In 365 days I have had 2 acer laptops' hard drives fail. The first was refurbished laptop, I figured stuff happens. It was under warranty and I would just get it replaced.
The first time I sent it in, they sent it back with no note, no explanation, and no fix. They didn't even remove the tape from the box (they literally did not open the box). I double checked and made sure everything was correct on the box, and that I had included everything I was supposed to, and I had.
I sent it in a second time, this time they took it out of the box. I could tell because not only did they actually open the box, my laptop had deep scratches in it when I got it back STILL UNFIXED.
Of course I call acer support for the third time, livid. I'm polite and patient as I know they are not the ones sending my laptop back unfixed, the people at the repair facility in Texas are. After kindly asking to speak to a supervisor, the rep leaves me on hold for 15m before I hang up and call immediately back. A different girl picks up, and I ask again. Within 1 minute I was speaking to a supervisor named Enrique.
Enrique tells me that he will offer me a refund for the laptop since the repair facility is to incompetent to do their jobs correctly.
On Wednesday he tells me the money should be in my bank account by monday.
7 days later, no money was transfered into my account.
I call back.
He says he's working on it and it will be done shortly.
5 days later, no money.
After emailing 6 different corporate emails I found online, a very nice representative from Acer customer care emails me with her information.
3 months pass and the issue isn't resolved.
At this point I demand a new laptop as I'm fed up with the unprofessionalism, and the lack of respect not only for my time but for the fact that I'm a customer who's been polite and patient the ENTIRE process of getting this issue resolved.
3 days later I recieve my new laptop.
Now, about 5 months later, the EXACT SAME ISSUE happened to this new laptop.
Of course diane said this laptop would be shipped from a warehouse and she has no idea if it's reburb'd or not so I get the standard 90 day warranty for refurbished laptops.
I'm not even going to bother with the unprofessional, lazy, and just flat out ridiculous joke that is Acer customer service. I will NEVER buy an acer again and I will ALWAYS recommend to my peers and friends that they also never buy Acer gear. Goodbye and good riddance.