17 March 2013
In this case the mighty Sony UK.
A week ago my 17-year-old son's Sony Viao laptop broke. The screen went blank and refused to display anything - a bit of a crisis for a Generation Z user!
And a bit disappointing since we had only bought it 3 months ago.
So, fearing the worst, and recognising that even the 'best' would probably mean several weeks of tortured teenager, I phoned Sony Customer care on Tuesday.
I spoke to a nice guy (whose name I forget) who checked the serial number and then asked me to test it on start up. When I described the blank screen he said OK, a courier would collect it the next day for investigation & repair.
The following day (Weds) a DHL courier collected the laptop... and on Friday morning they returned it, mended, with a nice apologetic letter from Sony's General Manager of Customer Satisfaction Europe, Kris De Pauw.
Thank you Kris. I have a happy teenager :)
Collected Weds lunchtime. Returned Friday morning. No fuss, no bother. Customer Services doesn't get any better.