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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 10:01 am   #37
David_Robinson
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Default Re: Humour in the TV trade.

In the 1970s when a lot of people still rented their TVs, I used to regularly visit my local TV shop to order stuff from RS (in those days RS considered it beneath their dignity to deal with the general public). The owner once related how he dealt with non-paying customers.

One technique was to turn up with a new boxed set in the back of the van - "we're upgrading all the sets for no extra charge - I'll get the old one out of the way first".

Another trick was a pin inserted into the coax on the outside of the house, resulting in a short circuit and hence a service call.
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