I think I've mentioned it at least 38 times that my camera is dying. It's pretty much dead and it tries hard. So hard but Mr. Canon just can't get it up anymore. Or.. on. Whatever. It's a problem considering I use my camera EVERY DAY for pretty much everything. Even though we got our tax refunds last week I don't really have the money to be shelling out for a camera.
Pretty much all of the money is reserved for various things that HAVE to get done this year.
But I told Matt it was time to bite the bullet and by another camera. And I don't know about you but the idea of getting a new fancy thing is exciting until I see the receipt and realized how much money I just spent on said fancy fun thing. I knew going in that I had $200 set aside for this camera. We had researched it and decided we were going to go with a Panasonic Lumix camera and after checking Best Buy online, decided it would be cheaper for us to buy through them.
According to their website, they have them in stock. This was Friday.
Saturday we make the trip to Duluth and go to Best Buy. I noticed immediately that they re-arranged their store and it's set up in the most retarded, inefficient way possible. I don't understand why stores have to continue fucking up stuff when it really only makes people angry. And it wasn't just me- this poor couple were trying to find some movie and although you'd expect movies to be alphabetized.. they are... only after they are organized by what network they played on. Because you'd know that if you were DVR'ing shit all the time.
Anyways. So we got to the cameras and we see the one we want is displayed. We get approached by the rudest, most arrogant sales person EVER. First off, we ask about the camera and ask if we indeed have to get a new memory card because of a faster speed or whatever. (Actually, this is all Matt. I'm molesting the display cameras and subsequently fucking them all up because I am technologically challenged and it's a miracle I'm even allowed to have a cell phone.) This guy starts BERATING Matt for asking so many questions and at one point tells him that maybe he should work here instead since he's so qualified, but in a super sarcastic manner.
Here's a fun fact about Matt. He's very non-confrontational (and you can see how it gets boring for me. He just doesn't play into much.) and he let the guy just be rude. Then we tell the guy that's the camera we want and please can you get it out. The guy then LAUGHS and says, "Oh- we don't stock these. We can order it for you and have it shipped to the store." Um, no. This is were I get involved because I don't fuck around. I start telling the guy that we looked online and yeah- it says it's in stock for $149.99 with the battery, charger, some cord thingie, and some other thing and yeah- we want it. The guy then tells me that it's store policy to not stock these things and so he pulls out a form to order it. And I just felt like the red mist of anger and stabbing tendencies go over my eyes. I think Matt saw it because he tells the guy that if we'd do that we'd just have it shipped to our house and the guy THEN starts telling me it's cheaper to ship to store. Um, really? Because online it's FREE SHIPPING asshole.
I look at Matt and tell him we're going and we'll order it ourselves because I'm not confident this asshole is competent enough to not fuck up what we want (all in front of him). The guy was like, "Well, I can sell you the display for the same price." Oh, what a bargain. You mean the one I'm pretty sure I fucked up? No thanks jackweasel. Then I'm like, "Well, does it come with everything the online would?" No. It doesn't.
They also don't have the other components in stock either. Super. No, we're passing, ordering online. This guy then says, "Well you can order online but you won't get customer service." Oh yeah- because it's so effing stellar right now.
Then I went over to the music because I like to see what they have under "up & coming artists" because those cd's are all under $10. Um, yeah. Where did they go? Nobody who works in the music department seems to know. They also are out of stock on anything that is currently in the Billboard 200. So Matt goes over to the Xbox games and yeah..... out of everything that's a best seller. What IS there is just thrown into the racks with no rhyme or reason.
I told Matt I was so over this fucking waste of store. Seriously. When we got home we ordered the camera and it *hopefully* will be here this week. But I sent a rather scathing letter to Best Buy in Duluth because their customer service sucks. And what kind of STORE doesn't stock the things they sell? This camera guy was trying to tell me they never keep any of the cameras in stock. What's the point, then? Seriously? I don't get it. :/