Skip to comments.Best Buy announces locations for store closings
Posted on 04/14/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT by nuconvert
Best Buy on Saturday announced the locations of 50 stores that it is closing this year, including seven in California, six in Illinois and six in the company's home state of Minnesota
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Too late for Nobama to “save” these jobs ??
Best Buy makes their money on warranties and big box items...they are all phasing out their dvd/blu-ray/cd’s in the next few months. Only new releases will be available for 3 weeks and then taken off and put online.
I love shopping at stores and Best Buy used to be great. Too bad.
It’s Amazon. People look at stuff at Best Buy and buy it a Amazon. I bought a top of the line toaster oven at Best Buy. (Breville). They didn’t stock it, so I waited a week for in store pick up. When it came, the top coils did not work, it only toasted bread on the bottom, not the top. I returned it, for a full refund and comtemplated reordering, but besides the quality issue, the service was so poor, I gave up. I order one from Amazon, for the difference in price I could get a nice cutting board, including shipping and they delivered sooner than Best Buy promised and I didn’t have to drive 15 miles each way to pick it up.
I also got a Tom-Tom, next day delivery, for about $25 bucks lest Best Buy.
CompUSA hosed me on a rebate once. Never bought anything from them again.
Surprisingly, the store that hosed me was one of the few brick and mortar locations that the new owner kept. I still won’t shop there.
CC died as a redult of some horrendous decisions by its management.
Their fate was sealed long before the Great Recession ever began.........
What do you think of Sony Vaio’s? Ive never owned one before so I figured I’d try something new. I want a 14 inch screen, at least 640gb hard drive space, the one that has a 4gb of memory I can upgrade that pretty cheap and make it an 8gb..with an intel core i5 processor..just dont know how reliable Sony is..I checked out the HP’s yesterday and they just looked cheaply made. Dont want to buy something that I’ll end up having to return a month later
I’ve never heard of an unemployed attorney............;^)
They must have hired the exec from Radio Shack that thought up that failed plan for the 'Incredible Universe' chain.
Yeah, we just bought a new dryer at the Grafton store. Great sales people there for the most part. The customer service desk, not so much. The delivery guys were Muslim but really nice and set it up for me and trained me too. lol
That's true too. My last few tech purchases have been from Amazon. Used to go to BestBuy for everything.
Nor Indiana, mmmmm?
BB CEO resigned. Laying pipe. Made $5 million last year. Not chump change.
It's pretty bad when your store is still named after a mall that was torn down six years ago.
Best Buys typically doesn’t carry whats on their websites.
And If I go online I’ll go Amazon.
Then they have the DISC TV beggars following me around each tine I go in.
So I stopped going in.
The Forbes article describes why the are going out of biz.
I haven’t bought anything in Bestbuy since Circuit City went under. As soon as they thought they were the only show in town, they raised prices like crazy. Who would buy a computer or TV or DVD player from them when you can order one and pay half of their price even with shipping.
I imagine the amount of support Best Buy can count on from The Won is directly correlated to how much they have donated to The Won’s re-election campaign.
the showroom for stuff we end up purchasing cheaper online is having money problems?
faster and cheaper
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. They and CC used to have some great deals on DVDs. When CC went out of business, the sales at Best Buy got a lot rarer and worse. The only store I go into regularly to check DVD prices now is Target, which occasionally has some smoking hot deals but often doesn't list the best stuff in their ads so you have to go in to see what "other titles also on sale" includes.
The internet, their addiction to overpriced Monster cables, they’re deciding to go the same route Radio Shack did and bet the farm on being a Verizon reseller, that annoying magazine promotion they kept running for years constantly hassling you at the checkout, the Geeksquad charging a ton of money to poorly do basic tech support.
There’s a lot of reason BB is going down the drain.
It is common practice for people to check out products at Best Buy and ask the sales people about tech stuff before they buy it on Amazon.
Look up the shopkeeper law in Jewish law.
Six each in CA, IL, and MN. I wonder what their tax picture is these states? I knew someone who worked for Hollywood/Game Crazy here in IL who said the taxes were just too much to stay open.
They are hopeless. If you want to get ripped off on electronics you can just go to an office max, sams club or a walmart. Best Buy is totally pointless anymore.
I think I passed by their world HQ right there in a burb of Minneapolis last summer.
” I stopped shopping at Best Buy when the one in Dedham treated me horribly. I was in shock at how disrespectful the staff was - like they were getting paid to harass customers. “
I had EXACTLY the same experience at that store, so badly that I’ve been making it a part-time job to keep as many people as possible out of that store. I get a whole lot of agreement about it. they can’t close it fast enough to suit me.
No real brick & mortar competition. Only the internet.
Demographic collapse...took about 15 years...fairly quick actually
Lot of Vancouver residents live between the Best-Buy location and the bridge. And there is a Best-Buy store only 500 yards from the bridge in Portland. So in my case may be 5 miles extra driving to shop in Portland.
Same thing happened to my favorite golf store in Vancouver...they cllosed because they could not compete with Oregon stores with zero sales tax versus 8.5% sales tax in Vancouver. When you consider cheapest name brand driver costs around $300, there is a $27 penalty in Vancouver.
“Amazon is hitting them hard, Ive read.”
Not a fraction as hard as Obamacare is going to hit them.
Happy to see none of “my” stores are on the list. I love Best Buy. I don’t like buying expensive electronics by mail.
I have heard good and bad about them through the years. My friend has a 17" HP laptop for a year...it has given him no problems. My family has bought from Dell refurbished and done OK. Dell warranties are good with at home (they come to you) service. You don't mail your computer to Sony which I think is the case with them. I could be wrong and maybe a place like BestBuy will repair it in their store
>Circuit City died because they had idiots running the company.......<
The online CC is not the same as the now defunct CC that went BANKRUPT in 2009. They just bought the domain name........
I wont be purchasing the laptop from Best Buy since I just checked the prices and nothing went down so I think I will just buy it from TigerDirect..they offer a warranty through squaretrade, two years, 159 bucks including accidental damage but I dont know anything about squaretrade, how reliable is their service? TigerDirect told me that if anything goes wrong with the laptop squaretrade will either send me a check to purchase a new laptop or just replace it with a brand new one(If its still being made) but I will contact them to get more info about their warranties
that is the laptop I am planning on buying, except I am getting it from TigerDirect for 619-20 dollar coupon, free shipping, no sales tax..what do you think?
Oh and I will be upgrading the memory too, will be purchasing a crucial 4gb memory card for 19 bucks so it will make the laptop 8gb instead of 4
More later but dig deep and find out if the 4gb memory it comes with is 4gb in one slot or 2 x 2gb cards...... a 2gb memory module in each slot. If the later you will be buying 2 4gb mem modules to reach 8gb
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1814905&CatId=4938 >>>>>>> Seems to indicate you get 1 4gb memory module w second slot empty for another 4gb module
Is the keyboard back lit? That’s very nice when spending big money
It comes with “1” 4gb of memory, and has another open slot so I can put in whatever I want..so what I was planning on doing was upgrading it with another 4gb to make it 8gb in total..I called TigerDirect and they told me that I would have 14 days to return the laptop if it was defective, and they would send me a new one, but I CANNOT return it if I dont like it..is that the way it is in all stores, that if you buy an electronic item and you dont like it you cant return it(Or face a restocking fee like best buy charges)..I just wanted to be sure all stores pretty much do the same thing
Oh, and its NOT backlit, something I dont need anyway..I hear that the backlight keyboards offer nothing but problems anyway, and its a battery drainer so its not something that I need
I recommend that you review some opinions on customer service and warranties for TigerDirect before making a decision. I did, and went elsewhere.
JR.com offers free shipping/no sales tax, and they price match so I think I am going to go with them(Will contact them tomorrow) they offer returns on anything up to 14 days I believe, no questions asked..I wouldnt want to buy a laptop, not like it and be stuck with it. I guess every company has their own policy
J&R is a New York retailer that has been around forever. I have not dealt with them. Someone else here suggested Newegg, about which I have read good things. There are lots of opinons on the Net on customer service for all the online retailers. Just Google a few of their names together and you will come up with threads on the topic. Narrow it to the last year to make sure you are up to date. Good luck with your purchase.
Thanks so much appreciate it! Yeah Newegg is great, except for one thing, sales tax for Cali, yep they charge sales tax for CA purchases otherwise I would go with them
I’ll drive past 8 best buys to get to the microcenter in st Louis park.
Needed a power supply 60 bucks at bb.15 at microcenter. nuff said.