Office Depot's Interesting Policy

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by pimentoLoaf, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. pooky macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2003
    This sort of thing is exactly why so many retail chains are dying. It's also exactly why I won't shop retail for electronics. Most of the time I know what I want, and I know more about it than the salesperson, so why waste 20 minutes being pestered about money-wasting extended warranties when I could buy online?
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Wow. I guess they don't profit from a laptop sale, then? Are they now selling them at wholesale prices?
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  4. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    Another reason why you shouldn't buy windows. :p
  5. tvp macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    I work at a retail store that has a home office department. Luckily I'm not in sales. Our guys make nothing off laptop sales. Most companies set the price we can sell the items at and don't leave us much space to move around. We also can't really mark up the prices, otherwise everyone would just buy online straight from the manufacturer. We have a very generous employee discount but it's rarely more than $50-$100 on electronics. Our sales professionals do make their money off of packages (where we include routers, printers, etc.) and extended warrenties. But unfortunately in this economy a lot of people are just buying the unit with no extras and our sales professionals are really losing out.
  6. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    A NEW CSR LOW: Office Depot Lies About Notebook Stock

    Wow, just wow...

    I shop there. But this is becoming too hard to believe - what companies do nowadays... :(

  7. SecondDealer macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    It's really sad that its come to that point, in my mind its like a waiter who won't sell you any food because you're not getting a drink as well. I know I would never buy my computer in any store where the main focus was not on electronics.

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