Hot on the heels of the rumor that EB Games is watching for employee auctions of PS3/Wii consoles on eBay, we’ve got a rumor that Best Buy is preventing their employees from buying a PS3. Period. Not just eBaying them, buying them.
A Best Buy mole says:
Not even if we stand outside in line overnight like everyone else. I’m heading up employee training for the new consoles at our store, the memo we received stated that employee purchases ‘should not be allowed.’ According to another store manager, ‘Employees are completely locked out of buying a console.’ Unfortunately, we only get this news after the EB preorders. Apparentlly, this decision came about so that ‘more consoles would be available to our customers.’ No word, as of yet, as to how long the lockout is supposed to last.
Needless to say, many of us are pissed. But not nearly as many as there will be. The memo came to certain members of management, so I don’t think most employees know about the rules just yet. I’ll be the first to say that Best Buy is usually nothing short of great to it’s employees, it is by far the best company I’ve ever worked for, but they really dropped the ball on this one from an employee standpoint.
Dropped the ball? Give us a break. Just to the Best Buy across town and wait in line. Or, you know, have your wives do it.