07-06-2020 02:31 PM
I want to share here my (bad) experience.
I wanted to buy a new laptop for my son's birthday which is next Friday, so I started to look at offers on BestBuy. I found one which was Geek Crtified and it looked very interesting. I initially was skeptic, because this is the first time for me I buy an open box item, so, after reading the Geek Certified policy and other related rules, I decided to go for it. So, on June 28th I ordered the item and on June 29th it was shipped. It arrived on June 30th, so everything looked good and fast (and I was on time for the birthday). Now the trouble start: on July 1st, I opened the box, the laptop was there, but the charger was missing. So, I have immediately opened a case by email and the day after (July 2nd) I called the customer care asking for the missing part. They said that it takes 3-5 business days, and I made aware they understand the urgency of the probelm. At that time, the employee told me that it put urgency on it and it would have taken only 3 days. She also suggested me to call directly the manufacturer to speed up things.
I called again on Juky 4th, and they said that it was not yet 3 business days and to wait. I called again on July 6th and they said that it does not take 3 days but 5 to 7. I stressed many times that I was short of time, but apparently there is no other thing to do than seat and wait.I am now going to return the item and ask for a refund.
At this point I am very disappointed by this service.
First of all, the item is marked as Geek Certified Open Box , which means that you have a warranty that everything is checked by an expert and expected to work as brand-new. In my case there were only 2 pieces in the box, a latptop and a charger, and one is missing. So, my natural follow up question is, did BestBuy really open and inspect the box?
Second, the customer care. I am not asking for something that is not included, I am asking for a missing part of my purchase. You should give it maximum priority, and fix it in 1h, since it seriously affects your credibility.
Third: confusing information: I called 3 times and every time someone was pushing further the resolution with no clear deadline (3,5,7 business days?).
Fourth: responsibility. Suggesting your customer to call the manufacturer means that you are declining some responibilities, As a customer, I have a direct relationship with BestBuy and I want to solve the problem as soon as possible with BestBuy. If BestBuy needs to call third parties to have it fixed, it is BestBuy's responsibilitiy to do that asap, not customer's.
07-07-2020 01:19 PM
I recently purchased an open box sound bar that was rated excellent. I received it quickly within 24 hours which was great. However when I unboxed it, took everything out and realized a couple of major parts were missing. Being the covid situation I did not relish going into the store. I called customer support and the only thing they could offer was another open box item in two weeks. I decided I had no choice but to go into the store. They were friendly enough but offered me nothing for my troubles. I ended up having to purchase a new one for $100 more. I was disappointed #1 an open box item was not checked thuroughly enough, I believe I should have been offered some sotr of discount. I even had a birthday 10% that I could not use. Disappointed.
07-08-2020 04:59 PM
I just paid $1200 for an Open box satisfactory laptop. It came without a power supply. I was told at the store that open box satisfactory can be missing commonly available accessories.
Best Buy does not sell 180W Dell power supplies. I tried buying a 90w universal supply, but that leads to an error message on start up and in windows I see the plugged in not charging status.
As it is the laptop can stay turned on with the 90w supply, but if I try to run a game the battery is slowly drained and never recovers due to the "plugged in not charging" status.
I would be very interested to know if you found a way to resolve this, because once the battery reaches 0 my gaming laptop is just a word processor.
07-08-2020 10:05 PM
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07-11-2020 02:36 PM - last edited on 07-14-2020 10:01 AM by Bill-BBY
Any signs of use will not impact performance
Nonessential parts or accessories may be missing"
07-14-2020 07:07 PM
I am venting a bit here, but on the other side its absolutely ridiculous that this was even a thing.
Here is my story.
Bought 2 Tablets. Both Windows Pro. Both Open box. One I picked up in store. The other shipped. Both, despite saying had all accessories, came without a charger. Charger = $89.99. I go back to store where I picked up Tablet 1 and they Discount Tablet for missing accessory. I purchase charger online afterwards. 2nd Tablet comes in, No charger. I call and this where I get angry. On hold for 45 minutes hoping for the same deal as before. Comes back and offers me $25 for a $90 charger. $25! Like, in what world does that make sense. He says the only other option is to return. I'm like, then why did the store just discount my Tablet the 1st time around. I ask to speak to a Manager and basically was told that all of this information came from a manager. Absolutely, ridiculous. My company buys TV's, Sounds systems, Computers, and Tablets and install services from Best Buy yearly... We will look elsewhere for anything in the future. Learn how to treat your customers and stop using the word "Policy" when you don't want to do what's right!
Shame on Best Buy.
07-20-2020 05:42 PM
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07-23-2020 04:45 PM
I recently purchased a Logitech Streamcam Plus online and picked up the item at a Best Buy store. I paid the full retail price of $169.99.
After getting home and opening the box, it was clear that this item had been previously opened and re-packaged. The box itself even appears to have a part of Best Buys' red/white open box labels that someone attempted to remove. The quick start guide which should be in the box is missing and the plastic bag holding the included tri-pod had obviously been previously cut open with scissors. Hard to say if the camera was previously used, but at a minium it was fully opened and re-packaged for some reason.
I needed the camera for work purposes so I went ahead and set it up in my home and it seems to work fine, but nonetheless it was dissapointing to be sold the item at full price when the normal procedure would be to pay the open box price. Especially since the item appears to have had an open box sticker on it that was removed so it could be sold to me at full price.
I have contacted Best Buy customer service both by phone and online chat. The only remedy offered to me was to ship the item back to them so they can send me a new one. I understand that this is technically correcting the issue of providing me a new item, but I need the camera for work. One of the main reasons I bough this particular model was because it was readily available for pick up and I needed it urgently. I don't feel that me now being made to lose use of the camera and wait for shipping is the proper solution for the deceptive way this was sold to me.
I am willing to keep the item I was given and was simply looking to receive a credit for the price difference between what I paid and the open box price that this should have been sold at. Presumably if I send back the camera I have they will have to sell it as an open box item anyways, so if I'm willing to keep it I don't see why they won't credit me for the price difference to correct the deceptive way that this was sold to me.
It's dissapointing that there is a logical and easy remedy for this that Best Buy seems unwilling to make. Will probably look elsewhere for my next electronic purchase.