Worst Company In America "Sweet 16": Best Buy VS Diebold


Here’s your third “Sweet 16” match-up: #5 Best Buy VS #12 Diebold.

Here’s what some of you had to say about these two companies:

Best Buy:
“I haven’t shopped at a Best Buy since 2002, and I won’t ever shop at a Best Buy again. Period.”

“Haven’t been to a Best Buy since they sold me a defective LG cell phone that had been recalled prior to my purchase, then wouldn’t refund my money because I tried to return it beyond the 14 day window and I hadn’t purchased the protection plan.

Me: “Why did you sell me a phone that was recalled? Aren’t you supposed to take them off the shelves when you get a recall notice?”

Manager: “That’s why we offer everyone the protection plan.”

Me: “???”

“If Best Buy doesn’t win it all, the system needs to be reviewed.”

“The only reason Best Buy is still in business is that people are born faster than the company can create disgruntled ex-customers.”

Diebold:
“When the CEO says he is, “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year” during the 2004 election and the senior executives Diebold were active fundraisers for Bush, that’s a bad sign. I understand the executives as a person v. as representative of a company distinction. But at a certain point, it raises questions related to impartiality.”

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2008 series. The companies nominated for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on at consumerist.com/tag/worst-company-in-america.