Fry’s is Hell. I’d forgotten what it was like to return a computer there. Just unbelievable.
(lots of deleted stuff. maybe later when I calm down)
Really don’t buy computers at Fry’s. Just don’t. Best Buy will be getting my money when I need a computer for something RFN.
(Yeah, I know that BB is bad, too).
I feel better now.
What happened was, I bought a RFN-class machine (actually a couple):
A) I found that one machine’s CDROM drive was busted halfway through an OS install (thus, the return), and
B) The Frydroid said, “I can’t re-image the hard disk, so I can’t put it back on the shelf for resale, so you can’t return it.”
After counting to myself “One valium, two valiums, three, three … argh, three fscking moron dumb-bucket waddlegut brain-dead donut-sucking nincompoop all-I-know-I-learned-from-Sams-books Frybots, wait, four, yes four valiums…” I managed to flag down a manager and make him hate me enough that he wanted me out of his store ASAP, whatever the cost, and I left with a replacement computer (it worked, what a miracle, etc.).