Pretty ... and pretty proud of it
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
All the best
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
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That'll be a "no" then...
Forgot ... dont mind being a dogsbody as long as I get to choose the collar and can mark my territory.
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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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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??
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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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.
M.I./Pro - this is a good resource for the retail industry (as opposed to install):
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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