01-07-2009 12:55 PM
01-07-2009 09:12 PM
Have to agree about customer service. No follow-ups and no one at 1-888-BestBuy can provide answers to what should be simple problems. Heck, I couldn't even get connected to another department without getting disconnected. Happened three times in 6 calls. There should be a way they can keep you on the line til they connect you to the department they are sending you to.
I agree that buyers need to beware, especially if they made the purchase online.
01-07-2009 09:37 PM
I agree. Similar problem with a computer monitor- purchased the PSP and now realizing what a waste! Customer service has been poor at the stoor and the manager on duty who I spoke with when bringing the monitor in and then again this evening was anything but customer friendly or supportive. "I follow the rule and there is nothing else that can be done". The geek squad checked out the one year old monitor that failed, had the same problem, sent it off to repairs (expedited) to find out now (after two phone calls) that they cannot replicate the problem. So per the manager it will be returned and wait to see if it fails again- if it does send it off again, if not replicated returned- and this could go on and on for 3-4 times with no monitor for weeks. Weird how the geek squad had the same problem as we had at home without it powering up and then not able to be repaired.
Problem is that, I now don't trust them. My laptop froze after six month from purchase time- told by geek squad needed to clear programs, add another virus software and they could do for approx the cost of $130. Rather did the same thing at home, added the recommended software and same problem. Brought it back again the next day- same solution, said that was done- said it would cost me money. Declined. Reevaluated at home- happened again- brought again to geek squad- would cost money to clear system (oh the computer had no virus'). Called Toshiba- brought to their recommended repair center- had a problem with memory and repaired at no cost. Geek squad was completely off.
So does anyone at Best Buy really tell you the truth. When called regarding the monitor yesterday, I was told someone would call me right back- no return call. Wrote to the best buy customer service, no reply. Called again, 3 calls to reach a manager and then she was rude. I can see why sales are falling.... Best Buy, if you want customers to return you have to care!!!!!!!!
01-09-2009 02:03 PM
Totally agree on the customer service. It's bad bad bad!
Recently, we purchased a washer, dryer, fridge for about $5k. Took 4 calls and 3 disconnects (each call on hold for more than 10 minutes) before getting through to the installation department. Finally spoke with a manager and she wasn't even able to help. It was ridiculous!
Finally, got everything - the fridge failed after 12 hours. Called the customer service department - and she informed me that Best Buy would be happy to pick up the failed fridge and return our money but we would have to re-order the fridge again. There are no "exchanges" / "replacements". Basically, we would have to pay for another delivery fee ($70) and wait another week for a fridge!
Needless to say, we will be buying our new fridge elsewhere. In this economy, stores are begging for businesses and we will be taking our $2.5k to spend elsewhere instead of at Best Buy.
01-12-2009 05:45 PM
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01-14-2009 11:03 AM
Hello lindaandchip -
As a mom with three daughters who love to change clothes, I could not imagine having my washer out of commission as much as yours has been. I can only imagine your frustration. I do apologize for that.
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