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No more Best Buy for me...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TimDoss, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. TimDoss

    TimDoss Second Unit

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    I'm sick of this damn store... I'm tired of going in there every
    tuesday only to find that they haven't ordered the movies I'm
    looking for. But I figured whatever, I'll still try...
    but yesterday when I went in I get bombarded with these
    damn blue shirts trying to force netflix on me. I tell them
    politely no thanks, don't want it... they continue to try
    to talk me into it, after saying no thanks four times I'm
    trying hard not to lose my patience with this little punk and
    just move on when he then tries to talk me into buying a dvd writer and that way I can just rent the movie from netflix and
    burn my own copy of it to save money. Real nice. Finally get rid of that one and not two minutes later there's another
    kid with the damn netflix in hand walking up to me. What the hell??
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    I recently decided to finally cut Best Buy off for good. I can never find what I'm looking for there. The last straw was last weekend, I wanted to pre-order Zelda and get the free disc, and they said "Oh we stopped that 2 weeks ago. We don't do pre-ordering anymore". I also hate the way they greet you when you come in and try to talk to you when you leave. I understand they're trying to be "friendly", but I'm there to shop, not chat.

    It's funny how the store always seems incredibly overstaffed, except at the very moment when you need help.
     
  3. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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  4. Matt Gordon

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    Scott raises an excellent point. I would have immediately asked to speak to the (presumeably) kid's manager.


    Matt
     
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    " I bet BB's corporate office would not like hearing that!"

    From all I've read they probably WON"T care.

    Brent
     
  6. StephenA

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    I guess the Best Buy near me is good compared to you guys. I can pretty much always find what I'm looking for. The employees don't bother me, they'll just ask if I need help, and if I say no, they'll go on their way. Today was the only time I couldn't find what I was looking for, due to the 2 for 25 sale. Kind of my fault for not going there earlier in the week.
     
  7. Angelo.M

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    I agree, Best Buy is horrific. Vote with your feet and your wallet, and just stay away.
     
  8. JasenP

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    As a part-time Best Buy employee, I am very sorry to hear everyone’s bad experience. I have a "no means no" policy when it comes to Netflix, MSN and Service plans. I get out what it is and the price, you say no and the conversation is over. This practice is discouraged, however. Please note that not all the stores are run alike.

    If you want to avoid contact with employees, you can always order and pre-order titles on the website. The site has free shipping on everything right now AND you can choose to pick it up in the store if you’d rather.
     
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    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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  10. Peter Kim

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    If I find a title that is priced right at Best Buy, I'll order it early in the morning of its release day. I've always received a confirmation email stating that my order was available for pick-up by 3 p.m. that same day.

    Otherwise, I'll never go in blind with hopes of finding a title - waste of time.
     
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    Well, I don't really care for best buy, but I ordered Citizen Kane and One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest 2 for $25 deal, so I can't complain about that!
     
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    The Best Buy near me isn't too bad. I've never really been pressured into Netflix or service plans. They ask, but after I say no it stops. I do hate the fact that they ask you though. I'm the type that just likes to go in, get what I want and leave without having to be told about a product that I don't want or need. But I realize it is their job and they're just trying to do it.
     
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    The Mall of Georgia location of BB told me three times they never had the Superbit version of Dracula even though a friend of mine told me he got it there. That was three wasted trips.

    About a month after the last visit I'm following the wife and there it is sitting on the shelf. The are all a bunch of CF's.
     
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    Well I've cut my DVD business there down drastically since discovering the joys of Columbia House. Oh I may still buy an occasional DVD there, but much less now.
     
  18. TimDoss

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    I've got nothing against someone doing their job, but when I tell you no,
    you've done your job now move on. I absolutely cannot stand
    people who won't take no for an answer. I get enough
    pop up ads on the internet I don't need them walking into
    a store.
    The part that really threw me was the whole selling angle
    of burning my own DVD's from the rented ones.

    I'm not the most patient man... I do my best, but this idiot
    almost got their last copy of Below shoved down his throat.
     
  19. SteveMc

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    if they ask you if you want netflix, just lie and say you already have it. The only time i had someone bug me was when I picked up Aramgeddon for a friends gift and it was when they were pushing some Pearl Harbor deal. So the guy was like "hey you should get the two pack is only 5 bucks more" When i said no he's like "Awww, why? What do have against Pearl Harbor" The fact that i thought it was a fluffy piece o crap and I don't want it...he left me alone after that.
     
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