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Did anyone see the commercial where a guy was like "Woah. 4D TV's?" "Best Buy will buy back your old technology so you can buy the latest in store" or something like that. (In Canada)
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post #52 of 163
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
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.
^ He's right. We're griping about the overly inflated prices. I mean c'mon... $60 for a cable that an employee can get for $10? That means the price can be brought down to a more competitive level.

And Like I mentioned a flash drive being sold for $70 when Newegg can charge for $40 and still make profits? That means Best Buy can bring it down a bit to make much more attractive.

It's pretty obvious they're marking everything up by 50% or higher. If they can't afford the employees, then they have too many stores open.
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post


Problem is Fry's aren't super-abundant (not like Best Buy). Some people only have brick-and-moartar access to Best Buy close to them.

And to be honest, there are times when I need something quick, and can't wait to receive something from Newegg, and getting it at BB is cheaper than overnight shipping delivery from an etailer--and at least if something gets botched with the thing I get, there's at least a physical store to return it to immediately for exchange or refund.
This. Best-Buy is the only B&M computer hardware store of any size/selection within about 5 hours of driving. No Fry's or Microcenter etc.

I really wish Microcenter would open up in NoWhere.
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post #54 of 163
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
This. Best-Buy is the only B&M computer hardware store of any size/selection within about 5 hours of driving. No Fry's or Microcenter etc.

I really wish Microcenter would open up in NoWhere.
Same here but I have 3 BB's within a 15 minutes drive from my house. Add 3 more within a 45 minutes drive. Do they really need that many stores?

1 of those 1st 3 is just ghetto. Stained carpets, employees not well kept, half the tv screens don't have signals, employees checking their facebook accounts on the demo computers, movies not in order. I mean really... has no district manager been in this store in awhile??? Or do they not care?
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Originally Posted by mobius9 View Post
I don't go in there period because of the aggressive sales tactics. You can't look at any section of the store without getting harassed.
HAHAHA!! At the one near me, only way you get the time of day from them is by grabbing their watch and reading it yourself.
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If they can't compete with their rivals (online), then they only have themselves to blame.
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BEST place to BUY overpriced items
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F U BBY! I can't wait til they die. They're losing because of poor management, poor hiring practices, and HORRENDOUS HR. They can't hold onto good people but purposely retain BAD people.
post #59 of 163
Oh no not best buy too =\\..

They were my second stop after I visit the Apple Store and harassed the employees and managers re: Hardware. Its fun to ask really complex questions and get the blank look =D
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post #60 of 163
Time came and went for this type of store. Pre-internet this and Circuit City were the fo' shizzle for people that didn't live in the city.. Circuit City's prices were outrageous too. Now those large buildings are Best Buys.. for now.
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