Santee >Best Buy
9680 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA | Directions 9207132.83952 -116.98512
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The LAST place you want music lessons – I have students that work at different Best Buys and they say it's the biggest joke.
When Best Buy first got into the music biz, it's very obvious they tried to view lessons as mass production and decided that it was unnecessary and too expensive to have a separate sales staff and competent teaching staff.
Solution: make sure to always hire people who CLAIM to play an instrument and when a customer comes in wanting a lesson, that salesman will now be your teacher even if they have only been playing a few months.
They have been the laughing stock ever since but now they think the best way to fix their bad reputation is to team up with a telemarketer scam takelessonsDOTcom who basically does the same thing but just a lot more aggressive and shameless about lying about their imaginary "staff" of instructors.
Now, if you respond to an ad because you like the bio an pic of the instructor but "their" instructor doesn't work at Best Buy, TOO BAD! It's the classic bait-and-switch"
You are not only going to be told, "Too late, the teacher in the ad is filled up," but the "counselor" (salesman) will pressure you to sign up right now with one of their "certified" teachers at a Best Buy near your address, you will miss your "opportunity" to sign up at all so you really don't have time to meet the teacher first,
They do not want you to meet your teacher before you pay. THIS IS NUMBER ONE OF ALL RULES OF SHOPPING FOR MUSIC LESSONS; TALK TO YOUR TEACHER BEFORE YOU SIGN UP NOT A SALESMAN.
Takelessons/Best Buy has to force you to make the biggest mistake to sign up with them for lessons.
All Takelessons does is SELL the ILLUSION of credibility, the ILLUSION that you need them and the ILLUSION that they are helping you, JUST LIKE EVERY CON! They know how to target people who know absolutely nothing about music.
No wonder Takelessons was able to fool the head of Best Buy. But then again, Best Buy is the only company whose reputation in the music lessons field is as bad as Takelessons.
COMMERCIAL HYPE – Trying to get a straight answer should be considered knightly quest worthy of King Arthour's court when dealing with company on a local or national basis.
The geek squad tries to sell a duplicate warranty(ies),that is almost identical to the manufacturer (lap top computor) services and software. If a question is asked beyond the Q-card rhelm there is an attempt to baffle you with BS. Credibility is a real issue here! Reminds me of Uncle Buck's used car lot, typical of a yankee trader- (buyer beware).
Plastic pleasantries are run a muck here. With the loss of Circuit City, these issues appear to have multiplied. I believe it is a cultural issue that is practiced companywide. This is based multiple visits to various locations where a comperable competitor was not available.
This should be considered a strict cash and carry event with out any expectation of any meaningful post customer service.
Lord help you, if you buy flat screen from here and expect it to be tuned up in a reasonable time frame
I am not a competitor, affiliated with BB nor have I worked for BB. I am someone who became ticked off enough to write this up.
A virtual Mecca for gear heads, this electronics giant hawks everything from booming sound systems to notebook-sized personal computers. – In Short
Founded in 1983, this high-tech haven is recognizable by its blue, box-like building stamped with a yellow price tag-shaped logo. Explore the wide, gadget-lined aisles and find brand-name goods including personal computers, video games, TVs, digital cameras, cell phones and fax machines. Choose from a slew of popular brands such as Canon, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony. In-house installation services are available for most car audio and video systems, home entertainment systems, satellite hook-up, and home appliances.
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