An Informational Piece of the Department of Electronics at Walmart in the San Francisco Bay Area, California

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Walmart has great prices on many items in their electronics department. Usually, I have no problem with their customer service in that department since they usually already know what I want. However, since I do not live close to Walmart (we have some in area), often I will call one of them first to see if they have in stock what I want. But if you do not know what they want or need to ask a question, can be a pretty bad experience.

Since I have dial-up Internet at home, I had to buy an Ethernet cable to take me on a trip. When I called to see if Walmart had in stock in the length I wanted, I had to describe what seemed to the lady. How could someone who works in electronics do not know what an Ethernet cable?

Another time I called to see if they had wanted to stock the brand of DVD + R. The lady had no idea what he was talking about and she recommended me to call back during the day. I had Walmart associates suggest this to me before and makes me angry. Not only is the day associated jobs to help me. Finally got his point and proved that they did not have the brand I wanted.

A few months ago, I wanted to buy the cable I needed to play my mp3 player on my stereo. My stereo has two outlets for it, but I did not know the name of the necessary cable because the instructions say not to. Walmart is the kind of convinced he knew what was needed. But I do not feel like he knew what he was talking about, so I called Best Buy. That kind of agree with him so I called my mom on his cell and buy. It was the wrong cable. So it had to be returned and then I had to go buy the correct Shack.When Radio bought my all in one printer / copier / scanner at Walmart for about two years, I was looking for two of them for the same mark. I could not understand the difference, since both said that the printed images. I asked a partnership to help, but of course, had no idea.
A man tried to help me, but he had no idea. So I bought the cheapest. When I got home and opened it, I quickly realized the difference – not the cheapest photo ink. So while it did print out pictures that were obviously not of good quality.

In the case of shops that sell accessories that can be annoying. However, it is more annoying when a component was not included in what you’ve purchased and the store does not recommend it. When all I bought a printer at Walmart, do not come with a USB cable. And the partner did not say a word. Fortunately, I have thought about the parking lot and went back into the store. It did not matter because at the end I had to change the printer anyway. When I returned to the electronics department and asked for the USB cables, sales associate seemed confused. She had no idea what he was talking about.

I realize that Walmart does not pay much, so it is difficult to recruit and retain employees who have knowledge of electronics. But I wonder if they even try or if you just hire people to run the records in that department. And do not even that good. About every three times you pay for anything in electronics, I set off the alarm and leave the store because the label is not deactivated.


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