I'm hardly an Albee's virgin. I used to shop there for years; operative words being ""used to"". It used to be a neighborhood gem store easily solving every electronic and/or appliance dilemma. They had known brands and off-brands in every size for every home.apt./dorm room problem. There was always a wait for a sales person and when you finally got to one, they knew every feature, prize and size without a computer. They beat any major store in price and bent over backwards to deliver and install when convenient for you.
However...did I mention that I'm no longer a Albee's virgin or customer? Go in there now and there is no customer wait: not a good sign. The owners no longer work the floor and information and sales are left to a few salesman who are language and truth challenged. They are under obvious pressure to make the sale, at any cost. My last visit was for a microwave that I needed for an unusual opening. Naturally, off to Albee's I went only to be ignored and then lied to. I had done my homework as to price, size and features. They had only one in the back room to match my needs. The sales man confirmed it was a left-over or a return. The guy lied about the basic features since he was clueless about everything but the price. It was $150.00 HIGHER than any list price, not even counting sales at Best Buy/Sears. Plus, they do not know, nor care, about anything more than cash/charge and take it.
Presently, Albee's is a disgrace for their shoddy sales tactics. But compared to what they were, it is simply horrid. The sky high prices and misinformation (sales lies) on all of their items, sadly, makes them the place to go to be insulted and over-charged. And it has been sliding into that for the last year, not just one bad day. I'm done with Albee's and you should be, too.