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post #81 of 163
When I can get things from Amazon 20-50% cheaper, get free shipping right to my door, and not pay sales tax, why on earth would I shop at Best Buy?
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Best Buy is only good for impulsive buyers who HAVE to own something the very same day. I'm sorry but Newegg, Amazon, and maybe TigerDirect have my loyalty
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post #83 of 163
Eh. I work at Retard Squad. My job takes little effort to do. But hey, it's a relaxed environment, my coworkers are awesome, and the discount is unbeatable. Just being able to save hundreds of dollars on products is worth it; two of my best discounts (other than getting those terribly priced ethernet cables for like $2) that I can recall are Klipsch Promedia 2.1's for like $80, and Sennheiser HD428s for ~$30; I've also gotten ~$20-$30 off my DeathAdder and H50.

But yeah, I disagree with most of the company.
post #84 of 163
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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).
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.
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post #85 of 163
Wallmart cut in to these sales:
Cameras
Storage Media
Laptops
Computers
TVs
Playback Devices
Recording Devices
Audio equipment
Misc electronics
DVD/CD
Home Appliances
GPS
Office
Video Games

That's what the problem is, Wally World as well as other stores took a huge chunk of profit from Best Buy. Now it's no longer Best Buy, it's a mainstream tech store. Everyone knows mainstream stores are over priced, they also have higher chances of failure.
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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.
I have the same case.NOT CABLE MANAGEMENT WHATSOEVER.I should have gotten the antec 300
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I hope they don't ask for a taxpayer bailout...
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post #88 of 163
I've really dispised Best Buy for a long time, but they just can't compete with e-Retailers, so maybe we shouldn't hate them so much. Sites like Amazon and Newegg have almost no overhead, so they can sell their product at lower prices. Best Buy is in big trouble; saw this coming years back.
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And it has become much easier for consumers to compare prices -- ironically, using applications on the smartphones they can purchase in Best Buy. Shoppers can visit Best Buy stores to examine items before buying them elsewhere. Or, as Greg Melich of research firm ISI Group says, they are using Best Buy as Amazon's "showroom."
This is is so true. The buyer has gained resources for price comparison at the touch of their hand now. I use Best Buy to check out the TV's and other products I like, then I look online for pricing. Did this with my last TV purchase.
Edited by whitingnick - 3/7/11 at 3:44pm
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post #89 of 163
I don't exactly dislike bestbuy. I just wish their pricing and selection was better on certain things.
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post #90 of 163
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Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Wallmart cut in to these sales:
Cameras
Storage Media
Laptops
Computers
TVs
Playback Devices
Recording Devices
Audio equipment
Misc electronics
DVD/CD
Home Appliances
GPS
Office
Video Games

That's what the problem is, Wally World as well as other stores took a huge chunk of profit from Best Buy. Now it's no longer Best Buy, it's a mainstream tech store. Everyone knows mainstream stores are over priced, they also have higher chances of failure.
And Costco, don't forget their power in that sector. And Walmart is #1 in TVs right?
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