Target Advertises Cheap In-Store Hard Drive Online, 'Varies' Price At Stores

Target Advertises Cheap In-Store Hard Drive Online, 'Varies' Price At Stores

Silly Jeremy, thinking he can use an online Target ad for an in-store only price to gauge the actual price of an item at his neighborhood Target.

HP Overdrafts Your Checking Account After 4-Day-Old Laptop Breaks

HP Overdrafts Your Checking Account After 4-Day-Old Laptop Breaks

The hard drive of Chris’s HP laptop failed within its warranty period. Technically, it was four days after he bought the brand-new computer, but who’s counting?

Best Buy Sells 9-Year-Old Discontinued Hard Drive As Brand New Western Digital, Refuses Refund

Best Buy Sells 9-Year-Old Discontinued Hard Drive As Brand New Western Digital, Refuses Refund

Jon spent $250 on a Western Digital VelociRaptor but what he received from Best Buy was a Quantum Fireball, a discontinued hard drive that hasn’t been sold for nine years. Best Buy, of course, took no responsibility for the odd swap, and said that Western Digital must have accidentally sold a competitor’s discontinued drive. Western Digital, of course, said that a Best Buy employee stole Jon’s hard drive. We’ve seen this happen before with Best Buy, and Jon has made it clear that he knows how to bite back…

Deja Vu: Geek Squad Gives Elderly Couple’s Hard Drive to Flea Market

For some reason, we never really pieced it together when we posted about Best Buy’s gremlin-like pilfering of a reader hard drive chock full of personal information, but we’ve previously reported on Best Buy’s practice of selling these reclaimed hard drives.

Another Wipe Your Hard Drive Parable

Another Wipe Your Hard Drive Parable

To tell this story, I need to point out that, when I was a bachelor, I sometimes went to various web sites to satisfy my more elicit and transient urges. Probably nuff said, unless any of our sexy single female readers want to email me requesting a more vivid description.