Radioshack Condition Madness

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  1. einhander

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    So, I work in the Bronx. Decided to try the local radio shack, because my ipad 2 from apple.com is still not shipped (supposedly shipping April 11th.)

    I call ahead and they have a 16 GB WiFi! Great. I walk into the store. It's still there. The following conversation ensues:

    Me: "I'll take it."

    Radioshack Rep: "You know how much it is right?"

    Me: "...499?"

    Radioshack Rep: (shakes head) "670 with tax."

    Me: "Whoa whoa... is this the 3G?"

    Radioshack Rep: "No, it's the 16GB Wi Fi with the case and the applecare."

    Me: "I just want the Ipad."

    Radioshack Rep: "I can't sell it to you without the insurance and the case."

    Me: "... I don't understand."

    Radioshack Rep: "My manager won't let me sell it without you also buying the case and the applecare."

    Me: "...."

    So, I left, ipad-less. Maybe I want a case, and maybe I want the applecare, but not without choosing to do so. Has this happened to anyone else?

    -Ein
     
  2. Fletchi18

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    Sounds just like the junk retailers used to pull when the Wii or XBox came out...they wouldn't sell without the bundles. Kind of stinks...

    Sorry you left empty handed!
     
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    Radio Shack is also not selling it in every store. In Mass, they are only in about 8 stores, mostly around Boston, one in Worcester, Gloucester and Great Barrington.
     
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    I do not know about USA but that is illegal in Australia ACCC would not allow it the item is advertised at 499 plus tax. They can offer extended warranty and carry bag as an option but that is all
     
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    I think they announced this news LATE yesterday that they were selling it 'bundled' with those things, so it's not exactly 'illegal'..

    but who knows.. we'll see if someone fights it in court..
     
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    Ok so apple care is $80 right? What kind of case is this, silver f-ing plated???
     
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    Wow. That's a ballsy move by Radioshack. I know companies like to make profits but that's one step above. What a way to drive off customers.
     
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    They can offer a bundle sure it will do them more harm than good We offer bundles on computers but usually they are at recommended retail price as companies offer so called scan back in other words the price is $499 the rest is no charge but the manufacture pays like Sony with playstation and say free games or extra warranty
     
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    @Assassin- Much more productive than a lawsuit would be the good old fashioned "just don't shop there anymore," but I pretty much did that before I walked in; this is just a reminder to never go to radioshack if you can help it.

    @Twisim- She probably meant 670 tax included, which if the case is 40 and the Applecare is 80, is about right with NYC sales tax (%8.46). And by "right" I mean the math is right, not that it's justified or a good thing.
     

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