I also work at Best Buy. I work on the computer repair side of things now, but i did sell pc for a number of years.
I buy alot of stuff from newegg, even with my discount I can get from work.
Becuase im a geek, and 100% of all you guys are geeks as well.
Thats why neweggs slogan is "geek".
Unfortunatley Except some of you who have computer illiterate family members you have had to help or a number of us who work retail (see intel retail edge thread)
You HAVE no idea, the people who shop here. Period. These are people who call linksys ....linksees'. 80% of american consumers know nothing about technology, unlike the people here.
Couple it with the fact that there are very low margins on products compared to years past and how online buinesses, have very low operating costs. BB has to pay it rent, pay its employees, pay its operating costs, and make a bit of money somehow .
Now back to the Service plans,credit cards. What retailer doesnt do this? Yes its makes money for the company. Part of the reason its so pushy is due to very pushy managment trying to make sales bonues.
Have you been screamed at when a customers' $299 toshiba special breaks, after the 1 yr warranty and they declined the service plan the associate offered, or how a virus from limewire is a software issue not covered under warranty.Yes BB makes a few dollars on theese service plans, but for alot people its worth it.
Mabey if the manufactures would start increasing the warranties on theese bricks coming from the factory, then BB would need to offerd clients a service plan.
Because sadly your cheap hp or toshiba is gunna crap out
Allot of the machines that I have to fix everyday are due to customers not understanding how to use a computer. But BB does offered them 1,2,3 years and physical damage coverage, at thier choice.
and for $99...we'll fix all the viruses on 3 of your compuetrs for a full year as well.......thats a deal to me
You just dont understand, how far behind technology the general populations actually iscompared to us on OCN
Edit: I do have no comment about HDMI Cables....I just walk away when I hear an associate trying to sell one
. Edited by Bigo1087 - 6/9/11 at 5:02pm