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Old 08-03-04, 11:49 AM
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Am I the Demon?

OK guys, so I spent yesterday doing every thing that I could to make sure that Democracy was overthrown, that the balance between Good and Evil was tipped, that capitalism would fall, and that class warfare and anarchy should reign supreme . . .

. . . translation, I spent yesterday school supply shopping for my four kids (some of which should last them till high school). I sniped the good ads and picked up 60 notebooks, 5 12-packs of pencils, 5 bottles of glue, 5 24-packs of crayons, 2 10-packs of markers, and 20 folders and spent about $10. (Oh yeah, and a free 10-pack of disks thanks to the Hot Deals forum.) So am I the antithesis of all that it is right and fair in the world? (Yes Tarantino, this one is a jab at Best Buy.)
Old 08-03-04, 12:53 PM
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Yes you are.

Best Buy has sent its crack team of blue shirt ninja specialists to your abode.

Watch out for killer flying Earthlink discs and if you find a Service plan stuck to your door, move to an undisclosed location.
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Rockmjd23 - Please refer to http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=373545
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WOW, another "I hate Best Buy thread" by Abob.

You know, it makes me wonder...I mean, I hate WalMart, but I don't mention them in every single post I make...weird...
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I think you're grossly misinterpreting what a "demon" customer is while making a really terrible attempt at a joke.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
WOW, another "I hate Best Buy thread" by Abob.

You know, it makes me wonder...I mean, I hate WalMart, but I don't mention them in every single post I make...weird...

Ya know, you could always *IGNORE* threads.


It's very simple...don't click on or respond to the thread.
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Hey, I never said I didn't enjoy reading them, some funny and great debates come from them. I'm just saying that every post by Abob is a Best Buy hating thread.
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Well Abob does have to tolerate the Springfield store.

Even other stores in that region know the place is infested with morons.

When i used to call that place up either they had a new hire every single week, or they just didnt know how to do the simple stuff like look up a CD (and i was calling the Media Department).

I know Best Buy is bad, but i doubt its to the point where people are quitting on a weekly basis.
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Well, just as I can ignore threads, both of you can stop going into Best Buys...yet you keep going back...and back...and back...and...
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Originally posted by Tarantino
Well, just as I can ignore threads, both of you can stop going into Best Buys...yet you keep going back...and back...and back...and...

I've never had a bad experience buying stuff at Best Buy. My discontent for the place is based firmly on previously working at the place.

And I still go there because as i said, i've never had bad purchasing experiences there and i still have friends/former co-workers who work there.

The only time i would ever have a miserable time in the place is if i had to talk to the GM or my old ******* department manager....since i can ignore those two i can go on buying anime or whatever i want.

I do however, take immense joy knowing i don't have to put up with the BS that place serves its employee's on a daily basis. I also no longer have to "play nice" to keep my discount.
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For the record, it is not Best Buy itself that I have an issue with . . . to paraphrase a local radio talk show host: "I cannot, will not allow it; in darkest night or brightest day, no dumb ass comment shall escape my sight."

Now, I'm not the idiot who designed the Best Buy policies and practices. And if you have paid attention long enough, I will bash ANY retailer (or poster here for that matter), not just Best Buy, who prolongs the existance of stupidity. Walmart and Blockbuster have long been targets of mine, its just that the discussions don't seem to last as long for some reason.

Tarantino, I have come down on your side on many arguments regarding management and customers, but we will never agree when you try to defend a flawed organization on the principle that your store doesn't work like that. I have said many times, kudos to you if that is true, praise the retail gods if there is a Best Buy out there that operates on common sense. Do not take it personally that your employer runs a flawed organization.

I have worked for many places like that, and the one thing that I have learned over the years is that, try as I might, I cannot be a corporate lackey lapdog. When my employer does something dumb, I have the unfortunate curse that I cannot smile and eat shit. Example: I was working in the gas station business on 9/11/2001. The store that I worked at hiked gas to $1.999 immediately. I stated publicly that I did not condone such action, and that if they went higher (some stations just north of here went as high as $4.999!) I would not change our price. Another manager (who was company bought and paid for) told me that the company always knows best, and what they say goes, if I didn't do it I would be fired. I told her bullshit, I'd walk out with the code to change the price. We are people Tarantino, we have free will, and we do actually know what is best for us as individuals, despite what any corporation or government says.
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Old 08-07-04, 11:22 AM
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Actually Tarantino, I'm trolling for you to offer me a job . . .

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