I asked the cashier why the factory seal was broken on my Lacie Hard Drive Box prior to purchase. He said that they open it only to place a security device inside.
I said that if it had been previously sold and had left the store, that I did not want it. He assured me that it was brand new.
When I got the drive home and connected it, the icon that showed up was the generic firewire orange and white icon as opposed to the Lacie Blue and White icon which will show up on all new LACIE drives. My computer indicated that the drive had only 15.7 MB of available space left on it. This could only be possible if the drive had been completely filled with data and then that data had been deleted but the trash on the computer had not been emptied.
This product has been falsely represented as brand new. I refuse to pay for and keep such a product, and as a result, I have lost time and money. Who do these people think they are dealing with? Obviously, they think that you and I are just plain ignorant.
Honesty does not matter to MICRO CENTER when doing business with their clients. The salesman is obviously callous.
I would expect that a good salesman would disclose a products disposition prior to allowing me to purchase it in good faith.
MICRO CENTER: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CLAIMS MADE BY YOUR SALES AND CASHIER STAFF. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE FROM YOU AGAIN.