01-24-2009 01:18 PM
I am so frustrated with best buy right now..i was tempted to call the police cause what they do at that store is a crime...
I purchased an xbox 360 on 9/28/08 from my best buy store in scranton, pa. when i purchased this item i was asked by the person who rang me up if i wanted to purchase the black tie protection plan. i asked what it was and they explained that if anything went wrong with my 360 i could take it back to the store and they would swap it out and give me a new one THAT SAME DAY, i asked even if it gets the red ring of death and the person said even the red ring of death..so i told them i would think about it and they informed me i had 14 days to purchase it. so on 10/10 i went to same best buy inquired about the plan again. employee gave me same information as previous employee did, and i asked again if i would get a new one THAT SAME DAY and was assured i would and i asked again even if i get the red ring of death and was told yes even with that..so i purchased the protection plan figuring it was good insurance for an item that has been known to die...
fast forward to last night..1/23, less than 4 months since i purchased 360 i get the red ring of death..so i contact the scranton, pa best buy where i purchased the 360, speak with a mark in geek squad explain my situation, he informs me that when i bring it to the store they will test 360 to ensure it is the red ring of death and if they determine it is i can get a new 360 THAT SAME DAY, now this is three employees at that store that inform me of this..so i get in my car this morning with my 360 go to scranton, pa best buy..take it to geek squad, they test it determine red ring of death, then tell me to go get new xbox and they will exchange it..so far so good..i go get new xbox girl starts to ring it up for exchange then after five minutes tells me oh wait we have to mail it out..WHAT? i told her my story and she gets manager, who couldn't care less..comes over and tells me i have two options, send it out or get refund for protection plan..real good customer service..insinuates that i am lying about what his three employees told me, and that they don't swap out in store.
i contact geek squad by phone spoke with judy a supervisor who was condescending at best, told me it is up to store if they want to give me a new one but that is not policy. so after an hour of arguing back and forth, i tell them i will never shop there again and don't want anything from them...i attempt to take broken xbox out of store till my bf talked me into just shipping it out. now they tell me i should have REFURBISHED xbox in 3-5 days ( i won't hold my breath for that), i argue the case of why would i get a refurbished product when less than 4 months ago i paid a lot of money for a brand new one...i was answered with that's just the way it is.
i have never been more disgusted with any store or customer service in my life. i will never shop at best buy again, and i have spent a lot of money there. THEY ARE LIARS..AND DON'T CARE ABOUT BACKING UP THE LIES THEY TELL...i should have been compensated for being lied to by not one but three employees who basically conned me into purchasing a protection plan under false pretenses.
THANKS BEST BUY FOR THE FRUSTRATION AND LIES, AND LACK OF COMPASSION TO YOUR CUSTOMERS...YOU JUST LOST ONE.
01-25-2009 06:49 AM - edited 01-25-2009 08:02 AM
01-25-2009 06:35 PM
01-25-2009 06:43 PM
01-25-2009 08:18 PM
01-25-2009 08:22 PM
I would recommend just calling Microsoft Support. If you purchased it in August 2008, then you have a manufacture warranty until August 2009. Microsoft has also extended all warranties for red ring of death up to 3 years.
and might have sent you a brand new one instead of a refurbished one also. Thank you for the information I would not want a refurbish one either. I would rather have mine fixed and returned. I had a refurbished phone sent to me and it was in worst shap than the one I had. Took getting 4 phones sent to me before I would except it. Same thing the phone was only 3 months old.
01-26-2009 05:24 PM
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01-27-2009 02:54 PM
Although I cannot provide an explanation why you might have been informed otherwise, please understand that Geek Squad® Black Tie Protection (GSBTP) provides repairs first and foremost. This is a significant change from the Product Replacement Plans (PRPs) that Best Buy® has offered in the past, so I do certainly apologize if this was not communicated by your local store.
That being said, there are a couple of other threads on this topic that you may be interested in:
If you do not wish to seek an exchange through our Rapid Exchange program, however, remember that you always have at least three other options:
1) Filing a GSBTP claim by calling Geek Squad’s toll-free hotline (1-800-433-5778)
2) Filing a GSBTP claim online at https://blacktie.geeksquad.com/
3) Cancelling your GSBTP coverage for a pro-rated refund
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