No Company In The History Of The World Has Made It Harder To Give Them My Money Then Best Buy Did Today

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So I was rewarded by the the In-Laws for surviving another year of life with $60 Best Buy gift card (shout out to the in-laws). Since most of our money goes to sustaining another human life and a small dogs life this was a rare chance to treat myself.

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So I could either drive too many miles to the nearest Best Buy, purchase Far Cry 5, or I could just simply buy some playstation store cash digitally and boom pre order the game, wake up tomorrow and play.

I make my way over the Best Buy website, search for what I want. The biggest digital download I can find is $20   Fine, no problem, I’ll just enter quantity 3 and be done.

Nope can’t modify the quantity. Alright seems pointless but whatever.

Find the $10 card. It let’s me edit the quantity.

Nope, too many cards. I guess three is just too huge for the website to handle.  It tells me to call to the business line to buy “in bulk.” Congrats to me, I’m the first person to ever need multiple digital cards.

Back to the $20 card.  Fine I won’t edit the quantity. I’ll just add multiple single orders to my cart.  Oh no no no, can’t do that either.

At this point I’m ready to fling my phone into the next county and just call it a loss.

But no, I wan’t Far Cry 5.  I get a new game once a year.

This is now my white whale.

I decide to take the only option that seems available.

3 separate orders. One at a time.

Ok.

Login in. Done.

Select Item. Done.

Best Buy wants to send you a verification code to continue your purchase.

WHAT …THE..FUCK.

To Spend a gift card?

Fine.

Wait for code to come in email. Enter code. Proceed.

Enter personal info. Select option to save info for future orders.

Finally purchase gift card. Get code.

Then repeat process.

Personal info doesn’t save.

Enter again.  Purchase code two.

Third Purchase.

Repeat process.

Personal info doesn’t save.

Enter all the same info.

Click purchase.

Receive email from Best Buy.

Your order has been cancelled. Unable to verify personal information.

The same information I have entered in each of the previous orders.  Order again. Best Buy Cancels order again.  Same explanation. Order a third time. Canceled again.  Try to talk to a contact rep. Wait. Wait. Wait. Disconnected.

Order again.  Cancelled.

This process started on 9 am on 3/26. It is 11:58 pm as of this writing. No response from customer support. No purchase accepted.

No Far Cry 5

This is my white whale.

Call me Ismael.

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Real Life Cartman Is The Worst

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Screw this kid. Really you couldn’t be more entitled. He’s clearly broken his mother down with years of trash behavior.  The smug look. The grating voice. This is the kid that will be going to high school parties 3 years after he graduates asking girls if they wanna see his basement room. Actually he will grow up to be this:


Slightly worse than Cartman. The parents need to grow some balls and destroy this kids world. Walk that PS4 out to the driveway and smash it. 

Fisher-Price Training Our Children To Overthrow Us

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CNN – The company announced on Wednesday the Think & Learn Smart Cycle, an exercise bike with a tablet holder tacked onto the handlebar. The bike, aimed at 3 to 6 year olds, lets kids interact with gaming apps while pedaling. The Smart Cycle ($150) comes with one free app and works with four others, including SpongeBob SquarePants and Shimmer and Shine apps ($4.99 each).

The included app features an age-appropriate curriculum based on math, science and social studies.

“They’re learning and mastering content as they pedal, fast or slow, forwards or backwards,” Amber Pietrobono, a spokeswoman with Fisher-Price, told CNNMoney. “It’s also how they level up in the games.”

People seem to really be on board with this idea. I for one see it for what it is. A plan to turn our children into superfit monsters ready to overthrow us at Fisher-Price’s whim. What parent is going to be able to deny their kid whatever Fisher-Price toy they wan’t after their kid has been basically becoming a tri-athlete for the last 5 months?

It’s a brilliant plan. Hypnotize the child with “games” on a screen, charge the parents for said games. When mom and dad no longer want buy new apps, child is activated Jason Bourne style to carry out the Fisher-Price mission.

No thank you.

Sorry son you get a stick and ball, go play outside.