#1 Posted by shinjin977 (748 posts) -

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=205110

Apparently quite a few report have come in about Microsoft employee showing up at Nintendo's Bestbuy event to try to sway customers. Reading the comment and testimonies in the comments in the article.

God damn it Microsoft......god damn it

#2 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

Anyone who has worked at a best buy cna confirm that company reps do this all the time. Was always a point of frustration when i worked there.

#3 Posted by Hailinel (23967 posts) -

Microsoft's desperation is palpable.

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Anyone who has worked at a best buy cna confirm that company reps do this all the time. Was always a point of frustration when i worked there.

I really love that this is treated like something new *like you said its not*

#5 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

That's pretty lame.

#6 Edited by shinjin977 (748 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: I actually did not know this was a thing in the us. I was only there for college and I am not aware of most of these business practices.

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: I actually did not know this was a thing in the us. I was only there for college and I am not aware of most of these business practices.

It happens a lot. Best example is someone shopping at a store and a rep from a company tries to sell them on something else. Like their are looking at the store brand of meat and say Boars Head has the same thing. The company rep comes and tries to push the item.

#8 Posted by shinjin977 (748 posts) -
#9 Posted by Hailinel (23967 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: wow I don't know how I feel about that.

Yeah, and it's not just for things like game consoles, either. I once had a guy at Best Buy come up to me while I was looking into buying a new printer and he was very adamant that I buy a printer from a particular manufacturer, throwing statistics in my face and everything.

#10 Posted by Slag (4075 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Microsoft's desperation is palpable.

No kidding.

If I was Sony I'd go in for the Kill right now. Microsoft is reeling, if they play this right Sony can turn this into a rout.

#11 Posted by EXTomar (4518 posts) -

They should have done this long ago instead of trying to copy Apple Store.

But in typical fashion, they are too late. At this point they are competing with even larger Samsung displays and Best Buy has seen better where sections are shrinking.

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#12 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2313 posts) -

I can see the memes now.

"Excuse me sir do you have a moment to talk about Xbox One?"

#13 Edited by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

@shinjin977 said:

@the_laughing_man: I actually did not know this was a thing in the us. I was only there for college and I am not aware of most of these business practices.

It happens a lot. Best example is someone shopping at a store and a rep from a company tries to sell them on something else. Like their are looking at the store brand of meat and say Boars Head has the same thing. The company rep comes and tries to push the item.

The worst is when I would be talking to a customer about a Samsung washer, for example, and the freaking GE rep would come over interrupt me and start pushing his GE washers. I always wanted to punch that jerk in the face. Endless frustration and the customers would always come out of it feeling uneasy.

#14 Edited by Thompson820 (410 posts) -
#15 Edited by zombie2011 (4969 posts) -

Nothing new, I worked at a best buy during high school and this happened often. Whirlpool, GE, Sony, Panasonic all do it.

#16 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

The worst is when I would be talking to a customer about a Samsung washer, for example, and the freaking GE rep would come over interrupt me and start pushing his GE washers.

The fuck? Could you not kick him out of the shop?

#17 Posted by hollitz (1443 posts) -

That's just weird. I have to imagine the people interested in an XBONE aren't the people interested in a Wii U. On price alone.

#18 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

@mandude said:

@devilzrule27 said:

The worst is when I would be talking to a customer about a Samsung washer, for example, and the freaking GE rep would come over interrupt me and start pushing his GE washers.

The fuck? Could you not kick him out of the shop?

Managers could but I always felt like that would just make an uncomfortable situation worse. I would just constantly complain to the GE regional rep(his boss) and to my district manager about it. I guess the guy was eventually fired or moved on or something because I eventually got a new GE rep who actually did his job, which is to educate the sales staff on any new products an make sure we're displaying the products we were contractually obligated to display.

My whirlpool rep was ace. If I ever needed a part for a customer to make a home repair or if a floor model was missing a part I could just give him a call and he knew not to mess around with the customers unless asked to. Also wouldn't get mad at me if I told him one of "his" products was substandard. Pleasure to work with.

#19 Edited by Hunter5024 (5555 posts) -

This really happens? I guess my Best Buy just isn't good enough to pull PR reps, because I buy pretty much all of my electronics there, and this has never happened to me.

#20 Edited by Humanity (8865 posts) -

Anyone who has worked at a best buy cna confirm that company reps do this all the time. Was always a point of frustration when i worked there.

Uh no dood, only Microsoft does these things, they are the evil thing we should all hate. Sony would never try to sway customers, Sony cares about us.