geek squad

  • Geek Squad Will Have You Shell Out $29 To "Setup" Your Ereader

    Oh, Best Buy. When will you stop pimping your Geek Squad brand? It was once a beloved tech service, but then you bought it and started looking for the most ridiculous tasks to make a quick buck — like setting up an ebook reader or creating an OS X user account. Read More

  • Best Buy Mac optimization includes create a user account. Mmm-hmm.

    Part Two of the ongoing Best Buy Optimization scandal. Yesterday I highlighted the Geek Squad’s PC optimization, which was silly to say the least. Today we look at their Mac optimization: it consists of creating a username. Cough. Read More

  • Wal-Mart rolling out tech support services

    Hey, lookin’ good there Mr. Man. I like your protective booties. They look like slippers! Wal-Mart has contracted with service provider N.E.W. to offer tech support services, seemingly in an attempt to compete with Best Buy’s Geek Squad and similar outfits. Read More

  • Best Buy and Geek Squad figure out how to squeeze customers even more with Game System setup

    Just so everyone knows, Geek Squad is ready to take even more of your hard earned money by offering game system setup for you. The overpriced geeks will setup user accounts and set parental controls for the low, low price of $29. That’s for in store setup though and as always, Geek Squad is set to charge you an extraordinary amount for in-home setup just so lazy people don’t need… Read More

  • Microsoft deploying 'Gurus' as part of their $300 million marketing campaign


    Many have scoffed and scolded Microsoft for their new $300 million marketing campaign, but I applaud them. Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s first TV commercial for Microsoft was a smashing success, IMO. It created buzz and left many wondering what their next move would be and that was the whole point. I, for one, cannot wait to see what Seinfeld and Gates will do next. However, I’m not… Read More

  • Home Theater on the fritz; AT&T's ConnecTech will fix it

    AT&T wants a some of the tasty in-home service cake currently being enjoyed by Geek Squad, Firedog, and your local nerd herds. ConnecTech’s prices start out at a reasonable $69 for basic PC/home network telephone support all the way up to $849 for large flat screen hanging along with 7 wall mounted speakers.  Let’s take a closer look and see how the service stacks up against… Read More

  • Geek Squad vs. Your Girlfriend

    Attention Men of NYC- It’s Thursday, May 29, 2008, and that unfortunately means tonight is the premiere of the “Sex and the City” movie. Your significant other has undoubtedly begun harassing you about it and she probably already bought tickets for it. If your lady friend really knew you or even liked you, she’d probably be going with her pack of rabid girlfriends, but… Read More

  • Geek Squad to observe a moment of silence for Arthur C. Clarke tonight

    [photopress:2008_03_19T105500Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_2_SCIENCE_CLARKE_DEATH_DC_1.jpg,full,center] You read the headline right. How they’re related, with the exception of geek culture, I’m not sure. But apparently this is happening. 1917 – 2008 Yesterday, the worlds of science and science fiction lost one of their true visionaries, the inestimable Arthur C. Clarke, author of… Read More

  • Geek Squad Needs Your Big Ideas: A Chance To Meet Woz

    Geek Squad, the computer repair company married to Best Buy, is looking for big thinkers. It’s looking for big thinkers in order to solve problems. Big problems. Big problems that require big thinking. So it’s sponsoring a (big?) contest to go along with its annual IdeaFestival, where it’s offering the biggest thinkers the chance to go to Louisville, Kentucky to meet… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Shower Scene

    Geek Squad Dude Caught Recording Showering Women
    Juke Tower In-Shower MP3 Player: Bring Your Own Memory
    Fake Chopsticks for Wannabe Asian Food Nuts
    The Futurist: Technology and Toys — Sometimes Low-Tech is High-Fun
    20GB PS3 Discontinued, Funeral Service Scheduled For Next Week Read More

  • Geek Squad Dude Caught Recording Showering Women

    Here’s a sad story for all you nerds out there. A Geek Squad employee has been accused of using a cellphone to record a young woman taking a shower. Instead of fixing two computers like he was supposed to, the guy placed his video capable cellphone in the woman’s bathroom and was all ready to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Unfortunately for him, the woman discovered the cellphone… Read More

  • Five Ways Best Buy Ruined Geek Squad

    Over at The Consumerist, a former Geek Squad employee has written in with a detailed explanation on why Geek Squad, well, sucks. After working at an Arizona-based location for nearly two years, this geek quit in hope of finding a less-stressful job. The reasons behind Geek Squad’s suckage include hiring practices that don’t go for brains but personality, a lack of staff available… Read More

  • You Know Best Buy Sucks: Here's Another Reason Why

    Oh Best Buy. We all know you and ESPECIALLY your damn Geek Squad division are both guilty of deceptive practices, but this is just too much. A dude by the name of Jorge goes and drops over $2000 on a brand new JVC TV. The aforementioned TV is supposed to come with a free stand, which of course Jorge doesn’t get. After dealing with a bunch of crap from Best Buy, he finally got his… Read More