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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

When I think of BB this is all that comes to mind:Stupid kids.

Lolz. That about sums up 99% of the employees there. On topic, I'm really torn on the whole Best Buy going out of business thing. One one hand, they deserve to go the rout of Circuit City for all the poor decision making and what some may call unethical business practices. However, I too, would really like to see a complete restructuring of the company and take some notes from Amazon and other etailers.
post #52 of 70
Honestly, I think bestbuy should do a couple things. Decrease employees first. Although I hate to say this as a current unemployed, bestbuy has way too many employees and from what ive seen, some of them are usually free UNLESS there is some sort of big launch such as the ipad. A lot of employees ive talked to dont know crap. A few examples when I just asked them for the hell of it as they were annoying:
"What version android does this droid come with?" "Android 2"
"How many cores does this computer have?" "Enough for most things"
"Can this tablet connect to 3G/4G?" "No, just to the internet"

if they can decrease some of the useless employee, they can save cost and possibly even decrease prices of product closer to the MSRP. Best buy should create a few mobile stores and provide real testable products. I mean, imagine a mobile store that has real products from every carrier instead of the usual plastic product.
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post #53 of 70
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@ Duckie
When I worked there for a short time even their TV's had rather large margins.
Employee discount was 5% above store cost. and a $2300 TV at the time would have only cost me $1500 that was one of the extreme cases, but either way at least at the time their margins where really high.
Hell even most of walmart's TV's have a 23-35% margin.

2-12%, almost never over, didn't check the current TV line up though. WM is pushing higher end TVs now to drive nails in BB's coffin so they may have bigger mark ups. Consoles are almost no profit, maybe 2-3% (Never looked at the wii though). Video games are normally ~20-25% profit. "Sound systems" if that's what you want to call those plastic boxes, are very marked up. I don't want to talk about how I know.

When pepsi products are marked to $5.98 cubes it's a loss per sale (-2% I think it was, few cents each).




And I wish people wouldn't rag on un-knowledgeable employees. Stores don't pay to educate them or pay enough to convince educated people to retain those positions. And as several ex-employees have pointed out - their bosses only want figures, not happy customers.
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Last year's earnings...

Yeeeeeeeeeeep.
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They killed themselves by hiring a work force of untrained kids who don't care work for minimal wage. Then the training was not on product knowledge, but how to lie to everyone about so that they would buy warranties, overpriced cables, and credit cards.
Edit: Also the new business plan was to get a ton of new profit from used game sales.... Oops.

No one cares. As long as the idiots smile and act polite, people will shop there.
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No one cares. As long as the idiots smile and act polite, people will shop there.

Too bad most people have STOPPED shopping there.

Their brand is "Best Buy" when it's often the "Worst Buy", go figure.
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Gotta love the internet.
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I dont see them lasting much longer. Wouldn't surprise me to see radio shack go either
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What they should do is what NCIX does in the Canada. Have an online store with HUGE selection (not what you get at Best Buy) of QUALITY products (again, not Best Buy) at a decent price (...). Then, they have some B&M shops which are PC centred with a decent selection considering the size and some TVs and other stuff with highly knowledgeable employees.
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For the record I bought two 1TB drives for $95 each at Best Buy last week. The in store pickup was rather nice although the guy at the counter tried to tell me he couldn't get me my drives because I didn't print the email... I explained how at Micro Center I showed my card and ID and he became easier to work with smile.gif

Although I got home a 2TB Deskstar was on sale for $120 at Newegg, oh well. Still a decent purchase imo considering the shortage.
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