DH went to buy a new computer today. Due to the nature of his job which he'll be using the computer for, he needs some pretty specific things, since not just anything will cut it. If he tried to use my laptop to run some of the things he needs to, for example, it would die a quick and painless blue death.
He went to a mall famous for being a computer heavy place. DH knows next to nothing about computers (he can program like anything but doesn't know how much hard disk space is considered too little, for example) so I got to be the 'bad cop' on the end of the phone. The first half-a-dozen salesmen tried to rip him off: selling him something that met few or none of the minimum requirements I had jotted down on a post-it for DH, yet cost more than the recommended price online (I had Google helping me here). We were both quite shocked at how blatantly they were trying to con him: saying things like, "actually, because it's hexadecimal, 16GB RAM is less than 8GB, that's why you'll want the 8GB model, which is of course more expensive," "the wireless only activates if you decide to pay for the extended warranty, so you'll need to buy it to get internet," "all graphics cards are pretty much the same so let's just ignore that one on your list, shall we?" and so on. The sheer volume of lies they were willing to tell was astounding. These weren't the kinds of lies that someone who is out of their depth spits out; these were lies that someone who knows what they're talking about makes.
We decided to abandon any place that lied at all, and thus quickly found the two places (out of 9) that weren't run by Voldemort Inc. DH bought a computer that was on special, had all the specs he needed, and he got a free mouse and keyboard. It's a pity computers aren't the kind of thing you buy frequently, because I'd love to give that place frequent business at the expense of its Death Eater neighbours.