An LA resident reports he was verbally threatened and banned from Circuit City after insisting that the store honor its car audio installation guarantee. [Atwater Village Newbie]

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  1. ideagirl says:

    Wow. Just…wow.

  2. dollywould says:

    He doesn’t live in Burbank. (:

  3. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    This is kinda fluff. We have no idea if this guy went into the CC store drunk or just acting like an asshole. Almost Yellow Journalism?

  4. scoobydoo says:

    @Jaysyn: It doesn’t matter whether he was drunk, smelly or just annoying.

    Telling a customer to “get the fuck out of my store” should never come out of the mouth of anyone working there.

  5. chipslave says:

    Sounds like a mixed blessing to me…

  6. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    @scoobydoo:

    Still fluff.

  7. tadowguy says:

    Was this in Beautiful Downtown Burbank?

  8. Indecision says:

    @scoobydoo: In these sort of accounts, people will always try to make themselves look better than they really are, and make their “enemy” look worse. I’ve personally witnessed people tell outright lies to police officers to make themselves look better, even when they weren’t facing a ticket or arrest.

    I am willing to believe that this guy went to a Circuit City with an installation problem, then something happened, and then he got banned. The details deserve to be taken with a grain — no, a whole shaker — of salt.

    (If I were a betting man, I’d be willing to bet that security tapes would show this guy being the aggressor. But, we’ll probably never know.)

  9. coan_net says:

    To me, it looks like there is A LOT missing from the story – such as how the customer asked for repairs and such. I mean leaving out certain information makes the store look really bad.

    For example – did this customer come in carrying a baseball bat threating to destroy everything in the story if his speakers were not replaced and refunded? I mean I could see something like that causing a store employee to get enraged back at the customer.

    Just too little information to judge Circuit City Bad with this story.

  10. Crazytree says:

    Circuit City Burbank
    (818) 558-1172

    This is a news site[?], would it be so difficult to call and ask for comment before posting a one-sided story like this?

    If true, the customer should sue the manager personally and Circuit City for assault, or some sort of emotional distress claim.

    If false, this story shouldn’t be here on this website.

  11. lotides says:

    Wow. You guys are just assholes. This site is constantly filled with “blame the victim” mentality now. Get over yourselves. It’s a short posting to a linked site. There are no updates yet. We all have questions and very little information but you idiots need to quit making up your minds before you get the information.

  12. heypal says:

    I live in Atwater Village. It is such an intrinsically awesome neighborhood that I have a hard time believing anything bad about someone else who chooses to live there. I’ve also been inside that Circuit City and had enough trouble getting help choosing my television on a day which was not particularly busy that I left and got my TV elsewhere. For a better price. And did I mention that Atwater Village is awesome?

  13. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    @lotides:

    Not at all, I’m mostly miffed because this is a fluff story with no information or corroboration at all.

  14. FF_Mac says:

    @lotides: As you say, quit making up your mind before you get all the facts. I’m reserving my “Circuit City is the anti-christ” diatribe until I find out if the “victim” was asking for it or not.
    Believe it or not, there are some attention whores out there who bait people and businesses looking for a confrontation to be outraged over. This can often be seen by observing “investigative journalism” during sweeps week.
    Until we can see from impartial and undisputed facts that this individual is a victim of a large, heartless corporate stooge, I’ll agree with Jaysyn when he wants to know if the guy was a drunken moron.

  15. Bruce Bayliss says:

    Read the guy’s blog.

    Doesn’t sound like manic ranting to me….