I recently contacted AMD's tech support department, and was told to submit a bug report at amd.com/report, with a tag saying escalation was recommended by tech support. I did so, then was greeted (a couple weeks later) with only one reply, reproduced below (with only removing my name):
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Given that I *NEVER* received a reply, not in my spam filter, not in my inbox. Their message in that note that they replied within 10 days is an outright lie. I am not happy with this being the ONLY contact since I submitted that report. Why did the tech support person forward me to a form that only resulted in being ignored, rather than actually doing something? Is this just AMD's way of telling me to shut up? I mean, I was reporting that I was one of the people experiencing a problem that appears to span the whole product line (the colored-screen crash, in my case on an A8 APU), but I received no help whatsoever - not even them telling me they were looking into it. So really, is there anyone working there, or is their Customer Care department really just an automated mailing bot that does nothing but wait a while then send that email? That's the impression I received.
I did do the survey, responding that I was really unhappy (actually, I gave the worst possible rating for each category) and in the additional comments I might have been a *little* ticked off, saying that the gorillas in the local zoo would do a better job since they'd actually make noises to let me know someone was present, and suggesting firing the whole department and hiring people who would at least try to do their job. But seriously, I'm a paying customer, and I got blown off by them. I think I have the right to be a little ticked.