Ughh, why does every hobby store have to have at least one Comic Book Guy (Simpsons reference if you do not know what I am talking about) working there? Most of the hobby store employees are nice and helpful however, there is always that one dude at every store I have been to. The last one at hobby town in Orland park had a terrible superiority complex, didn't want to do anything. Aside from his social ineptness, he gave me blatantly incorrect advice and aggressively insisted that he was right (He insisted that you could not charge lipos in series w/o destroying them
). Pathetic individuals like this do not give me any incentive to support my local shop.
The only exception that I have encountered was Larry's R/C in Michigan. I do not think that this place still exists but I never ran into a jerk there. Of course, there might have been one that I missed.
What are your experiences?
Hmm in a way that is right, and wrong at the same time.
The problem is not knowing the knowledge level of the customer.
I say its a half true statement cause if you plug a 4000mah 25C battery in series with a 5000mah 40C battery you could damage the 4000mah battery specially if their charge rates vary. Lets face it you read all the time people doing stupid things. As someone that worked in support I've learned you could talk to the average customer till you are blue in the face, and they won't have heard a word. Now as you probably know 2 of the same capacity, and impedance batteries you can do it with as long as the impedance, and capacity matches.
I will be honest one hobby shop I hit the owner was a total jack ass acted like he didn't care at all ignoring customers, giving terrible advice(like telling me stuff about a nitro engine I knew was 100% wrong, and it turned out he never even used a nitro even), etc
Other hobby shop I went to had one that acted like that, but he actually knew his stuff, and would try and talk people out of wasting their money (like if they asked for integy he would tell them its complete crap
). Hell he talked me into getting my Jammin X1x, which is a model the shop didn't even sell.