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  • Gov.’s top aide charged personal purchases to state (NM Martinez)

    04/25/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    From a necktie to heartburn medication, from personal cellphone bills to new tires, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief of staff used his government-issued credit card to make thousands of dollars in personal purchases in violation of state policy and procedures. Keith Gardner has reimbursed the state nearly $5,000 since August 2012 for more than 40 card purchases at Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. And after a Journal inquiry, he has paid $241 in interest required under state policy and procedures when an employee uses a government credit card for personal purchases. Using a state government credit card for any purpose...
  • Best Buy cutting 2,000 managers

    02/27/2014 6:34:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 26, 2014 | James Covert
    Best Buy has a major cost-cutting operation in the works, and the code word is “pink slip.” The nation’s biggest electronics chain — which saw sales fall 2.6 percent during the Christmas selling season because of a price war with Amazon — has begun laying off thousands of midlevel managers nationwide as it girds for even more competition, The Post has learned. After slashing hundreds of jobs at Best Buy’s Minneapolis HQ last year and closing unprofitable stores, CEO Hubert Joly is now swinging the ax across the retailer’s 1,056 US big-box stores and regional offices, according to insiders briefed...
  • Retail Apocalypse? Major Chains Closing Hundreds Of Stores

    02/11/2014 10:49:47 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 101 replies
    http://newswatch.us ^ | February 11 2014 | D. Jennings
    Hundreds of stores across the nation are closing as some of America’s most famous retailers struggle to stay in business. The country is facing what CNBC has labeled a tsunami of store closings and blogger Michael Snyder has called a retail apocalypse. JC Penney, which lost $586 million in three months in 2013, is planning to close 33 stores in 19 states and lay off 2,000 people. JC Penney’s stock has lost 84 percent of its value since February 2012. Sears has decided to shut down its flagship store in Downtown Chicago, and it has closed 300 stores in the...
  • Man arrested, cuffed after using Legal 2.00 Dollar bills at Best Buy [Incident dates to 2005]

    11/22/2013 5:12:06 PM PST · by NYFreeper · 151 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | Conservative Read
    A man trying to pay a fee using $2 bills was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail after clerks at a Best Buy store questioned the currency’s legitimacy and called police.
  • Best Buy 'Deserves to Die' (Says Slate)

    09/20/2013 8:29:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Newser ^ | 09/20/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Best Buy is back from the brink. Profits are up, costs are down, and the share price has tripled since December. That's the good news. "The bad news," writes Matthew Yglesias at Slate, "is that the store is awful and deserves to die." Yglesias and a colleague visited stores in different cities (Washington, DC, and NYC, respectively), and concluded that "Best Buy still basically sucks." The selection isn't great, and almost everything costs more than it would on Amazon. But what about customer service? Could having human experts justify the markups? Nope. If anything, Best Buy's reps...
  • Man tries to kill girl in Best Buy bathroom

    08/27/2013 1:50:43 AM PDT · by Okimi2200 · 48 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, August 26, 2013, | Doyle Murphy
    A Florida man tried to kill a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy bathroom, jamming a plastic bag over her head and stuffing her face in a toilet before employees intervened, authorities said. Another customer heard the girl screaming and crying inside the women’s restroom at the Jacksonville store and notified store staff. An employee looked under the stall and discovered a horrific scene. James Tadros, 29, had kicked and beaten the girl bloody and was forcing her head inside the toilet, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
  • Woman Says Computer Tech Uploaded Her Nude Pictures to Web, Files Lawsuit

    08/14/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 08/14/2013 | By Michael Allen,
    University of Alabama student Nicole March claims that a member of Best Buy's Geek Squad posted her nude photos on the web after fixing her computer. March has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy, claiming that she is "devastated and humiliated" by the incident. Her lawyers claim the pictures were taken for an art project at school, where she was studying the human form. According to March's lawsuit, she took her computer to a Best Buy store in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to fix the hard drive in August 2011. March also works at the same Best Buy. However, in May...
  • Man arrested after making Best Buy customers 'uncomfortable,' deputies say

    06/17/2013 4:29:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 17, 2013 | Brett Clarkson
    Jean Makihotch made customers of a Wellington Best Buy store "uncomfortable," according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. The 24-year-old man sat on the floor and took pictures of store employees at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday, according to the report. After his foray into photography, Makihotch then tried to wheel a cart loaded with $685 worth of items out of the store, at 1040 South State Road 7 without paying, deputies said.
  • Microsoft to open 600 Windows Stores inside Best Buy and Future Shop location this summer

    06/15/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 06/15/2013
    Microsoft today announced a strategic partnership with Best Buy and Future Shop. The company plans to build Windows Stores in 500 Best Buy locations across the US and more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada, launching from late June through September. The naming choice of Windows Stores is confusing; first of all, the Windows Store is Microsoft’s app store, and secondly these locations will essentially be Microsoft Stores given that they are to feature a range of products and accessories, including Windows tablets and PCs and Windows Phones, but also Microsoft Office, Xbox, “and more.” Microsoft...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Samsung to Install "Experience Shops" in 1,400 Best Buy Locations

    04/04/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Maximumpc.com ^ | Posted 04/04/2013 at 9:55am | b | Paul Lilly
    Move over Apple and make room for Samsung. In what could be a win-win-lose situation for Samsung, Best Buy, and Apple, the Korean electronics maker announced today that it will open up Samsung Experience Shops in 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the U.S. These shops within a shop will allow customers to explore, purchase, activate, and receive service on a wide range of Samsung mobile products and accessories.Samsung says it will stock its shops with a full range of mobile products, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected cameras, and accessories, all available in a single location...
  • For Four Retailers, Do or Die

    12/27/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | ANN ZIMMERMAN And DANA MATTIOLI
    While 2013 will be a tough year for retailers due to the tepid economic recovery, a few in particular face a critical 12 months. Their experiences highlight the challenges facing store chains, from increasingly cautious consumers to fierce online competition. These unlucky retailers are going into the New Year with extra woes: slipping sales, questionable strategies and tight finances—which is why they are the ones to watch, and not in a good way. Best Buy Co. BBY -1.22% has been plagued by the retail phenomenon called "showrooming," where shoppers examine products in its stores but buy online through rivals. A...
  • CVS drops sponsorship of business-backed conservative group ALEC (Also John Deere)

    07/12/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 29 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | July 10, 2012 | Philip Marcelo
    July 10, 2012 12:21 pm By Philip Marcelo WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- Drugstore giant CVS Caremark is among the latest corporate sponsors dropping their support of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a business-backed national conservative group. CVS Caremark joined John Deere, MillerCoors, HP and Best Buy in deciding not to fund ALEC, according to ColorOfChange.org, an organization opposed to the stricter voter-identification laws ALEC advocates for. ColorOfChange issued a news release Tuesday with this comment from Larry Burton, CVS Caremark senior vice-president for government affairs: "Over the last few weeks, we have closely followed the issues surrounding the American...
  • Best Buy to Layoff 2,400 Employees

    07/06/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7-6-12 | Reuters
    Best Buy plans to lay off 1,800 store employees and 600 Geek Squad workers, according to a source at the company. The 2,400 cuts represent 1.4 percent of the company's 167,000 workforce and come on top of jobs associated with store closings the company announced previously.
  • Best Buy, CAIR and Boycotts

    06/07/2012 4:13:33 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 16 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    With Father's Day just over a week away, it is important to publicize the ongoing situation with Best Buy and CAIR. Best Buy was founded by Richard Schulze in 1966 and the first store opened in St. Paul, Minnesota. Listed in 2008 as a Fortune 500 Company, Best Buy declares this to investors and employees. Our formula is simple: we're a growth company focused on better solving the unmet needs of our customers-and we rely on our employees to solve those puzzles. Thanks for stopping. Although it seems a bit truncated as a mission statement, clearly the focus is on...
  • Ex-Marine's 'Best Buy-cott' gathers steam over radical Muslim ties

    05/10/2012 11:46:16 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/11/2012 | Rusty Weiss
    In April the Minnesota branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that retail giant Best Buy had become a “Platinum Sponsor” for its fifth anniversary banquet. And former U.S. Marine James Canning decided to do something about it.In a YouTube video, the Iraq and Beirut veteran demonstrated his frustration with “one of his favorite stores” by cutting his Best Buy “Reward Zone” card in half.“Because of this support Best Buy has been giving the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR, I can no longer conduct business with Best Buy.”<snip>“When you’ve got a company that supports an organization that supports terrorism,” Canning...
  • Ex-Marine’s ‘Best Buy-cott’ gathers steam over radical Muslim ties

    05/11/2012 7:03:13 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 28 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rusty Weiss
    In April the Minnesota branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that retail giant Best Buy had become a “Platinum Sponsor” for its fifth anniversary banquet. And former U.S. Marine James Canning decided to do something about it. In a YouTube video, the Iraq and Beirut veteran demonstrated his frustration with “one of his favorite stores” by cutting his Best Buy “Reward Zone” card in half. “Because of this support Best Buy has been giving the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR, I can no longer conduct business with Best Buy.”
  • Best Buy Employee Wrongly 'Outed' Denver Man

    05/04/2012 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05-03-2012 | Susanna Kim
    A heterosexual man in Denver claims that a Best Buy employee wrongly "outed" him on Facebook after he left his phone for repair. Rich Dewberry said he brought in his mobile device to get fixed and was given a new phone. Shortly afterward, his Facebook status read, "I am gay, I'm coming out." "The phone just started ringing constantly after that from [an] ex-spouse to friends," he told ABC's Denver affiliate, KMGH. Dewberry said he was logged into his Facebook account on the phone he left with the store. "I feel I have been humiliated. My reputation has been tarnished,"...
  • Muslim gang jailed for kidnapping and raping two girls as part of their Eid celebrations (UK)

    04/21/2012 6:06:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 April 2012 | Katherine Faulkner
    A group of Muslim men who abducted and raped two teenage girls as part of their Eid celebrations laughed in court yesterday as they were jailed for a total of 38 years. The girls, aged 15 and 16, were lured miles from their home to a dingy hostel. In a horrifying weekend-long ordeal, they were plied with alcohol and repeatedly raped by two men, Shamrez Rashid and Amar Hussain, before being offered to a number of others who also ‘used them for sex’. ... One defendant, Rashid, 20, was said to have claimed the girls had enjoyed the sex, which...
  • Best Buy sponsors CAIR!

    04/19/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT · by Partysnobz · 16 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | April 17, 2012 | Marc J. Fink
    Think again before buying your next flat-screen television or computing device from Best Buy. The struggling retail giant recently used profits from American consumers to fund the annual banquet of a group closely linked to Hamas. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently listed Best Buy as a "Platinum Sponsor." Best Buy has refused to rule out future support for CAIR through numerous messages to its public relations department. The big box retailer is already in chaos amid the recent resignation of its CEO for personal misconduct, dwindling sales and bond downgrades.
  • Best Buy announces locations for store closings

    04/14/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 97 replies
    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
  • Best Buy sales disappoint; to close stores, cut jobs

    03/29/2012 8:39:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Best Buy Co reported weaker-than-expected sales for the key holiday quarter, prompting the world's largest electronics chain to close 50 U.S. stores and cut 400 jobs in corporate and support areas. -excerpt- Best Buy is now trying to focus on its smaller format stores. It will close 50 U.S. big-box stores and open 100 Best Buy small-format, stand-alone stores in the current fiscal 2013.
  • BEST BUY IMPLODES: Misses Revenue, Firing 400, Closing 50 Stores

    03/29/2012 8:06:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    yahoo Finance ^ | march 29, 2012 | Eric Platt
    Electronics retailer Best Buy announced it would close 50 big box locations in the U.S. as it refocuses its operations around mobile. The company said it will launch 100 new mobile locations as it retools its domestic store format. The announcement was timed with the company's fourth quarter report, where it sharply beat analyst expectations on the bottom line. Over the final quarter of 2011, revenue grew three percent to $16.6 billion while earnings per share hit $2.47. However, analysts polled by Bloomberg had forecast top line results of $17.15 billion, some $500 million more than the company reported. The...
  • Citizens help foil robbery attempt in Virginia Beach

    02/19/2012 7:33:33 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 18 Feb 2012
    When two alleged teenage thieves tried to flee a Best Buy, their escape attempts - dodging cars and wielding a small samurai sword - played out like something from the game systems they were trying to steal. Doug Kennedy and his son were heading toward the store on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday night when he saw two or three youths getting away with merchandise. A store employee was screaming after them. "I just thought, no, you can't do this," Kennedy said Thursday. The Virginia Beach resident tackled one. As he tried to pin him down, one of the teen's hands...
  • Best Buy Responds To Reports That It Is Dying A Slow Death

    01/06/2012 2:48:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 1/6/12 | Chris Morran
    With a dwindling market share and increasingly public PR fiascoes, electronics mega-chain Best Buy has seen better days. And after the publication of a lengthy Forbes article detailing the ways in which the retailer is its own worst enemy, some have begun the countdown clock until the boys in blue go bankrupt. We would normally expect Best Buy to treat the Forbes piece the same way they would a complaining customer — by looking the other way and going on a smoke break in the back parking lot. But the CEO of Best Buy must have realized that shareholders know...
  • Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually

    01/02/2012 9:56:28 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 141 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 1/02/2012 | Larry Downes
    Electronics retailer Best Buy is headed for the exits. I can’t say when exactly, but my guess is that it’s only a matter of time, maybe a few more years. Consider a few key metrics. Despite the disappearance of competitors including Circuit City, the company is losing market share. Its last earnings announcement disappointed investors. In 2011, the company’s stock has lost 40% of its value. It’s forward P/E is a mere 6.23 (industry average is 10.20). Its market cap down to less than $9 billion. Its average analyst rating, according to The Street.com, is a B-. Those are just...
  • How Best Buy Stole Christmas

    12/27/2011 10:24:34 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 78 replies
    TechCrunch/AOL ^ | Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | Matt Burns
    “I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.” There’s a bit of inherent risk when shopping online. You’re handing over your credit card to a retailer that promises to ship you something in return. Most of the time transactions are completed without issue and orders are fulfilled as promised. Sometimes things go awry, though. And sometimes Best Buy ruins Christmas. Best Buy started reaching out to customers earlier this week — you know, mere days before Christmas — that the retailer was unable to fulfill orders placed as far back as November. Big Blue was sorry but they were...
  • Best Buy Cancels Christmas (and Hanukkah) Orders, Causes Consumer and Analyst Backlash

    12/23/2011 5:53:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1+ views
    IB Times ^ | 12/22/11
    Best Buy Cancels Christmas Orders, Causes Consumer and Analyst BacklashDecember 22, 2011 7:02 PM EST With three days to go until Christmas and Hanukkah already underway, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) assured it won't be on many customers' "nice" lists this season. On Thursday, the national consumer electronics retailer notified a fraction of its online customers that it would not be able to complete their online orders -- some of which were placed in November -- and could not guarantee they would be able to get their purchased items by the holiday. The move is a considerable blow to an as-yet-undetermined percentage...
  • Hot New Video Game Spurns Death Threats

    11/09/2011 7:28:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    KRDO ^ | November 8, 2011
    AURORA, Colo. -- A customer who didn't get his Call of Duty video game became so irate he threatened to shoot employees and blow up a Best Buy store in Aurora, police said Tuesday. Police were called just after midnight to the Best Buy near Interstate 70 and Tower Road. The customer in question, 31 year-old Lomorin Sar, had reportedly pre-ordered the popular game earlier in the day, then became irate when the store ran out of copies.
  • Jobs Threat As Best Buy Closes Down UK Shops

    11/07/2011 1:47:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 7th, 2011
    Carphone Warehouse has confirmed it is to close its 11 Best Buy stores in the UK, putting 1,100 jobs in jeopardy. The news follows a decision by the group's founder, Charles Dunstone, to sell his stake in a US mobile phone joint venture with Best Buy, as first reported by Sky's City editor Mark Kleinman. The US electrical chain will pay £813m upfront, which is expected to be returned to shareholders, as well as an additional £25m in deferred consideration. Despite "exceptional customer satisfaction scores" the company's European arm has not performed well financially. Best Buy Europe posted operating losses...
  • Best Buy to slash holiday hires by 50%

    09/29/2011 3:45:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 28th, 2011 | Todd Haselton
    Best Buy will hire fewer temporary workers for the 2011 holiday season compared to last year... The nationwide electronics retail chain will take on 15,000 new temporary employees, compared to the 29,000 it hired in 2010.
  • How many names and emails wre stolen recently from CC companies?(vanity)

    04/04/2011 4:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    me ^ | 4-4-11 | The young and studly Dynachrome
    I have received notification of email breaches from Kroger, Best Buy and Home Depot so far. They seem legit as they are not asking for any info, just notifying me of probable phishing scams based on these breaches. so how many credit cards got info stolen recently?
  • Oracle, RIM, Best Buy Headline Tech Earnings Thursday

    03/21/2011 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/21/2011 | Ed Carson
    The earnings rainy season has come and gone. For the next several weeks, it’s a virtual desert for corporate results. But on Thursday, thirsty investors can find an oasis of tech earnings. Best Buy (BBY) reports before the opening bell, and Oracle (ORCL), Research In Motion (RIMM) and Accenture (ACN) release results after the market close. These giants, some of them lumbering, will provide insight into current and future consumer and business tech spending via their various industries. Many may offer some sense of how Japan’s earthquake and tsunami will affect operations or sales.
  • Best Buy Same-Store Sales Drop 4% in December (This Is A Recovery?)

    01/07/2011 6:42:18 AM PST · by Rational Thought · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/07/2011 | Reuters
    Top U.S. consumer electronics chain Best Buy's December same-store sales fell 4 percent as it lost bargain-hungry shoppers to rivals that offered bigger discounts. The retailer, which also reaffirmed its 2011 profit outlook, said on Friday that sales at stores open at least 14 months declined 5 percent in its domestic segment and 0.1 percent internationally. Overall sales in the month slipped 1.6 percent to $8.4 billion
  • Marine stabbed at Best Buy (Augusta GA)

    11/26/2010 7:11:15 PM PST · by PAR35 · 34 replies · 5+ views
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | November 26, 2010 | LaTina Emerson and Bianca Cain
    A Marine reservist collecting Toys for Tots donations at Augusta's Best Buy was stabbed in the back this afternoon while helping subdue a shoplifting suspect. -- snip -- Attaway, of the 500 block of College Street in Waynesboro, has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife in commission of a crime.
  • Best Buy includes Merry Christmas on it's Weekly ad this year. (Due to Freepers efforts) Vanity

    11/14/2010 4:56:47 PM PST · by UB355 · 38 replies
    Best Buy Local Weekly Ad ^ | 11/14/2010 | Best Buy
    Excellent job!!! Last year's Weekly ad from this week only mentioned Happy Eid al-Adha. If this url does not take you to the ad page just go to bestbuy.com and click on the Weekly Ad button next to the Best Buy Icon.
  • Best Buy takes action against 'God Squad'

    08/16/2010 10:55:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 16, 2010
    FON DU LAC, Wis.- A Wisconsin priest's Volkswagen Beetle bearing a "God Squad" logo is the subject of a cease-and-desist order from Best Buy's corporate offices. Best Buy officials said the logo on the vehicle owned by the Rev. Luke Strand of the Holy Family Community parish in Fond du Lac is too similar to the "Geek Squad" logos on the Beetles used by the company's computer technicians, the Fond du Lac Reporter said Monday. "Father Luke Strand has been contacted by Best Buy as it would relate to his 'God Squad' car. He is working with Best Buy to...
  • Oh my geek! Best Buy attacks "God Squad"

    08/16/2010 9:31:24 AM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 40 replies
    TG Daily ^ | Aug 16, 2010 | RAVEN LOVECRAFT
    So there's this group of small-town ministers in Wisconsin who own a Volkswagen Beetle with the words "God Squad" written on the door, and now Best Buy wants to take them down with a cease-and-desist letter.Father Luke Strand came up with the idea to create a God Squad car more than two years ago, as a way of promoting the message of Christ and to garner some passing glances from motorists on the street.It was never intended to be used for commercial purposes and doesn't even really advertise anything. Strand doesn't offer any sort of "God Squad" services, other than...
  • Check Your Best Buy Promotion for Debt Cancellation Fee( the money you save could go to Freepathon)

    I too have just found out about this shady debt cancellation fee that has been charged to my account for over a year and a half. I have paid hundreds of dollars to this stupid service which I never knew I even had. I feel completely scammed from Best Buy and HSCB. I also read that Best Buy gets a percentage of the fees that HSBC charges, making them a part of this stupid scam too. I called HSBC and cancelled the service, only to have the foreign customer service representative, who barely spoke english, try to get me to...
  • Men Say They Were Fired For Good Deed : Denver Men Help Mall Security To Catch Shoplifter

    04/23/2010 10:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,445+ views
    7News ^ | April 23, 2010 | Marc Stewart
    Two Denver men said their efforts to be good citizens cost them their jobs. Paul Shoemaker and Mike McGee... were fired from the Sprint store inside the Cherry Creek Mall after chasing a suspected shoplifter. The two claim they were walking out of the store when they stumbled upon a security guard in the hall, clearly in need. "(He) came right basically in front of us, and was like, 'Help me, Help me.' Out of breath. You could totally hear he was distraught," said Shoemaker...from the Apple store. "It's the way I was raised as a kid. You see something...
  • My Best Buy had no iPads, no line

    04/03/2010 6:14:14 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 24 replies · 1,195+ views
    CNet ^ | April 3, 2010 | Chris Matyszczyk
    I was first in the iPad line at the Best Buy in Marin City, Calif., on Saturday. Oh, I wasn't looking to buy one. Only people with certain imbalances buy the first iteration of Apple products. But the Best Buy is right next to my Starbucks and I really needed coffee. When say I was first in line, may I add that this was 8:57 a.m., and I was the line. I stood outside what seemed an utterly deserted place for a minute before the doors parted very slightly and a man in a heavy coat came out. He was...
  • GO WHITE GUY!!

    THIS GUY IS HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE. Looks like maybe a Best Buy store.
  • Thank You To These Businesses And Products (Three Cheers For Capitalism And Customer Service Alert)

    12/28/2009 9:11:33 PM PST · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 1,145+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/29/2009 | Dennis Prager
    Since I began radio broadcasting 27 years ago, I have tried to come up with ideas for New Year's resolutions for myself and my listeners. Virtually each time, I have advocated one resolution in particular: For every couple of letters of complaint or oral complaints we communicate about someone or about some company, we should write a letter or make a call to commend someone or some company. Did you complain about an airline or about a flight attendant in the past year? No problem. But if you have never cited an airline or a flight attendant for stellar performance,...
  • Snopes.com Info on Best Buy's Christmas Greeting Policy Outdated: Continued Boycott Unfair

    12/23/2009 3:21:53 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 518+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | December 23, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    The other day, my wife and I visited a Best Buy store in the Chicagoland area and were pleasantly surprised. As we were checking out, the young cashier went out of her way to wish us both a very merry Christmas. My wife and I were taken aback by the young lady's obvious enjoyment in extending her greeting, to the point it was a topic of conversation as we left the store. Shortly afterward, I received an e-mail sent out by an individual who was supporting a boycott of Best Buy. The individual was forwarding an e-mail he had received...
  • Something fun to do to Best Buy: force them to recognize every obscure and/or offensive holiday...

    11/29/2009 9:57:58 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 19 replies · 1,296+ views
    Hillbuz ^ | 11/30/09 | Hillbuz
    Best Buy recently removed itself from places we’ll shop by placing Islamist holidays above Thanksgiving and Christmas in things it thinks are important to celebrate. Best Buy was previously our go-to place for anything technical and electronic. The Mac we use to write this site is failing, so we’re saving up for a new computer, this time a PC, and we most likely would have bought that at Best Buy. Instead, we will be buying that new computer in 2010 at a store that does not promote Islam. On September 11th, 2001, our friend Jane was killed by Muslims in...
  • Holiday racism embarrassing

    11/29/2009 8:04:17 PM PST · by libh8er · 44 replies · 2,331+ views
    The Lantern ^ | 11.29.09 | Hany Rashwan
    This year, the Muslim holiday of Eid El-Adha fell on the same weekend as Black Friday, the famous shopping spree tradition. Best Buy, one of the retailers participating in the event, posted a season’s greeting on one of their flyers: a little circle with “Happy Eid El-Adha” above the giant “Thanksgiving” greeting. It was a gentle nod toward a minority group whose holiday happened to fall on the same day. It was a great gesture toward inclusiveness. No one could possibly spin glad tidings and season greetings into a negative thing, right? Think again. The noble gesture has caused quite...
  • (Vanity) Obama Holiday Song: The Twelve Days of Eid al-Adha

    11/29/2009 7:08:39 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies · 677+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-30-2009 | grey_whiskers
    This is a response to this ad from mega-retailer Best Buy: and to this holiday greeting from President Barack H. Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm):Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world’s major religions. During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will...
  • Best Buy ad Celebrates Eid al-Adha but not Christmas (Best Buy Is in Serious Need of FReeping)

    11/28/2009 5:24:29 PM PST · by TBP · 43 replies · 2,041+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | November 24th, 2009 | Bryan McAffee
    The war on Christmas continues. Here is a picture of the national Best Buy ad inviting folks to celebrate Thanksgiving and . . . Eid al-Adha, which is a Muslim festival of sacrifice. It’s actually a festival that sacrifices of goats in similitude of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Best Buy adNow, I have nothing against Best Buy celebrating a Muslim holiday, in fact I think it’s a wonderfully inclusive thing to do. No, the problem I have is that in 2006 Best Buy discontinued the use of “Merry Christmas” in their holiday advertising. Here is a posting from...
  • Best Buy Ad Mentions Muslim Holiday

    11/26/2009 9:05:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies · 2,485+ views
    FOX News (DC) ^ | November 26, 2009
    A black Friday Best Buy ad is getting blasted this Thanksgiving. It includes a nod to the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, which is celebrated this weekend. That has angered some customers, who point out that Best Buy stopped using "Merry Christmas" in its ads in 2006 and replaced it with "Happy Holidays." Best Buy is trying to curb any controversy saying that this year’s ads will feature several different holidays, including Christmas.
  • An advertisement creates a stir in the U.S.

    11/25/2009 7:33:21 AM PST · by Sopater · 36 replies · 1,542+ views
    Crescent Project says Eid Al-Adha is a great time to witness to Muslims. USA (MNN) ― An advertisement in the United States has been greeted with praise and condemnation. This week, a major electronics retailer got flack for including with its circular advertising Thanksgiving Day sales a note saying "Happy Eid Al-Adha," a Muslim holiday, which begins this week. According to the founder and president of Crescent Project Fouad Masri, Eid Al-Adha is a holiday created by Mohammed as he attempted to trace his roots back to Abraham. "He made the celebration to remember that Abraham took his son to...