work with are outdated/technically compromised/underpowered/a rip-off/overpriced 'hokum' or whatever.

Maybe you would find the 'pro audio' sector more interesting.

 

 

 

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@ chebby ... thanks ... or ... perhaps not??

It was meant genuinely.

Most jobs in the hi-fi sector are not going to be done for the money. So I guess the motivation is going to have to be a passion for the product (whether selling it or making it).

That motivation is going to be tainted if you believe a lot of the products you have to work with are outdated/technically compromised/underpowered/a rip-off/overpriced 'hokum' or whatever.

Maybe you would find the 'pro audio' sector more interesting.

 

 

 

 

Fantastic and thanks again chebby ...

@ Major, my local dealership/s, a until recently a group of 4 shops, I think, have closed one of them and consolidated it into one of their others. They are struggling. - The picture may be similar elsewhere although probably not everywhere. - Perhaps not the best time to look into this but it can't hurt.

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M.I./Pro - this is a good resource for the retail industry (as opposed to install):

 

http://www.mi-pro.co.uk/jobs

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Saw a job advertised on Bartletts website this week, north london maybe a commute to far.

Is a very good shop and I could come visit.

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@ Roth AV, thanks, I will have a look at the site.

@ Shanka ... you can come and visit me anywhere ...

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From Twitter (they are in Birmingham though):

 

We're hiring! Do you have sales or customer service experience and some hi-fi know how? Send your CV to jobs@audioaffair.co.uk today!