ED Magedson – Founder
Bestbuy - South CarolinaLexington, SC Greenville, SC , South Carolina USA
Bestbuy - South Carolina Advertise (emailed me) $99 Garmin Nuvi 50LM, then "out of stock" & "no internet ordering available". Point? Lexington, SC Greenville, SC South Carolina
I received an email from BestBuy advertising "Huge" Labor Day Sale.
I open email, click on link and shop. I could use a new Garmin.
BestBuy advertise Garmin Nuvi 50LM at $99 for the "Huge 4-Day Sale".
I add to my shopping cart to order online at the $99 price.
At Checkout, my screen reads "NOT AVAILABLE TO ONLINE ORDERING."
Disappointed, I look up the number for my local store. I call them to make sure they have in stock before making the drive.
I wait. No one answers.
I call back. I wait. No answer.
I call a 3rd time and instead of pressing the number for "Check Store Pricing and Availability", I press the number for the Geek Squad, hoping to talk to a live person.
Geek Squad girl is nice. I have SKU number ready and ask if it is in stock. No, she answers, none in stock.
I ask that one be ordered for me at sale price. Can't do it. I ask if there are any available anywhere near me.
Yes, there is 1 left in stock in Greenville (nearly 2 hours away). I ask for item to be shipped to my store for pickup. Can't do it. I ask if she can call and ask Greenville BestBuy to hold it for me so I can arrange for someone pick it up before closing time today. Can't do it. They can't hold things.
I ask for the Greenville store telephone number and call it. Their computer says they have 1 in stock.
Girl will check the shelves to make sure computer is correct before I arrange for to pick up.
Nope, none in stock. Out of luck. I ask to speak to manager to ask for rain check.
I am transferred to a kid who tells me he doesn't know how to issue a rain check, but even if he did, "they might never get any more of those in stock." I ask if he can email me a rain check since I'm a Best
Buy Rewards Member. He checks with manager and tells me I will have to come in to store (across town) to get a paper rain check for an item that they may never have again. I ask who to see when I come in.
He's not sure, but says "If you just go to Customer Service, someone should be able to help you." Ya think??
I ordered it from Amazon instead. REGULAR price on Amazon was only $13 more, and Amazon has never let me down. Ever.
An hour of my time I'll never get back. Future sale emails from Bestbuy are now redirected to "JUNK." Lesson learned.
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