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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Getting ready...

Diana and I went to Best Buy yesturday. They were running a good sale on laptops and since I will have internet access from the "big sandbox" we felt having a good laptop for me to use would be important. It's a nice machine but already I need to exchange it. It seems a batch went out with bad sound cards and almost no sound comes out of the laptop, which makes the internal DVD player almost completely useless. Best Buy says they are getting more either Thurs. or Sat. and that I am welcome to one of those. I already had to play games with them to get this one as priced, see they had pre-installed some anti-virus software and such on it and were trying to charge $150 more than priced. I said I didn't need the software and didn't have time to wait for more laptops to come in, the sales associate spoke with the manager and they dropped the price. Personnally I find it preposterous that they expect you to buy something without even the courtesy to ask. I can understand if they wanted to make that an option, but forcing on their customers seems a but over the top. Anyway, it's a great little machine that should let me continue this blog and even send video home when I can.

3 comments:

MOM JONES! said...

Don and I bought a laptop yesterdy at Best Buy too! Good grief! How is that for coincidence! Since we are going to be away from home a lot, we wanted one so that we could blog while on the road! I hope you get yours all straightened out, because it's very nice to hear how you are doing and I know you will have interesting stuff to tell us about your deployment. Otherwise, have they narrowed down a date yet?

Jesse Pahman said...

I won't know when I'm going until 1 week before and even then I won't be able to say here. Mine should be replaced tomorrow. The whole "I'm gonna use it in Iraq" thing tends to get really good customer service.

Aunt Bree said...

Two laptops in two days. Wow! I'm glad to hear that you will be able to communicate with us while away. We will all want to hear from you and keep in touch!