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Originally Posted by CorkyFan View Post
No, Best Buy does not create competition, that is why it is going out of business. Try thinking logically instead of emotionally.
Agreed. Seeing the discounts the employees get shows how much the store is actually making (and more) I've seen employee discounts give up to 800% discount and I bet BB is still making profit after that discount. It's disgusting to be honest.

Buddy up (APC) there would understand that competition is created when prices are lowered and then other businesses have to match those prices. The same happens with quality, if a company increases quality (and maintains price) competitors have to follow suit.

Don't lecture people in economics when you clearly don't know about it yourself Al plants Corn.
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post #142 of 163
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Originally Posted by Al plants Corn View Post
COMPETITION

Best Buy creates competition in the marketplace. How do you not understand this? If you don't know anything about economics(which I'm betting you don't) competition creates lower prices. Lower prices benefit the consumer. The consumer is you and me. Understand? Oh and BB sells a whole helluva lot more stuff than computer parts and some cables. I don't know why you kids keep bringing that up. And before you call me a "fanboy", I don't shop at BB.
Not calling you a fanboy, but definitely don't see where you're coming from...

BB is completely uncompetitive in the marketplace and have been for some time. There entire business model is built around telling the uninformed whatever they want to hear. Thats a hard model to keep up in a brick&mortar store, especially given that online retail has grown to the point where the average senior citizen now knows how/where to shop online.
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post #143 of 163
My friend bought a printer from BestBuy last week. I asked how much he paid for it and he said $189.99 + tax. After a slight cringe, I went to my computer and looked it up. First hit was Amazon selling it for $129.99 with free shipping, then TigerDirect was $139.99, Newegg was $144.99. Then I said, "I told you so," but in a little bit nicer way.
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post #144 of 163
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Originally Posted by Dyslexyc View Post
Wanna know why Best Buy is going out of Business? From the Canadian websites, both pictures taken today (Bestbuy.ca and Newegg.ca):

Edit: For clarity's sake, the top is from best buy, the bottom from newegg.
YEAH BUT THE BEST BUY ONE COMES WITH A GAME!!!!

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post #145 of 163
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Originally Posted by AzO View Post
What are you talking about?

Frys prices and online prices are the same.

You have to pay taxes wherever you shop.
Au contraire...

I live across the Columbia River from Oregon. I do most of my shopping there. Oregon has no State Sales Tax. Their Income Tax more than makes up for the loss of revenue, which is why I no longer work in that State. You don't get any of it back even if you're not a resident. No offense to the cool people of Oregon but that state can suck my hairy *ahem* since I've put more money in their treasury than someone working the same jobs who lives there. And I get nothing in return other than rebuked for my irritation and it's always the same. If you don't like it quit or move here.Like my money isn't good enough for them. lulz

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post #146 of 163
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Originally Posted by Benladesh View Post
... I've seen employee discounts give up to 800% discount...
I'm pretty sure you mean 80% discount. An 800% discount would be a refund at 8x the purchase price. I'd love to see how anybody makes money giving that big a refund.

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post #147 of 163
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
I'm pretty sure you mean 80% discount. An 800% discount would be a refund at 8x the purchase price. I'd love to see how anybody makes money giving that big a refund.

~Ceadder
He probably just explained it backwards. What I would imagine he means is that the price the item normally goes for is 8 times more than what the employee got it for.
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post #148 of 163
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
When it comes to buying components for my rig I prefer going to a physical store. It just makes everything easier. You can see how something looks in RL, have easier returns, can ask questions and hope to get knowledgeable answers. But it's hard when you go into BB and get horrible staff and a horrible selection.

That's why Microcenter get's most of my business. You can actually talk to the employees and be confident that they have half a brain in their head unlike the staff at BB who seem to only know how to direct you towards $200 HDMI cords.
I go to Memory Express. It's like Newegg/NCIX/TigerDirect except physical, in store and of course SAME PRICING.

I <3 Memory Express. Amazing place.
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post #149 of 163
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Originally Posted by KBcobra View Post
If their prices were the same as newegg I would rather go to bestbuy. Especially if they sell more computer parts.
This. Don't have to worry about shipping prices, can actually get your hands on the product you are purchasing, and can take delivery of it NOW. They also need to carry the lastest stuff. The last time I was in Worst Buy the best ATi GPU they carried was a 5770! What??!! And it was overpriced.
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post #150 of 163
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
About time they get bit in the ass for overpricing their merchandise.
This 100%, I tell everyone asking for tech help/purchases to avoid Best Buy at all costs.

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Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
I am so glad theres a Microcenter around here so I dont have to go to Best Buy lol.
Best buy is a 10 minute drive away, Microcenter is 35 minutes away, longer when there is traffic but it is WORTH it.
Microcenter is so much better to shop at then BB. For the most part they have most things about on par with online prices and sometimes you can find killer deals like the Hyper 212+ I got for $20, or the 350watt Ultra for $5 still working. Also the processor deals they have that are cheaper than anywhere else.
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