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(Huffington Post)   Best Buy briefly downgraded to Marginal Buy   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 31
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3205 clicks; posted to Business » on 23 Jan 2013 at 1:31 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-23 01:43:47 PM  
Wait, you're telling me best buy sells stuff?
 
2013-01-23 01:46:09 PM  

tbhouston: Wait, you're telling me best buy sells stuff?


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Some people did use that to buy Amazon gift cards, after all....
 
2013-01-23 02:03:42 PM  
i must be old. there isn't anything i want or need at bb. nothing.
 
2013-01-23 02:09:21 PM  
When they eventually sell the company, will it come with an extended warranty?
 
2013-01-23 02:13:05 PM  
That was funny to watch the slickdeals thread over the day. I couldn't think of anything to buy (no g.c. at our store) that wouldn't have been me spending money just to spend. Still in the reply I like that they say it had no end date. It did, it had one for 1/27. Their mistake was that they forgot to add gift cards because people just ran and bought amazon gift cards all day.
 
2013-01-23 02:42:54 PM  
From "don't buy" to "risky"!
 
2013-01-23 02:51:26 PM  
I'm not even sure why people even bother using Best Buy as a show room for Amazon. Their TVs are almost always badly calibrated and the lighting makes it even worse. Half their computer and tablet display models are usually messed up in some way. I don't see what useful hands on experience you're going to get in Best Buy.
 
2013-01-23 02:59:34 PM  

TheManofPA: That was funny to watch the slickdeals thread over the day. I couldn't think of anything to buy (no g.c. at our store) that wouldn't have been me spending money just to spend. Still in the reply I like that they say it had no end date. It did, it had one for 1/27. Their mistake was that they forgot to add gift cards because people just ran and bought amazon gift cards all day.


I also followed the Slickdeals thread yesterday. What really bothered me was the managers that said that the coupon was fake or fraudulent. This coupon was *not* fake -- it was issued by Best Buy and sent via official BB emails. Just because someone stupidly didn't put in enough restrictions isn't the fault of the user of the coupon. Ugh.

/ Didn't use it yesterday -- I was planning on using it today since the expiration on the coupon was 1/27.
 
2013-01-23 03:08:28 PM  
CrapBuy
 
2013-01-23 03:45:36 PM  
My brother jumped on it, got my dad the use-on-any-car OnStar replacement mirror for what ever eventual truck he buys for just 50 dollars. Too bad I didn't have cash on me, a Geforce 660 for 159 woulda rocked.
 
2013-01-23 04:06:38 PM  

Jay Dee: From "don't buy" to "risky"!


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2013-01-23 04:18:04 PM  

DanZero: tbhouston: Wait, you're telling me best buy sells stuff?

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Some people did use that to buy Amazon gift cards, after all....


Amazon should buy Best Buy and make them their Brick and Mortar outlets. Same day shipping here we come!

/They're probably quietly trying to kill them to do just that
//Amazon is evil, but I still like them for now.
 
2013-01-23 04:30:21 PM  
I can't believe a company this big employs only morons at every level. Doesn't anyone proof read these coupons? I'm always reading about price mistakes and people haggling to make them honor those mistakes.
 
2013-01-23 04:30:30 PM  

ajgeek: DanZero: tbhouston: Wait, you're telling me best buy sells stuff?

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Some people did use that to buy Amazon gift cards, after all....

Amazon should buy Best Buy and make them their Brick and Mortar outlets. Same day shipping here we come!

/They're probably quietly trying to kill them to do just that
//Amazon is evil, but I still like them for now.


There is a reason Amazon puts their warehouses in the middle of nowhere.

Best Buy must pay a crapload in rent.
 
2013-01-23 05:04:42 PM  

roflmaonow: I can't believe a company this big employs only morons at every level. Doesn't anyone proof read these coupons? I'm always reading about price mistakes and people haggling to make them honor those mistakes.


It's best buy. They were probably updating their resumes...
 
2013-01-23 05:56:46 PM  

roflmaonow: I can't believe a company this big employs only morons at every level.


Want to know how I know you've never been to Best Buy?
 
2013-01-23 06:19:58 PM  

tbhouston: Wait, you're telling me best buy sells stuff?


The good news:Yes

The bad news: for Amazon.com, Newegg.com., Tigerdirect.com...
 
2013-01-23 06:43:29 PM  
So what about Marginal Korea?
 
2013-01-23 06:51:12 PM  

ukexpat: So what about Marginal Korea?


it's not Marginal it relalyis BEST DIDNT YOU REALID ABOUT THE WEED!!
 
2013-01-23 08:47:41 PM  

ukexpat: So what about Marginal Korea?


I'm guessing Marginal Korea is the "demilitarized" zone with a bunch of soldiers and a lack of Best Buys.
 
2013-01-23 09:15:27 PM  
I'm not sure I would turn $800 into 1600 best buy dollars.
 
2013-01-23 09:18:17 PM  

bsharitt: I'm not even sure why people even bother using Best Buy as a show room for Amazon. Their TVs are almost always badly calibrated and the lighting makes it even worse. Half their computer and tablet display models are usually messed up in some way. I don't see what useful hands on experience you're going to get in Best Buy.


Amazon sucks at selling computers anyway, and the models never match up. It's turning out like it always does, where my living room is the showroom and the only one who benefits is UPS
 
2013-01-23 09:19:05 PM  
Never mind them. I get all my stuff at Buy More.
 
2013-01-23 09:50:38 PM  
My cat wants to run Best Buy. Says she can do as well as the current suits.
 
2013-01-23 10:56:57 PM  

Jay Dee: From "don't buy" to "risky"!


*pops champagne cork*

Seriously, if I was the Best Buy CEO, we would change our name to "Amazon 3D." Sure the trademark infringement lawsuits would destroy the company, but those take more time to go through the courts than the company has without the boost.
 
2013-01-24 12:12:59 AM  
they should get into the gun business
 
2013-01-24 02:53:13 AM  
And thing is, Best Buy is locked into most of those locations because malls and shopping complexes offer huge discounts on rent per floorspace, but only if the anchor store stays where it is. If Best Buy starts breaking a lot of contracts to vacate properties, they'll get hit with some NASTY results.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
 
2013-01-24 09:22:03 AM  
*shrugs* I shop regularly at Best Buy and have for years (because I have zero patience and must have my gadgets now) and I've never had any problems there. No pushy warranties, Nazi yellow-shirts, unhelpful staff, etc.
 
2013-01-24 12:06:47 PM  
On Monday, Best Buy had a coupon offer where they gave you $50 for every $100 you charged on a Mastercard. It was repeatable and unlimited for a while. I used it to buy six Amazon.com gift cards 'cause there's not a single damned thing else I want from a Best Buy.
 
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2013-01-24 02:35:32 PM  

MrEricSir: roflmaonow: I can't believe a company this big employs only morons at every level.

Want to know how I know you've never been to Best Buy?


Yes.
 
2013-01-24 05:22:51 PM  
I wish that companies who sell gift cards would be required by law to purchase insurance that ensures that gift cards will work even after bankruptcy.

CSB:
I once was given a $100 Worst Buy gift card as a present. I used it to pay $100 toward a PS3. I brought the PS3 to the front, and the price was $30 higher than it was supposed to be. I asked why, and they said that it was a "pre set-up" PS3, with the setup costing $30. It did not indicate this on the package. I had to talk to the manager before they'd go find one of the other boxes.

What the hell is there to set up with a PS3?
 
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