What is the point in having a shop in this day and age ?
I'm not one for going shopping but the other day while being dragged around by the misses I thought I'd take the opportunity to pop into John Lewis and look at the camcorders . While browsing two possible candidates I needed to ask a sales assistant some questions. After finding one, well two actually chopsing away and not working I asked "can you tell me the difference between these two models please" he proceeded to read the small card in front of each camera........ I asked him how much optical zoom each one had, answer while frantically reading the info card "I don't know" he replies . "What file format do they save as" I ask, "not sure, mpeg-4 I think" he replies. I had pretty much made up my mind as to which one I was going to have so I said "I'll have one of those" ,he goes and taps away on t he computer and says "we don't have any in stock, I can order you one off th he website and have it delivered in store" I say "if I order it off the website myself would I get charged postage ?" "no" he says "it's free on orders over £50".
Am I missing something, useless, lazy, unknowledgeable, jumped up staff which don't have any stock, I ask again, what is the point in shops. 10 minutes on the web and all my questions had been answered and the camera on route.