Best Buy Enjoyed By Man

Man goes to Best Buy. Has pleasant time. Universe implodes. Again.

You may want to check and see if the ocean’s are boiling or the moon’s turned to blood, but I just had a really good experience at Best Buy…

Read more of this farce of a real-life fairy tale, after the jump…

Dan writes:

    “On Saturday, I treated myself to the finest camcorder less than $400 can buy. Huzzah! Boring home movies to foist upon my friends, here I come.

    After a weekend of playing with the camcorder, yesterday, almost inevitably, one of those periodic save-ten-percent coupons showed up in my mailbox. I figured, bully for me. Maybe if I sacrificed a goat to appease the Best Buy gods and showed up at the store with my coupon and receipt, they’d refund the difference. It was worth a try, anyway.

    The only problem was that my receipt was nowhere to be found. It wasn’t in the box, it wasn’t in my trashcan (a fact I spent 30 minutes verifying), it wasn’t in my car. I even checked my refrigerator to see if maybe it got mixed in with my Indian leftovers. Nothing.

    Figuring all hope was lost, I turned to Plan B: groveling. I took the camcorder box in the store along with my coupons and explained the situation to the customer service rep. Not only did he print me out a new receipt (which I may be able to use as a tax write-off), he also honored the coupon, saving me in the end about fifty bucks.

    I don’t know if I got a particularly helpful clerk or what, but in the process of helping me out, they earned my continued devotion.

    -Albany Dan”


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  1. limiter says:

    I don’t believe it. Liar liar pants on fire! Best Buy would never do that unless they put out a hit on Dan (with specific instructions to use his new camcorder for the final fatal blow). Anyone check and see if he is dead?

  2. non-meat-stick says:

    the man is obviously delusional…

  3. salehdidit says:

    how can 10% off a sub-400 item lead to $50 savings?

  4. greghard says:

    “how can 10% off a sub-400 item lead to $50 savings?”

    That’s the NEW math.

  5. dukerayburn says:

    I just had a similar experience the other day at the ol’ big yellow tag. I purchased a router which I in the end didn’t need, but had misplaced the receipt. I took it back to the store with the card that purchased it and threw myself at the mercy of the returns clerk. But she was able to print up a new receipt in a jiffy and get my money back to me right away. I was…enjoyably surprised.