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For once good news in the news. I hate Worst Buy. Can't wait to see them go the way of the dodo.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57414199-92/best-buy-releases-list-of-stores-to-close-this-year/

They've released a list of the 50 locations closing
    
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57414199-92/best-buy-releases-list-of-stores-to-close-this-year/
They've released a list of the 50 locations closing

I feel sorry for the employees of those stores. At the same time, as many stores as there are in Alabama, I can't believe that NONE of them are closing down. That's a shocker.

I'm so glad I'm out of corporate retail. It was always a nightmare. The private sector is much nicer. thumb.gif
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post #194 of 207
Overpriced, worse than walmart customer support and only the geek squad knew anything about their inventory.
I went in asking for class10 SDHC, they knew of class 4, and i explained to them what it meant.
I coudlnt find anything worth buying that i couldnt get from wally world, Amazon or Newegg.
I do feel sorry for their employees. jobs are getting harder to find in the US, and few know how to start a business or are too afraid of the cost involved.
post #195 of 207
I don't think they'll last three more years. They've fallen so far behind and their business model is so bad I don't see any hope of them recovering.
Edited by ljason8eg - 4/15/12 at 5:31pm
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I also feel sorry for the employees. I am fortunate enough to be in a good private college and funded by an independent research firm, but a lot of my high school friends were not so lucky. Many of them are going to the local community college and have to work at places that take their level of education. I am reading on facebook how many of them are losing their jobs and all that.

Not a fan of the store, but whenever a source of jobs closes it kinda sucks.
     
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They basically don't want to change their model and are going to ride it out to bloody end it seems. I have never seen such ignorance.

In places where they dont have any competition they aren't closing stores. where there are no Microcenter,Fry's,etc. They are just going to keep overcharging the places where they can still do it, especially in the South where I live.

I understand brick and mortal places cost more to operate, which is why I am willing to spend an extra compared to online yet Microcenter and Fry's understand their customers and have a much better business model overall where the person is willing to spend extra along with tax as long as the prices are reasonable not insane.

They remind alot of Kroger, which is another American business model I despise. Worst grocery chain in the nation. I hope Walmart puts the bite on them and that Publix comes to Tennessee and puts them out of business.
Edited by dlee7283 - 4/15/12 at 7:09pm
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They basically don't want to change their model and are going to ride it out to bloody end it seems. I have never seen such ignorance.
In places where they dont have any competition they aren't closing stores. where there are no Microcenter,Fry's,etc. They are just going to keep overcharging the places where they can still do it, especially in the South where I live.
I understand brick and mortal places cost more to operate, which is why I am willing to spend an extra compared to online yet Microcenter and Fry's understand their customers and have a much better business model overall where the person is willing to spend extra along with tax as long as the prices are reasonable not insane.

One of my local BB is on that list. That BB does not have any competition nearby (used to have a Circuit City right next to it, closed couple years ago). Guess I will visit that BB to see if there is any clearance deal going on.
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One of my local BB is on that list. That BB does not have any competition nearby (used to have a Circuit City right next to it, closed couple years ago). Guess I will visit that BB to see if there is any clearance deal going on.

what city do you live in, I saw alot of smallers cities on that list, which could be closing more to lack of profitability which is funny when they have no real competition and people still stop coming in there.
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what city do you live in, I saw alot of smallers cities on that list, which could be closing more to lack of profitability which is funny when they have no real competition and people still stop coming in there.

Pittsburg. It does have a Target right next to it but nobody shop for electronic at that Target store either.
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