What I'm not understanding is why no one has mentioned opening the box
at the store before checkout, drive home, install, damnit-don't-work,
uninstall, drive back, see manager, wait for refund, find replacements,
rinse & repeat. BTDT, don't need another t-shirt.
I've never had a problem with either a cashier or manager when I ask to
open any box for inspection prior to payment. I may have problems if
there's a long line behind me... so check for that first. If there's
lines, then I go to the service desk and get the manager to open them
for me to inspect there- and usually wind up avoiding the lines too.
I get a working whatever without the hassle or return trips, lines,
accusatory managers suspicious that *I'VE* tossed my old broken whatsis
in the box in place of their good model. And best of all- it just plain
annoyed the hell outta one particular manager at the Orange Borg that
insisted EVERYTHING he sold is perfect before we find 4 of 5 broken-in-
box from sealed, fresh stock.
BTW- this applies at any of the big box stores- electronics, computers,
appliances, toys, home centers.
Open and inspect it before you walk out of the store.