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If the West Marine rah-rah section would bother to actually read my posts,
SBS,

Actually, I did read your post -- I just happen to disagree with you.

Does WM get all of my business? Not hardly.

Does WM get some of my business? Yes, particularly when I need something immediately to either get me out on the water or to maintain momentum on a project. My expectations for WM are perhaps a little lower than yours, so maybe that's why I'm not as peeved as you seem to be.

If you feel that strongly about it, you have the ultimate power over WM: Just don't shop there anymore. Plenty of other choices for marine supplies out there.
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SBS-"Obviously, WM caters to the lowest common denominator..... their loyal customers."

Since practically every one here on SN buys stuff from WM at one time or another I guess that would be us you're insulting? Next time you need something today for the boat, order it online, see how that works out. Sorry, but this seems like the proverbial mountain, molehill thing to me.
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If this is your only point....

"The issue is that none of the employees in that store, a store specializing in marine merchandise, had any clue that tinned marine electrical wire even exists."

Then congratulations you WIN. Not sure its worth getting pissed off over, its hardly going to be an isolated incident in your retail experience.

But again CONGRATULATIONS....YOUR POINT IS TOTALLY CORRECT.
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I recently had to teach a worker at a local home improvement store to read. I wanted a waterproof caulk and he was recommending one that was clearly marked "not for use in wet applications"
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SBS-"Obviously, WM caters to the lowest common denominator..... their loyal customers."

Since practically every one here on SN buys stuff from WM at one time or another I guess that would be us you're insulting?
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You whippersnappers wouldn't know good service if it bit you on your butt!
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OK, OK. Old-guy rant over.

Now, all of you, GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!!
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Come on down to Miami....

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I recently had to teach a worker at a local home improvement store to read. I wanted a waterproof caulk and he was recommending one that was clearly marked "not for use in wet applications"
And you get to teach English as well. Mind you, go in with the right attitude and even that can be a pleasant experience.

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Come on now SBS - do YOU know every detail of every piece of electronic hardware in one of those stores? I suspect you'd be just as pi$$ed if you were looking at a chart plotter and they didn't talk like a factory tech. Tinned wire is kind of exotic - those of us who do our own work know about it but store clerks???
I'd like to think that Marine Electricians are out making more money than most WM employees, but then, with all you guys doing your own work....

BTW~I just picked up a Tilley hat at the WM super-sale for 24.95!!
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If the West Marine rah-rah section would bother to actually read my posts, you might see that my point is NOT that a particular Almost Clueless Clerk couldn't say off the top of her head whether the wire was tinned. The question, after-all, was something of an afterthought. The issue is that none of the employees in that store, a store specializing in marine merchandise, had any clue that tinned marine electrical wire even exists.

Obviously, WM caters to the lowest common denominator..... their loyal customers.
Did the store personal give you an answer to your question? (Which is what they are there for.) If they did, then what more do you want of them?

Why do you assume that just because others don't agree with you, that they are the "West Marine rah-rah section"?
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I've got a better one for you SlowButSteady.

I went to an ear nose and throat surgeon specialist to have my ears checked out as required before a certification SCUBA dive.

He said that diving in the pool wasn't the same as diving in the ocean because the ocean was so much bigger. I said I thought it was the depth the diver went down not the breadth of the body of water. He said Oh no the breadth was the most important.
I didn't argue with him as he had sharp instraments near my brain.
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