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    Default Re: Best Buy to Customers: "Linux voids HARDWARE warranty"

    I've been there once, and they were very well stocked, although that was a few years ago.
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    That is retarded. I used to work for Best Buy in the computer department, and it is exactly how Kayin stated it.

    They will do anything to avoid paying out on a warranty, and will rip you a new one if you don't make sales with them.

    I would have back-handed the manager if I was one of the Geek Squad members there that day. Lol @ linux causing permanent hardware damage. Even if it could/did happen there would be no way for a GS employee to prove it, but then again they don't have to. I refused a position in GS as I didn't feel like hunting for reasons to refuse people's computers.

    All the bad stuff generally goes unsaid behind the scenes. Many employees say "Oh, my store isn't like that"; ya it is, you just haven't gotten to it yet.

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    I'm with Kayin: This is why I like making the GS cry like little babies. I used to do the same thing way back in the day when Montgomery Wards was still in business--the salespeople in the "IT" department would try to push Packard Bells down the collective throat of the consumer. I'd start peppering their staff with questions about upgradability, DOA rates (Packard Bell was notorious for DOA), and bloatware that came with the system. It got to the point to where I was banned from that particular store. Three months after getting banned from that store Monkey Wards went out of business. Wonder why...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drum Thumper View Post
    I'm with Kayin: This is why I like making the GS cry like little babies. I used to do the same thing way back in the day when Montgomery Wards was still in business--the salespeople in the "IT" department would try to push Packard Bells down the collective throat of the consumer. I'd start peppering their staff with questions about upgradability, DOA rates (Packard Bell was notorious for DOA), and bloatware that came with the system. It got to the point to where I was banned from that particular store. Three months after getting banned from that store Monkey Wards went out of business. Wonder why...
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    If you guys think you have fun, I'm the lead tech of a store two miles down the road from a brand new one. They come in and ask ME questions, lol.
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    Default Re: Best Buy to Customers: "Linux voids HARDWARE warranty"

    It's evident to me at least that Best Buy cares nothing for their customers. It also seems that most everyone here dislikes Best Buy to say the least.

    Would anyone be interested in starting a boycott? It seems unacceptable to me that stores that are supposed to engage in a relationship with their consumers can abuse them this much and get away with this.
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    Default Re: Best Buy to Customers: "Linux voids HARDWARE warranty"

    My family already boycotts them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trace View Post
    My family already boycotts them
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    Default Re: Best Buy to Customers: "Linux voids HARDWARE warranty"

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    And mine.
    Same here.
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    Default Re: Best Buy to Customers: "Linux voids HARDWARE warranty"

    mine as well

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