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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Obviously BB is not aligning with Samsung's "voluntary" recall....

    Surprised a bit that they're now changing their site as well... I wonder if the news media might pickup on the fact that BB isn't allowing customers to return an arguably hazardous device.
    If BB isn't cooperating, you guys need to notify Samsung. There are contracts in place when you sell a product like that. Samsung would interested in knowing if BB isn't cooperating and can fix that real quick.
    09-04-2016 07:41 PM
  2. whtchdr's Avatar
    Not only has Best Buy deleted option 3 (full refund) from the website, they have also deleted my fresh post about stores stonewalling full refunds in the forums.
    Option 3 for a full refund is still listed on Bestbuy.com. Just pulled it up 15 minutes ago.
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    09-04-2016 07:43 PM
  3. mmsean's Avatar
    Option 3 for a full refund is still listed on Bestbuy.com. Just pulled it up 15 minutes ago.
    it's not on samsung's official channels so don't blame best buy for the samsung changing their mind
    09-04-2016 07:57 PM
  4. SarahGN's Avatar
    Obviously BB is not aligning with Samsung's "voluntary" recall....

    Surprised a bit that they're now changing their site as well... I wonder if the news media might pickup on the fact that BB isn't allowing customers to return an arguably hazardous device.
    You don't understand how recalls work. When there is a vehicle recall, do they just let people return their cars for a refund? Um, no they don't.

    The manufacturer has told you the risk, it is up to you to stop using the device. If you don't have a backup device, well that is a choice you made and a foolish one at that. Stop using the Note7. Exchange it when the fixed Note7's are available.
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    09-04-2016 08:34 PM
  5. Ludatyk's Avatar
    The manufacturer has told you the risk, it is up to you to stop using the device. If you don't have a backup device, well that is a choice you made and a foolish one at that. Stop using the Note7. Exchange it when the fixed Note7's are available.
    Using the Note7 as I type this message and I'm aware of the risk. I'm sure there are others who are in the same position that I am and they are aware of the risk as well. I don't plan on stop using the Note7.

    Granted, I now use caution when I charge it... Only use OEM chargers and will not use Fast Charging. But as soon as new Note7 arrive I'll gladly exchange it.
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    09-04-2016 09:32 PM
  6. Ludatyk's Avatar
    Best buy tends to be sticklers for original packaging and accessories. They will most likely require everything including the box.
    I think in this particular situation it will be different... They have extended the 14 day return period. Although I still have all the accessories including that ugly AT&T box... I tend to think Best Buy will be more relaxed in their policies.
    09-04-2016 09:44 PM
  7. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I think in this particular situation it will be different... They have extended the 14 day return period. Although I still have all the accessories including that ugly AT&T box... I tend to think Best Buy will be more relaxed in their policies.
    They also declined returns while their corporate policy was to accept them. It all depends on what store you get and what policy theyve created on their own.
    09-04-2016 09:45 PM
  8. jsgiv's Avatar
    You don't understand how recalls work. When there is a vehicle recall, do they just let people return their cars for a refund? Um, no they don't.

    The manufacturer has told you the risk, it is up to you to stop using the device. If you don't have a backup device, well that is a choice you made and a foolish one at that. Stop using the Note7. Exchange it when the fixed Note7's are available.
    I think u missed the point of my post...

    I'm fully aware of how recalls work.

    Samsung outlined clearly a plan to allow their customers options and choices to return the device.

    Even down to the individual store - BB appears to have opted not to follow this plan. They rightfully can because this is a "voluntary" recall.

    If this were a government mandated recall - BB wouldn't have a choice in the matter. To use your analogy - the dealership (BB) would absolutely be required to accept the car (note7) and work with their respective manufacturer (Samsung) to either fix the hazardous issue (battery blowing up) or potentially offer a refund.

    I know this because I've just gone thru returning a vehicle with a hazardous issue. End result? The manufacturer accepted the vehicle and refunded me all monies paid. I didn't have to perform an exchange - but I elected to purchase another vehicle from the manufacturer because they treated me fairly and with respect to resolve the issue impacting me (their customer).

    Since this is a device that can't be fixed by simply removing the defective part and replacing it - the only options are to refund or exchange...

    Those that are wanting to simply return for a refund are being denied this option by BB - at times even violating their own publicly stated return policy (in my case I was within the 14 day return policy and was told they would not accept the return).

    The carriers are all accepting returns and most are even proactively contacting the customer to communicate they should not be using the device at all and instructing them to return it immediately ....

    By comparison - BB is simply standing back and washing their hands of the mess - by electing to not allow returns at the potential risk of injury at the hands of their customers.
    09-04-2016 09:49 PM
  9. Ludatyk's Avatar
    They also declined returns while their corporate policy was to accept them. It all depends on what store you get and what policy theyve created on their own.
    I've seen a few users comment their frustration... I know when the time comes I'll be prepared to go to at least three stores to successfully get everything straightened out.
    09-04-2016 09:50 PM
  10. SarahGN's Avatar
    I think u missed the point of my post...

    By comparison - BB is simply standing back and washing their hands of the mess - by electing to not allow returns at the potential risk of injury at the hands of their customers.
    I did not miss the point of your post. Samsung initially said you could get a refund outside of the 14 day return period. They have backed off on that and are now saying you can only exchange. BB is following Samsung's lead.

    They do NOT have to let you return the phone for a refund outside of the 14 day return period. They can offer you an exchange instead and that is what it is looking like your option will be. However, the fixed Note7's are not yet in the stores.

    Stop using the Note7 if you are worried about it. You will be able to exchange it soon enough. Problem solved.

    Verizon is offering a refund through 9/30/16 if you bought through them.
    09-04-2016 09:52 PM
  11. edubb256's Avatar
    Using the Note7 as I type this message and I'm aware of the risk. I'm sure there are others who are in the same position that I am and they are aware of the risk as well. I don't plan on stop using the Note7.

    Granted, I now use caution when I charge it... Only use OEM chargers and will not use Fast Charging. But as soon as new Note7 arrive I'll gladly exchange it.
    Yes, everyone is free to made their own choice and I agree it is a perfectly reasonable risk to take to continue using until the new one arrives. I know I will continue to use mine, but will also exchange it as soon as possible. Given the small number of cases reported (and none in U.S.), I don't agree with the previous poster that it is a foolish choice, but that is her choice.
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    09-04-2016 09:55 PM
  12. jsgiv's Avatar
    I did not miss the point of your post. Samsung initially said you could get a refund outside of the 14 day return period. They have backed off on that and are now saying you can only exchange. BB is following Samsung's lead.

    They do NOT have to let you return the phone for a refund outside of the 14 day return period. They can offer you an exchange instead and that is what it is looking like your option will be. However, the fixed Note7's are not yet in the stores.

    Stop using the Note7 if you are worried about it. You will be able to exchange it soon enough. Problem solved.

    Verizon is offering a refund through 9/30/16 if you bought through them.
    Read my post again please... I attempted to return my device within the 14 day return period and was effectively told by BB to deal directly with Samsung. I have an older device that I could have used until the new n7s were available.

    If you'll read my earlier posts on this thread you'll also note that I have successfully returned my device via ATT instead - and am waiting patiently for a new Note7 from ATT. I won't use BB ever again for purchasing a wireless phone due to their poor customer service and inconsistent adherence to even their own stated policies.

    I get your point with respect to being outside of the 14 day window - however - even then - communication has changed over the past few days. BB chose their own route - whether it be right or wrong in how returns and refunds were handled for their customers.
    09-04-2016 10:08 PM
  13. SarahGN's Avatar
    I attempted to return my device within the 14 day return period
    BB accepts returns for refund w/in the 14 day return period no matter what device you bought as long as it is not a physically damaged device (e.g., cracked screen, etc.). You simply have to pay a $35 restocking fee. No way do I believe that BB refused a return w/in the 14 day return period unless you physically damaged your device.

    You COULD have returned for a refund. You would have had to pay the $35 restocking fee though and could have fought that later.
    09-04-2016 10:14 PM
  14. TylerLV76's Avatar
    BB accepts returns for refund w/in the 14 day return period no matter what device you bought as long as it is not a physically damaged device (e.g., cracked screen, etc.). You simply have to pay a $35 restocking fee. No way do I believe that BB refused a return w/in the 14 day return period unless you physically damaged your device.

    You COULD have returned for a refund. You would have had to pay the $35 restocking fee though and could have fought that later.
    Best buy does not have a restocking fee since 2011 on anything besides special order items. And yes, some stores were declining returns because the item sku was removed from the RSS system and they couldnt figure out how to return the item in their systems.
    09-04-2016 10:33 PM
  15. jsgiv's Avatar
    BB accepts returns for refund w/in the 14 day return period no matter what device you bought as long as it is not a physically damaged device (e.g., cracked screen, etc.). You simply have to pay a $35 restocking fee. No way do I believe that BB refused a return w/in the 14 day return period unless you physically damaged your device.

    You COULD have returned for a refund. You would have had to pay the $35 restocking fee though and could have fought that later.
    Sorry - not sure what else to say but believe it - BB refused my return.

    I've been purchasing items from BB for years and never had a problem returning an item until now.

    I actually had brought it in the night before the recall broke to exchange it (surprise - the battery wasn't holding a charge correctly and lost all power) and they didn't have any available. They expected more in the next day or two. The next day I was on day 12/13 when the recall news broke and I decided to simply try to get it returned at that time (when Samsung noted a return/refund would be allowed on all devices).

    Once the news broke BB changed their story and told me to hold onto the device until the new notes were in stock - even after I asked numerous times up to the store management level to return the device since I was in 14 days (as well as Samsung was instructing their retailers to return the devices for a refund). No dice.
    09-04-2016 10:37 PM
  16. Ludatyk's Avatar
    Best buy does not have a restocking fee since 2011 on anything besides special order items.

    For cell phones there is a restocking fee.. but I assume in situations like these the restocking fee will be waived.
    09-04-2016 10:38 PM
  17. TylerLV76's Avatar
    For cell phones there is a restocking fee.. but I assume in situations like these the restocking fee will be waived.
    There is not. It was removed in 2011. I can happily show you my purchase history. Itll show you 6 devices in the last month and a half. Not a one with a restocking fee. If thats not good enough you can call the corporate number I posted a few pages back and they will tell you the same. I was in our regional meeting when corporate removed the restocking fee and it applies to all departments. The only time they will apply it is for special irder items that are not directly aold in stores.
    09-04-2016 10:41 PM
  18. SarahGN's Avatar
    Best buy does not have a restocking fee since 2011 on anything besides special order items
    They recently started charging a $35 restocking fee. This is new.
    09-04-2016 10:42 PM
  19. SarahGN's Avatar
    And yes, some stores were declining returns because the item sku was removed from the RSS system and they couldnt figure out how to return the item in their systems.
    Easily solved if you had them call channel support.
    09-04-2016 10:43 PM
  20. TylerLV76's Avatar
    It is not a corporate policy. Corporate policy is no restocking fees on store sold items. If you get charged a restocking fee then your store has once again made up their own rules. I am still close friends with the regional manager for southeastern Michigan and can guarantee there is no restocking fee.
    09-04-2016 10:43 PM
  21. SarahGN's Avatar
    Once the news broke BB changed their story and told me to hold onto the device until the new notes were in stock - even after I asked numerous times up to the store management level to return the device since I was in 14 days (as well as Samsung was instructing their retailers to return the devices for a refund). No dice.
    Sounds like you didn't make it clear enough to them that you were within the 14 days.
    09-04-2016 10:44 PM
  22. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Easily solved if you had them call channel support.
    That is precisely why I gave everyone instructions on what to do. Seems most people cant be bothered and are willing to allow companies to do what they want.
    09-04-2016 10:44 PM
  23. Ludatyk's Avatar
    It is not a corporate policy. Corporate policy is no restocking fees on store sold items. If you get charged a restocking fee then your store has once again made up their own rules. I am still close friends with the regional manager for southeastern muchigan and can guarantee there is no restocking fee.
    I know when I was getting checked out for my Note7 they acknowledged that there will be a restocking fee.
    09-04-2016 10:45 PM
  24. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Then your store violated corporate policy. Simple as that. Best buy stores notoriously make up their own rules. I posted about that many pages back. If you accept that then so be it but it is against corporate policy to charge a restocking fee.
    09-04-2016 10:46 PM
  25. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Heres just a few and one was the Note 7. So I cant say it any clearer, do not let them charge fees that corporate are against.

    09-04-2016 10:53 PM
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