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Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
*NOT FAKE:
my friend has some nudie pictures of her on her computer....
a guy who worked there made a fake facebook/myspace profile in her name and put the pictures all over the net... and invited her FB/MS friends to it.....
...lawsuit pending...
You can't make generalization of thousands of people over a handful of cases. Sorry, but some people are *******s, thats the way the world is.
    
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Geek Squad has super inflated prices and take advantage of people who arent as experienced with computer service. they charge like $89 to put in a video card.... What is that 15minutes of work?? "John Does Computer Store" probably charges $50 for any repair and will install a card for free if you buy it from him, but Best Buy is running these honest shops out of business. They sell 1gig of PC3200 for $129...sad
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I have a hell of a story about GeekSquad.
I had trouble with my old Dell, before I learned how to do my own builds. I dropped my Dimension 8400 of on a Friday afternoon with no video. I could hear the hd going throught the routine like it was booting, but still no video. I was told that I would be contacted within a few days, because it was when Vista had come out and they were having a million driver issues. Understandable for sure.
The following Friday I gave a call to see how the progress was coming along. (Mind you I waited a full week) before I called.
I was told that it would be "on the bench" soon and that I would get a call back before the end of the night. No call. No word.
I figured they don't work weekends and probably just caught a snag or something, so I decided to not call back untill Tuesday. Tuesday I called and the same guy told me the same thing- "It will be back on the bench soon and I'll call you.
Wednesday I went to the store to see what the hell was going on. I have been more patient than anyone I have ever seen in this situation, but I was afraid that if I got on thier case too much, they would just smoke something in my comp and I couldn't prove it anyway. I demamnded my computer back and upon recieving it, they told me that it was my mobo and cpu that were "burned out". That the repairs to fix it would cost more than a new computer. I had enough with Dell and thier outsourced non-English speaking support, and I decided to get a custom. I quickly realized shopping around that I could build one cheaper and more powerful than any cookie cutter rig, so I got to work.
Anyway, during my build, I made some friends at a local tech shop and I gave the one guy my old mobo and cpu for parts. You guessed it, they worked flawlessly on the first boot. I had a bad video card the entire time and those sons of *****es mad me trash my computer for NOTHING. It wasn't the XPS or anything, but it was my only damn computer I could afford at the time.
Best buy will never again get a single dollar of my money and I advocate strongly against the GeekSquad. I get a lot of questions from friends and co-workers about thier computers because I have a pretty good understanding of most things. I tell all of them, Do not trust the geek squad.


Thanks for letting me rant. There is and upside though. If they never did that, I would proably still be playing games at low resolution on that old p.o.s. Dell.
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post #64 of 73
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
I have a hell of a story about GeekSquad.
I had trouble with my old Dell, before I learned how to do my own builds. I dropped my Dimension 8400 of on a Friday afternoon with no video. I could hear the hd going throught the routine like it was booting, but still no video. I was told that I would be contacted within a few days, because it was when Vista had come out and they were having a million driver issues. Understandable for sure.
The following Friday I gave a call to see how the progress was coming along. (Mind you I waited a full week) before I called.
I was told that it would be "on the bench" soon and that I would get a call back before the end of the night. No call. No word.
I figured they don't work weekends and probably just caught a snag or something, so I decided to not call back untill Tuesday. Tuesday I called and the same guy told me the same thing- "It will be back on the bench soon and I'll call you.
Wednesday I went to the store to see what the hell was going on. I have been more patient than anyone I have ever seen in this situation, but I was afraid that if I got on thier case too much, they would just smoke something in my comp and I couldn't prove it anyway. I demamnded my computer back and upon recieving it, they told me that it was my mobo and cpu that were "burned out". That the repairs to fix it would cost more than a new computer. I had enough with Dell and thier outsourced non-English speaking support, and I decided to get a custom. I quickly realized shopping around that I could build one cheaper and more powerful than any cookie cutter rig, so I got to work.
Anyway, during my build, I made some friends at a local tech shop and I gave the one guy my old mobo and cpu for parts. You guessed it, they worked flawlessly on the first boot. I had a bad video card the entire time and those sons of *****es mad me trash my computer for NOTHING. It wasn't the XPS or anything, but it was my only damn computer I could afford at the time.
Best buy will never again get a single dollar of my money and I advocate strongly against the GeekSquad. I get a lot of questions from friends and co-workers about thier computers because I have a pretty good understanding of most things. I tell all of them, Do not trust the geek squad.


Thanks for letting me rant. There is and upside though. If they never did that, I would proably still be playing games at low resolution on that old p.o.s. Dell.
Damn, I'd jump over the counter and /kill everyone one of them.

Freaking, they charged us $200 to set up wireless internet. My dad refused to pay. They unhooked the setup and left. I sat there for 10 minutes and got it working...
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post #65 of 73
I'd install BSD on my PC, lock up the file permissions, and then hand them the pc with a terminal showing, and tell them to install Xorg.

"Techs" my ass.
post #66 of 73
Yea I call bull****, those chicks stole the phone and recorded the shower themselves. Also noticed I bet their damn lawyers wrote the paper for them to say whatever cause it sounds like they have no clue what the hell they are reading..

Bah, stupid snobs.
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http://www.clips4geeks.com/geek-squa...ustomers-data/

This is a short video that someone made by putting screen capture software on their computer and then asking GeekSquad to install iTunes. You can see that they snoop around a bit and even copy media before actually doing anything! Just sort of an advisory for you guys to always lock up your files if you're taking it to someone else to help you!
why would u take it in to get itunes Installed? Are they that stupid\\

Sure, you know how to install a fack desktop but you don't know how to install iTunes
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post #68 of 73
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why would u take it in to get itunes Installed? Are they that stupid\\

Sure, you know how to install a fake desktop but you don't know how to install iTunes
it was a set up obviously.
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Bravo to consumer awareness. The more we know the better.
    
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You think people who pay Geek Squad to do stuff are overpaying? My company gets paid $250/hr+ for what usually amounts to obscenely easy fixes. Today I fixed a modem at a Starbucks, took 25 minutes because I had to hold for their HD to test the modem from their end, and they got charged for a minimum of 2 hrs. But when your company(walmart/starbucks/lowes/etc) depends on the equipment, I guess it's worth it.
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