Never believe anything told to you at BB.
I hear you loud and clear. BB lost the sale of two Panasonics to me by overextending their claimed capabilities.
I was going to buy from them so I applied for a BB CC online. They told me they could access and use the card while it was in route to my address through the use of my SS number. I tried to purchase five budget DVDs on the card a couple of days later. When the cashier couldn't work the magic I went to customer service. They couldn't, made a phone call & said they could. They couldn't, made another phone call which included me talking to someone half way around the world informing me that there was no way to use the card until I activated it from my home phone. Needless to say I didn't try to buy the TVs and apply the card for rewards.
Partially due to the credit inquiry from BB I was denied credit at Sears. That cost me $75 because I couldn't use the 10% off Sears card offer. They did allow me 5% off using one of my other cards and delivered one tube that day. BB would deliver free in 10-14 days but, for a mere 65 clams would have extended me the privilege to cut in line. Had I been able to use my in transit BB card then the rewards would've tallied up to about the brother-in-law instant delivery charge.
I had been w/o for a week since lightning nailed every TV in the house but, not before telling the nice lady at the independently owned Sears store that I would never, ever buy another thing from Sears, K-mart, Lands End or any business associated w/them or Citibank. I called Citibank in Sioux Falls, SD and told them the same. Then I called them a second time. W/my line of credit, history, low utilization percentage, prompt payments and credit score there's no reason for them to deny me a little two grand card. Sweet weepin' hey-Zeus on the cross I wasn't asking anyone to float a note on a house. Inquire this.
Anywho, the BB gal Rachel Munoz that you see on the commercials that like talks about this guy that like calls for help and she like totally gets that this guy is like asking questions so she like asks where he's calling from n like he sez WalyWorld n like she's like oh no you didn't n he he's like oh for real yes I did and she's like come on down to BB coz we're like not skanks n I'll like hook you up coz we be representin' n keepin' it real n like this guy hasn't had a date like in three years so he's like I'm all over this babe like kewl guacamole on a hot tostada you know coz uh like uh she wants to like meet me uh pronto like Tonto, jump on it, jump on it at da B&M BB coz I'm the Master P dawg.
Well, for the most part this commercial and its mental artifacts has scarred me for life, alienated me from ever liking anything again, turned me into the curmudgeon extraordinaire and now even I am like, what-evah!
I might have to enroll in the Earnest T. Bass remedial oral presentation course in order for me to engage in speaking in public again.
Hope ya'll enjoy reading that sordid tale as much as I enjoyed sharing and thanks again for the DVD tips. I feel much better.
Now, where did I put my meds?