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The one in Cleveland makes sense. I have no idea why they opened it in the first place. Middle of the ghetto, only people that go there are shoplifters and obnoxious metropolitan types that don't realize Cleveland isn't NYC and want to be robbed. (By the more enterprising shoplifter types.)
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Pittsburg. It does have a Target right next to it but nobody shop for electronic at that Target store either.

NO WAY!!! That was my best buy growing up biggrin.gif. My folks still live in Antioch. That whole shopping center has gone to crap... I guess the nearest place to go from there is Frys, but it isnt really that close. And there is a best buy in brentwood, but that is just about as far away rolleyes.gif
     
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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.

You would be surprised at the lack of selection you will find. Most of the "good" merchandise will be shipped back to a distribution center and relocated to stores that will remain open. The closing locations will be the happy recipients of clearance or hard to move merchandise the company has had a hard time selling. This is just speculation based upon experience. I worked at a Toys R Us that was closed to open a new location and thats how it went for us and most of the really good stuff was gone at the 30-40% off retail mark.
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It's hard to feel any pity for the company itself, but it's still a sign of our weakened, yet recovering economy.

A lot of people will lose their jobs, and the ones who served me at the Best Buy stores I've had to use before, will have trouble getting jobs flipping burgers.

They just aren't intelligent enough.

I wonder, would China trade us 50 of their average workers for 100 of our Best Buy employees? Or would that be too unfair a trade for China? wth.gif

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I would trade you for 10 Chinese workers.
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So I just visited my local Best Buy who is on the list. Got to say, I can see why it is on the list.

GTX 560 Ti (regular) 1 GB @ $280
A DVD burner @ $60
Corsair H60 @ $90

I can list more overpriced items. They offer laughable clearance sales. 10% off on minor things, but virtually no sales on TV, PC, etc.
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Yeah, BB use to have great customer service and price matching policies. But over the years they have gone downhill.
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