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So I stop by BestBuy today on the way home from school, and buy a harness adapter kit to put the new Sony HU into my 2000 Alero. Get home, wire it up, go to install it, doesnt fit.
So I look on Metra's site, it calls out a P/N 70-2001. I look at the package from Best Buy, it's a 70-2003 :uh:
They did this to me with my old Ford Explorer as well.

Just ranting.

Anyone else have any chain store war stories?
 

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when i first got into caraudio, i would go different places to listen to different HU's, components, coaxils, subwoofers, etc... i went to, of course, bestbuy and the only thing that was working out of this HUGE WALL of car audio shit was 1 pioneer headunit and 1 dual headunit (i didnt even know they made HU's)... and of course some 6x8's from a company i cant remember...it was a waste of gas...i went there the other day just so i can fuck with that new pioneer HU, i start talking to the guy in that department, he didnt know WHAT THE FUCK RMS was, ohm load was, or anything... he says "thats for the installers to know, not me"...im like "well what if you sell someone 2 SVC 2ohm subs and an amp thats stable at 2ohms...he's like, "they'll take it to the installer and get it installed"...

alot of them there dont know shit, i do believe that a handful do know someshit, but alot dont...

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I must be one of the few that has good instalers at my local bestbuy, there are 3 guys who work there who do some awesome work, one is an old guy who has been doing it for 20 years.
 
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I fucking hate Best Buy.


I went and bought an Alpine from there, ON A SUNDAY, and it was on impulse to buy.


Anyway, its the one with the silicone soft touch buttons on the bottom. I put it in my glasshouse, to make the story short, the face dont work worth a damn. Now they tell me I need to send it back to repair, I said "I didnt buy a repaired radio" blah blah blah.



well, one manager finally helped me, along with a geek squad guy, the manager said he actually had some problems with the same radio, he said "let me send it off for repair" then he explained "its just a formality, they always make us send it off, but once its in repair, if its a short, they wont fix it, but they will authorize a replacement for a different unit"


i wont buy shit there again, hell i was gonna throw the radio away, but like my wife said "thats like throwing 400 bux in the trash"

sometimes though, $400 aint worth the fucking headache. :angry: :angry: :angry:
 

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i feel you fuck best buy. i use to work there in the car audio department and hated it. i would always have to go to the install bay and help the installers cuz they didnt know shit. about a month after i started working there they changed the way the store was ran. motherfuckers would be in car audio one day and the next day could be in appliances. i dont know shit about that shit. they would make us work in home theatre, appliances and car audio and called it home essentials :uh: instead of keeping the specialist in their areas. FUCK BEST BUY.
 

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best buy is ok by me, i went there witha freind and got an amp, well they had to put it on order, so i paid for it and they ordered it and calld me 2 days later, i went picked it up and then 3 days after that they called me and said my amp is ready so i went pciked it up and returned it for the NON sale price so best buy payed me about $15 to take a brand new amp.

i also did this once i had a radio that got stolen but i had the 3 year replacment plan, i got a broken one off ebay for $35 shipped and returned it to them basically i only had to pay the $35 and got a brand new headunit
 

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Originally posted by BuThatsaCHRYSLER@Sep 8 2005, 10:41 PM~3779558
best buy is ok by me, i went there witha freind and got an amp, well they had to put it on order, so i paid for it and they ordered it and calld me 2 days later, i went picked it up and then 3 days after that they called me and said my amp is ready so i went pciked it up and returned it for the NON sale price so best buy payed me about $15 to take a brand new amp.

i also did this once i had a radio that got stolen but i had the 3 year replacment plan, i got a broken one off ebay for $35 shipped and returned it to them basically i only had to pay the $35 and got a brand new headunit
imma hustla, imma imma hustla homie...

imma hustla, you could you could ask bestbuy about me...
 

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ive never had a problem with best buy, ive bought 1 pioneer head unit there, and 2 sets of 6x8's for my truck. the people in the audio section ARE idiots though.
 

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I bought a really basic Sony head unit for a comp I had one weekend, and the damn thing put out a ton of noise thru the RCA's. I took it in the back to the installers and proved it to them on one of their OWN cars that the head unit had a noise problem. Opened up 3 more new boxes of head units and they all had the problem - a factory defect. Then they offered to sell me a warranty on the head unit, then when they realized that it was a factory defect and didnt want to pay for it, they tried to give me my money back on the warranty! If you dont realize it, thats basically fraud,....not honoring warranties is a no-no (and the state of Ohio is now suing best buy for this exact thing, in a class action lawsuit started by the Attorney General for explicit warranty fraud).

Needeless to say, I was pissed, and when the smug smartass 5'2" manager smarted off to me (im 6'2" and angry), ......lets just say the cops were called, "assault" was mentioned, and lets just leave it at that :uh: :angry: :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by USMC_DevilDawg@Sep 10 2005, 11:24 AM~3787841
they'll hook up a full system in my sister's Alero, but throw a Freightliner in front of them and they scratch they heads and look at me like "you want us to do WHAT"????
you actually took it to em? lol. probably wouldn't even fit in the bay!
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Sep 10 2005, 11:27 AM~3787847
you actually took it to em? lol. probably wouldn't even fit in the bay!
down in Chatt the truck would fit in, but they wouldnt even do the work. I wanted to whoop someone's ass :angry:
 

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Originally posted by USMC_DevilDawg@Sep 10 2005, 01:13 PM~3787967
down in Chatt the truck would fit in, but they wouldnt even do the work. I wanted to whoop someone's ass :angry:
i woulda hooked that shit up if i were them... and every now and then, whip out my sanyo MM8300 and record the installs essential components...

-qs
 
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