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Geek Squad Pranks

Discussion in 'General' started by Der Me!$ter, 26 Aug 2005.

  1. Der Me!$ter

    Der Me!$ter New Member

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    For all of you who don't know Geek Squad, it's a US PC repair company you can call to fix your PC. These phone pranks are so hilarious! Definately listen to the second one:

    Poor Geek Squad :hehe:
     
  2. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    AHAHA, thats brilliant, Ill listen to the rest in the morning since i dont wanna wake the house with my laughter, Top find :thumb:
     
  3. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    I listened to a few of these the other day, good stuff. :thumb:

    I actually considered applying to work at Geek Squad, but I really don't think I could stand dealing with people who know nothing about technology. :p
     
  4. XUntitled

    XUntitled New Member

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    This just really proves how bad geek squad and best buy is... the sad thing is though that I'm sure best buy is making tons upon tons of money with them. $79 to reformat a computer? $229 for someone to come out and do it? Thats $229 for 10 mouse clicks and the tech sitting on his ass for an hour while it formats. And they don't even supply the cds.

    "How much do megabits costs? It depends what company dat makes them."

    They make me cry. I'm to discussed to laugh at most of them. The gibson one was just so stupid that it was pretty good tho.
     
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  5. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    Just listend to all of them and OMG, How stupid are the geeksquad? "Do they service gibbons? Yes".. Do they fix "Floppy wheel dirves" "yes".. WTF are they on about? How did they get those jobs? Best laugh for a while that! classic.
     
  6. empyrean

    empyrean New Member

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    Most of the kids who work there are in college, with no training yet. Complete rip-off, and the employees don't get much of that money.
     
  7. Vigfus

    Vigfus Born to be...

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    OMFG i laughed so hard when i figured out what he was on about in the "My CD Drive Won't Work".
    I like how the other guy just goes with the flow when they are busted in the last one.
     
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    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Links on the 1st page of the thread are dead...... :(
     
  9. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    For the most part they charge too much for doing basic things that any semi-compitent person could accomplish. I had a neighbor take in a box a couple days ago with hdd that had corrupted itself in a couple of places (including a few files rather important to windows) and they were just going to do a clean reinstall and reccomended a new hdd. I poped in a knoppix CD, discovered that the damage was localised to a couple rather isolated areas, and to make a long story short I ran a rather useful utility that took 2 hours to correct most of the major errors and let chkdsk take care of the rest ;)

    TBH I have already replaced the geek squad in my neighborhood :D
     
  10. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    Most of those calls are to Mission Control and not actuall GS agents. MC is a third party service that really dont do much besides forward calls. MC is something that is being worked on...

    90% of the agents with the company are very good with alot more training then most. The pay is far above average as well....So before you post you may want to have a small clue about what it is your posting about =)

    Anthony Hadfield...your friendly GeekSquad Double Agent (the one who drives the bug)...
     
  11. Pflumingo

    Pflumingo givem the bird.

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    Don't know exactly where you live Haddy, but that's not been my experience here.

    I would have had to take a 50% cut in pay to work there, and the guys who do are worthless, and outright lie to the customers. I've watched it... I know.
     
  12. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I applied for Geek Squad too. Not the beetle-driving part, tbh I think that they are womens' cars. I went for the instore part. Unfortunately, they were not hiring anyone for summer jobs at the time. Hopefully I will reapply in November to work on weekends, so that by the time next summer rolls around and I'm out of school again I'll have 6 months on my resume and can either stay at bestbuy or get a better job somewhere else. I think most big box electronics company employees tend to be a little egotistical and annoying, but it's better than applying to a fast food place.
     
  13. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    Like I said 90% of us are good agents. Considering there are over 9000 agents thats alot of possible bad apples...

    As for the pay considering most agents have just A+ they are paid very well. Now remeber it still retail so you really cant compare it to say a normall Help Desk / Technician job. If you know a job where I can make $70k / year while working on a degree and with very few certs let me know....

    Ive only been with them for a few months so I can only speak to what Ive experienced so far...
     

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