Best Buy Proudly Offers Yet Another Fictional Service

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r7mr7m

I think that I should post an ad on craigslist saying that I will sync 3d glasses for half what best buy charges.

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DogPatch1149

They actually mean they'll sync your eyes to your glasses.

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Caboose

 But they'll need the MAC address of your eyes to pair it with the IP address of the glasses.

 

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Raistline

They are charging you to set up your TV and connect you Blu-Ray player to your wireless network. This has always been a service that they charged for the same price. Now they are just adding the service of synching your 3D Glasses to your TV as well. Yes it is not truly a bonus as they are just powering the glasses on. But it is not an additional charge.

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Caboose

 Maybe they could also install the games to my PS3's hard drive while they're at it! Or configure the button mapping on my controller for optimal gameplay!

I know, they can tweak my mouse buttons so that they click better!!

 

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Caboose

WOW...

So, I should be happy that Worst Try offers the option to have them "sync" the 3D glasses to the TV. Install my games on to the console, and sell me pre-optimized computers where nothing substantial is done at all. 

 The issue is when they offer a service that is just a money grab and offers nothing of benifet to the customer/user.

the 3D glasses do NOT need to be synced with anything. They do NOT need to install console games (if the game supports it, it tells you when it's first launched, automatically, and it's pretty simple to hit 'X' or 'A' (depending on system). And they sure as hell don't need to do any sort of "optimizing" of PC's unless the customer asks for it. And if they do ask for it, the customer should get more than just a couple icons removed, and the machine registered to "user".

The fact is that Worst Try does what they can to get as much money from the customer, while lieing through their teeth about it. "Yes! We need to um.. ensure that the MAC address of Halo 3 is registered with the uh... WPA key on your 360 so that it can properly get an IP address from your TV and you can play your game.". And you know what, there are far too many customers out there who will think that what they're being told is the truth and accept it anyway! I've stopped a few sales people before as they try and lie to a customer and make them pay for something that they don't need or is useless to them!

If you think it's a great service, then use it. But the rest of us can't be swindled by these con artists!

 -= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Biceps

Cause they suck and you know it.

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Biceps

I am insinuating... uh, no, I am saying that you are making no sense, and are defending a company based on merits it actually doesn't possess.  And, if you were, in fact, a Best Buy executive (haha) the shoe would fit. 

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admobadmo

That reminds me, I need to get my windshield wipers rotated! I think Wal-mart might have a spring break discount for that. And I'll have them top up the spark plug fluid and change out the battery filter while they're at it.

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sysanalyst63

  ...  to grease your muffler bearings and change out your headlight coolant while you're at it.

 

   "I was pondering the immortal words of Socrates, who said:  "I drank *WHAT?!"..."

                     - Chris Knight  (Main Character in the movie REAL GENIUS)

 

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bubbaxr7

Actually there is a 3D glasses that sync to your tv:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+Battery-Operated+3D+Glasses+for+Select+Samsung+HDTVs+and+Blu-ray+Players+%28Pair%29/9825163.p?skuId=9825163&id=1218178656775

There called shutter glasses, and I would assume that is what they are talking about in that ad. 

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Trooper_One

Best Buy: Offering Nothing for Something (e.g. Your $$$)

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fotochopp

STOP using this stupid line as an excuse!  Its a known fact EVERYONE needs money for something... and that line has nothing to do with the arguement that what was being shown/displayed as a service is a lie and/or an excuse to take pure advantage of an unknowning customer or future customer.   I shop at Best Buy all the time, but I have noticed in the first quarter this year I have never been more discussed with their instore service practices.  Either its the staff that not educated enough about a product or they expect you to believe what they tell you when you ask them a question.

 And to the person that posted the supposed 'manual'...  if i had the manual and its giving me step throughs, why would i need to pay to have it synched?  This is just like what they did back in the day when wireless routers first came out...

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Dexter243

Nutcracklng snack

i feal so sory for the BB customers 

thay have to walk in to the store and place there trust in the hands of BB 

workers 

 

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Danthrax66

quit defending those assholes.

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Cruzg10

Anyone want to buy magic beans?? If you got the money to spend on fake services for your 3d viewing experience i got some magic beans to make the experience even better.

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CentiZen

Man, I was having such a trouble figuring out why my new 3d glasses were not showing all my movies and tv shows in 3d when I put them on, I guess they just need to be synced! 

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winmaster

Next thing you know, they'll be saying that they can overclock your 3D glasses. 

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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Mark17

I got my 3d glasses overclocked to 3.6d. They do run a little hot though, so I had to buy a water cooler and strap it to my head.

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Scootiep

Damn, wish I'd thought of going the liquid cooling route first too. I tried aa air cooled setup but I mounted the fan backwards and it got tangled in my hair. Had to shave off my mullet. /cry

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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Sebie Kay

After overclocking my 3d glasses, my eyes kept glazing over with a BSOD.  My mom would have to come downstairs and lift my left hand, pinch my nose, and kick me in the shin while my brain-sync chip rebooted itself.

I had to install a new fan/heatsink combo onto the brain-sync chip in my head to keep them from over heating, but I still got the same issue:  eyes glazed over with a BSOD.  I finally realized that I didn't apply enough thermal past between said heat sink and the back of my skull.  After correcting that issue, and several trips over to a questionable Asian hospital for brain surgery (the first one failed.  had to replace my cerrebelum after that one!), I'm running good as new!

Oh well.  I should have listened to best buy and bought their services to sync 3d glasses, right?!

Good thing the extended warranty covered everthing that went wrong! (NOT!)

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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bigkahuna

as long as idiots don't mind paying for fake services like these, there will be stores selling fake services like this, it's just that BB is getting very good at that.

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RtDK

After reading this, why would those with a choice bother to do business with such a dishonest organization? I say that because the only alternatives for tech around here are Wal-Mart and the scattered office warehouses. Anymore I do most of my shopping for IT at Newegg. And best of all, if you don't know what you're doing, you can always browse to a forum (such as MaxPC's own, for instance) and ask for advice.

The only disadvantage to this practice I see is that you can't get hands-on with the product you intend to purchase. (I suppose that's ONE use that Best Buy has.)

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Jeffredo

I just walk around like I know what I want and where I'm going to try to keep the sales associates at bay.  Most of them don't know their right from their left (and were just happy they got a job there instead of the discount stores they applied to).

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Pinkyblister

If they start offering automobile service-watch out.  They may offer to change the oil in your muffler or rotate your windshield wipers!

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mls067

every spring you need to change the air in your tires from winter air to summer air so you don't have a blowout. ;-)

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TechJunkie

They might even offer to top off your turn signal fluid for free!

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Caboose

 In the aviation industry, we offer dual-blade, tri-blade and quad-blade propwash! (anyone here who's a pilot knows what propwash is). At the FBO that I worked at, if we had a new guy, we'd have him/her go over to our competitor and ask for some propwash.

 

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Kermanit

As an optical trade person all i have to say is LOOL

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Keith E. Whisman

Hopefully I'll get a job as a GeekSquad tech in the morning. Wish me luck. Best Buy is in the business to make money and so is everyone else. I mean who needs these extended warranty's that every store sells? So it's a gimmick and I must point out that our system was born from gimmicks.

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Scootiep

And you were apparently born from a complete lack of moral fiber...

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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Keith E. Whisman

perhaps if hired I'll bring some honor and respect to GS. 

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Biceps

Yet further evidence that some people really have no problem being total D-bags.  Enough said.

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Nightwing94

Figures they would do this. I have hear nothing but terrible things about that service.

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bigrigross1989

Checking the air pressure and stuff can be actually done.  There is no syncing to be done with 3d glasses.  And if someone was to read that (mainly non-technical people) they would probably get the service because they think they cant do it on there own.  Its false advertisement.  

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Danthrax66

this blatant lie should be reported to the bbb. Micro Center take advantage of their idiocracy and expand to where I live :)

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gendoikari1

So if the 3D glasses have IP addresses, then would hacking them be even more stupid than the idiot in corporate who thought this up?

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DanDog

Nice rig, I'm still rocking with a Althlon X2 4400+, but I have a pretty good GPU. I plan to upgrade in in June. I guess I'll have to stick with COD 4 untill then. ~Lt. Dan~

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