Martin's Hi-Fi, Norwich...
I visited this shop for some advice on speaker cables (my living room is arranged as such that there is, unavoidably, visibility in the cable department) and commented that, aesthetically, a dark colour would be preferrable.
The 'gentleman' I spoke to replied, 'Speaker cables aren't meant to look nice, their purpose is to provide a high-quality connection between the amp and the speakers..' - Oh, wow! Thanks for that, dude.. I had no idea??! Without even bothering to ask what components my system comprises of, he 'recommends' a £40 per metre cable (despite the fact I previously confirmed that my budget was £15 per metre MAXIMUM).
Eventually, he asks what speakers I own, I confirm MA BR5s.. he gives this a moment's careful thought before replying, 'Hmm... not bad.' (??!)
I didn't go to this shop to have both my system and myself judged by a (very shoddy) salesperson who doesn't know me from Adam.
Hence I won't be returning and I won't be recommending it to anybody. Ever.