Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Well played, Best Buy

Posted 30 August 2006 in Arrested-Development, Best-Buy, and DVD

Arrested Development Season 3 is out on DVD today!

I talked with one of my coworkers, who suggested that I go to Best Buy, as they would surely have the lowest price. Trusting that, I resolved to head to Best Buy immediately after getting out of work. Unfortunately, I left work only to discover that I had a flat tire on the fifth story of the parking garage. No problem: I'll just swap it out!

An hour later, the replacement tire was installed and properly filled with air. Off to Best Buy! I drove home, walked into the store, made a beeline for the Television DVD section and found...nothing. They were sold out. I asked a nearby sales rep for assistance; he assured me that they were actively unloading another truck, and would surely have a couple of copies available shortly.

I stood in the aisle for about 10 minutes, browsing other titles, until the rep returned. "OK, we had five copies on the truck, but five people came and bought the DVDs."

If that doesn't deserve a "C'MON!", I don't know what does.