Best Buy Fail

Oh, Best Buy, when will you ever learn? We have seen countless failed photoshops come from your direction, and yet again you come back for more. This time we are seeing here an HP TouchPad, the newest WebOS tablet, that is said to be running Android 3.0, Honeycomb. Come on now, Best Buy, you're better than this, get your operating systems correct for us!

Source: PreCentral

 

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C'mon Best Buy, the HP TouchPad doesn't run Honeycomb

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Actually, Best Buy is NOT better than that! If they were, these mistakes wouldn't happen and I would enjoy shopping there instead of only using them for emergencies (which they still have a hard time handling...).

They need to fire the advertising manager, obviously he ain't into electronics. Don't they come across his desk before it gets printed? Utter fail.

I'm sure shopping in the store and understanding the products/audience aren't high on the qualification list for that position. Someone out there correct me if I'm wrong. Or, heck, hire me and my insight.

Geek Squad needs to be staffed with nerds instead. No self respecting dweeb would let something like this slip through the cracks. LOL

I was at best buy and saw the HP tablet and their salesman said it was running android, it wasn't it was running web OS

I bet you'd get the same mistake if you asked someone in the store. I just hosted a training session with the BB computer area employees the other night....and I was just shopping. They have no clue what's going on, and this is the biggest best buy store in indianapolis.

The Best Buy in Castleton (North Indianapolis for the rest of y'all) seems to have good staff.
There's a new guy there named Harrison that seems to know his stuff.

Ugh...as a best buy employee this disgusts me. Our display looks NOTHING like this. I can honestly its geek squad that gives up the best rep. My bestbuy, I know, or at least my computer team is hands down one of the best.

If they were that good they'd be working for a real company and not some retail chain. Face it, Best Buy has to hire from a pool of people that couldn't cut it in real tech.

As good as webOS is, there is no support. Android would make it a better tablet. Wishful thinking perhaps? :)

Honeycomb on the Touch pad would probably be an improvement. Don't get me wrong, WebOS is nice and all, but where are the apps? This thing has been reviewed and it didn't provide a mind blowing experience that makes it a better choice than the iPad or an Android Tablet.

I'm with the Indy guy above - our people, as a general rule, are horrible - telephones, computers, tv's. I spend money there only if I have to, its great to look for comparisons, but if you have to ask a question - WOW. They would be better off to pay more money to employees for higher trained/knowledgable people. But then of course, they do act like they know what they are doing . . .

Geez, these guys are idiots. Just the other day, i was in there playing with the sony goog tv. The salesman was saying that it was running off of "Chrome OS". Lol

Best Buy must be embarrassed, because I know for a fact it's shipping with Android 3.1, not 3.0. Silly people. :)

If its a typo its a typo, not say in the store sorry but thats not the price. I call that false advertisement. And for the typo of what comes with what, i have seen this to many times already, its shameful that a big chain store does these type of errors, makes it look like they dont know.

This isnt the Ad for the U.S. Best Buy's. US ad's run from July 17th-23rd, which looks different and is labeled Web OS