I went in, told him what I wanted to do and he was like "OK! Let's get you going!"
I was ready to swipe my card when he told me that there was a problem. We both talked to customer service and they said I just needed to pay 200$ in store and they would bill me the rest. NO PROBLEM! I'm getting ready to swipe AGAIN when he stops me.
"These phones aren't that great and I don't think you should buy it here. A loaner phone is just a 50$ deposit and you can use it for 2 weeks or, until you get a new phone. I recommend Craigslist or Ebay. I mean I wouldn't have a problem selling the phone to you, I just don't like ripping people off with crappy phones."
Umm what? I'm sorry. I appreciate that he wanted to save me some cash but I don't really feel comfortable with "Loaner" phones. I had one once and it saved all the texts I got and then some asshole used that info to harass my friends. I tried to explain this and that I just wanted the new phone but he kept telling me to check the internet first. I gave up and left and ended up using an old phone one of my friends found and ordering the phone I wanted from the companies website. Am I over reacting or am I justified in being a bit angry about this? He basically wasted a half an hour of my time arguing with me over making a purchase with him.