Top of home page -show products or flash slideshow of shop?

Hi There,

I have a client for whom I’m building an ecommerce site with opencart and he’d like a large flash slideshow of the inside of his shop to go at the top of the main content area on the home page (i.e beneath the header, above other content in the main content area). I was thinking that such valuable space should be used to flog his latest products rather than showing (an admittedly pretty attractive) flash slideshow.
Do you agree, or am I following the wrong goat?

Thanks for your thoughts,

I do agree.

If it’s going to be a slideshow, it must be a JavaScript-based slideshow that showcases the products (clickable) he wants to sell the most.