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Originally Posted by Siigari View Post
They hire who they think can sell their products. When it comes down to it, they're looking for salespeople, not tech enthusiasts.
And they probably have to be that way, because a real tech wouldn't sell half the garbage they try to peddle. Best Buy is only worth while if you really do the research, and they have some kind of steep sale price. I normally don't bother with them - their people can detect that I am in the know, but they did have the best price on an eReader last year...

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In addition, the HDMI cable thing is like this: a higher quality HDMI cable will improve the strength of the audio signal over a long distance. THAT IS ALL. It will not make your video or audio better. It will simply retain more of the data over a longer distance.
The only thing that can "improve the strength" of a signal is an amplifier. A shoddy cable will do lots to chop a signal down, but no cable can improve the signal. HDMI is designed to be hard core, and is not tempestuous like other systems of cables. For the length of cables that people usually use, a regular cable is all you need. Extra costly cables are a money grab - the cable is still copper, except in professional applications where the connectors may be ruggedized or sealed against contaminants.

Anyone that needs some outrageous length of cable that would actually exhibit essessive attentuation of signal on a regular style cable should probably be using some kind of long haul transciever system, rather than some high priced cable that still won't make the grade.
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I worked for BB for about 4 years and I think this is pretty accurate. The only reason I left BB was to establish the Easy Tech at the local Staples. Which by the way is a good point by the way, Staples for the most part hires the more intelligent people with BB hiring the better sales people. I have had to walk the salesman up the the register before at Staples....that's pretty bad but overall I think they are more knowledgeable.

No matter what the opinion on BB employees, the commercial is funny!
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We've been calling them "Burst Buy" because they're as sure to go bust as Circuit City did. Speaking of which, BB actually should be kissing up to NewEgg. They're gonna need somebody to buy them out like TigerDirect did Circuit City!
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Originally Posted by Siigari View Post
This is true, however broad generalizations are not welcome in threads such as this. Broad generalizations in general shouldn't be used on forums, ever. To get back on topic though, there are a few people I work with (four) who I talk to frequently about the latest online news or the coolest new hardware toys. It's nice being a part of the inner circle from outside work when you're at work. The thing is, Best Buy does not like us to quote other websites as sources, so it winds up being this "we know Engadget says this about such and such, just don't use them as a reference or state information you see on their website." Which is awkward.
Grow some balls and stop taking generalizations personally. Seriously there's no need to take offence over nothing and no one is going to type out a book to clarity certain things just to be politically correct.
Edited by james_ant - 6/9/11 at 5:50pm
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We've been calling them "Burst Buy" because they're as sure to go bust as Circuit City did. Speaking of which, BB actually should be kissing up to NewEgg. They're gonna need somebody to buy them out like TigerDirect did Circuit City!
^ HAHAHA

Nice point!!
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in case you don't have bookface
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Saddest thing is it's true..
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I wonder how Newegg responded, because it is well past Monday, 6th June.
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We've been calling them "Burst Buy" because they're as sure to go bust as Circuit City did. Speaking of which, BB actually should be kissing up to NewEgg. They're gonna need somebody to buy them out like TigerDirect did Circuit City!
The truth is, TigerDirect and CompUSA were bought by Systemax, and Systemax later acquired Circuit City's website and brand name as well.

Systemmax, which is the holding company of TigerDirect, did not actually 'buy' the entire Circuit City company. They bought Circuit City's brand name, and website, for about $12-15 million dollars.

Most of Circuit City's assets were liquidated before Systemax bought the name

TigerDirect didn't really BUY Circuit City as a company, they bought the brand name.

While Best Buy is very likely to go down when the next one or two economic crisis hit, the chance of Newegg buying them is very very slim.

Best Buy's current market cap is 11.3 Billion dollars, so even at 1/10 of their current market cap, they would still cost the buyer over 1 Billion dollars if the buyer want to acquire the whole company.

While Newegg is a very large thing in the computer community, Best Buy is still a more common choice for the general public.

If anyone's going to take the spot from Best Buy, it's probably Amazon.
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The truth is, TigerDirect and CompUSA were bought by Systemax, and Systemax later acquired Circuit City's website and brand name as well.

Systemmax, which is the holding company of TigerDirect, did not actually 'buy' the entire Circuit City company. They bought Circuit City's brand name, and website, for about $12-15 million dollars.

Most of Circuit City's assets were liquidated before Systemax bought the name

TigerDirect didn't really BUY Circuit City as a company, they bought the brand name.

While Best Buy is very likely to go down when the next one or two economic crisis hit, the chance of Newegg buying them is very very slim.

Best Buy's current market cap is 11.3 Billion dollars, so even at 1/10 of their current market cap, they would still cost the buyer over 1 Billion dollars if the buyer want to acquire the whole company.

While Newegg is a very large thing in the computer community, Best Buy is still a more common choice for the general public.

If anyone's going to take the spot from Best Buy, it's probably Amazon.
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