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This is great bad news. thumb.gif

Fixed.

Not defending BB's particular choices, but it's only ever a bad thing for consumers to reduce or remove a supplier of products.
    
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Best Buy Y U NO HAVE 680GTX?

even if they had it they would charge 699 for it hahahahah tongue.gif
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It's not that physical stores are going away, it's that the established ones are refusing to change. I know of about half a dozen retail stores that ship online with competitive prices, or you can walk in and purchase in person. I do think that the future retail market will have less room, with only a store or two per city instead of five to ten, but anyone who adapts to the new model should survive quite comfortably.
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Of course. Also with Amazon Prime, I pay 4 extra dollars to get it next day, and would STILL be cheaper than BB.

This.
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I love Best Buy.. just because I love looking around for electronics (not really buying).. no Fry's near my area tongue.gif

I'd feel bad for them to go away tho.
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We've come to an age where even retailers blame their problems on someone else. Why can't besbuy realize that overpricing + shoddy customer service = failure?
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The only reason I go into Best Buy is to look at the quality of TVs I am considering to buy. We didn't even check the quality at Best Buy with the last TV we got. We saw it on display in Costco and bought it there. Best Buy had the same TV, but it was a heck of a lot more expensive. It was at least $300 more.
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I like to go into Best Buy and wander around the laptop section, which is within hearing distance of the Mac stand.
From this vantage point, I get to listen to the gibberish that these people use in order to sell machines, that they themselves don't know anything about.
I have yet to get the courage to walk over and begin correcting all of their ridiculous logic fallacies and hardware related postulations... but one day I will.
For now, I consider this akin to walking into a free comedy club... just they don't serve me alcohol.

its a great feeling when you do, though. it's strange to have the customer ask, "how come you aren't working here, instead?" in a still semi-puzzled look. i sometimes do that at Fry's, after the service person walks away, i try to jump in and provide additional service.
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The future = online shopping. Why pay taxes and outrageous prices?
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Dont worry bestbuy still has us Canadians.
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