Would I be rude?

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I'm pretty bad at putting screen protectors on my devices so I was wondering if it would be rude for me to go down to a kiosk and ask one of the employees to put the screen protectors on my phone, watch, and also a slickwrap for my phone.
I wouldn't be making a purchase of any kind and its a bit of work to put three things on. So what do you guys think? Would I be rude?
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You can go ahead and ask, but not many reps will be willing to do it free of charge if you didn't buy it from them.
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Guess I'll have to ask, there isn't anyone that I know that can put them on well. But I would feel better if there was a $5 flat rate or something.
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Split the difference. Tell the Koodemployee that you now want to BUY a screen protector, but need help putting it on.

Cost you a few bucks and maybe everyone will be happy. The crappy protectors sold on eBay or Amazon are often a waste of time unless you are a fan of Lawrence Welk.
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I bought all of my protectors from amazon already for dirt cheap. Not sure if they will be good yet or not. 
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Have done the same. Quality ranges from zero to 5 on a scale from 1 to 10. Koodo guy sold me one of theirs for my Note II and it's been flawless for over a year. Well worth the extra bucks, especially when a broken ball point pen spewed ink all over the screen.
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I've also bought the cheapie covers in batches of 5 or 6. After the 4th one, you tend to get the knack.
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I tried to stay away from the packs of screen protectors. That just screamed trouble for me. But I was told that Gorilla Glass shouldn't scratch on me so I wont mind having a cheap one just in case. 
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Well, I guess if you insist on your original course of action, the answer to your original question might be "yes".

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In most casses, you will have to pay to get this service done for you. It's not likely that you are able to get a Koodo Sales associate to do it. Your best luck would be to bring it in to a place that services computers (Best Buy, Staples, Mall Stalls). They will charge for the installation, but usually guarantees that it will be done right and if they screw up they cover a new one, but check that with the store beforehand. 
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Staples (Bureau en Gros in QC) offered me a special liquid acrylic coating for my tablet for only $35. When I asked how they would remove if if the covering got scratched or stained, they had no answer.

I've since learned to pull out my credit card (not to swipe it, Bonnie Graham, but) to use it to get rid of bubbles from the less superior plastic covers. Sometimes takes a few short sessions over a few days to get it right.
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That basically wears off after 6 months depending on the usage. It's actually surprisingly protective tho and does not get scratched easily, but it can be re-applied again and again if there are scratches on it.
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My favourites are now tempered glass screen protectors. No bubbles, easy install. I have one from iShieldz on my HTC M9 and it's absolutely gorgeous. It is super clear and barely attracts any fingerprints. Well worth the extra cost. I tried a cheaper brand from one of those kiosks in a mall for my G3 but it left too many fingerprints/streaks and after only a month, it stopped sticking on the top portion of the screen so I had to throw it out. Get iShieldz or Zagg glass covers and use their lifetime exchange if it bubbles up.

I've actually gotten quite good at the cheaper plastic ones (like what's included with Otterbox commuter cases) over the years as well. Guess it comes with experience.
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If they are cheap practice will make perfect. Just try until perfect : http://youtu.be/DdiIII_Qd70
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I would just try yourself. Practice makes perfect

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