Hewlett-Packard Tech Support worthless
Printer - Complaint
SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS -- Several months ago HP Tech support was called, because our printing was of poor quality, and varied greatly. Tech support phone number 1-800-474-6836 was called and the "technician" quickly told me that my printer was out-of-date, had a part deep inside that couldn't be repaired, and our printer would have to be replaced. Offered me a new printer at a "very good discount" and seemed disappointed and reluctant when I decided to confer with my spouse before making a purchase. A friend visited later, we replaced the ink cartridge and the printer has been working well ever since!
Today I attempted to "scan" a document which I needed to email quickly, and the printer window said the USB was not connected. Since we had been printing computer documents with no problems, we called the above phone number for Tech service again, and this man (maybe the same one) said the same thing, almost word for word. My printer was out of date, couldn't work with my computer, and he could sell me another one. No help at all to find out why my printer and computer have been working together just fine, but nevertheless when asked to scan, the printer reports that they are not connected.
Finding a phone number for Hewlett-Packard online, I called, explained my problem to a pleasant young woman, and she apologized for the situation, said she couldn't help me but would connect me with a tech support managerial level, and that I should inform them why she went directly to them. The "manager" seemed not to understand my plea for a tech support person that would not try to sell me a new printer, but help to solve the problem. She said she had no control of whom I would be connected with, and I might need a new printer! The conversation went downhill from there. Needless to say, we don't plan to buy another Hewlett Packard product!