Idiots and technology shouldn’t mixon August 25, 2006 at 5:30 pm
Taking it too Far
The game store I frequent is full of people who know stuff about computers, and a lot more who think they do. As such, I've probably poked around the computers of about half the customers there.
Anyways, as I was talking with one of the employees and browsing the Warhammer section, one of said people come up to us. I remembered him-he'd been almost impossible to get ahold of when we needed to tell him that his HD had died, and to bring in his CDs, and tried several different things to get away without paying. He'd also insisted that we do everything we could to save the old HD, since he didn't want to buy a new one.* However, since the HD was dead, and we'd spent hours trying to save the old one, he racked up a helluva bill-about $300 for a hard-drive swap and system setup.
Anyways, as I was talking, he comes up and butts right in.
'How can you guys charge so much for repairing computers?!'
I looked at him over top of a Codex.
'Maybe because it's a service, and we're trying to run a business?'
'Yeah, but, $75 an hour! That's stupid!'
'Ok. First, you find a cheaper place. Second, you're the one who insisted I spend 2 hours trying to save your HD. That's $150 to save a $60 HD.'
'How was I supposed to know how expensive the time was?'
'It's on no less then 4 different signs in the store!'
'Yeah, but I could have done what you did!'
'Then why didn't you?'
'Because I didn't think you guys ran such a shitty business.'
At this point, the employee were trading *WTF?* glances, and we were both fed up.
'Do I look like I either care or can change the prices? Go away!'
'No! I'm not leaving until I get a refund!'
'Then you're gonna die of starvation in a few days, assuming the owner doesn't throw you out.'
He kinda mouthed something, then muttered something about never coming back, and left. 'Bout time.