Best Buy Sold ‘Destroyed’ Hard Drive at Flea Market

Maybe the Geek Squad’s pocket protectors are strapped on too tight.

An Ohio couple had their PC repaired by Best Buy and was told their old hard drive would be drilled with holes and rendered useless. Instead, a few months later, a man called up and said, “My name is Ed. I just bought your hard drive for $25 at a flea market in Chicago.”

The man was able to contact the couple through the info on the drive, including SSNs, bank statements and investment records.

In response, Best Buy said, “”Our company values and places the utmost importance on maintaining the privacy of our customers. We will fully investigate these allegations.”

Couple’s Supposedly Destroyed Hard Drive Purchased In Chicago” [Channel5Cincinnati via BoingBoing]