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post #21 of 34
Are they going to pull out of the US next?
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Punter: a slightly derisive term for shopper.
Derived from the gambling industry.
Thank you.
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I had no idea there were even Best Buy stores over here...
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Closing down sale!!... ha I hope! makes me wonder how carphone warehouse is going to operate.
post #25 of 34
Just an overall representation of the times really.

Also given that their stock wasn't great, i can't say i'm surprised.
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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.
Extremely expensive too. £189.99 for a Asus GTX 460, you can get a 6950 for that price on ebuyer
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Extremely expensive too. £189.99 for a Asus GTX 460, you can get a 6950 for that price on ebuyer
If they were like this US stores, then you can just price match it; and walk in with the print off of the site, they match the price for the store item (and you save on shipping).
    
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post #28 of 34
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If they were like this US stores, then you can just price match it; and walk in with the print off of the site, they match the price for the store item (and you save on shipping).
I thought those only applied to other retail ('Brick & Mortar') store prices.
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post #29 of 34
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JCG: Oddly, that's the same store I found utterly disappointing. There was a guy there who knew what waterblocks were, and was disappointed they didn't stock any decent cooling stuff.
I'm surprised they even know about waterblocks, its that bad. Went in once to get myself a hard drive (this was before the Thailand flood fiasco btw) and they had a few 500GB WD Blue drives on display, priced at 60 odd GBP, iirc. I also went to them for a surround sound system which could accept optical output from a PS3; the girl walking around was absolutely clueless, got a guy from somewhere and he kept recommending home theatre systems with DVD players.

OT: Haven't seen you in the BOC for quite a while ..


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No wonder. Best Buy in the UK is terrible. They want £100 for a 9600GT. Best card they sold was an ATI 5770.
Wow, that is even worse than Maplins. They had 9800GTs for 90 odd GBP ..
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wait... what? Since when did we have best buy?
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