**** Best Buy!!!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by harry*333, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Well here's my story, yesterday I went to Best Buy to confirm that they either would or would not have tickets(you might have seen my thread about this). They told me they would absolutely not have tickets. So today I go over at about 3:00 to see if there was a line or anything, the apple section was deserted, so I left. I return at 4:40 and hang out till 5:00, I began searching for someone to get me one but the guy I asked had no clue, then I saw somebody walk by with one, he said to go to customer service. Apparently they handed out tickets:mad: and they had sold out:mad:

    from this point on I am NEVER using best buy again:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  3. kallyq macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    Sorry to hear this. You must be super frustrated!
  4. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    I will absolutely bet my life on you making a purchase at Best Buy again.
  5. patp Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    aw man i am sorry to hear this. it sucks when you get uninformed staff giving you wrong info?
  6. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Best Buy is a great place to buy stuff... as long as you never need to actually talk to anyone.
  7. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Sorry about the inept employee who gave you false information. As someone already suggested you might want to try Apple. Even if they don't have any left you'll probably get accurate about when they are expecting more in. You could also try ordering from Apple online.
  8. Lotus Esprit V8 macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    New England
    Which Best Buy did you go to City and State?

    I bet if you get there Monday morning they will have plenty of them,
  9. thetruth1983 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    I'll take that bet!
  10. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    Best buy suxs....check stuff out there and buy at amazon
  11. harry*333 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Cypress, Tx. It is a suburb of Houston
  12. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    So insensitive :p
  13. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    OKC Apple Store

    The Apple Store here in OKC only got a shipment of the 64GB model.
  14. alex2751 macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2010
    I also had trouble with BB. I went at 2PM to check what they would do when line starts to form. One manager told me they would start to form line outside since they don't want iPad buyers to linger inside store. I said ok and was waiting till 4:30 PM in car and went to check inside since no one was forming line. I have found inside about 8 people waiting in line. That much about their correct information.
  15. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    To my knowledge, Best Buy has always used tickets.

    The employees always tells you something different as well.

    My brother just bought a laptop there but asked the best buy employee if they charge a restock fee. The employee told my brother that they would not impose a restock fee, so my brother bought the notebook and took a chance.

    Now that my brothers contemplating on whether to keep his new ASUS notebook or not, on the back of his receipt saids he will be charged a 15% restocking fee on any notebooks that has been opened from its original packaging.

    I told my brother, why would your situation be different than anyone else's? But he kept telling me that this is what the Best Buy employee told him.

    Do not give 100% trust to all employees from any company, I've heard way too many bad stories. If you have a question, ask the employee and do your own research to see if its true.
  16. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Everytime I go to bestbuy theres some idiot offering me store credit and when I say no, they get pissed. dunno
  17. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Guess my odds of rushing over right after work to grab one at 5 are running slim :/As to the OP, I feel your pain. I tried to wait in line at a Shopko for the PS3.

    They were getting 2 units. The manager told me I was the first to have asked about a line, but that didn't want me to start one. I ran and checked two other stores, came back to the Shopko, and the manager had just finished talking to two people who he let form a line. I was annoyed.
  18. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    K, that is one of the worst stories I have heard for sure. This forum makes me glad the only BestBuy I have is too far away to care to ever go.
  19. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2007
    Great experience where I went. I got there 4:20 and 4:30 3 other guys got there, they asked what we wanted and I got a paper with the model etc.

    30 minutes later the line forms quick. I was surprised how quickly people went there for the 3G

    The Wifi models were selling briskly, some folks picking up 2.

    I got the keyboard dock, a targus case. All for a cool 1K

    The did not have the Apple case that folds like a book. Whats up with that?
  20. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Oh your from OKC? Tonight is the NBA playoffs, I hope OKC beats the Lakers tonight! It'll make things very interesting! Kevin Durants Reign is imminent!
  21. maggie2101 macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Houston Area, TX USA
    That sucks...maybe they will have more on Sunday. Sometimes they hold back inventory to sell on Sunday when the ads come out.
  22. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    I'm still trying to find out the details of that sale. But yea I get the feeling they hold back the cheaper models for the Sunday people and figure if you're willing to stand in line for it then most likely you will buy the more expensive models if that is what is offered.
  23. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    1st mistake: never trust that anyone that works at a store knows anything about anything.
  24. maggie2101 macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Houston Area, TX USA

    Well, I bought the 64GB but now that my husband is home and checking it out he wants one too (he hasn't admitted it yet but he won't give it back to me). I told him we should go buy a 32GB for me and he can have mine.
  25. TXCraig macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I checked 3 BestBuy locations on my way home from work, all 3 were sold out. The lady at one told me they only got 15 of them.

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