Carphone Warehouse

  • Best Buy increases stake in Carphone Warehouse

    Looks like Best Buy’s got a pretty massive boner for Carphone Warehouse, as it’s just increased its ownership share from 2.9% to 50%, according to IDG News Service. Best Buy has agreed to invest an additional $2.1 billion in the European retailer, likely by the end of August. Carphone Warehouse will be opening stores here in the states this year and Best Buy is planning to open… Read More

  • The British are Coming: Carphone Warehouse to enter US market in 2008

    We know that Carphone Warehouse has an antiquated brand, being that almost nobody uses carphones anymore, but that’s not stopping the numero uno retailer of mobiles in the UK from crossing the Atlantic. Not only is the retail giant planning on invading the shores with its own stores, and store-within-a-store-type kiosks in Best Buy stores. In the Seattle area, we have a chain called… Read More

  • Carphone Warehouse not practicing truthiness?

    The BBC visited five UK-based Carphone Warehouse stores to see if rumors were true concerning customers being told that if they didn’t buy insurance on their iPhone and they happened to lose it somewhere, it would cost them at least £630 and a whole new contract to replace it. While it’s true that they’d have to buy a new phone, the 18-month contract would not start over. Read More