Saturday, August 27, 2011

Staples @ Portage place Winnipeg manitoba

Location: Manitoba, WInnipeg
Industry: Retail
Annoyed By: Employee's

This is my second time in 2 years with this company that really gets to me. Let me jump right into it, giving the back story first.

2009: Went to staples as i wanted to by the Acer netbook (which was sold at $50 more then the listed web site price), long story short, when i brought it home, i noticed the damn thing was slow, hardly charged, and had a buring oil smell when i started it. I know that when a computer smells like that, shut it down, you will do major damage other wise. It was advertised as having 1gig ram, 160 hdd. What did i get as a unit? 256mb 2gig hdd. When i went to return it, i was treated like i swapped parts out. purchased to home, plugging into the wall, and turning on total time? 20min. How could i swap parts? More so, it NEVER went online yet i was accused of putting a web cloud virus on it <???>

2011: Now something that really burs me bad. Went to this staples location for the second time in my life. Wanted a ereader and cell phone. Not that hard right? The only cell phone they had was a Telus LG Bliss. It was being sold as prepaid only. The rep talked down to me like i was a idiot (I worked cell phone Tech level, i think i know what a cell phone is and what the power button is just saying). When i asked if the prepaid plan had free incoming calls, the "expert" (more like bright spark) went to this computer and had to search for plans he supposedly looked up, then "forgot" to do a search on Canada. When i asked about information on the kobo ereader that took another 10min of searching. When i said enough is enough and wanted to walk out, he "magically" found the information. When i told him i wanted to purchase said ereader and cell phone, he had to of course go to the back to get the products. after 6 minutes of waiting i decided to walk. Out came Mr. Tech with ereader in hand, as he approached the cash he dropped it, then all i got was a "opps" and "that is what you get for being this cheap thing" umm what?! turns out the spud decided that while he was back there he needed a washroom break, then a bite to eat.
Once i paid for everything i went to the food court and opened the phone, while i looked at my new (HA HA) ereader. Turns out i paid full price for a product someone returned and the one i had was for a upcoming sale. Tried to activate the telus phone but no prepaid service here. Then the store wondered why i went back with all packaging and returned the reader, cell phone, and UNUSED time card, i wanted a FULL reason: Loosing faith in the purchases as their "tech" knew nothing. The funny part is the so called Guru that served me? As i was returning the items, he smirked walking into the store front with more food in hand making a comment like the phone and reader i got was far to advanced for me to operate.....


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