Best-Buy

  • Best Buy grabs minority stake in 'Mydeo' video service

    Best Buy is now in the video hosting game, thanks to UK-based Mydeo. Mydeo is basically a service that allows you to upload your videos to it and then share them with friends, loved-ones, and hangers-on. Read More

  • My Book Tivo "extender" spotted on Best Buy

    My DVR is full. Totally full. I’ve been watching “The War” on PBS in HD, recording them all in order. I’m about half-way done, but the 14-hour documentary has pretty much filled up my hard drive. I sure do wish there was some way I could add additional storage. Oh, here we have a 500GB My Book add-on drive for Tivo that Best Buy leaked. My DVR is not a Tivo, so… Read More

  • 40GB PS3 confirmed? [Update]

    I’m waiting for confirmation on this, but it appears that the alleged 40GB PS3 has been logged in the UPC database, which does not accept user generated data. UPC codes are provided by GS1. There’s also been confirmation that the PS3 appears on Best Buy’s internal database. Whether or not it will be priced at $399.99 is unknown, but It’s been confirmed that it does exist. Read More

  • Best Buy Sucks Yet Again: Halo 3 Tax Being Implemented

    Apparently, Best Buy is cheating money out of its customers. Big surprise there. Seems the electronics retailer is adding a $3 tax to any Xbox-related item due to the massive hype surrounding Halo 3. As you can see above, you can normally bag a 360 headset for $19.99. At Best Buy, it’ll set you back $22.99. Doesn’t make much sense does it? Just go to Target or Circuit City and pick… Read More

  • Rumor: Best Buy To Axe Xbox 360 Core?

    More news on the rumored Xbox 360 price drop due to happen on or around August 8th. According to a source at Best Buy, the $50 cut doesn’t include the Core model because it’s apparently being phased out altogether. Word out of Redmond is that nothing’s set in stone regarding the Xbox 360 Core’s fate. So Microsoft’s either waiting to make an announcement, Best Buy… Read More

  • Circuit City Slashes TV Prices In September


    An inside source at Circuit City has spilled the beans on company-wide price cuts on TVs supposedly coming in September. The move comes as a way of competing with arch-nemesis Best Buy. If you were thinking of making the high-def plunge and for some unthinkable reason thought Circuit City was the place to do it, wait a couple months. Read More

  • Calling all Current/Former Best Buy/Circuit City/etc… TV department employees!

    Inspired by the intrepid reporting of The Consumerist, I am calling out all current and former employees of big box electronic stores who might be able to dish on the perhaps-nefarious selling practices used to trick customers in the TV department. We’ve all heard rumors of employees tinkering with the brightness or contrast settings to make certain sets shine, but is there anything… Read More

  • Best Buy Tech Tells All

    Consumerist, the site every CEO loves to hate, just ran a huge interview with a former Best Buy employee who essentially said that Geek Squad techs pirated MP3s, sold amateur porn to amateur porn sites, and generally come from that expensive yet dangerous school of IT admins — the Devry. benpopken: Is porn-stealing then a form of insubordination and acting out?
    hashand: Well, more a sense… Read More

  • Electronics Retailers Owned By Burglars

    Seems over in Tulsa, OK, burglaries are all the rage. Local electronics retailers like Best Buy and Office Depot have been hit by precision robbers who leave no evidence or fingerprints behind whatsoever. According to the report, the thieves hit up a local Best Buy by cutting holes in the roof, entering the store on rope lines, and disabling the security system. They then ransacked the place… Read More

  • Sonos and Best Buy Team Up

    Sonos is busy this week. After announcing Phil Abram as its new president and COO, the Santa Barbara based company has announced an arrangement to offer its wireless music boxes in Best Buy stores. The Sonos BU130 is available today in more than 440 stores and will be featured in more than 600 stores by the end of 2007. It will be showcased with a live, interactive multi-zone… Read More

  • Best Buy Offering Free PS3 Deal

    Got a promotion that landed you with “the big account” and you’re itchin’ to spend your bonus? Might be worth checking out Best Buy for once, because they actually have a deal worth your time. If you purchase a 40-inch 1080p Sony LCD HDTV, plus a PS3 game, plus a Blu-ray movie, and a PS3, you end up getting the whole shebang for $2086.96 before taxes. The deal ends… Read More

  • Connecticut Sues Best Buy

    We all know Best Buy sucks. That’s just common sense. But did you know that Best Buy has been trying to scam customers into paying higher prices for crappy electronics? Last month, Best Buy was caught trying to make customers pay higher prices via an in-store Internet site that was similar to BestBuy.com. Now the state of Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against the company, stating that… Read More

  • Mini-Apple Stores In Best Buy: Joe Six Pack's Got Himself OS X

    Best Buy has been selling Apples for quite a while, but now they’re opening official mini-stores within their computer sales area. There are apparently no official Apple Store employees on staff — just the regular Best Buy folks — and you probably won’t be picking up Mac Pro uber-desktops but it’s nice to know now everyone has the chance to drool over a bunch… Read More

  • Mother's Day Gift Idea From Best Buy


    If you don’t want to put any time or effort into your Mom’s present or you missed a chance to win the Pink Zune we gave away then Best Buy has exactly what you’re looking for. As an in-store special you can get a gift wrapped pink or silver 4GB iPod Nano with chocolate for $214.99. This should be a last resort since I’m telling you well ahead of time that… Read More

  • Best Buy To Carry HD Radio Receivers

    Though HD Radio is still in its infancy, it’s a technology that will eventually catch on in the following years as long as the support is there for it. Best Buy has now started stocking HD Radio receivers at all 832 of its stores, which will surely give HD Radio the help it needs. Says Robert Struble, President and CEO of iBiquity Digital Corporation, who developed the technology behind… Read More

  • Geek Squad Dude Caught Recording Showering Women

    Here’s a sad story for all you nerds out there. A Geek Squad employee has been accused of using a cellphone to record a young woman taking a shower. Instead of fixing two computers like he was supposed to, the guy placed his video capable cellphone in the woman’s bathroom and was all ready to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Unfortunately for him, the woman discovered the cellphone… Read More

  • Get A $60 iTunes Card For $45

    I stumbled upon a forum post on a site that shall remain nameless and discovered that Best Buy is offering quite the deal. For a limited time, Best Buy will give you a free $15 iTunes Music Store gift card when you buy three at regular price. Just head over to the site, add four $15 cards to your basket, and check out. That’s it! Now you can have a little extra content to check out on… Read More

  • Five Ways Best Buy Ruined Geek Squad

    Over at The Consumerist, a former Geek Squad employee has written in with a detailed explanation on why Geek Squad, well, sucks. After working at an Arizona-based location for nearly two years, this geek quit in hope of finding a less-stressful job. The reasons behind Geek Squad’s suckage include hiring practices that don’t go for brains but personality, a lack of staff available… Read More

  • Best Buy Snaps Up Speakeasy

    The only reason I know that Speakeasy is an ISP is because they offer a fantastic speed-test. Web-apps aside though, Speakeasy customers may want to keep a close eye on bills and future price changes and user agreements now that Best Buy has bought your precious ISP. The retail giant paid a reported $97 million for the company and plans on boosting small business plans and services within the… Read More

  • Best Buy And Apple Cut A Deal

    Truth be told, the last company I expected to strike a deal with Apple was Best Buy. But who am I to judge? In a statement today, Best Buy said that next Tuesday, all 822 stores will have the Apple TV available for purchase. This positions Best Buy to gain some increased sales considering that it’ll be another two weeks before other stores start selling Apple TV units. If you want… Read More