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  • Author: Dr. Lee
  • Date: 09.3.2008
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 (Votes #: 0)
09.3.2008

Best Buy - Complaints / Reviews / Scam Reports
Sacramento CA Beware the "Road Shop"

This is a Complaint / Review about Best Buy.


Wow, this store is truly amazingly bad in a multitude of ways. I went to purchase a basic car stereo this past week. I chose a $100 model, agreed to pay their inflated installation price of $50, and made an appointment for the next day at 2:00.

When I got there at 2:10 that day, the installation technician was out to lunch, but I was told he would be back in a few minutes. At 3:00, he showed up with a huge bag of sushi, accompanied by a friend who was just hanging out with him. I pulled my car around to the garage and waited for them to open the door. They looked at me through the glass and told me to come around to the in-store entrance.

My wife had to work at the hospital at 5pm, so I asked how long the install would take. I figured about 30 minutes, since the mounting kit was already installed, and all he would have to do would be to switch out the decks. I've done it myself in about an hour, but I no longer have the tools.

He quoted me 90 minutes to two hours. I challenged him on his estimation, and he stayed firm. I decided to take my business elsewhere and got my 160 dollars back, with a total of 2 hours wasted. The manager told me that if I made another appointment, she would assign me to a "more professional" installer.

Now, it is possible that I just ran into a poor installer as a fluke, but I realize now that there is a fundamental flaw in the Best Buy "Road Shop." They have such low volume, they hire local guys to work once a week who have nothing vested in the company. Further, being such a huge organization, it's easy to do a half-a**ed effort and slip through the cracks of management oversight.

I have put up with Best Buy's high prices, poor return policy, poor service long enough. I thought it would be nice to get service in a nationally recognized, nearby establishment, but clearly Best Buy is not the place, particularly for car stereo installation. I probably spend 2-10 thousand dollars a year on consumer electronics, and Best Buy will never see a cent of that ever again.


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Complaint author: Dr. Lee

Offender: Best Buy

Country: USA
State: California
City: Sacramento
Address: 1901 Arden Way

Category: Cars & Transport

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