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Geek Squad is a scam

I brought my laptop in for a relatively simple repair, the hinge popped out. This would take any repair shop probably an hour to fix and two days at worst. But not best buy, no they have me bring it in so "geek squad" can look at it and send it away for repairs. Now instead of a two day fix, I have to wait THREE PLUS WEEKS for my laptop back, which is my only computer that I can complete work on. Geek Squad does nothing but say " yeah that's broken" and then ship it away. Did they ship it to a center near me? NO! They sent it 3 days away to Louisville Kentucky. Long story short I now have to wait three and a half weeks for a laptop repair that should take around an hour or two.
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Re: Geek Squad is a scam

Apparently you cannot edit posts so I would like to state that it is not a scam but a terrible service
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Good afternoon, MaxRosier,

 

Welcome to our community forums. I appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback about this computer repair. As someone who relies on a computer, I know that even a single day without a working computer can have a significant impact on your life.

 

While we can generally provide assistance with software issues at our store locations, physical damage is generally repaired at our centralized Geek Squad City service center. This location as the expert Agents as well as access to the parts needed for a wide variety of different repairs.

 

Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions regarding this repair moving forward. Both the Agents at your local store and the moderators here at on our forums will be happy to help as much as possible.

AndrewB|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Thank you for the quick reply, even with the need to send it far away, I don't understand why it will take 3 plus weeks for a simple repair especially when I was told 2 weeks when I sent it in.
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Re: Geek Squad is a scam

Hi there, MaxRosier,

 

While we do out best to complete repairs as quickly as possible we are experiencing delays in receiving replacements parts from vendors and manufacturers. This can cause a longer than usual time frame in finishing a repair and sending a device back.

 

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Re: Geek Squad is a scam

A hinge issue is generally not a simple repair. On modern laptops the hinge mount is often part of the case requiring a replacement of ether the lid or the upper or lower case. Those parts are taking forever to get.
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Re: Geek Squad is a scam

Thank you for the info I was wrong