WTF Best Buy??

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  1. Abe21599

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    I build my computers from the ground up, so it doesn't really surprise me distributers like this, especially the big ones would take advantage of the public like this.
     
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    Big Box stores pull crazy stuff like this all the time. I stopped reading The Consumerist because I got tired of hearing about it.

    BB gets my business because I'm impatient, but I also tread lightly, and know how to keep them from effing with me. You just have to know what buttons to push: they tried to sell me an "optimized" laptop at the marked up price because they didn't have any "unoptimized" units in stock. Rather than bend over and take it, I made it clear to the manager that he was going to sell me the laptop at the sticker price, or I was going to make his life hell.

    You just have to know how to place the game.
     
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    i understand your upset, but that is reaally offtopic from droids.
     
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    sorta like the ole bait and switch trick. I like BB but always look at newegg first. THEY ROCK. Amazon isn't bad and Office Max got my business on my daughter's laptop beating out everyone by about a hunderd bux or so. I try not to be too loyal to a big box or online store, just shop shop shop...
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    Technically anything that is not a Droid-based discussion is "off topic". Want the Venn Diagram or set theory notation?:)
     
  7. Abe21599

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    this is the OFFTOPIC part of the forum - what should i post here?

    and how is it that off topic? best buy is a retail electronics store and the droid is...umm...an electronic
     
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    thats why it was posted in the off topic section
     
  9. Abe21599

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    yea i recently started using amazon and have always been a loyal customer to newegg but i always counted on best buy for like when you wanna go try something out..
     
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    I took a nap leaning against that very BB vending machine ( i think, only seen one at DFW) because i was to tired (read lazy) to go to the USO.

    You can always find a better deal, it just sometimes requires patients. something most of us are in short supply of!
     
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    What's so hard ? Slide your Droid , input the product name , hit shopping . Or even easier , use the bar code scanner. It's showing you the price on eBay , Amazon , NewEgg , Buy , Best Buy , Office Max and another thousand stores . Do you think this requires patience and time ? Some of the products are cheaper , other more expensive , what do you expect , it's a business . Sometimes even the price on their website is 200$ lower than the one in store .
     
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    I rarely go to BB myself and when I do, I know what I'm going for. The one I got my Droid from has pretty good people, though.