Best-Buy

  • Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September. The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly after appearing. Luckily, the folks over at DroidLife grabbed a screenshot of the listing. Read More

  • Best Buy To Layoff About 2,000 Managers Amid Poor Holiday Sales

    Best Buy To Layoff About 2,000 Managers Amid Poor Holiday Sales

    Uh-oh. Even though Big Blue squeaked out a profit last quarter and beat Wall Street’s expectations, the retailer is planning its biggest layoff since July 2012. About 2,000 managers will lose their job, but no store closures are planned. According to the New York Post, the exact number of cuts have not been determined yet but it could reach 2,000 managers The company announced its… Read More

  • There Is Now A Samsung Store In Nearly Every Best Buy Store

    There Is Now A Samsung Store In Nearly Every Best Buy Store

    Have you been in a Best Buy recently? The stores are starting to look more like exhibition halls than a warehouse retailer. And that’s by design. Stores within stores. Nearly every Best Buy store now has space dedicated to Samsung products and about half of the stores have space for Windows products. The company details the store-within-a-store concept in its 2014 fourth-quarter results. Read More

  • Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    It’s Thanksgiving in the States and tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. In fact stores will be open tonight so you can elbow your way into a scrum of bargain hunters and frotteurists. I’m here to tell you it’s a sucker’s game, at least when it comes to consumer electronics and computer hardware. Read More

  • Pebble Smartwatch Is Coming To Best Buy July 7 For $149.95

    Pebble Smartwatch Is Coming To Best Buy July 7 For $149.95

    Pebble is selling its smartwatch via Best buy stores soon, with the device going on sale at the major U.S.-based electronics retailer on July 7 for $149.95. The e-ink display for the Pebble and Bluetooth connection it sports allow it to communicate information including caller display and notification alerts from a connected iPhone or Android device. Read More

  • Microsoft To Set Up Windows Stores In 600 Best Buy Locations, Launching This Summer

    Microsoft To Set Up Windows Stores In 600 Best Buy Locations, Launching This Summer

    Microsoft today announced that it is partnering with Best Buy to set up its own store-within-a-store in 500 Best Buy locations in the U.S. and 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada. These stores, which will be up to 2,200 square feet in size, will go head-to-head with Apple’s mini-stores in many of these Best Buy locations. Microsoft hopes they will become the… Read More

  • Samsung To Open Retail Boutiques In 1,400 Best Buy Stores

    Samsung To Open Retail Boutiques In 1,400 Best Buy Stores

    Samsung has thrown down another gauntlet in its battle with Apple. This time, the Korean electronics giant is going head-to-head with Apple stores by opening retail boutiques, called ‘Samsung Experience Shops,’ in 1,400 Best Buy locations by the beginning of June. Stores will start operating in all of Best Buy’s big-box stores by May 1 and at smaller stores by June 1, around… Read More

  • Samsung Reportedly Debuting Stores-Within-A-Store At Best Buy Locations For Galaxy S4 Launch

    Samsung Reportedly Debuting Stores-Within-A-Store At Best Buy Locations For Galaxy S4 Launch

    Samsung will reportedly be launching Samsung Stores in select Best Buy locations ahead of the Galaxy S4’s U.S. launch, a new report from Geek.com claims. The new sections, which will occupy spots close to the mobile department, will feature Samsung branding throughout and highlight a number of Samsung products, not just the upcoming Galaxy S4, though that flagship device will be the… Read More

  • Listia Partners With Best Buy To Let You Trade Old Stuff For New Electronics

    Listia Partners With Best Buy To Let You Trade Old Stuff For New Electronics

    It’s getting more tempting to give away used goods on Listia, the marketplace startup backed by Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz (among others), thanks to a new partnership with Best Buy. When you give away “old stuff” on Listia, you earn points, which can be redeemed for items that other users are giving away, as well as new goods offered through the company’s… Read More

  • Leap Motion Teams Up With Best Buy As Exclusive Retail Launch Partner, Pre-Orders Start In February

    Leap Motion Teams Up With Best Buy As Exclusive Retail Launch Partner, Pre-Orders Start In February

    Leap Motion, makers of the innovative Leap Motion controller for PCs, today announced that at launch, it will sell its device exclusively through Best Buy’s physical and online stores in the U.S., as the only other sales channel for the device besides its own website. Leap Motion will also be available soon for pre-order from Best Buy beginning in February, and will come to Europe and… Read More

  • Google Makes A Pre-Holiday Marketing Push For Chromebooks With New Online, Times Square And Best Buy Ad Campaigns

    Google Makes A Pre-Holiday Marketing Push For Chromebooks With New Online, Times Square And Best Buy Ad Campaigns

    We don’t know much about how successful Google’s Chromebooks really are. Outside of talking about their adoption in schools and businesses, Google has never released any detailed sales figures. Most analysts assume they aren’t exactly a run-away hit. That hasn’t stopped Google from pushing forward with this initiative in the past, though, and this holiday season is… Read More

  • Best Buy To Price Match Amazon And Other Online Retailers This Holiday Season

    Best Buy To Price Match Amazon And Other Online Retailers This Holiday Season

    By raise of hands, who goes to Best Buy to try something they intend to buy on Amazon or Newegg? Everyone? In what could be the retailer’s smartest move in years, Best Buy intends to match the prices of online retailers including Amazon this holiday season. The word comes from the WSJ which reports Best Buy is attempting to increase store’s close rate by preventing showrooming. Read More

  • Best Buy Posts Fiscal Q2 2013 Results, Misses Expectations: $10.55B In Revenues, EPS Of $.20

    Best Buy Posts Fiscal Q2 2013 Results, Misses Expectations: $10.55B In Revenues, EPS Of $.20

    Best Buy just released its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings a few moments ago (one day after announcing its new CEO no less), and it looks like the company’s financial woes aren’t over just yet. The beleaguered electronics retailer reported total revenues of $10.55 billion (down roughly 3% from the year-ago quarter) and adjusted operating income of $124 million, which breaks down to… Read More

  • Best Buy’s Stock Price Tumbles After Naming Its New CEO

    Best Buy’s Stock Price Tumbles After Naming Its New CEO

    Best Buy has been navigating some rough seas lately, but it would seem the company has finally found the skipper it’s been looking for. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today that Best Buy has hired former Carlson CEO Hubert Joly to take over the CEO position from placeholder Mike Mikan. Joly is slated to begin his tenure at the Minnesota-based company in September —… Read More

  • Inside Best Buy: An Anonymous Store Manager Speaks About Recent Changes

    Inside Best Buy: An Anonymous Store Manager Speaks About Recent Changes

    From the outside, we early adopters see Best Buy as a dinosaur in a dying world. The company recently announced the closing of 50 stores in the U.S. and 400 layoffs, mostly in corporate. It would be easy to say “Good riddance” and ignore the slow decline of bricks and mortar, but I wanted to speak to someone inside the company. I got a hold of a manager who wished to remain… Read More

  • Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort

    Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort

    TechCrunch’s Best Buy tag isn’t exactly a heartening place to visit. In the last few months, it “stole Christmas,” been “finished,” and is now “going out of business.” Dire straits indeed for a company that has defied the odds not only against big retail competition but against deadlier online opponents as well for nearly 50 years. But an… Read More

  • Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business

    Keen On… Larry Downes: Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business (Not So Gradually)

    Sometimes it’s the quiet ones who end up doing the most damage. I always thought of Larry Downes, the co-author of the mega-selling Unleashing the Killer App, as an unusually gentle and wise soul. But this was before Downes unleashed his all-too-critical powers on Best Buy, transforming himself from a cerebral author into a bomb throwing critic of America’s leading consumer… Read More

  • Is Best Buy Really Finished?

    Is Best Buy Really Finished?

    I was just reading over the excellent (and long) story about Best Buy at Forbes and wondered, in light of today’s B&N announcement to pull the Nook financials out of their sinking brick-and-mortar business, whether stores like Best Buy and media giants like B&N need to exist at all. First, before we begin, let’s talk about the Forbes’ article’s money shot: But… Read More

  • How Best Buy Stole Christmas

    How Best Buy Stole Christmas

    “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… Read More

  • The Kindle Fire Bests The iPad At BestBuy.com, Becomes The Retailer’s Best Selling Tablet Online

    The Kindle Fire Bests The iPad At BestBuy.com, Becomes The Retailer’s Best Selling Tablet Online

    Be careful, the Kindle Fire is hot. Burning up you might say. Get it? Because it’s the Fire? Never mind… Amazon’s first foray into the tablet world seems to be a runaway success. The Fire has occupied the top spot on Amazon’s best sellers list for weeks even prior to the device shipping. Now, at Best Buy, the $199 Fire sits higher the 16GB iPad as the top selling tablet… Read More

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