Best Buy IPad 3 as a 4 lol

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Stinkypalm, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Stinkypalm macrumors member

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    Best Buy selling a IPad 3 by telling customer it's the latest one. Shall I interrupt the sale lol
     
  2. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    Can you walk in and by the 4? Until you can, the 3 is the latest.
     
  3. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    You should never interrupt someone at work even if they are wrong. Imagine someone coming to your place of business and interfering with your daily tasks. I'm sure if they lie to customers it will bite them sooner or later.
     
  4. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    Trying to sell the customer one of their Best Buy warranties as well I'm sure. Maybe a $75 visit from the Geek Squad to get it up and running.
     
  5. Sora macrumors 6502

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    I do it all the time.
    As a physician, if I see a resident doing some BS, I interrupt immediately. I take that same attitude with me to the world. If I see someone about to buy something more expensive when they can go next door and buy it for less, I speak up.

    It seems like people aren't as vocal as they used to be, and not as helpful to their fellow neighbors.
     
  6. irod87 macrumors regular

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    New one isnt out yet soooooo it is the newest available.
     
  7. Stinkypalm thread starter macrumors member

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    They did and the magical cover to go with it. :D
     
  8. hkfan24 macrumors regular

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    The 4 isn't even available yet, so technically the Best Buy employee isn't wrong.
     
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    I think you should mind your own business.

    You can't possibly believe that these two examples are equal. You or I stepping in when we see a resident doing something protects us (well not me as I'm military but a civilian Dr.) from litigation. You being senior medical staff will most likely be sitting in front of the man as soon as they hear you were on duty while Joe Blow resident was jacking up little Susie's X issue. Why go after the resident when they can go after you?

    As far as being vocal to help their fellow neighbor I feel the exact opposite. I feel to many people get involved in their neighbors business when they should be worrying about their own.
     
  11. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    I love doing that. Basically, I like having fun.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    ....so we have proof of Doctor's God patronizing attitude.:D
     
  13. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Too late it's sold. Maybe hang out at the return counter and be helpful there.
     
  14. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Yep. He could, however, walk up to the salesman and say something like: "I couldn't help but hear that you are saying the iPad 3 is the latest iPad from Apple. I thought I heard on the news Apple is releasing an iPad 4 next week, isn't that correct?"
     
  15. Swampthing macrumors 6502

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    Very, very sad.

    I bet you sent many more emails than have actual conversations with people too. People are looking for so many excuses to be completely ignorant, insular, and stay in their own little safe worlds. They don't even say hello when you run into them on the street.

    People have lost the balls to stand up when something is wrong. "It doesn't effect me, I mind my own business."

    Very, very sad.
     
  16. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Personally I wouldn't be to worried about being rude to the BB salesman if your intention is to look out for the best interest of a fellow shopper. The justification that BB is not being deceptive in selling the 3rd gen as the latest iPad because the 4th hasn't shipped yet is lame. If you walked into an Apple store and asked for the latest iPad they would tell you the latest iPad is not shipping yet. Probably just be easier to talk them out of shopping at Best Buy in the first place.
     
  17. Eadfrith macrumors 6502

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    You should have interrupted... iPad 3 is NOT the latest one as it is no longer for sale by Apple themselves. If the customer thought they were buying the iPad 4 then the store is misleading them in selling them an iPad 3. I hope this store has a good return policy.
     
  18. Sora macrumors 6502

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    The fact that you chose to focus on my profession in life vs the bigger picture is telling.
    Beneficence does not stop as I leave motion-sensored doors of my place of work - neither does it stop for a fireman when he leaves his red fire-engine or a police officer when he takes off his uniform. Your missing the bigger picture of standing up for what is right and helping your neighbor. If you know a place that can save a person some money - why not say something to help them save a dollar? Or if you see someone about to be taken, why not warn them? Are they not deserving of what you have to say?
    In this situation I feel it would be totally appropriate to say "Hey, I don't know if you know this but the iPad 4 was just released last week, you can actually buy the iPad 3 for a discount from Apple or you can buy the iPad 4 on November 2nd". The salesperson should have been that transparent from the beginning.

    I believe we have a responsibility (some of us legally) to help our fellow neighbor.

    And Julien, all that patronizing, superiority bit, it's not necessary. Not in the least. But if you feel inferior, which you shouldn't, there's nothing I can do on my end to help mitigate your feelings. I work hard everyday, just like you. I bleed red, just like you. The only difference between us is how we choose to respond to life.
     
  19. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If you interrupt the sale, Best Buy can ask you to leave the store and can bar you from coming back.
     
  20. Sora macrumors 6502

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    What differentiates the two examples is consequences and legal responsibility. The thread that connects them and the vantage point that I choose to extrapolate from is beneficence.
    While I will agree that the mis-steps of a resident may lead to adverse patient outcomes that vary along the spectrum of mild to severe, a sales employees inappropriate actions may not lead to the same "immediate" adverse consumer outcomes. However, just because that dichotomy exists does not mean we should turn a blind eye and let it occur.

    I'm not saying consumers should be active participants in "accountability patrol" (we are to some extend - by speaking with our $$$), by actively seeking out injustices. It's more subtle. If you see it - say something. Inform when/where applicable and convenient. We don't need people running around like the "Price-Line Negotiator" seeking to help everyone save money.
     
  21. Swampthing macrumors 6502

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    WOW. That makes it so not worth the risk for the safety of your own little world, doesn't it. Best Buy isn't going to throw you out like Ice Tray on the Fresh Prince for correcting a salesman! :rolleyes:

    OMG. excuses, excuses, excuses... for not being helping out your fellow man.

    Very, very sad.
     
  22. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    there have actually been cases of this happening... Personally I never go into Best Buy, so it's a moot point for me.
     
  23. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    You could have just interrupted by saying "Wow you have the iPad 4, Can I have one too!?"

    This way, you're not stepping on anyone's toes, if the guy isn't complete scum he'd come clean about it and the other consumer would have been informed.
     
  24. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Blame apple for early iPad releases and stupid naming such as the new iPad instead of iPad 3 or iPad 4. Of course I'm sure apple meant to do this so that the average consumer wouldn't know the difference when apple removed the new ipad from their product line.
     
  25. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Best Buy employee here, that might be the case. When the 4 was announced the same day I let customers know about the change and let them make the decision if they wanted to wait for it or not. All of my customers didn't care, which shows you they're not like us here on MR, they just want an iPad.


    Yes we do, it's our job. Our protection plan is full accidental same day swap out. You get a brand new iPad in the box if anything accidental happens. I bought it for my 2 and they gave me an iPad 3. I tell them my story and if they don't want the protection it's no problem. I don't push it. I'd rather them have a better experience buying the iPad. This is the way I conduct myself. I know best buy is known for pushy salesman, but I can only account for myself.

    And setup is absolutely FREE. :)
     

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