When I was in kindergarten, my mom would sometimes pin a note for my teacher on my shirt. An Illinois Best Buy has apparently brought her on in a consulting capacity, given the condescending receipt-check policy Kim spotted there.
I’ve been to the Best Buy in [redacted], Illinois twice in the past two weeks and each time there was a new twist on the sales transaction: the cashier held up the receipt, folded it in half lengthwise, and cheerily told me to keep the receipt in my hand so that they could check it at the door.
I’m guessing that Best Buy corporate has read Consumerist stories about people who are ill-inclined to dig through their pockets or purse for a receipt, and this is their way of “helping.”
I happen to really like this particular store location, as I’ve found the sales staff to be very knowledgable and helpful. It’s too bad that the last two minutes spent in the store are such a turn-off.
The next step will surely be temporary receipt tattoos the check-out dude will apply to your forearm before he sends you on your way.