It is no secret that I was none too happy with Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us and Kohl's when they decided to open on Thanksgiving day this year. I did not like that they were forcing their employees to work on a holiday that, in my opinion, they shouldn't have to.
All for the almighty dollar.
In previous years we would avoid the mall and go to those stores to shop. It was easier and we knew that, in some instances, we could find better deals.
Not this year. I made it perfectly clear that I was not shopping at any of those retailers because I did not like their business practices. [In fairness I haven't been in a Toys R Us in 10 years since they were convicted of price fixing.] And I didn't. I bought every single gift for our family members [online and at the mall] without once turning to our old standbys. I could have bought something from each of them too.
Thank goodness I didn't, because one of our big online purchases would have been from Best Buy. Instead I went with another retailer and received the gift within 5 days.
Turns out it may not have been the case with Best Buy. Have you all read/heard that Best Buy has been sending out notifications in the last 24 hours to their customers informing them that their orders HAVE BEEN CANCELLED?
Yes! Customers that ordered as far back as Cyber Monday [November 28] have been told that they will not be receiving their purchases 3 days before Christmas!!!!!!!
That is ridiculous Tadpoles. And yet another reason I will never shop at Best Buy again.
I hope that none of you had the misfortune of dealing with them this holiday season and weren't caught short handed a few days before Christmas - but if so, I know that everyone will be understanding.
BAH HUMBUG Best Buy.