Originally Posted by stickg1
Originally Posted by Swag
My first job actually.
It's a start so whatever.
You must be the only Best Buy employee on the planet that has any enthusiast PC knowledge...
I go in fairly often to browse the small section of PC parts they carry. Every now and then there is a really good deal. For instance yesterday I snagged a PNY 560ti for $130. Anyway, I've had to help them help the customer a few times and it usually turns into the customer ditching the employee and just buying whatever I tell them. It's usually about CPU cooling, this one guy asked if the CM TX3 or Antec 620 would work on his CPU and the best buy guy said no, so I butt in and say, yes, yes it will. And get some of this too...(handed him a tube of Antec Formula 7). That was nothing though. I actually was asked to leave and never come back from the Savannah store because I got into an argument with the employee.
It started out just casually looking at GPUs, he came over and tried to sell me a 660ti, I was like "meh, for $350 (what they were charging at the time) I could go online and get a 7970." So he proceeded to tell me that a 660ti would smoke a 7970. I tried to not laugh too hard. Then this poor guy comes up and it turns out his problem was a broken fan blade on his CM 212 Evo he just got in one of those giant DIY Newegg bundles and he wanted to get up and running asap. Well the best buy employee was encouraging him to buy a new cooler, not just a cooler, a $120 H100. So knowing this employee is complete clown shoes I walk over to give my input. I told the guy all he needs is a new fan, I showed him on the TX3 they had how to mount his new fan, gave him a tube of paste and saved the poor guy $90. Also, the H100 wasn't even going to fit in his case (Antec 300). So I saved him the hassle of going home with a product that costs way too much and wont even work.
Well the Best Buy employee was like, "Dude, you don't work here, you can't tell people what they should buy." to which I replied, "Well apparently you can't either because that wasn't going to work and if you knew anything about computers you would know this H100 is massive and needs a 240mm rad mount, I saved that guy time and money, he will probably come back to this store some day without a bad taste in his mouth from the time you screwed him over." Then I forget what we said next but it got ugly and a couple employees escorted me out.
Bottomline, your coworkers need to step their game up or just stay in the nintendo section.