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New Service Idea: DVD and CD cleaning and repairs

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by ArianadaVinci on ‎12-11-2014 04:12 PM

Hello, my name is Ariana and I have an idea for a new service for the Geek Squad. I recently went to a Best Buy and I was hoping to get my scratched DVDs cleaned and fixed, but unfortunately I was informed that the Geek Squad didn't provide such services. But I did make a suggestion to one of the top managers to take my idea into consideration and he told me to also talk about it online (here) so it could have a chance to become a reality.

 

I just got off the phone with a very kind woman from a customer service line in relations to the Geek Squad and she thought my idea was very good and believes it should be a provided service like it is in a good number of video stores. Although I am very well aware that I can just purchase the cranking device that can allow you to do it yourself at home. But I, like many people, don't need to clean my DVDs and/or CDs that often and I would rather leave it in the hands of a professional than to run the risk of damaging my discs even further if I don't know what I'm doing. And there's only so much the classic Peanut Butter trick can do before you have to leave it to a professional.

 

Before visiting my local Best Buy, I thought about asking a friend where I could have my DVDs and CDs repaired and I thought to myself that they would more than likely tell me Best Buy's Geek Squad. It felt like a no-brainer until I visited a store and found my idea to be incorrect.

 

I'm sure I'm not the only one here who feels like there should be a place to have our precious DVDs and/or CDs cleaned instead of tolerating the damaged areas that takes us out of our movie and/or music experience, so why shouldn't the Geek Squad be that place that saves our treasured discs?

 

Thank you!

 

~Ariana

Status: Tell Us More

This is an interesting idea. Would anyone else like to see us provide this service? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

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by Valued Expert
on ‎12-11-2014 07:33 PM

It seems like a good idea, but the whole idea of a Best Buy store is to get you to come into the store and buy a new movie, and if Best Buy provided a service like this it could decrease sales of new / used products in store.

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎12-12-2014 10:26 AM
Status changed to: Tell Us More

This is an interesting idea. Would anyone else like to see us provide this service? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

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on ‎12-12-2014 02:46 PM
Great idea but bad timing really, since we`re entering the "digital" age physical media is becoming less and less inportant. By the time BB sets this up & gets it producing we`ll be 2-3 yrs further removed for physical content.
by Emerging Expert
on ‎12-19-2014 09:59 AM

Fixing a DVD/CD is not a guranteed to work type of thing.  I think it would cause to many issues for Best Buy.

 

Whether or not the repair works you would still need to pay for it and not a lot of people are happy to pay for something that didn't work.

by Valued Contributor
on ‎12-19-2014 11:04 PM

Some thoughts...

 

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