Talk to his buddies to see if he has mentioned anything. Price does not always mean quality (look at a post on this forum regarding a $250 Nikon rifle scope), and remember that most sales people only care about making a sale. Quite a few don't even know what they are talking about. Personally, I have never used scent control fabrics so I have no comment on what to suggest or avoid. Be aware that they need to be washed and cared for correctly. With optics, there are many options in objective sizes and power. I have an inexpensive, compact Tasco binocular that is just as good or better than my much more expensive, compact Nikon (I bought it at 50% off). I suggest you research the reviews of the different things you are considering. Also check the store prices with prices on-line. Optics Planet might be a good option for optics. Good luck!