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RevMonster
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Mar 13, 5:53pm - #124781 
Best Buy Sucks

So I see in the paper that Best Buy has "Free Installation" on all car stereos. I figure it might finally be time to go get a new deck. I tell the guy what car I have, and he tells me that I better go around back and talk to the install tech about a quote. "A quote" doesn't sound great, since it's supposed to be "free".

The install tech tells me that the "free install" more or less only includes putting the stereo in the hole in your dash. For my car, it would cost 30 dollars to run the preout cables to my rear amp, 30 to rewire past the factory amp, and about 45 dollars for parts. So my "free installation" would be $105. rolleyes

Screw that crap. Eventually I'll just get sick enough of stock to install one myself.


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Mar 13, 6:03pm - #124782 
thats fucked up thumbsdown


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Mar 13, 6:04pm - #124783 
yea man fu*k that...

abc warehouse is the same way...
they wanted to charge me 80 bucks for a harness thumbsdown



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Mar 13, 6:06pm - #124784 
I think the stock stereo is pretty decent. I think you should spend your money on speakers and amps.


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Mar 13, 6:31pm - #124785 
Best Buy Installation thumbsdown

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Mar 13, 6:36pm - #124786 
yeah those type of store sucks. if you only live in here in ca. there a place that will install your deck for a dollar

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Mar 13, 6:54pm - #124787 
The stock stereo is pretty good. It's not great, but it's not a pos grin

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Mar 13, 7:47pm - #124788 
i have never purchased car stuff at best buy...however all of my electronics are from there and I have no problems with them! but it also helps that i know a lot of people that work there so they take care of me!!! Nate would know more about this stuff because he use to work at a place like best buy!

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Mar 13, 7:57pm - #124789 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
So I see in the paper that Best Buy has "Free Installation" on all car stereos. I figure it might finally be time to go get a new deck. I tell the guy what car I have, and he tells me that I better go around back and talk to the install tech about a quote. "A quote" doesn't sound great, since it's supposed to be "free".

The install tech tells me that the "free install" more or less only includes putting the stereo in the hole in your dash. For my car, it would cost 30 dollars to run the preout cables to my rear amp, 30 to rewire past the factory amp, and about 45 dollars for parts. So my "free installation" would be $105. rolleyes

Screw that crap. Eventually I'll just get sick enough of stock to install one myself.


Dude... same thing happened to me... i went into circuit city to buy a deck... it was on sale for 279, and free install. by the time he added up everything it was at olmost 400 bucks... i was like fuck that and i left... crutchfield from now on.


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Mar 13, 8:29pm - #124790 
Thats dick. Our football coach works at best buy and he gives us all these deals and stuff though.

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Mar 13, 8:38pm - #124791 
THat sucks, so much for "free" installation rolleyes

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Mar 13, 9:02pm - #124792 
crutchfield.com

You get free install accessories and instructions.

Best buy sucks.


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Mar 13, 9:12pm - #124793 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
crutchfield.com

You get free install accessories and instructions.

Best buy sucks.
cruthfield rules thumbsup thumbsup


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Mar 13, 9:28pm - #124794 
Best buy aint that bad! i couldnt find the screws i need screw the stock bracket to my aftermarket stero, so i went to best buy and asked them for some screws, they just handed me a bag of assorted screws, four of them worked perfectly...Got my harness for 30 bucks from car toys and some plexi glass from home depot for 5 bucks and did the install in less then an hour

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Mar 13, 9:37pm - #124795 
They have to make profit too! Those harness and cable aren't cheap! They usually charge you $35 for putting in the deck.


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Mar 13, 9:39pm - #124796 
screw best buy and there "think they know everything employees" you wont learn anything until you do it your self. thumbsup


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Mar 13, 9:41pm - #124797 
Originally Posted by fastceli2001
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
crutchfield.com

You get free install accessories and instructions.

Best buy sucks.
cruthfield rules thumbsup thumbsup

yup thats where i ordered my mounting bracket and cd player from...they threw in the harness for free along with detailed instructions for the diy install

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Mar 14, 1:42am - #124798 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
thats fucked up thumbsdown


yeah, i agree.

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Mar 14, 1:51am - #124799 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
thats fucked up thumbsdown

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Mar 14, 1:53am - #124800 
wow...that free install is soo cheap thumbsdown


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Mar 14, 10:40am - #124801 
Ive always had great experiences with Best Buy. I just got my headunit from there yesterday, the labor charge is whats free. You still gotta buy parts man, they arent cheap, if they were to give you all the parts for free, they would lose A LOT of cash. I bought my headunit for $180, and then $40 for parts, it wasnt bad at all, plus if anything happens to my head unit within 4 years I can go get another one

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Mar 14, 10:45am - #124802 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
thats fucked up thumbsdown
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Mar 14, 12:44pm - #124803 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
thats fucked up thumbsdown


Yep, they pulled that same shit on my last car, too. Needless to say, I told them to screw themselves laughsilly


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Mar 14, 2:59pm - #124804 
nothing comes free nowadays frown

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Mar 14, 3:29pm - #124805 
Originally Posted by Mad_Game
nothing comes free nowadays frown


yup!


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Mar 14, 4:37pm - #124806 
My best buy, after you install your shit, the installers then go to your house and steal it. Fuckin fags.


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Mar 14, 5:25pm - #124807 
nate said that they charge you to install it but it comes of the price of the unit!

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Mar 14, 7:19pm - #124808 
Yes i used to work for Circuit city install...what they do for those promotions is they take the price of the install off the price of the radio...so the installers get paid...they just take the shot on the radio thumbsup

So in reality you did not get screwed...check ur receipt again...ur radio is cheaper grin

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