Best-Buy

  • Why The PS3 Is A Decent Bargain: $749 Blu-Ray Drives

    Why The PS3 Is A Decent Bargain: $749 Blu-Ray Drives

    People moan and bitch about how the PS3 costs $600 and so on. Well if you were considering buying a Blu-Ray drive for your home theater, a PS3 may be your cheapest bet. As I strolled through a Best Buy today, I noticed it was selling internal Blu-Ray drives for a whopping $749 a pop. That’s some serious moola, even they let you burn to still-expensive Blu-Ray discs. So if you don’t… Read More

  • Better Use That Best Buy Gift Card Soon

    Better Use That Best Buy Gift Card Soon

    In case you haven’t been paying attention to multiple consumer warnings about gift cards, consider this your final warning. Best Buy reported a $43 million profit for fiscal year 2006 thanks to gift cards that haven’t been used in two years. Seriously people. Wake up, smell the coffee and check your wallets. Best Buy isn’t the only retailer making a killing off unused gift cards. Read More

  • The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them

    The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them

    It may come as a shock to some people that tech companies are corporations–charged first and foremost with making money. Still, it sometimes seems like it wouldn’t hurt Big Tech to treat us just a little bit better. Here are some of the ways companies try to screw you… and how a savvy customer can avoid them. Read More

  • Get Your PS3, Wii On for Charity

    ready to become yours. It might cost you a little more than retail, but it won’t be as much as what some dumbasses are paying, and the money goes to a good cause. Best Buy has teamed up with Clear Channel Radio and launched a holiday auction to benefit Toys for Teens, part of the Marine’s Toys for Tots program. For the next 12 days (of Xmas, geddit?) the team will be auctioning off the… Read More

  • Best Buy Woos Cell Customers With Mobile Phone-Only Stores

    Best Buy announced today a partnership with U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse (CPW) to develop a mobile phone-exclusive store concept at nine locations throughout Manhattan. (And yes, I know this info was sort of announced earlier this month, but this is the official deal.) Branded Best Buy Mobile (Genius!) the stores will give customers a choice ofseven carrier brands, including Cingular, Verizon… Read More

  • The Lowdown On Black Friday At Best Buy

    The Lowdown On Black Friday At Best Buy

    We have some good news to report! If you were scared that Best Buy would have another shortage of electronics come Black Friday, fear not: A tipster has taken a picture of inside a Best Buy storage room and it looks like it’s stocking up on the Westinghouse stuff that’s being sold this Friday at ridiculously low prices. To quote an e-mail sent to the guys at Gizmodo: “…they… Read More

  • Best Buy Cancels Online PlayStation 3 Preorders

    Best Buy Cancels Online PlayStation 3 Preorders

    If you were lucky enough to grab a Sony PlayStation 3 preorder from Best Buy’s website, sorry to say but you’re order will be canceled (if it hasn’t been already). Best Buy has been sending out emails to all its customers with preordered PS3s, telling them that their preorder will be canceled. Not only that, but Best Buy also stated that its online website was not made to take… Read More

  • Rumor: Best Buy Locks Out Employees From PS3s

    Hot on the heels of the rumor that EB Games is watching for employee auctions of PS3/Wii consoles on eBay, we’ve got a rumor that Best Buy is preventing their employees from buying a PS3. Period. Not just eBaying them, buying them. A Best Buy mole says: Not even if we stand outside in line overnight like everyone else. I’m heading up employee training for the new consoles at our store… Read More

  • Best Buy Partnering with Real, SanDisk for Music Store

    . And they’re doing it with their new best friends, SanDisk and Real Networks. Real and SanDisk already have a partnership aimed at Apple in the form of the Sansa e200 DAP and Real’s Rhapsody service. Best Buy’s input will likely be a subscription-based service at around $10 a month for unlimited downloads. Quit paying, and the downloads cease to work. We’re not sure how… Read More