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Rust is a problem for any car. It has no effect on the desirability of a particular model unless you're talking Chevy Vega.

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It's one thing when you suggest that I assign life like qualities to inanimate objects. It's another thing to suggest that I'm lying even though you weren't there to witness the incident. So, I really don't give a shit what you believe. You can believe what you like.

But, you failed to address my point. I don't think you're stupid enough to insult someone's auto when they call your store. You're in business to make a living. If you don't carry that part for that particular car, it would still be in your best interest to be kind to your customers. It doesn't hurt to say, 'hey those 380SL's have a known problem with the timing chains, etc'. It wouldn't be wise to tell your customer, "I don't understand how anyone in their right mind would buy a 380SL?" I'm sure you see the difference. So, kindness goes a long way in customer service. You never know when they will be back for something else.

Best Buy is the 'Geek Squad', remember? They claim to be able to help you with any machine. Best Buy's employees are obviously trained by their technical guys to be abrasive to Mac owners. I've not met one PC tech who didn't seize the opportunity to insult either the Macs or the people who buy them ("Who in their right mind . . ."). So, I have a choice. I can either listen to this shit every time I go in there or I can place my order with Other World computing and get my product the next day, which is what I did.

So the bottom line is, if a discussion is on this board about PC vs Mac, then I'm going to be passionate in my assertion that PeeCees are pieces of shit. However, if I'm ever going to be in the business of fixing someone's machine, I think I could be a little more eloquent in speech when trying to help someone with their inquiry.
You provided two conflicting accounts of this incident, they cannot both be correct. Am I missing something?

I am not defending Best Buy or some snot-nosed kid who works there. I'm just saying you take this shit extremely personally. I believe mlfun summed it up quite nicely with his prior comment. In any case, I wouldn't go to Best Buy for Mac products either, if my experience was that they don't carry such products. But if I were looking for a 32" flat-screen TV, and Best Buy had the product I wanted for the best price, that's where I'd go -- in a heartbeat.

Get over it. It's just a machine, and apparently a machine that's right for you. That doesn't mean that it's right for everyone or that you should build an alter and pray to it. Same goes for cars. If one car were right for everyone, there would only be one kind.

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Rust is a problem for any car. It has no effect on the desirability of a particular model unless you're talking Chevy Vega.
What's "rust"? Now dry rot I know....

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You provided two conflicting accounts of this incident, they cannot both be correct. Am I missing something?

I am not defending Best Buy or some snot-nosed kid who works there. I'm just saying you take this shit extremely personally. I believe mlfun summed it up quite nicely with his prior comment. In any case, I wouldn't go to Best Buy for Mac products either, if my experience was that they don't carry such products. But if I were looking for a 32" flat-screen TV, and Best Buy had the product I wanted for the best price, that's where I'd go -- in a heartbeat.

Get over it. It's just a machine, and apparently a machine that's right for you. That doesn't mean that it's right for everyone or that you should build an alter and pray to it. Same goes for cars. If one car were right for everyone, there would only be one kind.
I offered a generalized account of what happened. I had idea how important it was to satisfy your obsessiveness with details. They are not conflicting accounts. The first is a general account and when you went anal, I offered more details, which you still aren't satisfied with. Whatever.

The fact that this thread started with yosey speaking of the store in general, and their silliness prompted me to respond. I didn't realize you owned the thread and that I owed you any kind of explanation at all. Get over it.

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I offered a generalized account of what happened. I had idea how important it was to satisfy your obsessiveness with details. They are not conflicting accounts. The first is a general account and when you went anal, I offered more details, which you still aren't satisfied with. Whatever.

Give GS a break, he was once a very well know defense attorney until that fateful day when Jay walked through his door with the darnedest case he had ever seen. He is not the same man..........
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I offered a generalized account of what happened. I had idea how important it was to satisfy your obsessiveness with details. They are not conflicting accounts. The first is a general account and when you went anal, I offered more details, which you still aren't satisfied with. Whatever.

The fact that this thread started with yosey speaking of the store in general, and their silliness prompted me to respond. I didn't realize you owned the thread and that I owed you any kind of explanation at all. Get over it.
You don't owe anyone anything. The only reason you couldn't let my "then sue 'em" joke pass (which is what started this ongoing diatribe), is the same reason you still can't let it go. You must defend the honor of all things Mac. Listen, you can always call me a nazi again...

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Laughable, actually. One shouldn't immediately insult their customer when they ask for a product. If they didn't have it, they should have said so and left it at that, instead of making stupid, baseless assumptions about a product they admitted they knew nothing about. I've always said that if you went into business doing Mac technical support, you'll starve to death. Maybe that's the root of their hatred for the things.
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You don't owe anyone anything. The only reason you couldn't let my "then sue 'em" joke pass (which is what started this ongoing diatribe), is the same reason you still can't let it go. You must defend the honor of all things Mac. Listen, you can always call me a nazi again...
The above is my quote from my comment from your joke. I KNEW it was a joke. I was simply commenting that what they did was laughable and I followed that with an observation why they shouldn't engage in that practice. It seems you think I was saying what YOU said was laughable. What you said was actually sarcastic, but funny.

I'll reserve the Nazi-isms for FTL and his crew.

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