Geek Squad rip-off
October 2, 2006
Best Buy’s technical service is handled by Geek Squad, an army of teens that look frighteningly like sitcom stereotypes of nerds. I needed to copy my failing notebook drive to a new drive and figured Geek Squad had the right tool to do it quickly. Apparently, they charge $100 to transfer 9GB, $150 to transfer everything! I was stunned, because they are raping their customers with insane prices for menial tech chores. Non-techies don’t know what it should cost, and some are being robbed of hundreds of dollars. If someone lands on this post looking for Geek Squad, please DO NOT USE THEIR SERVICE. Find a small tech shop around town, or offer to hire someone on Craigslist. As for me, I’ll copy my drive the old-fashioned way; indirectly via a disk image.