Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fucking tacky.

Best Buy had this display up YESTERDAY. Way to cash in, assholes.

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27 comments:

stevobar said...

ahh, the free enterprise system at its best and worst..

By the way, I hate Best Buy nearly as much as I hate Wal-Mart..they NEVER have what I'm looking for and the people who work there are undertrained and indifferent...i'm surprised they even had enough initiative to produce this sign.

Niki C said...

How sick is that?!?!?

jareth said...

too soon

squeak said...

Yet another reason to not shop there. If you ever visit sites like slashdot or consumerist they are always making the news for being shitty to both their employees and their customers.

The Low said...

What a collection of giant dicks. I wasn't really wrapped up in all of this, but that's a good reason not to ever shop there again (that and their collection of clueless, lazy adolescent employees).

Asses.

gay bob said...

re: the low. The reason to go to best buy is exactly "the clueless, lazy, adolescent (and might I add frequently attractive) men."

Seumas said...

Best Buy is full of people that need to be skull fucked and always has been. Even more, now, though. I might even go so far as to say this would be too tacky and sleazy even if it was over Britney's death. Fuck Best Buy.

Shovelhead said...

I've been waiting to use this word in a serious context.

Crass!

Thomas said...

Actually.... I have friends who work at Best Buys in different parts of the country. Apparently, they actually were being bothered by people looking for certain Heath Ledger movies, so one store made the display, and the manager suggested to corporate to make it an option for all stores. That is where it came from.

Best Buy does have the single best customer service for consumers, Staples has the best for business customers.

TEG

stevobar said...

Att: Thomas - Fuck Best Buy right up its fucking asshole, and fuck you too, you fucking fuck...

jareth said...

Att: Thomas, I have to apologize for Stevobar.
He can be a little much.

BestBuy is cool, if your fuckin got aids from scissorfuckin blairs Cousin Geri. Those cocksuckers should share the chum floor of death with the fatherfiddlers at radioshack. If I get any more questions of....Can I help you? or Whats your home address. My answer is NO don't bug me, and my address is.... the swampcrack of the pedophileplanet at the geek squad counter.... I will physically bite those people.

Their only customer service, sir.... is annoyance.

stevobar said...

Att: Jareth...I"M a little much?

You must have been drunk or high or both when you posted your unintelligible rant about 'cousin geri" and "fatherfiddlers".

I was simply demonstrating the versatility of the 'f" word and it's use as it applies to the a-holes at Best Buy...I'm sorry if Thomas has friends who work there...maybe they should consider careers in the fast food industry instead...

The Low said...

Just to clarify. I use to work at Best Buy. Their service blows. Even back when I worked there, I was surrounded by a bunch of lazy ass idiots who'd just as soon make up some bullshit about the products to customers than to actually try to know WTF they are selling.

The trend has continued if not worsened.

Seumas said...

TEG:

I have to differ with you. Best Buy is oen of the most horrifying examples of customer service and corporate idiocy on the planet. Their prices are absurd, their employees are ignorant. They have ridiculous policies. They try to cram value-adds on you at checkout (want a cell plan? want an extended warranty? want to subscribe to some magazines? can we have your phone number and home address?) and they have even been caught scamming customers by maintaining a separate intranet version of their website available in-store with different prices so when you found that $500 item for $400 on their internet site, you would come into the store and they'd claim it wasn't on sale. Then show you their website (remember, the secret intranet version of it) and "prove" that it wasn't on sale and must have changed while you were on your way to the store.

I don't really blame individual employees as there's only so much you can expect people to put out for slightly more than minimum wage. The problem is with corporate policy that is enforced and pushed on the employees who surely would rather not be trying to sell me value-added crap at checkout at the risk of being fired if they don't keep a certain percentage of checkout-sales.

But they are definitely not a great customer service organization. I would put them in the same group as CompUSA, RadioShack and CircuitCity (except circuit city tends to have more knowledgeable sales people).

I mean, look.. even **The Low** worked at Best Buy... and you know that guy spends most of his work day trying to kill his coworkers with chili powder and room temperature milk!

As for people being dicks to Thomas/TEG. That's not cool. TEG is a longtime Emerson P1 that has maintained a podcast version of the over the air show for ages and he's a cool dude.

stevobar said...

seumas- you are correct...I was too hard on Thomas...my anger was misplaced...it's really Best Buy that pisses me off, and the picture of the sign they put up was the topper.

Apologies to Thomas, all around.

We are a capable of dick like behaviour from time to time..it just comes more naturally to some of us.

Seumas said...

That's cool, Stevobar... I can understand how all that buckshot aimed at the Hollywood sluts can accidentally scatter and splash-damage some innocents. :D

scamorama said...

I'll give you an example of Best Buy's "service":
4 years ago I bought a laptop at the store off Airport Way. I got it there because the sale price was unbeatable anywhere else.

I asked about upgrading the memory from 256 to 512. The sales drone checked with the geeks and came back with a price of $80.

I said "No thanks. I can drive a few blocks to ENU and do it for less than half that."

Assholes.

Seumas said...

They were just following The Apple Way. Sell you RAM you could buy and install yourself for $100 and charge you $400 for it. :)

jareth said...

Now rethinking about what I wrote.

I don't hate...no...I loathe these shitdicks and the fuckin balltossers at Radioshack. For example, I'm in the dvd section and reading the back of the DVD. And I'm then annoyed by some unimaginable fuckin zero. Can I help you?
I understand it's BestBuys version of, Would you like fries with that?
Though what could I need help with, if I'm reading the back of a fuckin dvd?
This not happpens once but every time. I don't even make eyecontact, I look like some asian rape victim wondering through the store avoiding employees eyes like I was pacman.
I understand some manager fuck is getting pinksocked by his corporate head and wants to look good and waiting to get a good percentage of "Can I help yous" from some secretshopper.
It fuckin stinks. It deters and annoys the shopper. Stop the pertend bullshit. Just work, stock the shelves, and shut the fuck up.

stevobar said...

Jareth - Here's a suggestion - DON"T GO TO RADIO SHACK EVER AGAIN!!!!!

There is nothing at Radio Shack that can't be purchased at any one of more that a dozen other stores..also, you may wish to consider enrolling in anger management counseling...or try de-caf for a while. If that doesn't work, try Xanax and Old Crow..this combination works wonders for me.

Thomas said...

Well let me defend my self...

I'm a intelligent person who buys a lot (and I MEAN A LOT) of technology products. As a result, I deal with the big three (well I guess it is now two after the Implosion that was CompUSA) and between Circut City, CompUSA, and Best Buy, I have found Best Buy to be the best. You think that BB had high prices, CompUSA was always 30% more than either CC or BB (except for Apple Products). I have had bad experiences with stuff being under CC's extended warranty, and they decide to blame the problems on abuse (thereby voiding the warrenty) rather than something natural (like ESD). I have had other experiences with BB and found their return police to be straight forward, and simple. Not to mention I usually shop online at BB to save time, and often get better prices, as the BB online store actually competes with Fry's.

That being said, I would shop at Staples in a heartbeat if they carried consumer electronics. My boss was not happy with the quality of the faxes he was getting on his Multi-function printer, so he took it back, almost 3 years later, and they replaced it with the newest model, with only a 5 minute phone call.

I also take my expreiences from many (at least 10) different locations across the country, from Seattle to PDX, to San Diego, to Indianapolis, to Chicago, and Detroit.

Aside from that, while I don't agree with this policy, I will say that it will reduce the people searching for his movies in all the different genres, here they are all in one place.

TEG

PS: Radio Shack sucks ASS!

stevobar said...
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stevobar said...

Thomas- thank the lord, and praise be to g-d, we have found common ground...live long and prosper, and NEVER darken the door of a Radio Shack again, my friend!

7:37 PM

Seumas said...

TEG:

I'd say that I've found CompUSA and Best Buy to be equally as poor in ignorant sales people. CompUSA prices have always been horrible, but they've also always had more selection than BestBuy.

Mom and pop computer stores rarely exist anymore. Portland still had at least one ENU location and a Pacific Solutions (on Powell) which are okay, but the kind of fantastic places you used to find in Computer Bits magazine ads got pushed out about the time Egghead Software got pushed out. Now with Newegg.com, tigerdirect.com and pricewatch.com, any brick and mortar computer store simply can't compete... except for Fry's... which makes any smaller store or chain irrelevant.

I can't really see any reason to go to Best Buy (or any of the other stores mentioned) unless it was such an urgent concern that one couldn't wait for something to be shipped from a reliable online vendor (such as when I fried a mobo and needed a replacement the same day -- not 48 hours later). The high costs and poor experience is the price we have to pay when we need an immediate item.

It is still an unpleasant experience, though. Kind of like getting a rectal exam at the doctor. You may have to do it now and then, but that doesn't mean you enjoy it. And compared to the fantastic shops that used to be strewn about town, they're pathetic.

I never had to go to a BestBuy or CompUSA until I was away from the west coast and found that most other cities not only don't have mom and pop shops, but don't even have Fry's! Indeed, you have Best Buy.. and... uh... yeah, that's pretty much it.

Still, ever time i give them a single dollar, I wince at the kind of terrible business practices my money is contributing to.

As for radio shack... ugh. They really are worse than Best Buy and Comp USA combined. From the invasive privacy policies to the constant upselling and "SPIFS". They're really just a giant Sprint phone store that just happens to have a crapload of cheap electronic crap and a few electronic parts at thousand percent markups... to entice you into the store.. to try and sell you Sprint phone plans.

As for experiences... I could call up Pacific Solutions on about 81st and Powell and tell them I needed a few gigs of ram for a server and if I asked nicely, the OWNER would actually drive the ram out to 122nd and foster and bring the ram right to my door. You simply can't beat service like that.

Seumas said...

By the way, do you think Sarah is reading these comments and shaking her head at what a nerdherd we all are? :P

stevobar said...

Seumas...I'd like to think that Sarah has better things to do ( like actually having a life) than reading our excrutiating rants..but just in case she is reading....love ya, Sarah!

Seumas said...

I don't know about Sarah having a life, but I know for a fact that Rick reads the comments here.

Oh... right... I see your point, sir! :D