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  • Steve
    Junior Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 24

    Bestbuy

    Rumour has it that there is a Bestbuy coming to Nanaimo. Is it a good place to buy electronics? Nobody I know seems to have much info on this retailer as it is out of the US.

    Steve
  • Andrew Pratt
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 16507

    #2
    From what I understand the BestBuy's up here will sell lower end stuff and let the Future shop (which they own) sell the higher end gear. Of course its not saying much when we talk about Future Shop and high end but I believe it will be things like who sells the plasma TV's etc. The Best Buy we're getting is being built right beside the new Future shop so they're going to have to sell something different or else its going to be interesting so see how two stores that are owned by the same people survive selling the same equipement.




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    • SiliGoose
      Senior Member
      • Aug 2000
      • 942

      #3
      Best Buy is pretty cool.
      They sell lower-end electronics (the mass marketed stuff by Sony, Pioneer, Yamaha, etc.). However they do a good job with PC software, CDs, and accessories. They always have great prices on new DVD releases.

      We don't have Future Shop in the US (that I know of) but I'd guess Future Shop fits into the mid-fi segment with Ultimate Electronics and The Good Guys (among others).




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      • Steve
        Junior Member
        • Aug 2000
        • 24

        #4
        I purchased a printer at Future Shop today only because it was on sale. I rarely shop there as I find the service lacking. If you are browsing at expensive items such as tv's and computers, the salesmen won't leave you alone. If you need help anywhere else you are out of luck.

        Steve

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        • Andrew Pratt
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Aug 2000
          • 16507

          #5
          Steve I never let a sales man be my source of information since its almost always either wrong or jaded so I use these stores as simple places I go to pick up the item I already know I need so in that sense the lack of annoying sales drones is a good thing for me :LOL:




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          • George Bellefontaine
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Jan 2001
            • 7637

            #6
            Like Andrew. Ditto here. They know diddly.




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            • Steve
              Junior Member
              • Aug 2000
              • 24

              #7
              I just needed help sorting out an issue with my charge card. I already know how knowledgeable they are...lol. They seem to have a high employee turnover, not much chance to properly train them. Then again the old addage, "you get what you pay for" includes sales staff.

              Steve

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              • Lex
                Moderator Emeritus
                • Apr 2001
                • 27461

                #8
                That's why Circuit City's decision to get rid of their best commissioned sales people makes no sense at all. Idiots.

                Lex
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