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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: No Sound coming into Left Ear

It must be the RS ethic:  greet and help everyone within 10 seconds.  Smiley Wink   I've also noticed that even if I tell them I'm just looking, they can tend to follow me around (and I really don't have a shoplifter look about me . . .).
SanDisk User
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎12-02-2007

Re: No Sound coming into Left Ear

Maybe they get some sort of credit for ringing up sales or something.
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Dead Clip #3! When will Sandisk give us a proper headphone jack?
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: No Sound coming into Left Ear

Ah, Radio Shack has changed quite a bit over the years.  That's what happens when you put a bushel full of young marketing geeks in cubicles that spend too much late night time watching HBO.  The memos overtake reality.

 

They solved the lack of available training for the sales staff in this ingenious way:

 

"You got questions?  We've got answers Uh, we've got new cell phones!  With cool contracts and everything. Look!  This pretty one has headphones too!  You can call someone with your question!"

 

Hey, at least they're still around.  Oh, and if you need electronic parts, they're hidden in those teeny drawers. Somewhere. 

 

Ah, happy days!

 

Bob  Smiley Tongue

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SanDisk User
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎07-10-2008

Re: No Sound coming into Left Ear

I wouldn't mind the RadioShack salespeople following me around so much IF they knew anything about their products. We live in a small town where our only shopping choices are Walmart or RadioShack.  Recently I went to our RS store and asked if they had any red 4gig Fuzes in stock. I was told the lady that they don't sell fuzes in different colors. I explained what I wanted and she looked at me like I'd asked her if she lived on Mars. She said again that fuzes don't come in colors. If she had had ANY training at all, she would have picked up on the words "mp3 player" or the word "gig". After I bought a red Fuze at Walmart (which was a dollar cheaper than RS on same day that RS advertised theirs on sale) I went in to RS to see their accessories. Again the man who met me at the doorway was of absolutely no help. After we looked at speakers and connectors for while he said "maybe you should talk to your husband and maybe he can figure out what you need"(!!!) GRRRR. These examples are the reason  why I posted my original mesage to this board asking what accessories to buy and where to find them. I really mean it when I say thank you to you all for being so helpful.  There are a lot of other newbies to mp3 who read this board, too. We NEED your help. Thanks again.

Sara

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: No Sound coming into Left Ear

So many people here are happy to help--just great to see (and be the recipient of!).  This is especially the case when not being the "market leader" player--it can be more difficult especially in looking for accessories.  The board to the rescue!  And SanDisk customer service seems to be good and helpful as well--
SanDisk User
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎12-02-2007

Re: No Sound coming into Left Ear

My 3rd Clip is finally dead, a victim of Headphone Jack Disease.  I get intermittent sound on one side as I walk.  I think the problem is that I had the phones plugged in directly for a few months before I got the 90-deg adapter, so hopefully the next one will do better since I'll have the adapter from day 1.

 

Now I have to decide whether to 1) call Sandisk and try to get it warrantied, and be without a player that whole time, or 2) pick up another one at Best Buy, then return my dead one the next day using the reciept from the new one, and not have to go without the player.

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Dead Clip #3! When will Sandisk give us a proper headphone jack?