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Why is Best Buy not a best buy?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Phil T, Mar 31, 2011.

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  1. BobaBird

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    Some of the little product information that used to be on the shelf tag has been replaced by a QR code. The last time I asked what I hoped was a knowledgeable employee about new features in laptops, I found myself being led around by my own personal shelf tag reader. :nono2: Once you've been forced to go on-line to learn what you should have been able to in the store, it's not much more effort to find a vendor that will also sell the product cheaper.

    That said, I bought Smallville S9 BD there this morning for only $25, and the cashier didn't ask "what's that" when I presented my original (as in when the program first started) RZ card.
     
  2. brian188

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    I shop at BB, so I can buy a product I'm not 100% sure of, or I'm not sure will work with my set up. I'll pick it up at BB, and pay a higher price of course. Then if it works and I'm satisfied with it, I order it from Amazon for $20 - $50 cheaper. When my Amazon product arrives in 2 days, I return the over priced BB product and get my money back. Of course if I don't like the product I return it and get my money back.

    BB is an awesome test facility only a mile away.
     
  3. Herdfan

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    For you to look at or the store can look them up? RewardZone or CC?

    I have an item I would like to return, but can't find my receipt. Circuit City always kept track of my purchases and that was nice.
     
  4. Herdfan

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    How on earth did you find $300 worth of CD's and DVD's at a CC? That was the main difference between our CC and BB. BB always had a good selection of DVD's with the new releases easy to find. At CC it was almost like DVD's were an inconvenience as they didn't have a good selection andthe section usually looked like it hadn't been rearranged in weeks.

    We just got a new BB that went into an old CC store. It is their "new concept" store and I am not a big fan. The manger there told me it was bigger than the other store, but it sure looks smaller. The layout just doesn't seem to flow very well for me. Took many grays and yellows in the decor.
     
  5. Herdfan

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    Then you will get a kick out of this: http://improveverywhere.com/2006/04/23/best-buy/

    Just imagining the chaos makes me laugh. :D
     
  6. Chris Blount

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    That's the sort of activity that drives brick and mortal stores out of business.
     
  7. Earl Bonovich

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    It shows up in my RewardZone area, on my transaction history.
    At least then I know I can go back and reprint at the store (since I can't remember the last time I didn't use plastic to pay for something at BestBuy)
     
  8. Earl Bonovich

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    Many Many Many years ago... Probably around 2000 - 2001.
    Had a stack of about 20 items. Did all my Christmas shopping there. Few collector's sets were in there as well.
     
  9. Earl Bonovich

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    And the primary reason why return policies get adjusted and changed.
     
  10. Groundhog45

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    One thing you can do at Best Buy with a gift card is look for the new release DVD/Blu Ray movies. They are usually within one dollar or less of Wal-Mart. A good way to use those cards. New movies every week and usually cheaper that first week. I went in yesterday with $20 in Reward Zone coupons and the Disney $5 coupon and walked out with the Tangled 4 disk 3D/ BR/DVD set for 40 cents. Haven't figured how that worked out but that's how it rang up. :lol: :D
     

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