Want to Share Your All of Your Most Personal Data With the Whole World?Posted: May 11, 2005
Buy your computer at Circuit City! Why? From Anandtech:
Last June Susan went to the Circuit City store in Boulder to buy a new computer. She asked to have the files from her old computer saved to a disk.
“Let's just say I had many years of private writings, papers, personal information, pictures,” Susan said.
Circuit City employees copied those private writings and papers onto a floor model computer then onto a disk. But they never removed Susan's personal files from that floor model computer. A few days later, that computer was sold.
“That evening I got a call from a strange man that I do not know who told me he purchased a desktop floor model computer which contained all of my personal information,” Susan said.
Oops – looks like “Strange Man” got more than he bargained for! Anyway, you can read four pages of user comments on why Circuit City is soooo dumb for doing this. Time to cross another major retail chain off your list!