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I'll start saving for their Going-Out-Of-Business sale.
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post #42 of 163
If Best Buy can sell they're products like 1$-10$ above the total cost of buying something online including shipping then that would be great. Most people won't mind spending a few extra dollars to get something now rather then next week. But also they're product selection in some areas is vastly limited! I went their once to buy a wireless router, they had a total of 3 to choose from and the cheapest was 45$ for a .11g. If I wanted .11n I would of had to chucked out around 100$ for it.. I was able to get a .11n router on newegg for under 30$
    
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Good, I dislike best buy, the people there aren't even that tech savvy and they sell HDMI cables for upwards of $50. They're going out of business because people realized that their prices are so much higher than simply buying online and waiting 3 days.
post #44 of 163
Anyone remember the Geek Squad advertisement that offered better PS3 firmware that increased your connection to Facebook and stuff?

Heh, Best Buy.
post #45 of 163
They don't call it Worst Buy for nothing.

Professional scammers and *******quad.
post #46 of 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benladesh View Post
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.

The discount is cost + 5%. Any company who sold items at cost would no longer be a company. Learn the facts before you spread implicative information.
Edited by Osiris[405] - 3/7/11 at 10:42am
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post #47 of 163
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cool. can't wait for them to be out of business. i hated them. they advertised a movie with instruction on how to obtain a coupon online and bring it to store for additional discount. the cashier disregarded it and refused to accept the coupon.
Why would you want a company to go out of business, especially in an economic climate that we are in, and lower competition in the marketplace? Are you retarded?
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post #48 of 163
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Maybe if they were honest and changed their name to "Most Expensive Buy" people would go there.

Oh wait....
We prefer to call Besy Buy "Worst Purchase"
    
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I went into one last week and they were selling these for $70 or $80: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820171396

A Western Digital 500Gb blue drive was around $100... $63 at newegg.

No GPU over HD4000 series in stock and those were all $100 or greater while Newegg is $40 or greater.

I actually went in there to check out receivers and speakers. They were actually similarly priced HOWEVER - the next day I see a shell shocker price for a Polk Audio speakers at half off. Best sale I saw at Best Buy was a $2500 combo set to get for $1600, pfft as if I have that much money.

Awhile back I was shopping for 1080p tv's. Target and Walmart had them for around $100 cheaper in most cases. The only difference between them was contrast ratio which apparently has become a marketing gimmick once you get to a certain amount.

And the higher-ups at Best Buy can't figure out why they're not doing well?

Edit: Oh and a customer asked a salesperson what's the difference between IDE and SATA hard drives. The sales man said "there's no difference."
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post #50 of 163
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Originally Posted by Osiris[405] View Post
The discount is cost + 5%. Any company who sold items at cost would no longer be a company. Learn the facts before you spread implicative information.
I think the point of their post was not that BB should sell items at the employee price, but rather how inflated their prices actually are. If they sold closer to the cost price rather than at inflated prices, they'd at least be competitive with etailers.

On the other hand, with physical employees to pay, it's difficult to price close to what etailers can.
    
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