bobwrong said:Okay boys and girls, I worked for CompUSA for 5 years as an Operations manager and a Sales manager. I just left them a couple months ago...
It all comes down to who you talk to. There are certain items that they are not supposed to allow pre-orders on but most of the time if you talk to the right person they will do it anyway. Don't call around as that will make them think to much....(trust me..) just go into your local store, ask if they have them in stock. When they say no ('cause they will) let them know that you want to take advantage of their great sale and pre-pay for a video card. If you are really wanting it ask them about their replacement plan (warranty). That will get their attention. and may increase their eagerness to work with you. If you get the old "we don't pre-pay for things..." just ask if you could speak to their sales manager.
If you are nice and not rude you should get your card. You may end up buying the replacement plan just to make things go well but always remember that they are fully refundable for 14 days after purchase.
Anyway... good luck!!
....I'm off to call some 'old friends and get me my 30%.... lol
mdaniel said:Failed at the Altamonte Springs store. Manager said "We don't give rain checks on items that we have never even had in stock."
The guy in the Orlando store said he couldn't do it either.
[RCKY] Thor said:Just prepaid for a GT at the 44 and Lindbergh KompUSSR here in Saint Louis. Total cost:299 after tax.
The other 2 stores I went to said no, one outright, and one let me reserve a card, and said I could get the deal if it came in before saturday closing.
Also, as of this morning, the Ultra's have been changed to a web sale item only! This means that the stores will not be getting them in, and thus, the deal is not valid on them!
Dan UCF said:All us Orlando guys should get together and contact the BBB that Comp USA isn't honoring their printed coupons. Or maybe thats over exagerating. Either way I still want a new video card at a decent price.
ozziegn said:I showed up at the Comp USA in Altamonte, FL at 9:00am today.
I went to the business section and told the guy that I wanted to order either the 6800 Ultra or the GT model. he (like many others) said that the Ultra couldnt be ordered because of blah, blah, blah and even more blahs.... but he did say that he could order the GT for me so I told him to order me 3 cards.
everything was going smoothly until I mentioned the 30% thing and thats when everything came to a screaching hault. at first, the clown thought that the $399 pricetag already included the 30% off ( ) but I told him no it didnt. so he then said that he'd have to check with a manager.
he comes back a few minutes later and said:
"I'm sorry sir but........................."
I said: "look, dont even bother. I've heard the same bullshit speach many times over....."
he said: "well sir, my manager said that he just cant do the 30% off because....."
I said: "okay well, heaven forbid that Comp USA honors what it advertises as in its freakin' written in black letters on the back page of YOUR WEEKLY AD: 30% ALL PNY CARDS!"
he then said: "well sir, I'm sorry but................"
I said: "save your breath man, I dont wanna hear ya'lls petty excuses. they got old a long time ago......"
case closed, no 6800 ordered. oh well, I wouldve considered that trip a complete waste of time but I did manage to get a SB5100 cable modem at Circuit City for something like $25 after rebates and PMing so I was still in a pretty good mood.
falsexfate said:If we have it in stock we will honor, and PS, we should be getting them in yesterday or today
falsexfate said:Ive got good news for you guys, checked our system today, my store shows 6 on order of the GT's so every store should have some within a week or so
strossos said:Hey, at least 1 out of the four guys I talked to was right about the time the cards were comming in. Sadly I think I still might get them there, thats is if circuitcity doesn't get some in for me to buy at cost, msrp is still alot less than most websites anyways.
I take it you had a few bad run ins with them. The one good thing about CompUsa and video cards; you have the option of purchasing them on with an upgrade plan. When your card breaks or becomes obselete, you turn it in for a card of equal or lesser value. This would save most of us hundreds of dollars upon every upgrade.ozziegn said:dont give Crap USA the satisfaction of buying a GT from them. I know I'm not....
I'm thinking about ordering a BFG 6800 GT from here which would be about the same price I'd be paying locally when sales tax is figured in.
freakin' Crap USA wont be getting a red cent from me anytime in the near future.