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"would you really be happier if Best Buy no longer existed?"
Yes. Absolutely. There's no lack of *legitimate* electronics outlets. Best Buy is not among them.
Were am I going to use the Amazon barcode scaning app!
To be honest I hate Best Buy but I do not want to see more jobs go away and besides the fact they put everyone else out of business in my area so that would leave me no where to pick up certain products in an emergency.
Well honestly I think there'll always be a place for a big-box electronics retailer (Micro Center and Fry's are still doing well in their respective cities.), I do think that there's no place for Best Buy... In any case, if it does go belly up; they should at least sell some of their stores to SystemMax so that they can expand their Circuit City and CompUSA stores past their hometown in Miami. I mean there is still a need for electronic stores, where else can you see TV's up close and personal and have a wide variety of it?
I think Best Buy would hurt me less than losing Circuit City did. But that is mainly because the restaurant I work at is right next door to the old Circuit City headquarters. It was our main source of business. :( Though a new company is moving in this year finally.
On a tech related note I do go into Best Buy once in a while. The usually have decent deals on hard drives which is what is usually broken when someone brings me a laptop to fix. I actually got my PSU from there as well. It was $10 cheaper than Newegg. It's a Corsair 750TX. Really the only component that is over the top is graphics cards.
Now Radioshack is the store I would miss. They are nothing but cellphone stores that carry thermal paste. But they are the only place in Richmond, VA that I know of that I can get Arctic Silver 5.
I dunno.... As much as I despise the company, thats a lot of jobs at stake. I'd rather have a few thousand people employed and scamming a few who are richer than average than having a few thousand unemployed.
I don't want to bore people with Best Buy horror stories. Everyone has already heard them, or lived them anyway. (is that my knee going crazy?)
There is not one near me, so it will not matter at all. I want to see people retain the jobs that they have, but some practices that have developed at that store over the years piss me off.
I quit making the drive to Best Buy years ago because of how they are towards the customers that shop there.
If they fade away it's gonna be ~because~ of the way they treated their customers, but somebody will replace them soon enough.
Instead of the big box stores, we will hopefully go back to smaller electronic stores that have knowledgeable staff instead of clueless dimwits. Of course not all employees are, but a lot of them...
Why buy from best buy when small things such as cable are as much as 400% cheaper and other bigger things such as video cards 200% cheaper. Really only good when you need something right away. Unless they completely revamp they will eventually go under. Dont know how to change but maybe do rentals repairs teach classes for first time comp users.
I hope not! Where else am I going to get appliances for a reasonable price??????????
Its funny I would actually miss best Buy if they were to go away as it is now there are so few stores you can go into and actually see and checkout new electronic merchandise. Somethings you just have to see before you buy. A neighbor bough a nice 65 inch TV for Christmas through Amazon had he looked at a 65inch TV in Best Buy he would have known the thing wouldn't fit through his door.
That's what they make a Sawzall for. [:)]
When I worked for them a few years back I figured the same after seeing how the business is run.