Best-Buy

  • Forget The Mayor, Gowalla Focuses On Serendipitous Deals For All

    Forget The Mayor, Gowalla Focuses On Serendipitous Deals For All

    We’ve all heard about mayor deals with Foursquare. That is, a person who is the “mayor ” of a venue (essentially, has checked-in there the most number of times) gets access to special deals, such free items or discounts. Gowalla goes about its deals a bit differently. Because there are no “mayors” in Gowalla, instead, they’re focusing on giving everyone an… Read More

  • Best Buy's @Gamer print mag hitting in-store newsstands this month

    Best Buy's @Gamer print mag hitting in-store newsstands this month

    We heard about @Gamer, Best Buy’s planned in-store games magazine, last month when it was confirmed as being real. The rumor was that the first issue would hit in June, but the first issue has “July/August” on the cover, so it looks like it will be a bimonthly mostly monthly job, for sale later in June. Their hook is that the magazine will not just be game reviews and… Read More

  • Guide to Google TV’s Ecosystem [Video]

    At this week’s Google I/O Conference, the company carefully articulated its vision of the world. There’s Apple in one corner, carefully controlling its ecosystem, rejecting Flash, and conjuring images of an Orwellian Big Brother. As the “one man, one company, one device” (Vic Gundotra’s words) becomes more powerful, Google is trying to posit itself as the… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

    Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

    “We’ve been waiting a long time for today,” says Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who is presiding over a power panel of CEOs helping to make Google TV possible. The panel, at Google I/O, includes the CEOs of Sony, Best Buy, Echostar, Adobe, Logitech, and, of course, Google. He needs all of them, as well as developers, to make his new Google TV a hit. Google TV will be built into a… Read More

  • Best Buy wants to install your copy of Red Dead Redemption

    Best Buy wants to install your copy of Red Dead Redemption


    We could either give Best Buy the benefit of the doubt and chalk these stickers up to an over-zealous blue shirt or Best Buy really does expect to con some ignorant customers out of some cash. Your call. [via Consumerist] Read More

  • @Gamer, Best Buy's own gaming mag coming this June

    @Gamer, Best Buy's own gaming mag coming this June

    >Best Buy is getting into the video game magazine racket. Why not, right? GameStop has Game Informer after all. But it’s a bit strange, athough not unprecidented, to see Best Buy commit heavily to one segment. Read More

  • Steve Jobs says that Best Buy will have the 3G iPad on launch day

    Steve Jobs says that Best Buy will have the 3G iPad on launch day

    There you have it. Right from the big man himself. Best Buy will have 3G iPads on launch day. Or the email is laugh-out-loud joke and I’m a dbag for posting it. Your call. At least the email header info makes it seem legit. It’s after the jump for those that care a bit too much. Read More

  • UK braces itself for Best Buy invasion this spring

    UK braces itself for Best Buy invasion this spring

    Best Buy‘s move to the UK has been known for a little while now, but, to quote Jim Ross, business has just picked up. Other stores in the UK are planning how to best confront the store when it makes its debut this spring. (The first one opens in May.) Luckily for the local guys, Best Buy doesn’t exactly have the best reputation out there. Fair or not, that’s the way things are. Read More

  • Apple Confirms: iPad On Sale In "Most" Best Buy Stores On April 3, From 9 AM

    Apple Confirms: iPad On Sale In "Most" Best Buy Stores On April 3, From 9 AM

    So we know that Apple’s iPad has started shipping, and this morning the company also confirmed that the device will be on sale in all 221 of its retail stores across the United States as well as “most Best Buy stores” this Saturday, beginning at 9 AM. Apple also said its retail stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to every customer, helping them customize their… Read More

  • RadioShack looking for a buyer, possibly Best Buy

    RadioShack looking for a buyer, possibly Best Buy

    We could be looking at the end of RadioShack, boys and girls. The company is said to be exploring a strategic partnership, or outright sale, possibly to Best Buy. I don’t see why Best Buy would be interested: what does RadioShack sell that’s either A) not already available or B) entirely too niche for its Wal-Mart approach to selling consumer electronics? Read More

  • Most Best Buys will have the iPad on launch day, but won't open early

    Most Best Buys will have the iPad on launch day, but won't open early

    It looks like, come launch day, you’ll only be able to buy the iPad at retail from the Apple Store or from Best Buy. Who buys things from stores anymore, I wonder. But despite the inconceivable amount of hype accompanying the iPad, Best Buy cannot be bothered to open early. Sorry, mate. Read More

  • Using children to steal DVDs eh?

    Using children to steal DVDs eh?

    Here’s a candidate for the Canadian parent of the year award. Police in Richmond B.C. are looking for a couple that used their kids to load up on over $3000 worth of Blu-ray and DVD discs from Future Shop. The estimate is that the couple took between 80 to 100 movies. Read More

  • Best Buy now hawking Viliv's wares

    Best Buy now hawking Viliv's wares

    Viliv makes some hot, little portables. That’s a fact. The X70 and S5 touchscreen along with the S7 convertible netbook are among the best in their respective niche markets. But previously the products were only available from online retailers, which of course limits their visibility from a whole segment of potential customers. Starting Monday though, Best Buy shoppers will be able to… Read More

  • Best Buy Magnolia stores to sell Panasonic 3D bundle starting tomorrow

    Best Buy Magnolia stores to sell Panasonic 3D bundle starting tomorrow

    Samsung will soon have a bit of competition in Best Buy’s 3D TV department. A $2,899 Panasonic VT20 plasma, Blu-ray player and 3D glasses bundle will go on sale tomorrow expect not all Best Buy stores. It’s a Magnolia exclusive. Read More

  • Panasonic and Best Buy to bring 3D TVs to the US this Wednesday

    Panasonic and Best Buy to bring 3D TVs to the US this Wednesday

    As everybody knows, 3D TVs are all the rage at the moment, with Panasonic being one of the most active electronics companies in that area. But until today, details on how and when those devices will be sold outside Japan were relatively scarce. Panasonic now announced it will partner up with Best Buy (the largest consumer electronics retailer in the US for those who don’t know) to market… Read More

  • Don't worry, they'll sell iPads at Best Buy

    Don't worry, they'll sell iPads at Best Buy

    Allergic to Apple Stores, like me? Not to worry. Tim Cook, COO at Apple, has said (though there is no direct quote at the moment) that Apple will indeed be selling the iPad at places like Best Buy and other partners. This will likely follow a period of Apple Store-only availability, as the sales process is more fully fleshed out and the world becomes more familiar with the device. This… Read More

  • Best Buy becomes equalizer for DROID and DEVOUR, selling both for $99.99

    Best Buy becomes equalizer for DROID and DEVOUR, selling both for $99.99

    As if gadget choices weren’t complicated enough, Best Buy might be making your Verizon Android handset decisions a lot more difficult. According to Best Buy’s Facebook page, the DROID is dropping down to just $99.99 with the DEVOUR going for the same exact rate when it’s released on February 25. So many choices, so little time! Need some help? Read More

  • Motorola Devour going for $150 at Best Buy

    Motorola Devour going for $150 at Best Buy

    It’s the handset that Megan Fox used to make men crumble everywhere, and now it looks like the Motorola DEVOUR can be had at Best Buy pretty soon. At $149.99, it’s $50 less than the DROID, but of course, there are the bells and whistles. Read More

  • Oh Best Buy, only you could get away with having someone arrested for gift card issues

    Oh Best Buy, only you could get away with having someone arrested for gift card issues


    It wasn’t too long ago that our own Nicholas Deleon was detained and manhandled at a Best Buy. Today, we hear reports of someone who, for the crime of having some trouble with gift cards, was handcuffed, frisked, and put in a holding cell at the station. The bright side of this story is that the person this happened to should feel free to sue the hell out of Best Buy and the NYPD. I kind… Read More

  • Best Buy Mac optimization includes create a user account. Mmm-hmm.

    Best Buy Mac optimization includes create a user account. Mmm-hmm.

    Part Two of the ongoing Best Buy Optimization scandal. Yesterday I highlighted the Geek Squad’s PC optimization, which was silly to say the least. Today we look at their Mac optimization: it consists of creating a username. Cough. Read More