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Best Buy Sucks #124781 Mar 13, 5:53pm Mar 13, 5:53pm
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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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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124782 Mar 13, 6:03pm Mar 13, 6:03pm
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thats fucked up thumbsdown


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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124783 Mar 13, 6:04pm Mar 13, 6:04pm
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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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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124784 Mar 13, 6:06pm Mar 13, 6:06pm
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I think the stock stereo is pretty decent. I think you should spend your money on speakers and amps.


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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124785 Mar 13, 6:31pm Mar 13, 6:31pm
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Best Buy Installation thumbsdown

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124786 Mar 13, 6:36pm Mar 13, 6:36pm
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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

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124787 Mar 13, 6:54pm Mar 13, 6:54pm
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The stock stereo is pretty good. It's not great, but it's not a pos grin

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124788 Mar 13, 7:47pm Mar 13, 7:47pm
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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!

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124789 Mar 13, 7:57pm Mar 13, 7:57pm
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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.

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: spaztikid] #124790 Mar 13, 8:29pm Mar 13, 8:29pm

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Thats dick. Our football coach works at best buy and he gives us all these deals and stuff though.

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124791 Mar 13, 8:38pm Mar 13, 8:38pm
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THat sucks, so much for "free" installation rolleyes

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124792 Mar 13, 9:02pm Mar 13, 9:02pm
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You get free install accessories and instructions.

Best buy sucks.


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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: DiabloGTS] #124793 Mar 13, 9:12pm Mar 13, 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
crutchfield.com

You get free install accessories and instructions.

Best buy sucks.
cruthfield rules thumbsup thumbsup


a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124794 Mar 13, 9:28pm Mar 13, 9:28pm
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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

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124795 Mar 13, 9:37pm Mar 13, 9:37pm
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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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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124796 Mar 13, 9:39pm Mar 13, 9:39pm
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screw best buy and there "think they know everything employees" you wont learn anything until you do it your self. thumbsup

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: fastceli2001] #124797 Mar 13, 9:41pm Mar 13, 9:41pm

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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

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: NorwayGT] #124798 Mar 14, 1:42am Mar 14, 1:42am
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
thats fucked up thumbsdown


yeah, i agree.

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: NorwayGT] #124799 Mar 14, 1:51am Mar 14, 1:51am
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
thats fucked up thumbsdown

thumbsdown

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124800 Mar 14, 1:53am Mar 14, 1:53am
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wow...that free install is soo cheap thumbsdown


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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124801 Mar 14, 10:40am Mar 14, 10:40am
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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

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: NorwayGT] #124802 Mar 14, 10:45am Mar 14, 10:45am
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
thats fucked up thumbsdown
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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: NorwayGT] #124803 Mar 14, 12:44pm Mar 14, 12:44pm
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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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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: Evan] #124804 Mar 14, 2:59pm Mar 14, 2:59pm
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nothing comes free nowadays frown

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: Mad_Game] #124805 Mar 14, 3:29pm Mar 14, 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
nothing comes free nowadays frown


yup!


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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124806 Mar 14, 4:37pm Mar 14, 4:37pm
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My best buy, after you install your shit, the installers then go to your house and steal it. Fuckin fags.


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Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: Mad_Game] #124807 Mar 14, 5:25pm Mar 14, 5:25pm
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nate said that they charge you to install it but it comes of the price of the unit!

Re: Best Buy Sucks [Re: RevMonster] #124808 Mar 14, 7:19pm Mar 14, 7:19pm
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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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