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Why are some of us so happy that the stores are closing? Yes they are overpriced sometimes, yes some of the people there don't know what they are doing but they are still people with jobs. 50 stores closing is a lot of jobs, and in this economy, that's a lot of jobs other places don't have.
    
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The issue is choice and price.

When you can go to an online retailer and see 20 different brands of the same model graphics card, read all the specs and read actual user reviews you get spoiled and you expect a brick and mortar location to provide the same amount of choice. That just isn't the case because you are dealing with a finite amount of space versus a product page and a add to cart button.

There is complaints about pricing but again a b&m location generally can not compete because of the overhead that is calculated into their margins. You can hate BB for it but every retailer has to deal with that.


I see a couple posts making fun of sales clerks too. Not sure why you expect a sales clerk to know more than a nerd who spent days/weeks/months researching and comparing the item they want to purchase before going into a store. Online customer service is not any better. I do not expect someone to have anything more than general/basic knowledge on an item unless I am in a specialty store or website.
post #53 of 71
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Originally Posted by Sathirian View Post

Why are some of us so happy that the stores are closing? Yes they are overpriced sometimes, yes some of the people there don't know what they are doing but they are still people with jobs. 50 stores closing is a lot of jobs, and in this economy, that's a lot of jobs other places don't have.

Damn right. There are jobs at stake people. Those of you making snide comments should be ashamed.
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Why are some of us so happy that the stores are closing? Yes they are overpriced sometimes, yes some of the people there don't know what they are doing but they are still people with jobs. 50 stores closing is a lot of jobs, and in this economy, that's a lot of jobs other places don't have.

They're minimum wage jobs (except the store manager and the assistant manager) aside from that its the equivalent of mcdonalds work. Not to say there is anything wrong with mcdonalds. I worked in fast food too when I was younger and Im always polite as its a thankless underpaying job. However, the guys(or girls) at mcdonalds dont pressure me to buy a warranty with my mcnuggets. When they ask if I want it supersized and I say no that is the end of it. At Best Buy you may have to say this 4 or 5 times forcefully.


No... Im not upset about the store closings.. Those weren't career type jobs. They were what I call "throw away" jobs. Its a job anyone can get and only pays you enough for survival (food rent electricity and 1st world necessities). The jobs we should be concerned about are those that actually pay enough of a wage for a human being to have a disposable income.
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post #55 of 71
Surprised none in my state. It's kinda funny that the only places that stick out that they're closing in are the cities big enough to have competition.
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Man, the one up the street from me is closing. That's stupid. I'd figure the one by Crossroads would've been shut down. That mall is empty. And empty malls are no bueno.
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I wish the store near me was closing. Hopefully they'd slash some prices and we could stuff dirt cheap lol.

 
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either i farted or i smell a fire sale....or both biggrin.gif
 
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post #59 of 71
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Originally Posted by Telimektar View Post

I didn't say this was the case of everybody, but it is clear that a huge portion of OCN users are teenagers without any responsability who love telling how hard working people are lazy, and that finding a decent job is extremely easy.

Jeeze why don't you be quiet, you live in france, do they even have best buy there? Talking bad about people on ocn.
post #60 of 71
I worked for Best Buy. I hope they all close down, I have nothing but hatred, they treated me like **** as an employee and they deserve everything that is coming!
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