Saturday, April 07, 2012
Best Buy gets busted
CBC Marketplace is a leading national consumer affairs program that sticks up for the little guy by sticking it to businesses that put their needs ahead of ours.
I was privileged to spend some time with them recently, and they included my less-than-kind comments in their year-end Busted episode*. The deal? Best Buy's Ultimate Protection Plan, which in my view is nothing more than a cheesy way to squeeze more money from the pockets of unsuspecting computer buyers.
My mother always taught me to say nothing if I had nothing nice to say. But sometimes it's worth ignoring that advice.
The link to the show is here. The Best Buy segment starts at around 10:40 in.
Your turn: So...ripoff or not? Have you been ripped off by a retailer?
*The show aired last night on the CBC main television network, and is scheduled to air again tonight, 7 p.m. ET, on CBC News Network.