[TriLUG] Fwd: Re: Computer stores
scottchilcote at att.net
Thu Jul 21 08:18:35 EDT 2011
On 07/20/2011 08:53 PM, Magnus wrote:
> Fair warning, this is one of those stores that treats its customers with great suspicion on the way out. If you are disinclined to consent to a bag search on the way out, you may well be in for a serious incident.
Another feature of shopping at TigerDirect is that their prices in ads -
and even in the store - can be misleading. They are crazy for rebates,
primarily the mail-in kind that many people ignore or forget about.
I purchased an ATX power supply there about a year and a half ago. They
charged me $25 more at the register, said there was a mail-in rebate for
$25 and handed me the 3-foot long receipt/form. When I asked why the
sign on the shelf didn't mention that it included a rebate, the cashier
pretended to misunderstand and gave me a meaningless answer.
I could have refused the purchase, but I wanted the power supply more.
I did check the sign again on the way out, and there was no mention that
the price included a mail-in rebate.
It's not worth the confusion and frustration to me. I haven't been back.
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