Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Placentia, CA, USA
Re: Costa Mesa Best Buy In Stock
Originally posted by Trojanlaw
Costa Mesa Best Buy got 19 in last night. I picked one up at 8:00 pm last night. They are not on the floor so you have to ask for them. Nor can you buy them online. You can only go to the store.
Good luck to anyone close.
Thanks to this heads-up, I went by there last night. Got there at 6:15, and asked a sales droid (Chris in home theater) for one. He searched high and low, and eventually found that the computer said 12 in stock, but he couldn't find them. Then he found most of them, a stack of 8 behind the Magnolia counter, all with holds awaiting pick-up.
I asked him to contact the Magnolia manager (who wasn't there at the time). He went off to talk to his supervisor. While I waited, a guy in scrubs (obviously a doctor) showed up and said he'd gotten a call from the Magnolia manager to pick his up. They sold him one, so even though they don't take pre-orders officially, the manager had a waiting list and made calls when he got stock.
10 minutes later Chris showed back up with another unit under his arm! He had found two more stashed elsewhere. I bought it immediately. I'm sure the other one is gone by now, but Chris said they expect more in shortly.
Kudos to Chris for service above and beyond the call of normal BB droids. If you want one, I suggest calling the Magnolia manager inside the Costa Mesa BB (I thnk his name was Jerome) and get on his list.
Meanwhile, I still wait on Value Electronics' list. I need another one, so I won't cancel, but what a joke that has become! At least the one I get from them will be discounted.
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