Shocked by conduct of camera-shop salesman

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 January, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 January, 1998, 12:00am

I took my friend, who is the director of sales at the Holiday Inn in Phuket, Thailand shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 15.

After he bought a T-shirt for his wife from a clothing store near Ocean Terminal, the young sales lady asked: 'Is that all you want?' It was not the best of sales tactics, but we could put up with it.

Later, my friend wanted to buy a digital camera, so we found a camera shop in th area.

After the deal was struck, the salesman sent one of his staff upstairs to get a new camera of the type my friend had asked for.

Then the harassment began. The salesman demanded that my friend sign a credit-card slip before he had seen the camera. My friend refused.

The salesman became agitated. He tore up the slip in front of my friend in a threatening manner and hurled insults. We left, of course, wondering who the salesman's next victims were going to be.

As a Hong Kong resident, I was shocked that this kind of thing is still going on amid the decline in the number of tourists visiting Hong Kong.

S. TSOI Happy Valley