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    Quote Originally Posted by Faber View Post
    I remember something like that, but I think the government was using them to investigate somebody suspected of child porn. Sound familiar?
    Some of you kiddies won't remember when we actually had "photo booths" where you would take your negatives to be "developed". And there were always stories of the people doing the developing making "extra copies" of "certain photos".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Some of you kiddies won't remember when we actually had "photo booths" where you would take your negatives to be "developed". And there were always stories of the people doing the developing making "extra copies" of "certain photos".
    You whippersnappers probably are too young to remember the olden days when mossy was young(er) and they had to chisel photos onto stone tablets. There wasn't much copying going on then. Took too long.

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    OK, they're blowing it!

    Appointment is supposed to be today "between 8 AM and Noon".

    A couple days ago, I got a text confirming that appointment - "respond 1 to keep the appointment". I did.

    Yesterday, got a RoboCall confirming my appoitment - same day and time slot, but deliver address in CONNECTICUT!!!!

    Called BestBuy to make sure they were delivering to me in TEXAS where I live, and go transferred to the "local store" which will dispatch the delivery. The "local store" turned out to be way up in East Texas, nowhere near me. They offered to transfer me to my local store, and after about 15 minutes of stumbling around with transfer, oops, wrong store, ok, right store... on hold... guy answers identifying proper local store, I start to explain my concern - line goes dead.

    Attempt to call back - local store number automatically routes to national voicemail h-e-doublehockeysticks number, start all over.

    Email from BestBuy last night asks me to confirm my appointment by clicking on the "appointments app" link. Clicked, and it asks me for my order number. Copy/pasted order number just to be sure I didn't mistype it --- no such order number.

    Concern is that the BestBuy guys will go to load the truck this morning, and discover that my new TV is in CONNECTICUT instead of Texas.

    JUST NOW got a call from the BestBuy GeekSquad --- "we'll be leaving in 45 minutes to an hour - should take us about 30 minutes to get there".

    So, the SOONEST they'll be at my house for my "8 AM to Noon" appointment is NoonThirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    OK, they're blowing it!

    Appointment is supposed to be today "between 8 AM and Noon".

    A couple days ago, I got a text confirming that appointment - "respond 1 to keep the appointment". I did.

    Yesterday, got a RoboCall confirming my appoitment - same day and time slot, but deliver address in CONNECTICUT!!!!

    Called BestBuy to make sure they were delivering to me in TEXAS where I live, and go transferred to the "local store" which will dispatch the delivery. The "local store" turned out to be way up in East Texas, nowhere near me. They offered to transfer me to my local store, and after about 15 minutes of stumbling around with transfer, oops, wrong store, ok, right store... on hold... guy answers identifying proper local store, I start to explain my concern - line goes dead.

    Attempt to call back - local store number automatically routes to national voicemail h-e-doublehockeysticks number, start all over.

    Email from BestBuy last night asks me to confirm my appointment by clicking on the "appointments app" link. Clicked, and it asks me for my order number. Copy/pasted order number just to be sure I didn't mistype it --- no such order number.

    Concern is that the BestBuy guys will go to load the truck this morning, and discover that my new TV is in CONNECTICUT instead of Texas.

    JUST NOW got a call from the BestBuy GeekSquad --- "we'll be leaving in 45 minutes to an hour - should take us about 30 minutes to get there".

    So, the SOONEST they'll be at my house for my "8 AM to Noon" appointment is NoonThirty.
    You reminded me of my iphone battery which I paid for but they back ordered. So I just called them. I have been on hold for 10 minutes with nobody picking up.

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    so I had two phones on hold for 15 minutes, and someone finally answered and said they would "call me back"

    riiight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    You reminded me of my iphone battery which I paid for but they back ordered. So I just called them. I have been on hold for 10 minutes with nobody picking up.
    Jake was barking as I was finishing up that text. GeekSquad was in my driveway, even though they had told me they'd "be leaving in 45 minutes to an hour". Sheeeesh!

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    It's kind of funny that I mentioned that thing the other day about them spying on people's photos, because Best Buy is in the news today. Apparently the FBI was paying them to turn in people who had illegal material on their computer (I'm sure you all know what I mean by "illegal material"). The tech community is up in arms over this, and I guess I'm old fashioned, but I think it's good that people who have that sort of crap are getting turned in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    It's kind of funny that I mentioned that thing the other day about them spying on people's photos, because Best Buy is in the news today. Apparently the FBI was paying them to turn in people who had illegal material on their computer (I'm sure you all know what I mean by "illegal material"). The tech community is up in arms over this, and I guess I'm old fashioned, but I think it's good that people who have that sort of crap are getting turned in.
    Yeah, that's .... I want kiddie porn perverts to go to jail, but when you allow a company access to your data, there's a certain level of expectation of privacy. That seems like a real 4th Amendment problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, that's .... I want kiddie porn perverts to go to jail, but when you allow a company access to your data, there's a certain level of expectation of privacy. That seems like a real 4th Amendment problem.
    I guess they were supposed to be doing was turning it in if they just happened to find it but due to the cash reward apparently many of them understandably were hunting for it on their own.

    They shouldn't need a cash reward to motivate them to call the police if they find that though...
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    Well they actually did call me back yesterday and set up an appointment next Tuesday to change out the battery. We will see....

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