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I wouldn't count on no sales tax lasting much longer.
Agreed, but until it happens, Amazon and other online retailers will keep killing B&M stores.
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indeed. Been using Amazon for about 5 years now since my sister turned me onto it: buy most everything but groceries and my cars there now: they have EVERYTHING. The reviews and prices are awesome and the customer service is impeccable....eff best buy: haven't bought anything there in years.
*****the poster that said they effed up by hiring part time college help was right: totally lost their credibility with me. Just a dog and pony show now, preying on lemmings.....they're circling the drain for sure*********
I stopped shopping at best buy after their salesman was a total tool. At the time i had planned to buy a ps3 and flat screen. Alot of money for a poor student. I asked that that they throw in the hdmi cable and the dude wigged and lectured me and told me I was rude to go into their store looking for deals.
Needless to stay I didn't buy this cool
story from this bro.
It amazes me that their employees still try to weasel people into buying cables. If I worked at Best Buy there is no way I could ever suggest that someone buy an HDMI cable there for $60 when I know damn well that they are under $10 online.
People were saying Best Buy would be out of business this year(2, 3 years ago)....Somehow they managed to remodel a ton of stores and have not shuttered....I don't see them closing for at least 2 or 3 years, if at all. I would not be surprised to see them get bought out by Amazon at some point.
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I will believe the full demise of Best Buy when Hexydes starts posting what a great business they are in.
If I could help it I'd never shop there again, but they're still the best place to buy certain things.
When were they ever commissioned? They've never been as far as I can remember 15 years ago
I iike brick & mortar. Amazon isn't even the best retailer out there, but they do well as a Service Merchandise that outsourced their showroom for free. I'm not convinced people wouldn't use them as a knowledgeable showroom if they hired smarter sales people
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They were until like 2000 or so.
I actually worked at Best Buy for 2-3 years in college. There's a lot of truth in this thread. Shitty training for employees, a weird cultish feel too for some of the "lifers". It was ok, I always try and still support Best Buy when I can but they're just fighting a losing battle.
100% correct, I had to go to Best Buy to buy a TV the other day, didn't want to wait the weekend for it to show up on Monday when I would have gotten a better deal from Amazon.
I don't see Best Buy going away that soon even though I don't like them.
Thirteen states will be collecting taxes from Amazon purchases by 2014, and eventually more states will figure out a way to get tax revenue from online purchases. This will greatly help Best Buy if they can hang in there.
A map showing states for which Amazon collects taxes now, and in the future.
Actually, this would be a terrible idea because big box fitness stores are in trouble.
I went there Friday night to look at a Sony camera. The Best Buy online price was decent and there was bundle deal where it came with a free memory card. Online they had blue, red and silver cameras. I get to the store and they only had the silver one, slightly higher price and no free memory card. I asked about the differences and the BB employee said they can often match their online prices unless it says "online only" next to it.
I tested out the camera, liked it and then went home and found it cheaper at sony.com, used a coupon code and got 15% off with free 2 day shipping. Sorry Best Buy...I tried but you really have no idea how to keep my business. I want a cheaper price PERIOD.
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Best Buy should study the Blockbuster fiasco and take notes
you are still taking advantage of their brick and mortar store that holds inventory on valuable shelf space whether you talk to their employees or not.
it's just like taking the sample fudge pieces at kilwins fidge shop. even though they are free to the public, they are meant to market their products to customers. they count on your decency as a human being to not go up there and make a meal out of their free fudge with no intention of buying. same as the samples at sam's club.
So stupid to not knock down the price a bit.
That's the problem with no commission. Yeah, the salesmen might be less annoying but I guarantee you that had he gotten commission for the sale he would've found a manager to make sure it happened.
Just stupid business. Get the sale.
Honestly, if the B&M model goes away how do you plan on doing 'research' when you want to buy a new item. I buy all of my TV's at Best Buy because I spend a lot of time looking at their store. I will also read reviews online but I like to actually see the product. I buy from Best Buy because of that service alone. Eventually Costco might be the only B&M option. While they aren't a bad option, they always seem to have a downgraded version of the models available elsewhere.
This post was edited by Clive Bixby 19 months ago
I'll make a meal out of your fudge
Best Buy has had a tough year. The previous CEO resigned after it was found he was "dating" and paying for it with company funds. Best Buy board and his wife didn't like it.
Now they are under the gun from creditors and finance people. If I was working at a Best Buy I would be updating the resume and jumping before they lock the doors and invite you in for final inventory.
Haha really? I hadn't heard that. How did he get caught?
My wife and I both got phones recently from BB.
$99 Galaxy S3 and $99 LG Optimus G.
I was pretty happy with those prices.
Yeah they have really good cell phone prices. They always do the instant rebates instead of mail-in rebates that like the Sprint Store, Verizon etc
I worked at a Sprint Store for a year out of college and it'd always amaze me how many people I talked to that didn't even know Best Buy had cell phones. Much, much better deal to go through BBY than corporate Sprint/Verizon/ATT
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