Best Buy Informative - Dangerous fumes/pushy Geek Squad
PLEASANT HILL, CALIFORNIA -- Beware the Pleasant Hill Best Buy Store if you have any respiratory problems. I have mild asthma, which morphs into acute asthma whenever I have to visit Best Buy. I try to avoid the store, but when I am in a hurry and need a component for one of my computers, it is the only computer store within walking distance of my home, and my transportation options are limited. Let me reiterate: I ONLY go to Best Buy when I have no choice (That comment in response to any queries as to "why" I continue to go there ...)
There are horrible fumes in that store, that have triggered asthma attacks three times. I don't understand why Best Buy hasn't been sued. They seem to have a high turnover rate; maybe that is one of the reasons. I can't believe the employees are not passing out. The manager gave me a helpless look and mumbled something about there being maybe an "Electrical" issue or "Someone perhaps turning on a microwave oven" or something equally vague, but the bottom line is the smell gets worse and worse. I figure that the people working there are used to it, and can't smell it any more - however, they are still breathing it and it is a sure bet it will probably cause them problems later on.
I have visited other similar stores (Fry's, Circuit City) thinking it might be something to do with the products they sell, but that is not the case, because no other store I have been to has that horrible, metallic/ozone odor.
Last, but not least, the geek squad guys have a tendency to treat women shoppers like they are all technological idiots, and they try to ram their Geek Squad services down your throat.