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i hate best buy. i hope they fail miserably.
    
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"drive toward number one industry position"
Is it just me or does this sound like it was written by somebody who's natural language isn't English?

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*cough* Steam *cough*

Or any digital medium.
*Points to console games*

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Oh, I forgot to mentioned, check out the Gamer mag Best Buy has at front lanes, check in the middle for coupons. The first week Red Dead Redemption was out, there was a 20$ coupon and recently I found I believe it was a 20$ coupon for RIFT.
Are you the guy that made the Best Buy initiative because I don't know many Americans (seeing as how you are from Philly) that put a dollar sign after the number when writing twenty dollars?
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Wait... How are those $30 at release week for customers? Or do you mean for employees?
Because on release weeks bestbuy always give discounts. and yes I meant CUSTOMER. all those game were sold for $49.99 instead of $59.99 and they came with an additional $20 gift card. so technically not 30$ but it works out if you shop there that gift card came in handy.


maybe its just my bestbuy. I work at one of the better bestbuys. 95% of our computer department(which i am part of) know what they're talking about and can help people out. same with geek squad. 90% of us hold a 2 yr degree and multiple certs. I am a+ net+ sec+ linux+ and CEH certified. i only work at BB part time. so before everyone on this site blows up about best buy being filled with idiots think again.
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Best Buy can suck my favorite appendage. Games or not, electronics or not, it's not what they sell, or how they sell it, it's their INSANE HR policies and past experiences as a former employee (and yes, I quit) that keeps me from ever, EVER even so much as stepping into the parking lot of that steaming pile of fresh cow dung.
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Customer: Hi, I'm looking for an awesome FPS!
BB Employee: Oh cool, have you ever played Daikatana?


I approve of that post.


IMO this is a huge wast of money for BB. I already get hounded by employes when I go in there asking if they can help me find anything. Not to mention the large number of employes hanging out in the video game section.

I think the last games I bought from BB where when they were having buy 1 get 1 half off on PS3 games.
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best buy isnt that bad? i work there and I can tell you any new release we have will be any other prices out there aside from torrenting. Ive gotten halo 3, fallout NV, crackdown, red dead, all for 30$...customer price during release week.
+1. I've bought many games from them in the past, on release day, with at least a $10 discount. Plus I get a physical copy of the game instead of a virtual one.

I have been buying more and more from Steam, but I still enjoy browsing through the video games section at Best Buy as well.
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That isn't BB, it's Monster Cables.
In regards to cable pricing... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AudioQue...&skuId=1267782
    
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Is it just me or does this sound like it was written by somebody who's natural language isn't English?



*Points to console games*



Are you the guy that made the Best Buy initiative because I don't know many Americans (seeing as how you are from Philly) that put a dollar sign after the number when writing twenty dollars?
That made sense, I guess? And I'm what you would call the lazy American, who doesn't feel like backspacing, just to add the forgotten dollar sign in front of the dollar amount. So for now on, on OCN, I'll be sure to make every single dollar amount I state, end with a money sign. Starting now, 69$.

Also, I bought Crysis 2 Limited Edition for the PC for 50$, which is 10$ less than the original price. I would have pre-purchased it on Steam for 60$ but didn't have money at the time, and Steam doesn't offer the Limited Edition anymore, not even for more xx$ more. Luckily, Best Buy still has a few copies. And luckily, I got it for 50$, which is once again, 10$ less!
    
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Because on release weeks bestbuy always give discounts. and yes I meant CUSTOMER. all those game were sold for $49.99 instead of $59.99 and they came with an additional $20 gift card. so technically not 30$ but it works out if you shop there that gift card came in handy.


maybe its just my bestbuy. I work at one of the better bestbuys. 95% of our computer department(which i am part of) know what they're talking about and can help people out. same with geek squad. 90% of us hold a 2 yr degree and multiple certs. I am a+ net+ sec+ linux+ and CEH certified. i only work at BB part time. so before everyone on this site blows up about best buy being filled with idiots think again.
I'd love your best buy to swap with mine. Here we have a bunch of autistic 17 year olds as employees playing pokemon in the corner on their gameboys and yelling nonsense at anyone who asks for help. Game selection is ABYSMAL and prices start a $60 reguardless of the game and stay that way indefinaitly. Nothing is taken off the shelf unless it is simple bought and nothing is restocked until the shelf is entirely emptied. End result is a shelf with nothing but 5 different 10 year old games selling for 60 bucks on an otherwise empty shelf.

So yeah I think we have a right to bash on pretty much every BB in my area, likely every BB aside from the one you work at apparently.

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+1. I've bought many games from them in the past, on release day, with at least a $10 discount. Plus I get a physical copy of the game instead of a virtual one.

I have been buying more and more from Steam, but I still enjoy browsing through the video games section at Best Buy as well.
See the thing is, at least around here, BB stock maybe 20 PC games. 10 of them are bargain bin games like "solitaire extreme" and "barney goes to space".

5 more are ancient and over priced... Diablo 1 in a fancy 5 foot long box with a little guide book that i assume pretty much says "kill things, wear best loot, don't forget portals, and go down to the next level" over and over for 50 pages.... for 50 bucks... yeah im dead serious, 50 bucks.

So that leaves you with a great selection of 5 games. All at launch price despite being like 2 years old and not particularly good games to begin with.

But I do know what you mean... the local BB USED to be fun to browse games at... Heck I picked up my favorite game of all time just on impulse there, but thats no longer the case.
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Seems like a lot of people here don't realize that Best Buy also carries (and in greater numbers) console games.

I'm glad that they're creating jobs while other companies are laying off.
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