Posted January 20 2012 - 04:19 PM
I actually know irishsooner from my many frequent trips into Best Buy. I have found him to be the best employee in that store. He knows his stuff. New releases, he was all over them. Even the old movies i was looking for. But, how many people work in that store? It's a big store. I used to go in every Tuesday for YEARS. But now...the prices are to high, and they do not carry the "hard to find" DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
You know, i do not mind buying local. I will go to who has the best price. 90% of the time that will be Amazon. I have said this before, why would i spend $24-$28 for a new release at Best Buy (or Amazon) when i can get it for $10-$15 if i wait 3 or 4 months? I am always shocked at Best Buy's Blu-ray and DVD prices, as well as how many of the new releases they do not have! Do they really need 500 copies of the new Twilight movie in ONE store? Can they not make it 450 copies, and maybe give us old movie and TV show lovers a spot for 50 copies of various titles?
Over the years, i have had run ins with Best Buy employees. I learned how to play the "game". If i buy a scratched and beat up DVD i should be able to return it for one that is MINT. The way a new movie should be. But, if it plays you cannot exchange it. So, one must make sure the disc will not play. Fine...i will play...the game. Why would i want to buy a new movie that was beat to hell, even if it will play, NOW! I cannot sell a scratched disc on the secondary market. I do not want to buy it that way.
This is not a problem on Amazon, they ship a new one OVERNIGHT! I send the old one back, and they pay the shipping. I am a collector, i like mint discs, always have. All my CDs and LDs are perfect as well.
I have no need for the Geek Squad guys. The computer guys who get your PC ready, load software, and take stuff off you do not need? Rip off.
Same with the $300 or so it cost to hand a TV on the wall. Wow, that hurt. Especially when they dropped the TV base on our wood floors. But, they did pay for that, and we told them to go to hell on the $300 install as well.
But even after all that...i still love Best Buy, and Robert is one of the few reasons.