Microsoft training manual teaches Best Buy employees to troll Mac users

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by haiggy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    But, for the average consumer shopping at Best Buy, true.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You just got to wonder in this day and age, that MS continues to try to play these games.

    As it stands, I used Ubuntu whenever I'm not in OSX and find it a more stable, virus free OS then windows ever could wish to be.

    The sad thing is, that folks look up to the best buy people as experts and believe me they're anything but. I've heard them talk before and their lack of grasp of the most basic computing terms and subjects is amazing. Not to completely dis BB because I've really heard some off the wall comments on what's ram, and storage at an apple store. Stupid is an equal opportunity feature :D
  5. polaris20 macrumors 68020

    Jul 13, 2008
    There are a few members here who MS could recruit. They've already got the trolling down pat.
  6. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    LOLZ at the the slideshow. How ignorant. That's exactly why you don't go to worst buy. :)
  7. Flybye macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    I am so going to Best Buy this weekend to test this out. :D
    On a side note, Apple training material is no where near this negative on the PCs.
  8. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    Bloody typical. :rolleyes:

    So, they have a bad corporate/product/brand image, and rather than looking inward to fix the problem, they go on the attack, figuring it's not a problem at all but everyone out there is wrong.

    Good thing I don't go to Best Buy anyway. The salespeeps are so snippy and rude..
  9. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    It's good training material - I see nothing which is inaccurate here. Remember, the aim is to train people to sell the stock they have, so if they have to tell them that a competitor's products are worse for them (which they are if they match these slides) then so be it.

    The more people who realise just how much of a rip off Apple's Mobile Me service is the better - there is no reason for anyone to be paying money for anything like this when the same is available elsewhere for absolutely nothing. Oh yeah, and Windows Live Writer lets you edit documents, only lets you view them.
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Sure there is, its called CHOICE. If I choose to have all my calenders synced up, have my idisk, locate my iphone, etc for a fee that I accept, then yes there is a reason.
  11. tdgrn macrumors 6502


    May 1, 2008
    Little Rock, AR
    One thing that I didn't see in this article was that this training is for a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate ...
  12. djellison macrumors 68020

    Feb 2, 2007
    Pasadena CA
    Sorry - where is this 'trolling'. Everything in those slides is either true or at least half true. There's no gratuitous misinformation there as there is in the I'm a Mac/ I'm a PC adverts which are at best, intentionally misleading.

    Where is the trolling, exactly?
  13. three macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    I'm going to take in my MacBook Air to Best Buy next week and see what they say. ;)

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