Best Buy Reviews and Complaints
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Front door secuity at Best Buy
I was comming home from work on April 23, 2008 around 6:30pm. I needed canned air and themal paste to fix my computer that was damaged from UPS, so I decided to stop at the Best Buy at Metro Town B.C. Canada on Kingsley street. Unfortainly The Best Buy did not carry the thermal past I needed and I proceeded to leave the store. When I approched the door a tall man with glasses left his booth on the right side of the door and got real close to me almost touching me, had a smirk on his face and told me to have a nice day. When I proceeded out the door someone purposely set the anti-theft sensors off at the doors. I was confused at first and the guy told me to come back so I did. In front of other customers humulating me he demanded to empty my pockets with that smirk on his face, so I empty my pockets to show him even know that I was very up set that he would accuse me of stealing I even asked him if he wanted me to *** my shoes and if it was normal S.O.P. to profile and single out people and stop them at the door to be searched. He got quiet and let me go. See the thing is that I once worked for Best Buy in Florida for 4 years and not once I have never seen such disrespect for a customer before in my life and I blame that on poor management and employee training I realy hope someone in customer relations reads this and fixes that problem. For now on I think I will never step foot in a Canadian Best Buy store ever again.
Best Buy - Worst Buy!!
After 3 months of research we found the stainless steel fridge we liked. Purchased it at full price for Best Buy. A day before the scheduled delivery they called and said they didn't have the fridge anymore except for the floor model. I didn't want the floor model. I called other stores and found it new in another city. They said they would ship that one to me, NIB. After 2 weeks they delivered the fridge. The delivery guy scratched the door while putting in the handle. He reported it and did I. The manager called me to tell me that the fridge had been discontinued. Offered to give me another fridge for the same price ($2600). We picked another fridge similar to the original. The same delivery guy came to do the switch and scratched the 2nd fridge. Scratched the 1st fridge even more while taking it out. I called to complaint while he was still there. I told them I didn't want the fridge since, this one too, was scratched. I want a scratch free fridge. The manager called me back to tell me that since I had already received two fridges that I was no happy with they couldn't let me get a 3rd one! They wouldn't let me get a 3rd fridge because they now had two scratched fridges! Mind you, the same delivery guy scratched both! I got my money back (after a big hassle, too). Went to Lowe's and got the original fridge I wanted, which Best Buy said was discontinued. Lowe's delivered the fridge scratch free and with no hassle. I will NEVER, EVER buy anything from Best Buy!
Best Buy ( ya, right ! )
I will not be shopping at Best Buy any longer.They do not offer cash refunds. I ended up going to that store 3 days in a row with problem with a PC game I bought, it wouldn't play in my PC, I returned it, but they said only store credit.I found another game, brought it home, it wouldn't play ( my computer's only 3 yrs. old & plays other games completely fine ).On the 3rd day I tried to find something else, but couldn't find anything I wanted.No cash refunds & you have to use the store credit right then & there.
I went to best buy in Woodbridge on prince william parkway to return a game that did not work to my computer a manager by the name of brian presgrave had the worst attitude i had ever seen employees that act like this to customers should be immediately fired he not...
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Bestbuy returns | Best Buy review from Raleigh, North Carolina
I purchased a new computer case online from Bestbuy.com and paid for shipping to me home. After assembling the other computer parts in side the case I found the case power supply to be bad & took it back to a local store with the receipt. They would only refund the amount of the case, not the shipping cost. They said this is the policy so I got ripped off for $10.00. After many calls & emails to Bestbuy they would not authorize the shipping refund. Just one incident as this will cause a customer to shop elsewhere & I have spent plenty there in the past.
PRICE MATCH SCAM | Best Buy review from Breckenridge, Texas
I purchased a dishwasher the week of April 2,2008 for $599. It went on sale on April 7, 2008 for $549. I e-mailed and asked for price their price match and was told that I qualified for a $50 refund and was given an 800 number to call. I called this number and was told that I qualified but would have to call after the item showed delivered in their system that it would not process the refund until that time. I waited until I had an e-mail confirming delivery and called them back. At this time they informed me that the other cs reps were wrong and that I did not qualify for refund They did, however apologize for any inconvienience. I think I am done with best buy. This is terrible customer service!
I bought a new compaq laptop, discovered it is refurbished | Best Buy review from Stonewall, Mississippi
I purchased a new compaq laptop. Best Buy replaced it the next day because it had a bad hard drive. I paid 940.51 for the unit with extended warranty etc. The replacement has not worked since i brought it home. It was in a sealed box but Compaq has now informed me that it is at least a 6 year old refurbished unit. Needles to say Best Buy has offered no solution. I guess an attorney is my next stop along with an article in the local newspaper called the people speak and a call to the Better Business Bureau maybe that will get some attention.
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Gateway Garbage | Best Buy review from Los Angeles, California
Kathleen Weimar Office of the Attorney General 100 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601 Ms. Weimar, These ongoing negotiations with Gateway are redundant and are bordering on ridiculous. How many times do I have to address the same issues that have been presented in my previous correspondence? 1.) The phone support personnel at Gateway had determined that the failure of the motherboard was the reason the PCMCIA card slot will not to power up and that the computer would have to be returned to Gateway to have the motherboard replaced. However each time the computer is returned to Gateway, the motherboard is not replaced, which would solve the problem. The computer is ultimately returned to me as No Trouble Found/No Failure Claim Description Provided. 2.) The Sprint equipment and software did in fact work in the Gateway computer for approximately eight months, so we do know that the equipment and software are compatible with the Gateway computer. 3.) The Sprint equipment and software are currently working optimally in a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer. This would in fact prove that there is nothing wrong with the Sprint Mobile Broadband Service or the equipment provided by Sprint. The attempt by Dixie Radakovich to shift the cause of the failure to Sprint is an obvious red herring, when in fact the failure of the Gateway computer is the issue being discussed here. 4.) The computer as purchased from Gateway is in fact sold as ready to upgrade to Windows Vista and includes a certificate for a free operating system upgrade from Microsoft. Dixie Radakovich is obviously unaware of how these systems are shipped and sold as she contends that installing this software, Windows Vista, “could significantly cause problems”. 5.) I have used the Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 With Update Rollup 2 CD supplied by Gateway with the purchase of the computer and restored the system to the original factory settings. However the PCMCIA card slot will not supply power to a PCMCIA card when inserted in the computer. I have done some research on the internet with my Toshiba laptop computer and the Sprint Mobile Service, the same service that will not work on a Gateway computer. I have found a pattern in the way Gateway handles any reported problems with the low quality products that they produce. The customer is required to send the failing product to the Gateway service department numerous times, with no service being performed. After they are certain that the warranty no longer applies, they are in a position to refuse to repair the equipment. I am asking you to intervene and force an obviously poorly managed organization, bordering on criminal, to replace the product I have been sold with a new, not refurbished computer, which Gateway seems to prefer as method of resolving frustrated consumers complaints.
I recently purchased a Yamaha receiver at BestBuy for $699. One week later 6th Ave. Electronics advertised the exact same item for $498. I went to 6th Ave. and the item was in stock and being sold for $498. Here is a copy paste from the BestBuy website re: Price...
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Never a Best Buy!
I dropped off a Sony DVD player on Jan. 21 2008 for repair and its still not back. Every time I call and ask to speak to a manager, its like a "Top Secret" to get a managers name let alone have one call you back. From reading all of these posts you would think there is an army of us abused customers! Why are we not picketing the stores and taking out ads stating what best buy is doing to us? I for one drive up to Minn. 4 or 5 times a year on business and plan on stopping by their corp. office and dropping off a bunch of letters to their CEO, President, and as many VP.'s as I can find!
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