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Google + TNT = Rank incompetence

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5th December 2012, 02:07 PM   |  #1  
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This is a rant. If you don't like rants then move along.

I am trying to purchase a Nexus 10. And this has been, without doubt, the worst customer experience I have EVER had. First: I buy a N10. The screen is defective, so I RMA it. The replacement arrives (eventually). It is worst than the first. I RMA it as well. I am sent the RMA forms and am told that TNT will send me the return shipping labels. After two days, no labels arrive. I call TNT. They tell me they don't send shipping labels out for Google and that I need to speak to them. They also tell me they will pick up the device, but I need a Google account code. I call Google. I sit on hold for 20 mins+ and am cut off. I call again. 10 more minutes on hold. They tell me the code, adding that they have had endless problems with TNT. I call TNT. I give them the code. They put it all through, but say they need an address to send it to. I don't have one, obviously. I call Google back - again. I sit on hold - again. I speak to 3 people this time. I am told by each that they do not have an address to give me. Yep: Google - which, as it's defining mission statement aims to gather up the world's information - cannot tell me where I have to send my Google device to be RMA'd'. They say that the address is in the barcode of the RMA, and that this can be scanned by TNT. I wonder how TNT can scan the barcode when the RMA form is put inside the box as per their return instructions, but am told that TNT have the code linked to my address. But TNT say they know nothing about it. Eventually I say I am going to put both my faulty N10s in a box - seal it - cancel my orders - and let Google fight it out with my credit card company when the monies don't arrive. After all: I have two faulty devices, and no-one can tell me where or how to send them back. I eventually - after about 1.5 hours on the phone - get put through to a supervisor, who tells me he is going to escalate the case. I have heard all this before, but apparently have no choice since the escalations shipping team don't come on shift for another 5 hours. I tell the supervisor that this is it, and if I don't get a definitive solution to this within 24 hours then I'm sealing the box.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where I am at. This is beyond parody. Literally unbelievable.
5th December 2012, 02:49 PM   |  #2  
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I decide to call TNT again. They reaffirm their 'we have no idea what you're on about' line. But I get put through to someone who very helpfully says they can sort out a return. They take my details. set up consignment number etc,. and set collection for today. After 10 minutes or so, I ask her what address to put on the bag with the N10 in, and begins: 'ASUS...'. Who? I ask. 'ASUS', she says: 'the people who make them'. 'No', I say, 'they make the N7, this is a N10'. 'Oh' she says, 'the one's made by Samsung - well in that case you need to get Google to send you the labels'.

Has anyone else had any experience of this? How, exactly, are you supposed to return something with no return address?
5th December 2012, 02:56 PM   |  #3  
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I'm also facing very similar issues.
Between both companies i am very disappointed.

I will update you once I have spoken to Google for the 4th time this evening
5th December 2012, 02:57 PM   |  #4  
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Wow, this sounds like some sort of horrible comedy sketch.

All I can say is that I feel for you, and I hope you get it sorted soon.

Failing that, cancel the payment, keep the devices, and wait for nothing to happen, since, you being unable to find the people to return it to, either 1) they'll call you, or 2) nothing will come of it and you can keep 2 free N10's.

You could defend this in court if it came to it since thy're practically making it impossible for you to send them back.
5th December 2012, 03:12 PM   |  #5  
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It turns out that the distributor for Google in the UK is a company called Computer 2000. I have just managed to speak to the lady who sends out the RMA shipping labels for the N10s. But she can only send one out when she gets my RMA code sent to her in the daily report from Google. I get back on the phone to Google. Eventually I'm told that my RMA code has been sent out (this was apparently done 50 minutes ago, so I guess the escalation from the supervisor has happened), and that I need to wait for the labels. Again. Or something.

And to think I sold my iPad for this.

I strongly suspect a call to Visa is on the cards. But let's see.
5th December 2012, 05:56 PM   |  #6  
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I had this exact problem with 2 nexus 7s (2 rmas from 1 original purchase). I waited 3 months for a return label in the end. Google wouldn't speak to Computer 2000 who wouldnt speak to TNT. And despite returning both units now, the RMA 'purchases' are still bouncing to the top of my Google play order list every few weeks, like a constant threat that I will be incorrectly charged for them at some point - Google can not explain why this is still happening.
5th December 2012, 06:46 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by eager27

I had this exact problem with 2 nexus 7s (2 rmas from 1 original purchase). I waited 3 months for a return label in the end. Google wouldn't speak to Computer 2000 who wouldnt speak to TNT. And despite returning both units now, the RMA 'purchases' are still bouncing to the top of my Google play order list every few weeks, like a constant threat that I will be incorrectly charged for them at some point - Google can not explain why this is still happening.


I do not understand what to do. Google said to call TNT. What the hell has TNT got to do with a return? Who are computer 2000? Im in the UK, these american dudes are useless!!
5th December 2012, 06:59 PM   |  #8  
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Hmm,
I told google i wanted to return my nexus10 (which arrived 2 days after buying) because the wifi was a bit iffy, before i sent it back, they sent me another tablet. I still have both, now with updates, both work fine, so am sending one back... pretty flawless and quick service for me (perhaps a karma issue
5th December 2012, 07:10 PM   |  #9  
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I do not understand what to do. Google said to call TNT. What the hell has TNT got to do with a return? Who are computer 2000? Im in the UK, these american dudes are useless!!

It's got nothing to do with TNT. Google need to send you an RMA form (a PDF you print off). Then, THEY need to send the RMA code to Computer 2000, who are the distributor for Google in the UK. Computer 2000 then send the jiffy bag, which you then arrange to be picked up by TNT. Google's alleged 'specialists' don't know what they're talking about. It's quite shocking. The people I spoke to at TNT and Computer 2000 today told me a litany of horror stories about Google on this. And judging by the completely incorrect and contradictory things I've been told by Google, I'm very inclined to believe them.

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Hmm,
I told google i wanted to return my nexus10 (which arrived 2 days after buying) because the wifi was a bit iffy, before i sent it back, they sent me another tablet. I still have both, now with updates, both work fine, so am sending one back... pretty flawless and quick service for me (perhaps a karma issue

Let's see how your karma holds up when you get to the actual 'returning' part, shall we?
5th December 2012, 07:23 PM   |  #10  
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Thanks for your info, i will be keeping a good eye on this thread as I'm waiting for a return pack for my N10.
It was meant to be in the same parcel as the replacement device, but all i got was the device. i raised it with Google and all they said was that they would get an RMA pack out straight away, but I'm yet to hear anything else

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