Best Buy / horrible store manager and customer service
The TV that I bought was sold off to someone else
My friend and I visited the Best Buy store located in Plano on 6th of March 2010 to buy a TV for his apartment. We spent about 3 hours before we could finalize and decide upon which TV would best suit his needs. We decided to buy the 46" Samsung LED 6000 series, 120 hz TV which was priced at 1299.99 $. We received great help from one of the Best Buy representatives called DJ.
We made the payment for the TV and decided to pick the TV as we did not want to pay 79 $ for shipping. We had a Toyota Camry and thought the TV would fit in, but it did not. So we decided to rent a truck for an hour and pick the TV. As it was pretty late and the store was about to close, we decided to pick the TV the next day. (Remember, the TV was sold to us) On March 7th, at around 4pm, we rented the truck from Lowes and went to pick the TV. We waited in the customer care queue for about 20 mins and then we showed them our receipt and asked them to get our TV out so that we could load it in the truck and take it home. After waiting for about half an hour, the customer service representative at Best Buy told us that the TV was sold to SOMEONE ELSE as it was NOT TAGGED PROPERLY.
I just could not believe her. How could they sell a TV that was already sold to us. We told her that we wanted the same TV or another TV with the same configuration. She said, that was the last piece and so nothing could be done. Later after arguing, she said, there were 2 TVs of the same configuration that were available at some other store which was about 2 hour drive away. It would take about a week for the TV to get transferred to the Plano store. We were pissed. It was a big inconvenience for us. We talked to the store manager (Mike) and explained the situation, hoping that he would understand us and come up with an agreeable solution. We had rented the truck for an hour (by then we had already spent more than an hour and a half in the store). The store manager said, all he could do was, pay us 25 $ for the truck rental that we had paid. We asked him, if he could at least deliver the TV for free at my friend's house once they get it from another store. The store manager (Mike) said delivering will cost 79 $ and that is too much for Best Buy to bear. (what about the inconvenience that they have caused to us by selling the TV that we owned to someone else?)
We asked the customer service (Brittany), to check when earliest we could get the TV transferred from another store. She called up the store only to let us know that the TV is not available anywhere within texas. We were mad; we were completely dissatisfied and very angry as that was the best configuration and price that would suit us. The store manager finally agreed to give us a 200$ off on any other TV that we decide to buy from Best Buy. He was trying to compensate for all the inconvenience that was caused due to the negligence of the Best Buy staff. By now, we had spent about 2 hrs in the store and had to return back the truck. We decided to come back the next day and buy another TV and get a 200 $ off.
The customer service (Brittany) was very polite. She said, she would return back the money that we had spent for the TV that was sold to someone else. We agreed and got back the money on the credit card and decided to come back the next day. She also said, that she will not be working on the next day but she will inform the staff that will be working so that we do not face any other problem
On March 8th (next day) my friend and I went back to Best Buy during the lunch time (as both of us work) and decided upon a 55" LED Samsung TV (listed price 2199.99 $). We thought of renting a truck, once we are sure of getting the TV. We went to the customer service and there was a person called (Tyler) who was helping us. Brittany had told Tyler and written up our entire case on an A4 paper and had put it on the soft board there. Tyler was aware of the entire situation and just to make sure that he was doing the right thing, he called the store manager (named Bryan - Mike was not working that day). Brayan came to the customer service counter, checked something on the computer and said, " Sorry, we cannot give you a 200 $ off on this TV, this TV is already listed at a very low price" I got furious. Every person in the store says something different, I do not understand whom to belive and whom to not. I explained the entire chain of events that had happened the previous day and he said, he could not do anything about it. He said, the store manager (Mike) who committed to give 200 $ off will be working on Wednesday (March 10th). So come by then and talk to him.
I have never seen such a horrible way of dealing with the customers in my entire life. I hate Best Buy and will never ever think of buying anything from here. I was so pissed off, that I just told Bryan that we don’t want anything and we will never come again to Best Buy. Later I thought, I should have at least asked for the names of the people that I was dealing with so that I can complaint. I went back to the store and asked for the names of all the people that I dealt with.
I will wait for a few days to see if any action is taken for the complaint that I am submitting. If not, I have decided to file a lawsuit against Best Buy for selling a product that belonged to me and for such a horrible customer service.
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