Short Minds

Anti-Consumer Device

Anti-Consumer Device

Why do large electronic retail stores choose to treat their paying customers like common thieves?

On my last trip to Best Buy to purchase a XBox game I had a rather annoying experience. After paying I had to take the game still in its anti-theft plastic cover over to that smug asshole in the yellow shirt, receipt and all, in order to free my legally purchased copy of Orange Box. I just couldn’t figure that one out. Do they not trust their own employees to only open purchased copies of games? If that’s the case treat those bastards like criminals, not the consumer.

I think i will be sticking to EBGames, but if I ever find myself in Best Buy with some schlemiel in a yellow shirt asking for my receipt I’m either taking my legally purchased goods back and returning them or I’m just going to continue out the door and cut that stupid plastic cover of myself when I get home.