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post #11 of 163
A lot of their stuff is overpriced.
Like $20-$30+ over.
At least Fry's is willing to match internet prices instore.
post #12 of 163
They're becoming a 7-11. People buy items they need immediately and know that they are getting price soaked. It's sad to not support local brick and mortar, but Best Buy is nothing more than Amazon's showroom as the article stated.
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I don't want bestbuy to go out of business!!!! I go there to see TV's and Monitors in real life to see if I like it before I order it online from someplace else for 30% less!

What will I do if they go too?
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They're becoming a 7-11. People buy items they need immediately and know that they are getting price soaked.
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post #15 of 163
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My friend works at bestbuy and gives me his employee discount. $80 usb cable comes out to $10 after discount. i paid $100 for a $250 tomtom.

Lower your prices to compete and your market share might rise.
I thought BestBuy employees get stuff at cost?

$10 for a USB is too much....

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If their prices were the same as newegg I would rather go to bestbuy. Especially if they sell more computer parts.
Never going to happen.... Newegg does not have to pay for physical stores, staffing, show pieces, shrinkage, ect.

Physical stores generally do not have the shelf space for niche products like computer components. MicroCenter and Fry's do because they are niche stores.
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If their prices were the same as newegg I would rather go to bestbuy. Especially if they sell more computer parts.
I'd prefer going to Fry's, even if it's $10-$20 extra (often same prices as newegg). Newegg has changed their policies in returns/and shipping, and personally their prices have really gone up in several places. It's the last place I will go to, their customer service no longer helps they just save Newegg money.
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employee price = cost + 5%. sure to hell hope this is wrong. best buy is good at adapting to stay competitive. yes i work at geek squad. so u can all bash me lol
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post #18 of 163
There is a brick & mortar computer/electronics shop in my city that competes and even beats internet prices, so I do a lot of shopping there. Not only are their prices better, their service is better than Best Buy/Futureshop as well. Although their store is messy, small, with not much aisle room, I don't really care about that since I get such awesome stuff.
post #19 of 163
I think they are doing so bad because Circuit City closed.

1- Without the competition, they got greedier and it shows in ways even normally oblivious consumers can sense.

2- When Circuit City was the main competition, Best Buy looked better in price and such because a lot of people just checked between the two. Now consumers have to go online to compare and Best Buy doesn't win that argument so often. When you become aware that the HD5770 runs $120 and Best Buy wants $200, then you start noticing the same substantial markup on a lot of other things and eventually Best Buy looks generally like Circuit City did to the buyer.


Best Buy is going to have to start matching major online sites like Newegg, TigerDirect and Amazon or they will continue to lose market share and eventually go the way of Circuit City.
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post #20 of 163
Aside from the terrible prices, my biggest issue with Best Buy is that they really don't cater to computer enthusiasts. The selection of video cards, computer cases, power supplies, CPUs, etc, are so limited and overpriced, that it really isn't even worth looking at.

Around So. Cal, we have a Micro Center and a Fry's which really do make Best Buy look like a joke when price comparisons are made.

Now, if we could just get Ncix to open up a store in America...
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