Since the crack
headed installation team at the Sunset Boulevard Circus Shitty couldn’t properly install a Sirius satellite radio antenna in my truck some three years I’ve avoided that chain for all but the most menial get-in/get-out/get-on-with-it purchases. Yes, when I broke my first iPod shuffle by breaking off the USB connector I bought a new one there. And yes, when my old cell phone finally crapped out I replaced it at the Verizon kiosk inside. But never would I deign to obtain anything that required them to do more than take my money and give me a receipt.
Strongly einforcing my low regard for that electronics retailer is Atwater Village Newbie who retells the harrowing tale of being categorically banned from the Burbank branch this past weekend by the expletive-spewing, fist-shaking “store director.” AVN’s crime? Asking them to make good on a car audio installation guarantee and fix a funked-up speaker. His response? AVN writes that he said, “Get the fuck out of my store,” and, “If you ever step foot in my fucking store again I will call the cops and report you for trespassing” and, fists raised, lunging at me, “I will take you down.”
After attempting unsuccessfully to report the incident through proper channels AVN’s decided to fuck that noise and instead has opted to go tactical and get banned from each and every one of the remaining SoCal stores.