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Windows 7: So you bought your computer from Best Buy, you say?

08 Jan 2010   #21
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

I opted for the undercoating option on my last Computer...

So far...so good.
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08 Jan 2010   #22
krazdkiller

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
PC World in the UK have a similar poor reputation, but the unwitting public keep the place open cos' they don't know any better LOL!

i think this psycho worked at the local circuit city before they closed.
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08 Jan 2010   #23
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
PC World in the UK have a similar poor reputation, but the unwitting public keep the place open cos' they don't know any better LOL!

It depends how far you let them take you in PC World. I bought my netbook from there in the sale last week for 250. I had to tell them about 10 times that I don't want anything extra added to it and anything I do want I'll get myself.
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08 Jan 2010   #24
krazdkiller

 

i've learned in these stores just ignore the sales people. they hate that, but they learn very quickly to leave you alone and just make the sale as is without offering any so called extras the next time you come into the store.
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08 Jan 2010   #25
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krazdkiller View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
PC World in the UK have a similar poor reputation, but the unwitting public keep the place open cos' they don't know any better LOL!

i think this psycho worked at the local circuit city before they closed.
that's creepy
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08 Jan 2010   #26
krazdkiller

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krazdkiller View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
PC World in the UK have a similar poor reputation, but the unwitting public keep the place open cos' they don't know any better LOL!

i think this psycho worked at the local circuit city before they closed.
that's creepy
i'm not sure which is creepier. this picture or feeling like you have bugs crawling allover you because of the constant hard sell the sales people push.
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09 Jan 2010   #27
Tangoj

 
 

The worst thing about this. Is the fact that bestbuy actually has the manufacture pre-install all that bloatware on the pc. Bestbuy could opt out of having it. But they personally order it on. The manufacture does not mandatory install that stuff. But then best buy turns around and charges you to take off the bloatware. But then again that might be why bestbuy can sell computers cheaper than the OEM most of the time with better specs like a c2d instead of a Pentium dual core ddr3 instead of ddr2 ect ect... I guess it is kinda of like commercials pre installed on your pc they must get a kick back and pass it onto the consumer. But if you opt out of them you pay. I mean really how many newbies who don't know what they are doing when being scared about a virus won't right off buy the POS norton that is pre-installed on the pc? So are they scamming in a way i guess but the deals are usually better if you opt out of optimization than through the OEM.
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09 Jan 2010   #28
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tangoj View Post
The worst thing about this. Is the fact that bestbuy actually has the manufacture pre-install all that bloatware on the pc. Bestbuy could opt out of having it. But they personally order it on. The manufacture does not mandatory install that stuff. But then best buy turns around and charges you to take off the bloatware. But then again that might be why bestbuy can sell computers cheaper than the OEM most of the time with better specs like a c2d instead of a Pentium dual core ddr3 instead of ddr2 ect ect... I guess it is kinda of like commercials pre installed on your pc they must get a kick back and pass it onto the consumer. But if you opt out of them you pay. I mean really how many newbies who don't know what they are doing when being scared about a virus won't right off buy the POS norton that is pre-installed on the pc? So are they scamming in a way i guess but the deals are usually better if you opt out of optimization than through the OEM.
I agree with that to a degree... a few years ago, I purchased an HP Pavilion from Circuit City. Yes, it had all of the crapware / bloatware installed, but some of that crapware / bloatware was because of HP's partnership with software vendors. I agree that places like Best Buy may place some stuff on, but from my experience, it is the OEM that is the one who perpetrates that useless crap on the consumer.
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09 Jan 2010   #29
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krazdkiller View Post
the local best buy here did this to a friend and he managed to get the sale price and 10% off of that by informing them once they opened the box and made changes to the system without his consent it was now considered used by law. he chose to do this on a day when he knew the store would be packed and a raised voice about their practices would cost them sales. you would be surprised what a slightly raised voice at the right time can get a consumer.
Epic.

I should try that sometime.

~Lordbob
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09 Jan 2010   #30
Tangoj

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tangoj View Post
The worst thing about this. Is the fact that bestbuy actually has the manufacture pre-install all that bloatware on the pc. Bestbuy could opt out of having it. But they personally order it on. The manufacture does not mandatory install that stuff. But then best buy turns around and charges you to take off the bloatware. But then again that might be why bestbuy can sell computers cheaper than the OEM most of the time with better specs like a c2d instead of a Pentium dual core ddr3 instead of ddr2 ect ect... I guess it is kinda of like commercials pre installed on your pc they must get a kick back and pass it onto the consumer. But if you opt out of them you pay. I mean really how many newbies who don't know what they are doing when being scared about a virus won't right off buy the POS norton that is pre-installed on the pc? So are they scamming in a way i guess but the deals are usually better if you opt out of optimization than through the OEM.
I agree with that to a degree... a few years ago, I purchased an HP Pavilion from Circuit City. Yes, it had all of the crapware / bloatware installed, but some of that crapware / bloatware was because of HP's partnership with software vendors. I agree that places like Best Buy may place some stuff on, but from my experience, it is the OEM that is the one who perpetrates that useless crap on the consumer.
Actually i had a problem with a laptop once that i bought from best buy and did a re-format from disk and every bit of the bloatware/crapware was removed and all i had was a clean install of microsoft windows vista 64. There was a touchpad tool that i liked and lost so i called the OEM (asus in this case) And they told me that they do not put any of the programs on their pc's unless ordered buy the retailer you buy from. Like, bestbuy staples officemax ect and that they pre-order those programs and put them on only by request thats why the oem restore disk which was keyed to my pc had none of those on it and the only way to get them back is to use the hidden partiton. They said if that didn't work i would have to contact the retailer to get the program. So i used the hidden partition and just removed the bloatware manually.
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