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Ask a current best buy employee anything.

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Ask a current best buy employee anything.
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>>586169285
What's done with shit that gets refurbished?
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>>586169442
well we don't sell refurbished too often in the store. Usually its only on our website or we send it off to a third party vendor to sell it for us. one of the sites are cowboom dot com.
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>>586169285
Did you plan for your future to consist of nothing more than peddling consumer electronics? And how does it make you feel that your little niche you've carved out for yourself is rapidly becoming obsolete?
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>>586169655
considering that its a job just to give me some extra spending money while i finish my degree in something unrelated to retail, it doesn't really bother me. I can't wait until the "career" managers there have to find a better job.
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>>586169655
Maybe I should simplify it for you:

What can I buy at Best Buy that I can't buy on Amazon for less money and more convenience?
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>>586169285
Why does Geek Squad fuck around so much and not get shit done?
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>>586169285
Whats your discount on products?
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>>586169285
Why does best buy solely hire old fucks and douchebags?
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>>586169991
nothing. Only thing we offer is the occasional sale. Best buy isn't made for people like us, its made for people who come in the store asking me why the googles isn't giving them the wifis.

>>586170025
dude..... i don't know. I hate them. I wish I could fuck around and get paid more than I do now. Managers are basically the same thing
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>>586170373
Ok. What degree do you need to have to get into Geek Squad? Would a basic IT Specialist Technician Associate's Degree get me money for sitting on my ass for most of the day?
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>>586170153
We buy things 5% over cost.

basically whatever best buy gets them for we pay 5 percent more. Its cool on cables and shit.

>>586170260
Because they usually are stupid and won't cause trouble for management in terms of challenging them. they're nice and subservient
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Best buy is becoming the new radio shack
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>>586170618
you don't need one lol

Whats sad is, if you have a degree they probably won't hire you because that warrants a bigger paycheck. They just hire sale people. They hire people who know nothing about computers. They hardly fix anything back there, they're a glorified secretary because they send everything out to a warehouse and thats were the real IT specialists are
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>>586170971
I know it is. I can't wait until it goes down.
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>>586171022
Shit, you know what the warehouse pay is like? Because I'd actually like to get shit done and feel productive.
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>>586169285
that gamer's club unlocked program is nice tho.
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>>586171199
Well here in california, its 9.45-12 an hour. minimum wage here is 8 so. apply that to whatever your minimum wage is
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>>586171420
It is. I have it because I bought a ps4 and got it for free. Thats the only reason why i still buy physical copies.
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>>586171533
Less than 8. So shit. I'm not getting decent money. Probably better off working at an ISP.
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>>586171022
>Whats sad is, if you have a degree they probably won't hire you because that warrants a bigger paycheck. They just hire sale people. They hire people who know nothing about computers. They hardly fix anything back there, they're a glorified secretary because they send everything out to a warehouse and thats were the real IT specialists are

that sounds similar as to why they wont hire actual gamers in Gamestop, 9/10 they go for the girl who dont know shit about shit.

why do jobs not hire people who are actually qualified?
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>>586171786
Yeah, and you do WAY too much shit in warehouse. Not worth it.
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>>586172482

Because the corporations still turn a profit. so they don't care
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>>586172482
>why do jobs not hire people who are actually qualified?

they want mindless drones, not people who know more than themselves.
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worked at worst buy 01-02 installing car stereos in MN, 8.25 an hour. nice to see they've kept wages shit too low to live on along with the rest of corporate america.
the day they bankrupt, i'm getting drunk and watching the local BB burn to the ground
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Why does best buy smell so damn good?
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>>586173095
autism detected
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>>586172786
management hates me. I talk a lot of shit towards them but I have great numbers. so they just take it
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>>586173095
that is the smell of the crushed happiness of the employees you sick fuck
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Hey op, you guys fix broken consoles right?
Got an old PS3 with the yellow light
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Wtf gtf out and go back to reddit faggot
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>>586173389
nope.
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>>586173718
Shit, thought you guys did
Thanks doe op
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why are is the sales floor always such cunts to the warehouse people
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>>586174240
not all of them
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why are there always employees standing around and just sitting in the back?
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>>586175306
because were human and need time to decompress from talking to dipshit customers
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>>586171533
Minimum wage here is 9 you dingus.
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>>586174240
this is so fucking true

>work at futureshop (basically fucking bestbuy)
>merchandiser
>have to ask sales fags for keys to put laptops away
>ask this smug apples sales prick for his keys to put away mac's
>he gives me his car keys (didn't know, he had a fuck ton of keys on the ring)
>fumble with the keys trying to unlock the storage
>him and his buddies start laughing
>go up to him and ask what the fuck
>he tells me
>proceed to throw his keys across the store

quit a few days later, place was trash
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>>586175670
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>>586169285
Do you guys have major discounts, or discounts you give to yourselves when buying shit.
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>>586176688
nah just the one I said earlier in the thread. If we give ourselves discounts then we get fired.
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>>586169285
alex, pls
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>>586169285
Is it easy to steal shit? Have you jacked some shot before? What's the 411 on this
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>>586169285
why aren't you getting us amiibos? 2 y so selfish?
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>>586178017
I haven't stolen anything myself, but if you steal something, we legally can't stop you. If we touch you trying to stop you we can get fired.
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>>586178321
so basically pick a day Loss Prevention isint there?
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>>586178321
My god. There's no security really. You could just bolt, but you'd probably be caught be authorities really quickly.
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>>586178473
LP is just a glorified greeter. Just a deterrent. But LP can't physically stop you. if LP does, they get fired.
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>>586178520
Nah, cops are too busy dealing with actual crimes where people's lives are in danger. they don't care about people stealing plastic
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Do you know if someone would be able to exchange a gaming headset with the detachable mic missing, for a new one with the 2 year warranty that you can get? Have everything including packaging except the mic.
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>>586178677
you sure man? I used to work at a Smith's and we had an LP guy straight up takle some kid stealing electronics, Im sure he still works there..
I guess its company dependant...
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>>586169285
i applied for an advanced repair agent job. i had an interview like a month ago, and it went really well imo. both of the interviewers liked me, laughed, overall a positive experience. i was sent an email two days later letting me know i was not chosen for the position.

i was both qualified and had a good interview - what happened?
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>>586178946
usually no, but since its the holidays they have a lot of seasonal employees that don't know shit because best buy doesn't train employees so you should get away with it
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>>586179022
positive, I knew a guy who tackled someone and that same person sued the store. and then a few months later another LP got punched. Mind you, he didn't fight back, but an LP that got punched, got fired.
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>>586179153
america. that, or they already had someone in mind and your interiview was just a formality
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do you guys have a district manager or something, like the store manager's boss, come over and visit a lot?
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>>586179404
so what is their purpose even?
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>>586179512
sucks. i was very well qualified for that position. they kept implying i'd be doing a shitload of sales work, so i already made a decision that i wasn't going to go back for the second interview even if i got it.
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>>586179708
sometimes. Im always super rude to them
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>>586179792
to greet you. and........yup.
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>>586179216
So usually they would open the box and check the stuff? Cause some of the volume box buttons have some of the paint chipped off. Its a small amount would that also make it less likely to get it exchanged usually? I'm exchanging it for blown out speakers which the warranty covers. Thanks for the answer
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Where is the pay phone?
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>>586180839
you should be ok. Try to get someone who has the new employee face.
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>>586181056
outside. buy a smart phone
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quit your job op, i worked at best buy once, fuck that shit
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what's your current renew blue score
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>>586181256
Im going to once I graduate.

two more semesters
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>>586181260
I don't care. It doesn't contribute to my paycheck. only my managers paycheck. so who cares.
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>>586171022
How might I become an IT specilast? I'm Getting my Cisco and A+ Certifications this spring
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>>586170971
at least fucking radio shack has a shit ton of useful small electronics parts. We don't shit at my store except brand new big ticket items and shitty overpriced insignia cables
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>>586170260
Because they accept the lowest wages.
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>>586171533
nah man minimum is 9 here. I started when it was 8 and was make 9.25. but now i only fucking make 9.50. there's niggas I know at Jack in the Box making more than me
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>>586181995
Lost my business the moment your franchise stopped carrying PC parts. Now there's a whopping 2 HDD's that are actually worth a shit and almost nothing for tower components.
>Don't even get me started on the GPU's.
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>>586173368
my store smells like mexicans, sweat, and fast food. Everyone here is fat, fucking everyone! I gained fucking 20 pounds since working there since I have to eat like a lard ass to get a decent lunch. Thank god I have a decent amount of gains or I would be a hamplanet
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>>586176249
You sure got him
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>>586174240
I love our warehouse guys. They all bust their asses and still make time to get tvs and random shit we need. Good bunch of niggas
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>>586181640
Go into business for yourself, don't waste time working for a shit company like that.
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>>586179153
Are you white?
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>>586176956
bullshit. im a best buy employee and we get discounts. huge fucking discounts depending on the purchase. shit like computers and tvs won't discount very much because they have low profit margin. but accessories are cake. I bought a $250 pair of headphones for $150 with my employee discount. I mean shit dude there is even an option for employee discount at the register
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>>586169285
why do they hire really dumb girls to work there?
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>>586183377
Ya, it depends on what you buy.
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>>586183377
Our discount is 5 percent above cost dumbass. Thats why your headphones are 150 because best buy probably paid 139 or something for them. And we can't give ourselves discounts that we don't already get.
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>>586183494
cause they're cute
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>>586183637
That's why you get manager override faggish
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>>586169285
>>586169285

Why do you fags act like you are hot shit?
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>>586183749
well then you have cool managers that do that for you then. which they can get fired for if they do it for an employee.
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>>586183838
not everyone. just the career employees do
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>>586183494
see
>>586182084
>>586171022
>>586172786
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>>586175670

>what if I told you, you were the dipshit and the customer was decompressing from you?
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>>586183838
Management who went to school for business administration, and who are too autistic for any real job gravitate towards managing a store like best buy.
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>>586184089
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>>586183114
alrighty then, thanks.

Also, is best buy a good jump point to get into retail, or is there someplace better?
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>>586184089
I would tell you to suck a Mage dick
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>>586184310
Yes
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>>586184089
then i guess you'd be a moron
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>>586184089
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>>586184310
NO. you do not want to get into retail. at least it's better than food.
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>>586184572
That's not what he asked you perpetual faggot
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>>586183926

True, I work for a local competitor. I get geek squad calling me all the time talking shit about how they steal my customers or randomly quizzing me on technology questions.

They never realize I couldn't give less of a fuck
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>>586184271
>>586184332
>>586184467
>>586184515

Getting this butthurt
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>>586169285
What store are you at brother? Store 30 here.
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>>586184718
They call you to te you they stole your customer?
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>>586184895
How many Mage penis can you suckle but for only 17 minutes?
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>>586179153
just to fuck you up/fuck with you
go 'merica
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>>586169285
Why are your wares so over priced? Even online prices are stupidly inflated.
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>>586184956

Yes...

It blows my mind
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>>586185157

Nigga wut?
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Another Best Buy employee here, warehouse guy. Best Buy fucking sucks, but it's better than most jobs around here. Warehouse is better than salesfloor, don't have to deal with customers. Everyone who works in Best Buy is a fucking tard who doesn't know shit about computers. Can confirm.
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>>586185252
I used to work GS, we used to call local repair shops to GIVE them customers because we couldent keep up. I had business cards I'd give some people when my supervisor wasn't around and tell them to go there.
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Also, can confirm absolute lack of security. None whatsoever. Blurry cameras that record onto shitty harddrives that you have to sit in front of and REWIND for hours to see anything. Then the security guy takes a picture OF THE SCREEN WITH HIS FUCKING PHONE, emails it to himself, then prints it on a fucking inkjet printer in the store. I'm fuckign serious. Can also confirm, they are not allowed to touch anyone who steals. You can walk out with two ps4s in your hand and they can't touch you. It's fucking retarded.
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>be 17 (year ago)
>build computer
>aww yeah nigger
>3500k cpu
>brettu gud motherboard
>move, gets tossed around
>open box when in new province to find fan pulled right off with the case open, probably ripped the cpu out of the socket..-ouch..
take to Future Shop
>its free bro, yeah we'll check it out for you
>k thx.
>come back 2 weeks later
>lol we dumb we dunno what wrong but $50 would be cool
>nahh lemme see your manager
>oh sorry sir, we wont charge you.. here you are
>come out with a shitty gpu that they forgot to uninstall before giving to me
>lol
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>>586185658

GS keeps me in business. Hopefully your GS is better than the one around here because I am constantly fixing their fuck ups.
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>>586169285
Ok OP tell me the best way to steal shit and not get caught
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>>586185940
Read the thread faggot
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i worked for worst buy around the time they picked up the geek squad to "integrate it into best buy service."
prior to them buying it, the geek squad was actually one of the most skilled and reliable computer repair groups.. but worst buy, they ruin everything good.
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>>586186116
OP, is your OMS consistently crashing and locking you out when you're making orders?
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Here is how to steal from Best Buy:

Walk in
pick something up
leave
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do u get drug tested
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FUCK OMS!!! FUCK RSS!!! FUCK ETK!!!
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>>586186624
Depends on state laws I think. Typically you're tested before they hire you. Some stores around the district randomly test twice a year and some don't test at all. My store has never tested anyone after the initial one.
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>>586185926
Good. You're the hero they deserve. Not all GS agents are assholes, just the ones you talk to.
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>>586186982
If your talking to them, that usually indicates they don't know how to fix shit b
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>>586169442
>>586169640
Everything that gets refurbished goes back to the shelf as Open-Box.
It's probably about 60% of my store's Open-Box items honestly. I'd imagine about the same amount at every store...
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>work at best buy mobile SAS
>feel superior to big box stores
>don't give a fuck
How does it feel to be a shit?
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>>586186116
Not as descriptive as ide hope
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>>586185157
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>>586187224
Also since OP did not know this I'd imagine he's a pleb tier Blue Shirt.
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>>586187385
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>>586173203
You think they take it. The first slip up you have you're fucking toast. Numbers don't mean shit home boy. You can be replaced.
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Joining this thread.
Ex- best buy store manager. AMA
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>>586179792
to get punched and fired
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>>586187267

>feel superior to big box stores


Being this level of special
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>>586187689
How black are you
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>>586187593
Can confirm.
Shit-tier numbers for a few months going. Good relationship with management and good product knowledge. Still working there with no hint of fired.
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>>586186362
not op but I order shit in the store though OMS all the time, and it's been buggy as hell since they did that software redo like 2 months ago
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>>586171199
worked warehouse there for 2 years went from 8.75 to 11.50 if youre cool with busting your ass while sales people just stand around it's chill
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>>586187689

How many dicks can you ram up your ass at a single time?
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>>586186672
I'm a customer and i could use OMS and RSS in my sleep. It's easy as hell to use
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>>586187802
sounds like a sad big box employee

Hey can you help me find this obscure 3$ cd lol?
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>>586187912
What I thought. The new ETK sucks dick. What department?
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>>586188003
What is your employee id
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>>586187809
I'm actually asian and i ran a tight ship. did really well and was top 5 district for majority of my time there and top 50 region.
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>>586188027
What is cd?
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>>586187689
what should i buy from amazon
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>>586187973
never tried. dont know, will get back to you if i ever get around to it.
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>>586188248
crossdressing
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>>586188027
Every. Fucking. Time.
I swear to fuck I avoid media like it's the plague. Some lady screamed at me the other day cause we don't have "It's a Beautiful Life" on dvd out.
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>>586188275
if you know what you want, pretty much everything. they deliver.

take the fuck advantage of the blacktie. havent bought a pair of headsets , mouse, and most peripherals since initial purchase. i just get em replaced yearly.
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>>586188027

Nah hes too busy bitching about how much people suck to help that person until they go ape shit and treat him like dirt
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>>586188207
Is that you Christian?
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>>586188540

Nope.
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