November 12th, 2013, 08:56 PM #11
I ****ing miss Tower :-(
Originally Posted by KingInTheWest
November 13th, 2013, 12:19 AM #12
Wholeheartedly agree with this thread, personally I went through an anti-Best Buy phase last year and pretty much upgraded my whole AV system through Amazon.. Mind you I had the amazon student prime membership for free and received items shipped to my work within 1 business day. but lately find myself shopping with best buy as the sales tax thing with amazon negated any savings previously had.
Unfortunately I got suckered into Best Buy last year due to Chase offering 4 pts/$1 purchase at bestbuy.com, took advantage and bought myself a MBPr which not only nabbed me $100+ in reward certificates from best buy, as well as a hefty $40 cash back from Chase.. In addition, as I was a silver RZ member I price matched the laptop later and saved an additional $200.. Picked up an apple tv with the $100 reward certificates and shortly there after a 2TB time capsule refurbished for about half of what Apple was asking (still under Apple's warranty to boot).. Under the right circumstances shopping at BB vs elsewhere could be beneficial but at the rate they're going I predict a lousy 2014 for them.
This year may be the last as my "Elite" reward status expires in February after 3 consecutive years of being one, but I just can't deal with the lines or hassle at the Compton store though the staff there is really helpful compared with the other South Bay/562 stores.
Only thing I could recommend them for nowadays is for instant gratification items, electronics recycling and/or video game trade ins ( though with the downsizing of the games section in spite of this being the biggest year in the history of gaming), just prepare to set aside time for recycling/trade ins (why it's at the same counter where 50 year old people try returning stuff is beyond me)
November 13th, 2013, 12:29 AM #13
R.I.P. Best Buy...you are dead to me.
I haven't shopped at best buy in 10 years either.
when I bought my house, my parents bought me a washer, dryer and oven as a housewarming gift and the ordeal that ensued was pretty much the last straw.
there were so many other times before that where I'd go in with the intention to buy stuff only to get annoyed, walk out and buy from another place.
anyone who knows me knows not to buy me anything from there because I despise the place that much.
November 13th, 2013, 07:25 AM #14
Before we get too wistful about Tower try to remember the 20+ dollar price tags on cds.
November 13th, 2013, 07:30 AM #15
I honestly can't remember the last time I patronized a Best Buy, much less wandered into one for *****'s n giggles... I'm fortunate enough to have a KILLER indie record store (Soundsations) right down the street from me in Westchester so when I feel the need to browse/hold/buy physical CD's and/or vinyl I head there.
November 13th, 2013, 09:04 AM #16
My boyfriend's father bought a TV from best buy and wanted to take it home that day. He got to checkout and the pushy cashier tells him it's not ready to go and ends up scheduling him for a delivery he didn't ask for/want, a service plan and cable package. When he went to leave the store, an associate stopped him at the front, tokd him the TV is ready and helped load it into his truck.
Later that week BF answers the door, and lo and behold it's best buy delivering the TV. The store had no recepit of the first transaction, and we didn't bother telling them. Dad took the second TV back to the store and got a full refund. Saved $1,600 and got a free 60' flat screen.
Press your luck
November 13th, 2013, 09:15 AM #17
60' flat screen? Is he opening up a drive-in movie theater?
Originally Posted by alexisyque
November 13th, 2013, 09:26 AM #18
They're doing the whole wife picks the couches husband picks the TV thing
Originally Posted by Kubrick
November 13th, 2013, 09:32 AM #19
Holy ****, I am jealous of that man.
Originally Posted by alexisyque
November 13th, 2013, 09:46 AM #20