An employee at Best Buy is probably going to lose his job because of a video he posted to YouTube.
Be warned that it's laced with foul language, but it's still pretty funny:
Now here's the kicker. No one would have ever known the video's author was at all related to Best Buy, had it not been for Best Buy themselves. The author isn't named in the video, Best Buy weren't calling themselves "Phone Mart" last time I checked, and no mention of Best Buy or any of their brands is mentioned anywhere. So how do we know? Well, Best Buy put the author, Brian Maupin, on suspension, and they're trying to fire him.
The Lockergnome summed it up in his post:
...Best Buy is right… there may be people turned off of Best Buy Mobile as a result of this video. HOWEVER, it will be because of their pathetic reaction to it, and their treatment of Brian… NOT due to the video itself.
Once again, Best Buy show why they're not the best buy.
Oh, and the iPhone isn't the only target. He made an equally funny rebuttal video:
- Best Buy Trying to Fire Employee who Created Viral HTC EVO vs iPhone 4 Video - Chris Pirillo (The Lockergnome), no date given.
- Best Buy Trying To Fire Employee Over Those Hilarious EVO Versus iPhone Videos - MG Siegler, TechCrunch, 2010-07-01.