reply to post by jhonnyjj
I have to agree with AzureSky's post recommendation to DIY your next PC. But that won't fly for the masses as most folks don't have that level of
geek in them, or they are lazy, or time is too short -- there are a hundred excuses.
I think a consumer should do their homework, educate themself about features & benefits and know what they want to buy before visiting the first
related website or brick & mortar. This holds true for any purchase of importance that puts a hole in your wallet. Prepare yourself. Be informed.
The last time we bought a PC at Best Buy was several years ago. This PC was for my wife (she was setting up a complete home office from scratch) and
she had a good idea of her wants and needs to begin with. I provided geek support. We didn't let the helpful young sales floor fellow steer us at
all, just the opposite. We ran him ragged and he was a good sport about it.
I told him right up front we had full intentions on buying a complete computer set-up, that we were going to spend good money, and that we are the
type to squeeze a Nickel until the Buffalo poops twice. That young man was all over the store racks like a monkey, he worked his heart out. Got the
wife a Media Edition HP PC Pavilion series, a flat screen monitor (both on sale, with tasty rebates), and when we went to check out the All-In-Ones it
just so happened to be a day when a HP Rep lady was there. She gave us a deep discount on that HP item, and tossed in free paper, ink and photo-paper
My wife also wanted a new digital camera but there was no 'real' marked-down values, it was the typical marked-up marked downs (lol!). I spoke with
the Best Buy fellow, told him we want a camera and we want a discount. He went and spoke to his boss, who allowed him to use his personal store
discount so we could save a few bucks! How nice was that?
WHAT PISSED ME OFF ABOUT BEST BUY was when I went to tip this helpful, hard working young man for a job well done. He explained that BB employees are
not allowed to accept tips and that he could lose his job. Those youngsters don't make a lot of scratch I'm sure, and for some Corporate a-holes
that make big figures per year without knowing the real meaning of work to not allow their employees to accept tips is mean and cold-hearted. Some
people, you just can't slap them hard enough.
As far as I'm concerned, the management & executives of Best Buy can kiss my fat foul behind. After I learned of the Best Buy "no tipping" policy I
stopped being a BB customer. I learned a long time ago that consumer dollars are like votes. And I'll never vote for Best Buy again.