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KCChiefsMan
11-29-2004, 05:35 PM
since Christmas shopping time is here, just thinking about signing up. It sounds like it would be worth it if you spend about $150 per year at BB, which I definately do.

So would anybody recommend it? or not?

Saulbadguy
11-29-2004, 05:38 PM
Its a fvcking rip off. I used to, but then they raised the amount of money you had to spend to get points. Its a pain in the ass. I guess if you spend alot of money there it would be worth it, but i'd rather not spend alot of money there.

Jenson71
11-29-2004, 05:38 PM
Yeah, it's good if you buy that much crap. Cause then you get money in the mail and then you can buy more crap.

Saulbadguy
11-29-2004, 05:39 PM
You get these little $5 gift certificates, which are stackable, but expire quickly.

KC Dan
11-29-2004, 05:40 PM
Yeah, it's good if you buy that much crap. Cause then you get money in the mail and then you can buy more crap.
I've had it for about a year & last week I went in to buy a game for a gift and they gave me a $10 gift card. It coupled with the certificates has been worth it IMO.

Taco John
11-29-2004, 06:13 PM
I will never again shop at Best Buy for as long as I live. I purchased one of their service agreements for my Treo. It's a $300+ smart phone. They sold me on the agreement saying that if there was any problem witht he phone, they'd express exchange it right there at the store...

So two weeks ago, my phone craps out on me. When I go to the store, they said they stopped that program a month ago. I said, well, I purchased the agreement back in March, so I should be grandfathered in. They said no dice. I raised my voice with the manager and got escorted out.

Screw Best Buy. Bait and switch bastards.

Phobia
11-29-2004, 06:15 PM
I will never again shop at Best Buy for as long as I live. I purchased one of their service agreements for my Treo. It's a $300+ smart phone. They sold me on the agreement saying that if there was any problem witht he phone, they'd express exchange it right there at the store...

So two weeks ago, my phone craps out on me. When I go to the store, they said they stopped that program a month ago. I said, well, I purchased the agreement back in March, so I should be grandfathered in. They said no dice. I raised my voice with the manager and got escorted out.

Screw Best Buy. Bait and switch bastards.

And you let it go at that? I'd have taken $300 out of the manager's ass.

Saulbadguy
11-29-2004, 06:16 PM
And you let it go at that? I'd have taken $300 out of the manager's ass.
He probably threatened the manager with a "I'm going to leave and never come back!", only to return a week later to buy an Avril Lavigne CD. The manager knew what was up.

|Zach|
11-29-2004, 06:17 PM
And you let it go at that? I'd have taken $300 out of the manager's ass.
Sounds romantic...

Taco John
11-29-2004, 06:17 PM
And you let it go at that? I'd have taken $300 out of the manager's ass.


I'm telling the condensed version. I made a scene from the customer service desk all the way to my car in the parking lot, yelling "Don't buy the service agreements! They don't honor them like they say they do! You'll get screwed if you buy the service agreements and need to use them!"

Everyone in the immediate vicinity turned their head and watched as I was escorted out the store.

Brando
11-29-2004, 06:19 PM
He probably threatened the manager with a "I'm going to leave and never come back!", only to return a week later to buy an Avril Lavigne CD. The manager knew what was up.

Avril Lavigne? Are you kidding..he was in to buy the new Rod "Much" Stewart CD or maybe some Michael Bolton.

memyselfI
11-29-2004, 06:19 PM
since Christmas shopping time is here, just thinking about signing up. It sounds like it would be worth it if you spend about $150 per year at BB, which I definately do.

So would anybody recommend it? or not?

We signed up when we purchased our new computer. We immediately received $65.00 in credit (net gain $55.00) for which we applied to a new dryer that was on sale for $40.00 off so we saved a total of $105.00 and again used the rewards card which will get us more bonus points. It seems all of our old stuff is dying at the same time so it's been a good investment of $10.00 for us.

Iowanian
11-29-2004, 06:19 PM
I will never again shop at Best Buy for as long as I live. I purchased one of their service agreements for my Treo. It's a $300+ smart phone. They sold me on the agreement saying that if there was any problem witht he phone, they'd express exchange it right there at the store...

So two weeks ago, my phone craps out on me. When I go to the store, they said they stopped that program a month ago. I said, well, I purchased the agreement back in March, so I should be grandfathered in. They said no dice. I raised my voice with the manager and got escorted out.

Screw Best Buy. Bait and switch bastards.


You should have thrown the escourt down and put some donkeyprison sex on em.


I hate best Buy.

The Rick
11-29-2004, 06:20 PM
Scary thing about Best Buy. I have a friend who works part-time at their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis.

She told me that they have a way of searching their data warehouse to determine exactly how much you've spent there within a specified time period or even in your lifetime. Now, I'm assuming it can't track cash-only sales, but still.

Brando
11-29-2004, 06:21 PM
I'm telling the condensed version. I made a scene from the customer service desk all the way to my car in the parking lot, yelling "Don't buy the service agreements! They don't honor them like they say they do! You'll get screwed if you buy the service agreements and need to use them!"

Everyone in the immediate vicinity turned their head and watched as I was escorted out the store.

I would take your service agreement and call the store manager. Tell him that if they intend to honor it you'll be calling the State AG. If that does'nt work go back and smear feces all over the windows.

Phobia
11-29-2004, 06:21 PM
You still need a Treo, TJ? The wife is selling her 600. Been babied, looks brand new.

Iowanian
11-29-2004, 06:22 PM
I'm telling the condensed version. I made a scene from the customer service desk all the way to my car in the parking lot, yelling "Don't buy the service agreements! They don't honor them like they say they do! You'll get screwed if you buy the service agreements and need to use them!"

Everyone in the immediate vicinity turned their head and watched as I was escorted out the store.

It would have REALLY shown them if you had growled up and shat yourself right there at the service counter.

You won't honor wha?.....GRRRRRhhhhhhhFFFFFFHHRRRRRR ppfffffffttttttttsssssffffffffffppppppp

Brando
11-29-2004, 06:22 PM
Scary thing about Best Buy. I have a friend who works part-time at their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis.

She told me that they have a way of searching their data warehouse to determine exactly how much you've spent there within a specified time period or even in your lifetime. Now, I'm assuming it can't track cash-only sales, but still.

It's a damn good thing that I only buy my porn from back alley, shady establishments.

Taco John
11-29-2004, 06:22 PM
Avril Lavigne? Are you kidding..he was in to buy the new Rod "Much" Stewart CD or maybe some Michael Bolton.


Heh... Actually the last 5 CDs I bought are A Perfect Circle, Xzibit, Eminem, My Chemical Romance, and Tool.

I'm not much for teeny bopper music...

Taco John
11-29-2004, 06:23 PM
You still need a Treo, TJ? The wife is selling her 600. Been babied, looks brand new.



Actually, I was able to get Sprint to exchange it for me. And I'm selling mine soon enough so that I can get the new 650...

Anybody in the market for a Treo at a decent price, Ebay is going to start getting flooded with 'em. I'll bet you can get some great prices on them...

How does she like hers?

Phobia
11-29-2004, 06:24 PM
Heh... Actually the last 5 CDs I bought are A Perfect Circle, Xzibit, Eminem, My Chemical Romance, and Tool.

I'm not much for teeny bopper music...

Dude, when is the new Ricky Martin CD due out?

Iowanian
11-29-2004, 06:24 PM
Scary thing about Best Buy. I have a friend who works part-time at their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis.

She told me that they have a way of searching their data warehouse to determine exactly how much you've spent there within a specified time period or even in your lifetime. Now, I'm assuming it can't track cash-only sales, but still.

Pizza Hut has a database system that tracks every phone order(its why they verify your home number)..it keeps track of your order, the days you order....each night it goes to a GIS database where they analyse it, and send you "customer specific" coupons etc.

Its spooky how much data some companies have on their customer base.........Rainman probably provides most of it from here.

Phobia
11-29-2004, 06:24 PM
Actually, I was able to get Sprint to exchange it for me. And I'm selling mine soon enough so that I can get the new 650...

Anybody in the market for a Treo at a decent price, Ebay is going to start getting flooded with 'em. I'll bet you can get some great prices on them...

How does she like hers?

She loved it but Sprint sucks in KC. We ditched the carrier.

Iowanian
11-29-2004, 06:25 PM
You should definitely do it..............Robot parts and replacable Real-skin verginers could really ad up over the year for you.

Brando
11-29-2004, 06:26 PM
Dude, when is the new Ricky Martin CD due out?
C'mon Phobia..we all know you're in the fan club.

|Zach|
11-29-2004, 06:26 PM
Rainman probably provides most of it from here.

You know...

I have been looking for a reason to kick his ass...

Rausch
11-29-2004, 06:26 PM
Pizza Hut has a database system that tracks every phone order(its why they verify your home number)..it keeps track of your order, the days you order....each night it goes to a GIS database where they analyse it, and send you "customer specific" coupons etc.

Its spooky how much data some companies have on their customer base.........Rainman probably provides most of it from here.

If that's the case why does he keep sending me gang-bang catalogs instead of lipstick lesbo stuff? Why!?! :cuss:

Taco John
11-29-2004, 06:27 PM
She loved it but Sprint sucks in KC. We ditched the carrier.



I love mine as well. I've got a ton of data in it. I was really on edge when my unit died on me.

Brando
11-29-2004, 06:29 PM
when my unit died on me.
ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL

Jenson71
11-29-2004, 08:28 PM
Heh... Actually the last 5 CDs I bought are A Perfect Circle, Xzibit, Eminem, My Chemical Romance, and Tool.

I'm not much for teeny bopper music...

That's what all the fresh-sophs are listening to these days.

Rausch
11-29-2004, 08:35 PM
That's what all the fresh-sophs are listening to these days.

Sorry, but Tool and A Perfect Circle are two of the most original and purchase-worthy bands of the last 10 years. Also the only 2 CD's I've paid for since I got an internet connection...

Herzig
11-29-2004, 08:47 PM
Sorry, but Tool and A Perfect Circle are two of the most original and purchase-worthy bands of the last 10 years. Also the only 2 CD's I've paid for since I got an internet connection...

Agreed.

thestickboy
11-29-2004, 10:46 PM
Bought a TV and Home theater and got back $110.00. Worked out great for me.....

stumppy
11-29-2004, 11:31 PM
If that's the case why does he keep sending me gang-bang catalogs instead of lipstick lesbo stuff? Why!?! :cuss:


Maybe it's because your mom does the ordering instead of you.:D










Couldn't pass that one up.

Swanman
11-30-2004, 07:01 AM
since Christmas shopping time is here, just thinking about signing up. It sounds like it would be worth it if you spend about $150 per year at BB, which I definately do.

So would anybody recommend it? or not?

If you're making a big one-time purchase at BB, then it's definitely worth it. I bought a big-screem Mitsubishi about six months ago and joined the reward zone so I got about $150 in gift certificates from that one purchase, so in essence it discounts the item you're buying slightly.

cookster50
11-30-2004, 07:46 AM
since Christmas shopping time is here, just thinking about signing up. It sounds like it would be worth it if you spend about $150 per year at BB, which I definately do.

So would anybody recommend it? or not?


For that amount? No. It takes $150 to get $5. It costs $10 a year. Therefore, if you spent $150 a year at bestbuy, you'd be out $5 a year. Now, if you purchase a high priced item, it would be worth it. I bought a laptop and got $60 back, so a net increase of $50 for me.