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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.
    
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Why would anyone wish for them to go out of business? So many people will lose their jobs, including people at manufacturing who supply Best Buy with products. Damn idiots.
 
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1. Customer buys $70 hdmi cable.
2. Customer goes home and google's "hdmi cable".
3. 90% of websites/reviews states there is no difference between a $5 hdmi cable and a $70 hdmi cable.

1. Customer buys a 5770 for $200.
2. Customer comes home and googles "5770".
3. Customer see that the first 35 stores shown sell the same product for $130

How long can you sell overpriced merchandise and think people will continue to come into your business? What do you think any geek would tell their family member if they are told that they're going to Best Buy or Geek Squad?
Personally I've fixed computers for free just so my friend/family member doesn't get scammed at Geek Squad.

They need to change their business model. Microcenter does cannot always beat online retailers, but most of their merchandise is close enough.
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post #64 of 163
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.
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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.
employee discount is that much wth.
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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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Why would anyone wish for them to go out of business? So many people will lose their jobs, including people at manufacturing who supply Best Buy with products. Damn idiots.
So you guys would rather have a non-profitable non-competitive store stay in business just because..... it "creates" jobs? It would be significantly cheaper just to pay those employees to stay home and do nothing than pay them to work at Best Buy.

Companies that naturally go out of business do not lower competition, they increase it. Artificially subsidizing a company through government intervention only harms an economy in the long run. The American buy-out packages that come every 12-15 years are proof of this. Ford is at 3 buy-outs in total, it has learned nothing from them, and they still produce shoddy cars and trucks of low quality, and it's all because the American government will rescue them every time there is a depression (every 12-15 years).
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Must be hard living off sales of Monster cables.
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man, in colorado there are no more circuit city, no more ultimate electronics, if best buys goes under where the hell am i gonna go buy stuff from???
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Worst Buy is their own enemy. They just don't usually carry anything that people would want to buy, especially in computers. They have heaps of cheap HP garbage - pass; and then the shelves of defective Toshibas; and then people find out that they sell special computers that have thrifted components, like inferior battery packs. Of course, they don't carry some of the obvious products. In Canada, it is even more insane, since they also own Future Slop, which usually has better prices, well, sometimes.

Not that they are always the worst - they do have some good specials from time to time, but then, I don't know if a company can remain in business based on knocking $50-$100 off of every item, and only selling the sloppy seconds, like cheezy HP Vision systems, and some mangled Apple cast offs. They even manage to stock a bottom end Acer Pentium system at $150 more than one can buy it at full retail elsewhere.

Maybe people on boards of directors should have to actually go in and attempt to shop at their stores. Like a few months ago, I wanted to buy an eReader for my wife - and really, if it wasn't for the $50 off, and the lack of time to drive to the US to buy it at WalMart or something - I would have walked out without one, simply because the dude was more fixated in fooling around with his Telxon wand than to serve any customers.

The conditions in retail stores these days is excellelent for saving wads of cash. They either don't carry it, don't have it in stock, or simply don't care. Even our local WalMart looks like it was looted by the herds after Katrina - even worse when a place like Worst Buy doesn't have any of the basics that I would expect in stock (or even on order).
post #70 of 163
They are just a bad store all around. Their prices suck, their stock sucks, they products suck. Go in there expecting to buy a graphics card, and when I hit the graphics card "section" there was a GTS 440 for 200 dollars. Yes, 200 dollars. Lol. And that was the only card there. I also STUPIDLY bought the ****tiest case you can get, for $70, not knowing that there was other, better ones out there. It is the one in my sig rig, and not only does it look terrible, it has NO cable management whatsoever, it came with a ****ty orange 120mm fan, and has a retarded door on the front that completely blocks off the intake fan in the front. I'm a retard for shopping there.
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