At least he didn't ask the guy behind the counter if Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music was any good. I was that guy who bought it nearly 40 years ago expecting the next Transformer or Berlin. What a disappointment that was!
I should add the guy half heartedly kinda tried to talk me out of it, told me it was "a bit experimental" or some shit.
As someone who's had a record shop everything he says is spot on,especially the at least once daily "how much are Beatles records worth" & "someone told this is worth blah blah blah" , just yesterday while eating my Sunday lunch in the pub I was reliably informed that Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome is worth £500 on vinyl.