Originally Posted by mafoofan
Please. This four-foot-ten Chinaman needs to become a Beni Ourain expert very quickly. Or at least, pass off as one.
You decided to go for the shag after all, I see.
I can only repeat my earlier advice. You're not going to fool anyone. Even if you actually have an idea of what you're looking at, the dealer knows a lot more than you. If you pretend to be an expert, he will spot you a mile off. And you won't be able to ask the necessary stupid questions.
Oddly enough, your best bet is probably to wear your ignorance proudly. Tell the dealer you know nothing about it and get him to explain everything. Twice. Go to another dealer and repeat. If you do this a few times, you probably still won't be an expert but you may
have an idea of who is lying to you more.
You might want to keep this in mind.