Radio Shack slogan (was Re: [OT] USB KVM switches)

From: David V. Corbin <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 05:35:16 2005

>>> > The salesman was curious as to why I kept buying fuses.
>>> I explained
>>> > what I was doing. He told me that I should just short
>>> across the fuse
>>> > holder.
>>> Ack!
>>> I had a similar experience in Maplin (big UK electronics
>>> store chain) once. I went in to buy a 5V PSU for a LAN hub.
>>> After explaining what I wanted to the ID-ten-T behind the
>>> counter, he scuttled off to track down a PSU. What he came
>>> back with was a 15V PSU. His response was:
>>> "We've run out of 5V supplies, but this 15V will work
>>> fine. Don't worry,
>>> your stuff will just drop the voltage it doesn't need."
>>> Needless to say I thanked the salesdroid for his "advice",
>>> left and bought one of those multivoltage "mobile phone
>>> charger" things. Last I heard, it was still working fine.
>>> Later.
>>> --

Oh no!!!! Another believer (the salesman) who thinks voltage doesn't
matter....Hopefully he checked that the current matched <running and
Received on Thu Feb 03 2005 - 05:35:16 GMT

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