Originally Posted by RobilarOCN
I doubt it matters. Most informed buyers buy based on reputable reviews from known sites.
People that buy based on playing with it in the store for a few minutes are either impulse buyers or are being sold by the salesguy.
That's the type of buyer that wouldn't know the performance difference either way...
This is a bit ridiculous and insulting to the OP. To imply that a consumer should NOT expect a device, held in their hands, to behave in a fashion typical for that device is disingenuous.
General consumers are not going to be aware of potential issues with "demo mode" and it is completely reasonable to have a poor impression of a device that performs poorly in a store. Nor does not knowing about these issues make them "inpulse buyers or easily manipulated.
People should really think about what they are saying when they post. Of course you probably intended to be insulting.