Best Buy Sells Customer a Large Brick In Place of a MacBook Pro. Literally.

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  1. DSK

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    Well done best buy lol
     
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    Wow first its walmart game boy now best buy with apple what is next you buy a car and end up with a brick as a engine???... or a brick car...lol
     
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    mmm sounds way too suspicious to me, imo the guy may be trying to scam BB to get a MacBook Pro for free.
     
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    much better markup on bricks lol
     

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    That is freaking hilarious.
     
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    Apple a bricks worth of computer.
     
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    Well, it's functionally the same. I don't see what the complaint is.

    Ok ok, I'm kidding.

    Not sure why these become stories though. It's only 1 person and not a string of people and it's very obvious that someone stole the object and replaced it with the brick, either him or someone else. Only have to figure out who stole it.
     
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    We've had a similar thing a year or two ago in one of our store center.
    LCD TV box was filled with bags of dirt (earth) and everything else was filled with light chunks of EPS. I think someone stolen it during transport or even by someone from our company. This only sucks if customer wants the real thing instead a brick (or dirt).
    Because it can be true or just someone who wants to get a second Mac for free.
     
  9. Mr.Bigtime

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    This is a possibility.
     
  10. Chouji

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    I dont think i'll ever buy something that expensive. from walmart or bestbuy or any retailer like that without opening the package instore.

    It may be inconvenient but i've read to many of these stories.

    I've read stories where a man bought a computer, and returned it to the store because after opening the box, he found it was full of potatoes.
    When it was replaced (by a computer a store employ checked out before selling) he returned again and it was full of potatoes.
    The guy was just gutting the computers and returning them.

    Then you see stories where the stores do the switch, not the store themselves but most likely a jilted employee.

    Moral of the story, if you buy anything in a closed box where you can not see the product, open it in store at the customer service counter.
    If you buy something and you find out it's a brick or the wrong product, without ever leaving the store, they cant refuse to replace it or refund you.
    If they try to refuse, call the police, tell them about how you read all these stories and now you open products in stores. And i'm sure you'll get a refund or replacement.
     

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    thats a street scam
    some dim wit i know bruoght a camcorder off some guy in a crack area "wow" he told me "it still has strink wrap on it it cant be a scam" lol 150 down but wiser
     
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    I think this kind of thing happened a few times with the PS2 when it first came out. I remember some kid opening a PS2 on Christmas, but instead of having a PS2 in the box, it was a phone book. It was probably someone in one of the shipping departments.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    The guy is clearly trying to steal the laptop. I worked at Best Buy for a while. When someone buy's any computer (PC or laptop) we take it out of the package and inspect it and make sure everything boots up. Then we had to copy down the serial number and all that good stuff. You never leave the store with a new computer without it coming out of the package first.

    If things have changed since then that's too bad. We did that to prevent returns and prevent theft. I saw many hard drives and video card boxes fill with junk when being returned.
     
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    i bet he did that so he could get his money back wayyyyy too suspicous
     

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    This is why i always make the retailer open the box and prove it works before I walk out of the store.
     
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    yep...was thinking the same thing
     
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    i went to buy my GTX 295 from best buy aka. Future Shop in Canada, ... i bought an open box bcse it was cheaper... arrived home opened the package and realized that the card was a GTX260 MAXCORE.

    Of course, the previous buyer did the trick and returned it back and the jerk removed the sticker saying it was a 260.
     
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    All the Best Buys here in MA are a joke. Worst customer service I've ever seen in a retail store. I told a sales rep. that I wanted to buy a laptop and after talking about them for a bit, he disappeared and I had to wait like 20 minutes for someone else to help me. That someone else ended up getting the sale instead of the original sales rep. They also did not take down any serial numbers, or take the laptop out of the box for me.
     

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