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don77

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Geeksquad with bestbuy now we have firedog with Circuit City

http://www.firedog.com/index.html
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still no idea where they came up with that name...it doesn't make sense...

circuit city and best buy tend to apply to my "K-Mart paradox" theory

the K-Mart paradox states that you can apply the K-mart, WalMart, Target equation (K-Mart<Walmart<Target) to any big-box chain store. this means (through general observation) that K-Mart is the worst store on the planet (all of them are dirty, dimly lit, and horribly disorganized...one could suggest that Big lots is an even worse cesspool, however big lots is a discount chain and therefore does not apply to the algorithm) with Walmart following next on the list (much better lighting and organization, but still cluttery isles and sometimes pallets left out during the day) and target being the supreme being of this type of establishment (always well lit, always clean, and nothing placed in the aisles such as pallets or large boxes)

when you apply this algorithm to circuit city or best buy...you can see that any circuit city you've ever been in...equates directly to a K-Mart (some may reach the level of walmart...but few have this ability)..they're dimly lit, disorganized, often have things mislabeled, and usually have things obstructing the aisles (also...try finding an employee to help you in the store....good luck buddy) where as best buy roughly equates to target...very well lit..organized and well stocked (usually)

i would imagine that this paradox would apply to the firedog - GeekSquad conundrum...however....GeekSquad's generally abysmal performance as a tech group probably puts them at the big lots/dollar store level...so i couldn't even imagine a circle of [bleep] lower than that to apply to firedog (assuming the paradox applies as there can be exceptions)


i need to take a nap
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Wow and I thought I had to much coffee today :whistling:
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Chuck is a new comedy coming out this fall featuring the Nerd Herd.

Also a new comedy based on a British series, The IT Crowd.

NBC is programming for geeks. :whistling:
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Wow and I thought I had to much coffee today

wait for the dissertation on the connection between riboflavin consumption and time travel
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Actually, dsenette, I thought your K-mart paradox was dead on, even if it was posted in a rather breathless manner. I detest K-mart with a passion (although we no longer have any here - K-mart was replaced by Walmart in the same location). Every K-mart I ever went into was filthy. I don't care for Walmart. I actually like Target, especially for household stuff - kitchen items, bathmats/shower curtains, etc., and toiletries. (No bathroom humor here, please). I've only been in Circuit City a few times, but mostly prefer Best Buy. The only thing that really annoys me about Best Buy is that they put the Geek Squad label on a lot of stuff and then charge more money for it. I needed some 3 ft cat 5 cables in a hurry, and had to pay a lot more for Geek Squad brand ones that I used to buy them for before they were branded.
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Yea. . . I've always had a hate for computer business that "service you".
Back when I was even younger than I am now (only 15) I had some computer trouble (windows wouldn't start correctly)
...so I took it to a local computer shop it was "THE HOME OF THE FREE INSPECTION"
sounded like it was a good deal, right?
I figured if i knew what was wrong I might have a better chance of fixing it on my own.
then the next day I get a message saying we fixed your computer you dropped off last night, the cost is $50 and you can come pick it up today.
(I was about 12 so $50 was A LOT OF MONEY!!!!)
I ended going in and paying them. :whistling:
When i took it back home and started it up, windows was back.
So i look around my pc trying to figure out what cost me $50. . .
I first take it apart to look for any new hardware. but nothing.
Then i looked at the BIOS to find they had disabled my USB!!!!
THAT WAS ALL THEY DID!!!!!!!!!
THAT WAS MY $50
And the USB ports was the only reason I bought that computer.
So I ended up with a hole in my wallet and a computer with no USB support.
Then we had a career day at the high school and they were there.
My friends knew the whole story too so we kept bothering them but. . .
"They would never do that with out the customers consent".


I think they get their money from the little kids or older people who are clueless on computers.
I still walk by there and see their magnificent 128MB PCI-E video cards for the super sale price of just $180!!!!!!!!
But all they really have to do is tell the customers that its the best card out there and it'll never go out of date until about 50 years.


I hate them. . .
I would never work there, no matter how good the pay is. . .
I can't stand to see them rip people off by charging outrageous amounts of money for somthing I would gladly do for free
(like install RAM, or install windows. . .)


I've never used any services of firedog or geek squad, but I see their ads in their. . . well. . .ad's. and they always say hey!! we can transfer your my documents folder from hard drive#1 to hard drive #2!!!!!!!!!
only $150 too!!!!!!!!!!!!


So i just suppose they are all alike.

(wow that was longer than intended)
(I doubt it makes too much sense either, but Im too tired and depressed and angry now to go back and read it again. . .)
Good Night!!!!!!!11
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The way to get service in Circuit City... bring a tape measure and start measuring a TV.
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