About Geek Squad
A link has directed you to this review. Its location on this page may change next time you visit.
- 3,431,238 reviews on ConsumerAffairs are verified.
- We require contact information to ensure our reviewers are real.
- We use intelligent software that helps us maintain the integrity of reviews.
- Our moderators read all reviews to verify quality and helpfulness.
For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com please visit our FAQ.
Fraudulent Charges of $104.99 by Geek Squad. Geek Squad employee has been upset at me because I gave a negative feedback on Gas Dryer Installer. This Geek Squad employee is making fraudulent charges against my credit card by purchasing 3 year protection plan for $104.99. First was made on Jul 3rd 2021 from BestBuy Store # 2663 in Richfield, MN. I got it refunded by calling the BestBuy online service. Now I see the charge for the same amount again made on Jul 8th from BestBuy Store # 1324, Joplin, MO. I will have to write this on media outlets and take legal action.
Purchased a television from Best Buy in March 2021, stopped working in July 2021. Scheduled a home repair appt for July 2. Two hours before the end of the 7 hour window I was texted that the appt would have to be rescheduled to JULY 15. They refused to make the appt any earlier even though I had been bumped. I will never purchase another product from Best Buy and I am returning the remote that I recently purchased. What truly horrible customer service, and if I could award zero stars I would. Buy your electronics elsewhere.
I decided to give Geek Squad another chance after they denied damaging my son’s computer in 2017. I called the National customer service number to get a price and figure out how to schedule an appointment because the site was hard to navigate. I was quoted $59.99 for a battery replacement in a 2015 MacBook Pro (price seemed off but OK). Booked my appointment for a week later.
Day of the appointment…they call 20 minutes before my appointment time to tell me they won’t do it without an active AppleCare subscription. No apology, blamed the rep I talked to for giving me bad info (never mind you can’t call the store directly anymore to get good information). They offered me zero alternatives. Just “too bad, so sad, not our fault.” They knew FOR A WEEK about this appointment and chose to call me when it was very likely I’d be on my way to the location. Zero consideration for the customer. They had a chance to redeem themselves from my bad experience in 2017 and they completely blew it. I wish I could choose zero stars.
I bought a Razer stealth 13 August 2020 with a warranty for 2 years at this store. However started having screen flickering and black screen when the laptop screen was being moved or in general after use for a few months (I’m very busy haven’t had time to set this schedule yet). I updated all my drivers as recommended by razer to no avail. Booked a Geek squad appt on June 30 2021 at this store. I wasn’t able to duplicate the problem on the spot since I didn’t use my laptop and it was still pretty cool in terms of temperature. And I believe based on razer and tech forums, the problem is with the screen cables too close to heat sink.
Of note this is a quote from a YouTube user regarding This issue: “This is a project problem. They pass the screen flat cable over the GPU and CPU heat sink to connect it to the other side of the board. The flat cable is sensible and the heat sink heating during use makes the flat fail. Sometimes it produces only a flicker or screen stripes, but in worst cases, it can produce short. You can search for a disassembly video that shows clearly the flat cable over the heat sink.”
When they gave me the paperwork, I noticed my client description of the issue was just “having issue with screen whenever screen moved black screen appear” and I wanted to ADDEND it: however according to the staff the… “The Client description box has a character limit” so they couldn’t even addend it. I’m very busy. I’m hoping I’m wrong as the geek squad imo has a very good reputation…but I feel my laptop won’t get properly fixed due to inadequate presentation of my problem.
Will write a review follow up once I get my laptop back. I hope I’m wrong and my laptop gets fixed. If I’m right, I hope I can warn others to review whatever your geek squad staff is typing at that moment before they can finalize the report and thus delaying the repair of your product since they “couldn’t change it anymore” after the inquiry has been sent and I needed to set up everything appt etc again which will take a few days… Not possible because of how busy I am… Vincent
I took a geek squad coverage from Geek Squad for my refrigerator paying 148 dollars when I bought it from BestBuy. Within less than 2 years of use the fridge compressor gave up. I have been chasing the geek squad "awesome service" for last 1 month without any respite. This is a SCAM. Never ever take any coverage from them. Completely useless!!!
I dropped off my Asus laptop on 05/04/21 to be shipped to Geek Squad's service center. After about a week, I finally received an estimate. I was told it would cost me $566 to replace the motherboard & processor (which was expected, I had an idea of what was wrong and I know neither of those items are cheap). My laptop, brand new, had been priced at $850. I called and approved the price so they could go ahead and repair it. I waited around for another two weeks and it still was not repaired, and I received an email saying I had another estimate that needed to be approved. Contrary to what they led me to believe, my computer still had not been worked on.
I called them, and they told me the same thing as the first estimate (the processor and entire motherboard needed to be replaced), and gave me a much higher price of $969. I know replacing the motherboard is a pain, but if they didn't want to work on it, they could have told me at the beginning instead of making me wait an entire month. They raised the price $400 hoping I would decline it so they wouldn't have to fix it. If I had known that with the first estimate, I would have had them send it back and I would've bought another laptop by now. They ripped me off and made me wait around, wasted my time and changed the price simply because they did not want to spend the time repairing it.
I don't recommend these guys at all, they aren't the same as they used to be. I called them and got a price after it was diagnosed, I approved it, waited 2-3 weeks, only for them to raise the price by $400 afterwards because they did not want to repair it. What a waste. Brand new motherboards cost around $200-$300, and my laptop itself had costed $850.
I have a Samsung Refrigerator with a ice maker that freezes over every 3-4 weeks and requires hands on maintenance to remove frozen ice blocking the dispensing mechanism. Set an appointment with Geek Squad with a minimum window of 8am-5pm. I waited all day, they called to confirm the day before and then emailed to cancel after 1pm on appointment day which I learned of after 5 when I called for an update. AIG coordinates their repairs and had no idea what happened. Set another appointment for 8am-5pm, had 2 confirmation emails and no call to confirm as stated in the email so I tried reaching out the day before.
On hold for 30 min so I called back in the morning took an hour to finally get to the person who could tell me at 10:30am that the 8am-5pm appointment was canceled. Oh the service provider doesn't serve your area, The Geek Squad rep believes it's not their fault the service provider doesn't work my area even though they are responsible for coordinating repairs so I'll just have to set another appointment for 10 days later and set another 8-5 window with a new service provider. What are the odds they will show? This is a total service failure, what is the value of a warranty when you need to use it. So far it will be three 8am-5pm days that I've wasted.
I bought a new PC from Best Buy. March 2020. Had problems with the keyboard within a month of setting the PC up. Took FOUR MONTHS (I was very patient) of online support and in store "during Covid" support (with conflicting opinions by different Geek Squad technicians of what the problem was) but didn't resolve the keyboard issue. Finally told me to replace keyboard (within one year warranty) and they would reimburse me, as they no longer had same keyboard to replace. I purchased a higher quality keyboard because of the cheap nature of the keyboard they had sold to me, and they refused to reimburse me, even the partial amount of the cost of the keyboard Best Buy sold to me.
And I've had problems with the Dell PC that I purchased from Best Buy since then as well. I will never buy from Best Buy again, nor will I use Geek Squad or recommend them to anyone, nor will I ever buy a Dell PC again. Geek Squad's support deteriorated over the past year or so for me, as I was a loyal customer of theirs. But that was the end of the line for me.
I recently bought a Lenovo laptop and it was in Microsoft S-mode. The email account linked to Microsoft was one that was no longer operable, so I couldn't do anything on the computer. I took it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy (where I had purchased the computer) and they said they would get it out of S-mode for me and transfer all the data from my old laptop onto the Lenovo. The day I was supposed to pick it up from them, they called and said they couldn't transfer my data because the HD on my existing computer "would not enumerate." They said (or certainly implied) that they couldn't find any data on my existing computer.
I thought they had lost everything on my existing computer. I picked up both computers, got a full refund for the work they were supposed to have completed (plus a $100 gift card because they couldn't transfer the data). They told me at that time that they should have had me turn on my existing computer when I dropped it off with the new one so they could be sure it was really working. Of course, they never did that. Anyway, as soon as I got home, I turned on the existing computer and everything was still there. I had a friend come over who has her own business doing computer repairs, etc., and with 1 1/2 hours she had everything transferred from my existing computer to the new one.
I tried to put zero stars. This company knew my computer that had a replacement policy on it broke, but told me to go buy a new one and kept (and is still) charging my credit card for the protection plan on the computer that had to be replaced because they could not fix it. I have spoken with customer service at length. I was even told that no, no one else at the company could speak with me when I asked to speak with a manager. They told me to go into the store and speak with a manager of both the store (Best Buy) and Geek Squad, even after I told them our stores are closed because there is a pandemic.
I have been a loyal customer of BestBuy and GeekSquad for years, purchasing my own products and gifts there. Once I manage to get them to stop taking money from my account each month, I will never patronize their businesses again. I will not recommend them to my worst enemy. My dealings with them have been a huge waste of time and money.
Geek Squad Company Information
- Company Name:
- Best Buy
- United States
You’re signed up
We’ll start sending you the news you need delivered straight to you. We value your privacy. Unsubscribe easily.