07-22-2019 08:05 AM
I recently had a terrible experience with the Geek Squad services at my local Best Buy store--I went in to have files downloaded from my GoPro 4 because I couldn't get it to connect with my old laptop or iPad. The files were NEW files from an adventure vacation just a few weeks prior. The person who helped me said that I needed a new laptop in order to download the files (believeable and true since my laptop wouldn't accept the software version needed). I trusted them and purchased $1200 worth of equipment and service plans. When I went to pick up my new set up 2 days later, the only files transferred from the GoPro were old files from my laptop, not the new files (which were the ones I wanted desperately). Terrible service and very little concern was shown by the person who waited on me but I left everything for another 3 days while they "checked it out". I got a call that I needed to buy an $80-90 thumb drive to hold the GoPro files that they recovered, so I did. When I went in to pick everything up, it was STILL only the old files and not the ones I wanted. So, I returned everything except the thumb drive that had the old files. That drive is useless as none of the files open on any system I try. To add insult to injury, my GoPro is now not working--when I turn it on, it freezes and I cannot see ANY files. The ultimate insult was how disinterested and unconcerned the staff/manager were in the problem. I literally watched the videos that I was trying to download, yet nobody would acknowledge that anything was lost. I believe one person said, "If it's not on the drive, there is no way it was on the GoPro; it doesn't matter what you think you saw." So, now I have no footage from a once-in-a-lifetime vacation (I'm trying to have it recovered by another organization) AND a broken GroPro. Please feel free to call me if you would like to discuss--This was a "Worst Buy" experience and I've been somewhat despondant for weeks.
07-24-2019 11:33 AM
Welcome to the Bets Buy Forums! We appreciate you connecting with us here on this platform, although we wish it were under better circumstances. I would certainly be seeking some support with getting access to my once in a lifetime photos as well, so please allow me to help in any way I can.
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