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Windows 7: Best Buy to close stores and cut jobs.


01 Apr 2012   #21

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I avoid that place as much as possible. I only go there if there is something that I can't find elsewhere. It's pretty rare that I go near the store.

Where I am, everyone I know says the same thing, including me:

"I hate the people in there. Everywhere you look, there's a person breathing down your neck, trying to sell you overpriced junk."

Every damn time I go in there, there's some idiot, within 2 minutes of being in there asking if I need help. I can't tolerate that crap. If i'm looking through CD's, i'm sure I can figure out if you have what I want or not.
Our store has way too many people trying to sell stuff. There's at least one salesperson per aisle.
The practices that they pull on people buying computers is outright evil. I've never bought one there, and never would, but i've heard the stories about them putting crap on it before you leave the store. The Geek Squad thing is a joke also. I really don't need you to come to my house to put in a hard drive or a DVD drive. If I'm in there and buy something like that, there's a good chance I know what i'm doing.

They just don't seem to understand that people don't "Like" that kind of thing. Leave people the hell alone and they might be more inclined to go into your crappy store.

THAT is the biggest problem with the store here.....too many people doing nothing and getting paid for it.
Someone needs to smack that dumbass door greeter too. Most worthless job in the place. Cut out some of this crap and they could save themselves a bunch of cash.

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01 Apr 2012   #22

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I have actually gone into BB asking for help. On one occasion to ask where the wireless headphones were. That was good experience. Another time I asked for a TV antenna and mast. All I got on that trip was blank stare then a question; "what is a TV antenna and mask?". I said not mask, it's called a mast. The thing on which you mount the TV antenna. He said the TVs have cable connections--You need a cable subscription. I said I have satellite and I want an outdoor antenna too. On and on it went. I left thinking this guy is an idiot and he probably thought the same.

I ended up buying an antenna and mast at the local hardware store. Could have saved a 60-mile round trip and a lot of aggravation.

Oh yeah, Lord help ya if you ask for an antenna rotor.
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01 Apr 2012   #23

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

Fry's baby my spot as for Best buy like everyone says very overpriced
Luckily I have a Fry's close by and a Microcenter not too far off.

But I hate shopping at Frys, they make you first feel like cattle with their checkout line, then like a criminal with the bag check.

I don't like Microcenter because they will put returned stuff right back on the shelf (I once picked up a PCI-E eSATA card, opened it when I got home and it was a used card and not even the right one - was SATA with no eSATA. I guess someone had pulled a switcheroo on them and they put it back on the shelf. They have the best prices on processors and if it is something you might have to return it is a good option.

Amazon prime is my goto now. Nearly unlimited selection, 2 day free shipping and a competitive price.
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01 Apr 2012   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
But in this economy where any extra money has to be spent wisely then why wouldn't you get the same items for the least money?
What is truly sad is that these big box retail stores put the small stores which specialized and had knowledgeable staff out of business. And now we are going to end up with an Internet only world where we cannot see anything first hand. For some things, like books and computer parts, I don't care. For other things like my bikes, I love having local bike shops with people who live and breath this stuff. Sure I pay more for the products, but I pay for the knowledge and the know how.
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01 Apr 2012   #25

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

Fry's baby my spot as for Best buy like everyone says very overpriced
Luckily I have a Fry's close by and a Microcenter not too far off.

But I hate shopping at Frys, they make you first feel like cattle with their checkout line, then like a criminal with the bag check.

I don't like Microcenter because they will put returned stuff right back on the shelf (I once picked up a PCI-E eSATA card, opened it when I got home and it was a used card and not even the right one - was SATA with no eSATA. I guess someone had pulled a switcheroo on them and they put it back on the shelf. They have the best prices on processors and if it is something you might have to return it is a good option.

Amazon prime is my goto now. Nearly unlimited selection, 2 day free shipping and a competitive price.
ye amazon is my favorite online store to shop. Got my video card there cheaper then it cost in newegg because in newegg i got to pay taxes due to being in California so I bought it on amazon and saved me 22$ and got to my house in 4 business days with the standard free shipping
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01 Apr 2012   #26

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Most of us on this forum usually have an idea of what we want -- and of course it's horrendous having to wait in line behind someone who takes 20 mins to ask questions like "The computer lid has jammed -- how do I open it" -- when you know EXACTLY what you want but you still have to stand in the same line before going to the checkout.

And what's worse -- being fairly large, "blondish" and well built (although am approaching the 50's) most security guards seem to have a sort of fear of me -- well they are usually tiny phillipino men who aren't used to nordic "giants" -- so usually 3 or 4 !!! follow me around everywhere in the store-- I just wish I could tell them that I probably earn in 2 hours what they get in 2 months between the lot of them so i really don't need to steal a rubbish set of bud type headphones costing 8 USD !! .

I've no interest in robbing their store -- if I wanted to I wouldn't walk in at the front door anyway !!. But it just demeans the whole shopping exercise.

Most MEN (and there must be a few women too --although I never get to see those ones) HATE shopping -- and stores have done NOTHING whatsoever to ease the "male pain" of entering one of these temples of pure torture.

So of course online stores have grown and thrived -- also you don't get forever pestered on paying say 70 USD on an "Extended warranty" for a product that only costs 120 USD in the first place.

Online shopping for me every time. Google in any case beats any store assistant hands down when you want info on a product.

There IS a case for the family store though still.

I bought myself recently still probably the finest Folding bycycle in the world -- and surpprisingly MADE IN ENGLAND -- a BROMPTON foilding bike. Even the Dutch respect these - but they aren't cheap.

The small store manager was absolutely magnificent and kitted me out with an OUTSTANDING bike that I can actually ride. -- Wasn't the cheapest --true-- but sometimes this type of product needs a real PRO to fit you out --and so far the bike has been worth EVERY PENNY.

(Beginning to undrstand now why team GB often does hugely well at Cycling in the Olympic Games !!).

Cheers
jimbo
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03 Apr 2012   #27

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Like some I only go there to 1)look at a product before ordering on newegg or amazon 2) I need something right then and don't have time for shipping 3) to use the bathroom. The overpricing and total lack of knowlage from the sales staff and even the geek squad just sets me off. I do feel bad for the folks that will lose a job though...

Geeve
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03 Apr 2012   #28

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

The only thing I have ever considered them viable for is tv's. Everything else I can easily beat the price on. Especially, as noted above, computer gear their prices are full on retarded. Even the small mom and pop computer shops around here can compete with them.

Of course the real problem here is the modern business model. It will doom everything to fail eventually. This need to constantly increase profit drives these bad decisions and then the companies have to do major downsizing for years... if they survive it at all.
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04 Apr 2012   #29

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Well they can't compete with the Internet and their selection of Computer stuff pretty much sucks.
Prices are way overboard as well
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04 Apr 2012   #30

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh and reports out paint the economy as getting much better. Really !
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