Reader James is upset. His TV is broken and Geek Squad can’t fix it. He bought the TV and Best Buy’s performance service plan — which hypothetically should replace his TV in the event that it cannot be repaired. Now, after 2 months, 27 days, a botched repair job and 6 unreturned phone calls, James is annoyed. He’s launched an Executive Email Carpet Bomb on Best Buy and CC’d us. The best part comes near the end of the letter, when Best Buy calls James to ask if he was satisfied with a Geek Squad appointment that had never even happened…
James says (to Best Buy):
Finally, on NOVEMBER 12th, I received a message from the Geek Squad asking if the service call that took place on November 5th had gone satisfactorily. This was news to me as I had never been informed that anyone had tried to come to take a look at my TV. I didn’t receive a phone call before November 5th to schedule the appointment. I didn’t receive a call on November 5th to tell me a tech would be coming at some point during the day. I didn’t receive a call after November 5th to tell me that I had missed an appointment.
As of today, November 19, 2008, I have no idea where else to turn for help but it has now been almost 3 months since I first called in for assistance. In that time, I have been left with a TV that works WORSE than when I first called and have been left waiting for a phone call that never came SIX TIMES. In your latest press release, you said that “we [Best Buy] continue to see improvements in employee turnover, customer satisfaction and market share”. If this is the type of service that you are offering, I cannot imagine how the second and third of those three could possibly be true.
Oh, that’s harsh, quoting the press release. We hope your EECB is successful, James. If it isn’t, you can always try small claims court!
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