I purchased an Optoma projector in april of 2008(not even a year yet) for $270(closeout) MSRP $899 , I was talked into the service plan($149) per sales person because I was buying a $1000 item (total $449.38) and one other selling feature(per sales person) i would receive one free lamp replacement , I handed my projector to the geek squad on 12/02/08 for service , two weeks later a message on my phone said return to store for an exchange that unit was unrepairable , I was told by store manager I would not get an exchange , only a store credit for $270 , He refused to refund the $149 for service plan , he also said I would not get back my projector back( again less than a year old) when ask so that I might send it to Optoma myself for the manufactors warranty , I was told by a service person over the phone that the unit only needed a lamp but was denied due to my purchase amount , How is this fair that best buy can Negate my good deal because i needed a repair , a best buy competitor just closed their doors (circuit city) with this kind of cust service best buy could be next
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I’m sorry to hear about your recent projector troubles! Please keep in mind, however, that Best Buy® does reserve the right to replace products whenever repairs prove to be uneconomical. How this is determined is generally based upon the original purchase price of a product – not the MSRP – so this may explain why your projector was approved for an exchange instead of having the lamp replaced.
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