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[INQ] Best Buy pulling out of UK

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BIG BOX ELECTRONICS RETAILER Best Buy will close its stores in the UK.

The firm has only been in the UK for under two years, but that period has coincided with poor financial circumstances in the country. Its suburban locations also meant that it was rarely mentioned during the UK riots, unlike its more well known high street competitors.

The INQUIRER went to the opening of its flagship store in Essex in April 2010, and found it to be nice, but perhaps other punters did not think the same. According to a statement, the US parent company will buy out its local partner, Carphone Warehouse, and has cancelled plans to move into Europe.
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Does this mean closing down sale? I didn't even realise they were in the UK....
    
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Maybe if they advertised a bit better they may of sold some stuff.
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Originally Posted by Niko-Time View Post
Does this mean closing down sale? I didn't even realise they were in the UK....
It's a bit hard for american companies to compete in the UK...Lack of advertising...Etc.

For example, most Brits order Alienware PC's from the US that are made in the UK and then shipped to them from the UK, I.E. they never knew we had a UK office to begin with...I've been there a couple times and it actually kicks the crap out of our offices...Damn American standards.


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Maybe if they advertised a bit better they may of sold some stuff.
It is EXTREMELY hard for an american based company to advertise in the UK.

Literally, I looked into this for us a couple years ago...It costs me 2-3x what a British company pays...Gotta weigh that against traditionalism etc...For most it isn't worth it, I imagine that was the case with BB.
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11 stores

Hardly any advertising since they opened last April. Not surprised they have gone now. Not good for the employees though
    
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wow!
Had an interview there when they opened up a store near me. Didn't get in and now I'm actually kinda glad tbh
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I literally only found out best buy had UK stores the other day
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What? They only just came to the UK!
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Like many, I didnt even know they had any stores over here!
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Their actual stock of stuff we'd be interested in absolutely sucks in comparison to their US stores. Check the website, their stock of sound cards is: 2, a super-cheap card, and a mid-range soundblaster. I went looking there, hoping to find one of the mega discounted X-fi titanium HD cards when they were super-discounted a few months ago, only to find out they didn't even stock it.
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