08-09-2010 07:10 AM
On July 14, 2010, we purchased a new laptop from best buy that was on sale. From day one, we were having problems and the only help we could get were commands over the phone that never worked. Finally the laptop died. We brought it back to Best Buy (Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA). After the GEEK declared the laptop had a serious hardware problem (Jeremy), he directed us to the computer department to find a equal to swap out. We discovered that 'AFTER' we purchase the computer, this store discontinued the product. Because the product is discontinued, we were told BESTBUY was not liable and could not swap it out.
Best Buys policy says we have a 30 day return policy. Before I turn this over to our lawyers, can someone other than a GEEK explain to me why BESTBUY cannot make this Right?
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08-09-2010 09:21 AM
Laptop computers have a 14 day return policy so you would have had until July 28 to return it. Any exception to that is at store discretion. They can send it out for service to repair the hardware issue. If they were willing to swap it, were they willing to swap it for a different model?
08-09-2010 09:30 AM
08-09-2010 09:36 AM
There is no difference in it being broken or not. There is simply a 14 day return policy, whether defective or not. After that, they can send it out for service under the manufacturer warranty. They just don't charge a restocking fee if it is defective and returned within 14 days. Here is the return policy:
Return and Exchange Period
You can return or exchange purchases within the timeframes below.
08-09-2010 09:48 AM
08-09-2010 09:52 AM
If it hasn't been awhile since you bought it, your status might not have changed over yet. A community connector will be online later today and may be able to shed some light on that.
08-09-2010 02:09 PM
08-09-2010 03:02 PM
You're already having issues with your recent Dell laptop purchase? Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that you've had problems trying to return the unit to our Chesapeake, VA store location. I would be glad to take the opportunity to provide clarification to any of your unanswered inquiries.
There's not much more that I can add to what has already been posted by CrystalEmployee. She did a fantastic job assisting you to this point, but I realize your position and I'm happy that you brought this to our attention. At this point, I would like to continue our conversation, so I'm sending you a private message. You may check your private messages by ensuring you're logged into our forums, then selecting the letter icon in the upper right corner.
Thanks for posting,