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Bad experience purchasing Apple watch from Bestbuy

So I purchased a new Apple watch 4 from BB yesterday.  It is aparently impossible to activate cellular on it.  I called ATT and they said Bestbuy put 4/2 as the activation date and now I need to call Bestbuy and have them correc that.  So I call Bestbuy and they tell me the only thing I can do it drive back to the store and have them process a return and re-buy the item.  This is completely unacceptable and this will certainly be my last mobile purchase from BB.  When i purchased my phones from Bestbuy it was a major pain to activate with ATT as well.  Why sell these items if you can't activate them?  Or at least tell people this up front so they know.....?

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Re: Bad experience purchasing Apple watch from Bestbuy

Hey, eyball,

 

Thanks for the post. Nice choice with the Apple Watch! The Series 4 is excellent. 

 

I am, however, sorry to hear that you're having this trouble with the activation. In this case, being that it's an activation issue with an item purchased in-store, we would indeed recommend stopping back in and speaking with someone to see about a resolution. This may indeed require an exchange, but they should be able to determine if that's the case. 

 

I understand that's not the most convenient resolution and for that I'm sorry. I am confident they'll be able to best assist though. 

 

Regards,

 

 

Luke|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: Bad experience purchasing Apple watch from Bestbuy

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. Going back to the store anytime soon is not in the cards. It’s a 50 mile round trip and I don’t have the time.😕. I’ll see what other options are out there.
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Re: Bad experience purchasing Apple watch from Bestbuy

Just going to return the watch and buy from Apple. Getting no support for Bestbuys screw up and now have to go out if my way and waste gas to return. The new washer and dryer I am ordering soon will certainly not be from Bestbuy.
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I am also closing my Bestbuy account and will no longer be spending money at your stores any longer. I just spent all morning trying to rectify this issue. I’ll give my money to a company that knows what they are doing. What a waste of time and energy.
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Registered: ‎12-23-2016

Re: Bad experience purchasing Apple watch from Bestbuy

Hello again, eyball,

 

I’m sorry that we haven’t been able to get that worked out for you yet.

 

If you do decide to return that watch, you'll have 14 days under our Return & Exchange Promise. Depending on your location, you may also be looking at a restocking fee of $45.

 

Since you need to come back to the store to get the phone returned, I’d check in to see if we can complete the activation first so that you don’t lose out on that restocking fee.

 

Alternatively, you can call our Best Buy Mobile team directly at (877) 702-2211. I can’t make any promises, but they can check the activation out and see if they can help remotely. In the end, you may have to go to the store, but it may be worth a shot.

 

If there’s anything else I can help out with, please let me know.

 

Sincerely,

Kyle R|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Thanks I will try one more call but they seriously messed up my account. ATT said there are 10 pending phone numbers on my account. No way in hell im paying a restocking fee for your error. I spend thousands a year at Bestbuy and will be more than happy to close my account and shop elsewhere.
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Re: Bad experience purchasing Apple watch from Bestbuy

Hello, eyball,

 

I hope that we are able to help you out over the phone on this, and get that activation pushed through.  

 

If we can’t, please send me a private message through the link in my signature below this post with your name, email address, phone number, and the customer service PIN from your receipt. I can then reach out to the store to give them a heads up that you’ll be coming in, and verify if a restocking fee will be applied.

 

Sincerely,

Kyle R|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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