Google

WEARABLE STUFF and MORE!
 
Links
 
 
Archives
 
Latest Comments
 
Navigation
 
Visitors

You have 1060443 hits.



 


Thanks for stopping by IHateBestBuy.com! If you're here, perhaps you had a crappy experience at BestBuy like we did. Here you can read about other people's stories of getting screwed over by Best Buy, or send your own story.

For the record, this site is not affiliated with Best Buy in any way, shape, or form (obviously!). We don't advocate messing with their stuff, just don't buy it!

Posted By bill

Fuck bestbuy933, Jeff XXXX is the worst sales manager that ever existed, with his presence at this location, i plan on leaving this store within the next two months, as soon as i made enough money. He gives you a lecture every time a TV goes out the door without service. Its worse in the computers department, where on our walkies i can just hear the rage going at employees who sell Apple computers dry without any sort of service. We are basically working a job as a commission salesman with our commission going towards the useless managers bonuses. I only worked there for 2 months now, at first this was a decent place to work, until Jeff came along. We get scolded for every $1000+ sale that goes dry. Back then I sold TVs always with service just because there was no pressure, and i had a great supervisor who i was willing to impress. However we got a new supervisor who isnt the greatest and a sales manager who is a complete bitch. Everytime we tell them a customer refused to buy PSP, he would ask "why?". What was his reason, why didnt you push harder. Well obviously dumbfuck I am a non comissioned salesman. Wouldnt be surprised if this location closes down before i decide to quit, with people not motivated to sell anything and the large mass amount of people leaving this shitty location to work.

 
Posted By bill

From: HERE


The Good News Is That They Saved Best Buy
The bad news is that the store is awful and deserves to die
.

Best Buy is having a moment. Many observers wrote off the retail electronics chain as Circuit City and Borders liquidated and Barnes & Noble shrank. But in August of last year, French executive Hubert Joly resigned his post with travel management company Carlson to try to turn Best Buy around. By many measures, he seems to be succeeding. The price of Best Buy stock has more than tripled from its $11 low point in December. Costs are down, profits are up, and people are excited about their vending machines. But cutting costs alone isn’t a strategy for a company to thrive. Has Joly actually made the store any good? Is it a place you could recommend that people go to shop? Are the buys the best?

I rode the bus to the store’s Columbia Heights location in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning to investigate. Intrepid Slate intern Dan Gartland visited the Noho location in New York for more data. My conclusion—Best Buy still basically sucks. It doesn’t have the best prices, it doesn’t have the best selection, and it doesn’t succeed on the level of customer service. 

Having assembled a semi-arbitrary shopping list of items (a blend of Wirecutter recommendations, stuff I’d bought recently from Amazon, and things my Twitter followers suggested), the best bargain I found wasn’t on the list. A woman speaking hesitant English asked me if I was in the store to buy something. I said, “Sure.” She gestured toward her friend and explained that she had a store card with a $42.39 credit from a return. But she didn’t want store credit. Would I be interested in buying the card off of her? I forked over 40 bucks, leaving me with a tidy profit.

The problem is that actually buying stuff at Best Buy often involves taking a bath. I saw a 32-gigabyte USB thumb drive from PNY for $49.99; Amazon is selling it for less than $30. In New York, Gartland found a SanDisk Cruzer model for $24.99, but Amazon has it for just over $20. The Wirecutter recommends Vizio’s 32-inch E320i-A0 as the best small television on the market. Amazon has it for about $290, while both the New York and Washington stores are asking $379.99. The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer they were selling in DC for $349 is on Amazon for about $310.

Not every price is bad, but the best bargains at Best Buy are really for things that are intrinsically scammy. Apple charges $19 for its first-party Lightning cables, and that’s exactly what they cost at Best Buy. You can get a cheaper Lightning cable from Amazon, but not an official Apple-branded one. By the same token, with Microsoft set to ship its Xbox One game console in November, now would be a very odd time to buy an Xbox 360 console. But if you do want one, Best Buy has a good price to offer. The store also matched Amazon’s price on the Wirecutter-recommended Yamaha RX-V373 5.1-channel stereo receiver.

But where the store truly fails is as a store. Not everything in life is about bargains. It could make perfect sense to pay a premium in exchange for a useful customer service experience. To put this to the test, I wandered over to the home theater section and told a sales rep that I needed to pick up an HDMI cable. These connector cables are the locus of notorious markups and sales scams. To make a long story short, all HDMI cables are good enough, but many brands gouge customers with premium prices and bogus claims of quality.

---- Finish reading at thelink at the top.

 
Posted By bill

From: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/09/17/61222.htm

Airman Accuses Best Buy of Invading Privacy

PHILADELPHIA (CN) - A Best Buy employee shared a female airman's private, sexually explicit photo on the Internet while transferring data between cellphones, she claims in court.
Megan Munoz says she had gone to a Best Buy near her home in Bordentown, N.J., on Dec. 26, 2012, to buy a cellphone.
The employee who was helping with the sale allegedly agreed to transfer data from Munoz's old cellphone to the new one.
Munoz says the employee asked her to leave both phones with him for 30 minutes so he could complete the transfer.
She allegedly took the suggestion to visit some other stores in the Moorestown mall and then returned for her phone.
While she was gone, however, the customer service representative "viewed a personal, private photograph of an explicit sexual nature on plaintiff's cellular phone and transferred it without plaintiff's permission," according to the complaint in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
Munoz says an unknown number of recipients saw the image before it was posted on Dec. 28, 2012, to Tumblr and other social media websites.
"On Dec. 31, 2012, plaintiff was advised by her employer, the United States Air Force, that a sexually explicit photograph has been posted on military-dedicated pages of the Tumblr website," according to the complaint.
Munoz says the photo was intended for her husband and she had never shared it with anyone else.
It is impossible to know how many people have received or viewed the picture, according to the complaint.
Munoz claims the incident caused her severe emotional distress, anxiety and depression.
She seeks damages from Best Buy and BBY Solutions, alleging negligence, emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
Munoz is represented by Dana Klayman Weitz with Master Weinstein Schatz Moyer.
In a similar lawsuit against Best Buy in August, an Alabama student claimed that a member of their Geek Squad posted her nude photos on the Internet after working on her computer.
Best Buy could not be reached for comment Monday after business hours

 
Posted By bill

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/09/11/best-buy-investors-can-only-blame-themselves/

Best Buy Investors Can Only Blame Themselves

Best Buy shares hit yet a three-year high today, oblivious to another insider unloading a big chunk of shares.

CEO Hubert Joly sold nearly $17-million worth of company stock on Friday, netting roughly $10 million, after backing out the cost of exercising the options that made up the lion's share of the sale. Joly's contract required him to hold his awarded shares for at least two years, but the compensation committee cleared the way for the sale by waiving the final year.

He had a reason for raising the money.

"Mr. Joly has recently gone through a divorce and needs to sell a portion of his holdings in order to cover the costs of that unfortunate event," a company spokesman said in a statement explaining why Joly was selling roughly 20% of his stake in the company that he took over a year ago.

You have to feel sorry for Brian Dunn, the former CEO who was let go last year after breaking a company rule by having an inappropriate relationship with a 29-year old employee. There was no waiver or rule leniency there. Then again, he did walk away with a $6.6-million severance package, so maybe he's the one who got the last laugh here.

Joly's sale isn't the only notable bigwig cashing out. Founder Richard Schulze entered into an automated selling plan to unload a chunk of what was his 20% stake in the retailer between October and March of next year. This was the same Schulze that was actually trying to team up with private-equity investors to take Best Buy private last year.

To be fair, Best Buy's stock has more than doubled since the time when Schulze wanted to buy the company back last summer. Cashing out makes sense.

You won't hear Schulze or Joly admit that they're selling because the stock's valuation has gotten out of whack after more than tripling so far in 2013. Schulze wants to diversify his assets; Joly has a divorce to settle. However, if the stock does peak here -- and it might -- investors will only be able to blame themselves.

Joly has done a great job of shaving overhead at Best Buy, but there's no way that this company is as valuable as it was the last time it traded this high during the 2010 holiday shopping season.

Best Buy still doesn't have a response to Amazon.com and the showrooming trend that's been nibbling away at sales growth. Even in the chain's most recent quarter, revenue and comps dipped slightly. Amazon's North American sales soared 30% in its latest quarter.

Joly has helped improve margins at Best Buy -- and even the reputation is improving -- but until the shoppers start showing up again, it's hard to feel that this is a stock that deserves its multi-year highs. Its two most prolific insiders have moved to sell a lot of stock over the past month. That's a hard thing for bulls to ignore.

 
Posted By bill
THEY SAY ONE THING AND DO ANOTHER. SOME BOUGHT  A COREL PRODUCT FOR ME. I ALREADY OWNED THE SAME PRODUCT AND CALLED TO SEE IF I COULD RETURN IT. I TOLD THEM IT WAS A GIFT AND I HAD NO RECEIPT.
I WAS TOLD THAT THEY WOULD ISSUE ME A STORE CREDIT. NO PROBLEM. AFTER NEARLY AN HOUR THERE
I WAS TOLD THAT I COULD NOT EVEN GET A STORE CREDIT FOR FUTURE PURCHASES. THERE SYSTEM WOULD NOT ACCEPT IT. THAT'S NOT MY PROBLEM. I CALLED CORPORATE, 800 433 5778, ANNE 12266962(EMPLOYEE ID).
BASICALLY SHE TOLD ME TO CRAM IT. TOO BAD AND HUNG UP ON ME. I WAS PLANNING TO BUY ANOTHER PRODUCT ON THE SPOT FOR $129.00 BUT THAT MEANT NOTHING TO THEM. WARNING TO ALL, STAY AWAY FROM THAT RIP OFF COMPANY. THEY KNOW HOW TO NICKEL DIME PEOPLE. NEVER EVER AGAIN WILL I SHOP WITH THEM
 
AND I WILL PASS THE WORD ON TO EVERYONE THAT I KNOW. BOYCOTT WORST BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!