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List of Best Buy stores Closing

 
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Who cares...ther is nothing in Best Buy that anyone actually needs anyway.
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why does people use bad words are to low class to speak english without being a jerk they try and fell but there will be another company to take it place
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Maybe if they were actually the "best buy" they wouldn't be having problems.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5739241


Exactly. I can get better stuff that is cheaper elsewhere.

Best Buy competed in the marketplace and lost.

No big deal.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13916392


You have zero empathy though for the thousands of employees that lost their jobs. Flooding the workforce with more unemployed.

How many of those employees had families? Can you imagine how many Summer vacations have been canceled and kids will go without new clothes. The parents will be desperate to find work before school starts again
 Quoting: ABADDON - APOLLYON .


Oh, the suffering! Something should be done. Perhaps the government should force Best Buy to keep their stores open. They could be given subsidies.

Or we could deep-six free market capitalism once and for all!!
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Memo that I received today from my employer @ Best Buy list of best buy stores closing:
245 Apple Valley MN
391 Tracy CA
1004 Trussville AL
592 Billings MT
1454 Cascade Plaza OR
764 Sherman Oaks CA
822 Hartsdale NY
1461 Taunton MA
1078 Nampa ID
1098 Cherry Hill NJ
1475 Jacksonville N FL
568 Cape Cod MA
794 North Arlington TX
339 Lancaster OH
845 Folsom CA
953 Ashville South NC
1127 Dewitt, NY
798 Burlington WA
538 Syracuse, NY
341 Scranton PA
842 Dover DE
1032 North Irving TX
1149 Christianburg VA
816 Vero Beach FL
1047 East Appleton WI
1035 Mansfield TX
371 Kokomo IN
882 Waterfront PA
897 Farmington Hills MI
573 Huntington WV
1033 West Dallas TX
874 Twin Falls ID
541 Saratoga Springs NY
1066 Tinley Park Il
380 Slidell LA
878 Dubuque IA
348 Florence AL
1092 Columbia Heights DC
33 Ellisville MO
1014 Sparks NV
143 Chesterfield MO
328 W. Dundee IL
1061 Marina CA
1469 Victory Lakes TX
804 Landmark Center MA
891 St. George UT
1402 American Fork UT
1145 Santee CA
494 Fields Ertel OH
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Good
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Best Buy hasn't been a best buy in ten years. You can buy the same thing at walmart for at least five bucks cheaper.
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Yeah, and then you get to support the fucking Walmart whackjobs and their bizzaro religious funding schemes, just so that your lame-ass can save five bucks on a harddrive. Nice work, chump.

When are you going to realize that you vote with your wallet?
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I think it's a little ridiculous that someone is putting out the supposed "list" that an "employer" gave him/her.

Let's be real here. The list has not been leaked except for maybe 7 stores. I won't believe the rest until they're posted.

PS: As you can see, the 5 stores that they announced were definitely closing are not on the list...Pretty positive we can say this post is a bust.
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04/12/2012 07:11 PM
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Not all of the people who work at best buy are stupid...granted there is a large amount of them. The vendors actually provide Best Buy with modules that associates can take at work or at home(and be paid for the time) that educate them on their products. The problem is that you have a very few people in each store with the drive to want to know about what products they are offering. It doesn't help that all the managers talk about are credit apps and services. You definitely can't attach those to a sale if you don't even have the product knowledge to sound like you know what you are talking about. Honestly the best people in the store to ask for help was the merchandising team, which has since been done away with. I worked on this team and later supervised them. We were the first people to see anything new that came in. First thing we did was look up price, specs, reviews, and other information. We were the ones that could help you find anything in the store down to the smallest item. But of course Best Buy thought merchandising should be left to the sales team and/or outside cheap third party merchandisers(45 year olds who end up ask you how something goes together.) In my opinion there are a lot of young people working for Best Buy that with a little business acumen could run a store and make it profitable...but Beast Buy wants to keep the same managers in their jobs who haven't run a successful store in years...not to mention that they make 6 figures while doing so.
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Forgot to add to a previous post that before I left the company i was aware of some confidential information in regards to building leases of some of the stores in the Metro Atlanta area...Said stores are not profitable, have very high shrink trends(some at almost 2%,) and guess what the lease is up on the buildings they rent.
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If they didnt pay all those worthless asshole kids to stand around and do nothing they could stay open. I was in there a couple weeks ago ready to spend $2500 on a new 3D LED TV and stood there for 30 mins waiting for some help and not one of those fucks came. They stood there bullshittin. I found the manager and bitched and left. Wont go back either
 Quoting: TDJ



have you ever stopped to think that YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY customer in the store and accosiates do get busy with other things. you probably wasted more time" bitching" out the manager and driving to and out of best buy than being patient and waiting for help, as you should at any other store you would go to.
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04/12/2012 10:09 PM
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THIS LIST IS IN FACT, FAKE. THIS IS NOT THE LIST OF THE STORES THAT ARE CLOSING.
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04/12/2012 11:58 PM
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List is completely fake. The real list comes out tomorrow. The 8 stores that were already released weren't even on here.
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If they didnt pay all those worthless asshole kids to stand around and do nothing they could stay open. I was in there a couple weeks ago ready to spend $2500 on a new 3D LED TV and stood there for 30 mins waiting for some help and not one of those fucks came. They stood there bullshittin. I found the manager and bitched and left. Wont go back either
 Quoting: TDJ



have you ever stopped to think that YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY customer in the store and accosiates do get busy with other things. you probably wasted more time" bitching" out the manager and driving to and out of best buy than being patient and waiting for help, as you should at any other store you would go to.
 Quoting: no name 2843858


I worked at BB in Dallas for over 2 years and I understand its organizational shortcomings at a store level. However, for every whiny prick on internet forums who is too proud or lazy to ask for help, there's another guy complaining about pushy salespeople not leaving them alone. It's almost comical.

True, the majority of people at my store were high school or college students. But that doesn't mean they aren't paid to know about their products. If you'd rather go to Wal-Mart and shop for second-rate electronics from grocery store workers, or go to Fry's and deal with people who work on commission and can't speak English, go ahead.

Or, try bitching on the internetz about not being ALLOWED to blow $2500 on a TV you don't need. That might work.
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I feel bad for the people that are losing their jobs, but their black tie services sucks. They have as long as they want to fix your product. It took 7 weeks to fix my sister-in-law 32 in TV. We complained long and loud and it did nothing.
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Bullsht
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From a former Best Buy employee:

Good Riddance. The stores have been going downhill since they started their fiscal year '12 plans.

It's not a shocker to anyone who worked there or still works there, and honestly, the people losing their jobs will be better off on unemployment or finding work elsewhere.

I worked at 585 in Pittsburgh PA. It sucked. A lot. One time one of my managers claimed he watched me smoke a cigarette for 14 minutes, and said I take too long to smoke.

So I went home, and lit one up in front of a fan set to low, and timed it's burn. It took nine minutes to burn without a puff in a slight gust of wind. And it was windy when I smoked that 14 minute one.

In closing: Good Riddance. That's what you get for treating the employees that are intelligent like shit, and firing the ones that don't wanna come in for 6 AM meetings on how to trick a customer into getting Best Buy Credit Cards that aren't on the schedule until the day before.

Pwnd.
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If they didnt pay all those worthless asshole kids to stand around and do nothing they could stay open. I was in there a couple weeks ago ready to spend $2500 on a new 3D LED TV and stood there for 30 mins waiting for some help and not one of those fucks came. They stood there bullshittin. I found the manager and bitched and left. Wont go back either
 Quoting: TDJ



have you ever stopped to think that YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY customer in the store and accosiates do get busy with other things. you probably wasted more time" bitching" out the manager and driving to and out of best buy than being patient and waiting for help, as you should at any other store you would go to.
 Quoting: no name 2843858


I worked at BB in Dallas for over 2 years and I understand its organizational shortcomings at a store level. However, for every whiny prick on internet forums who is too proud or lazy to ask for help, there's another guy complaining about pushy salespeople not leaving them alone. It's almost comical.

True, the majority of people at my store were high school or college students. But that doesn't mean they aren't paid to know about their products. If you'd rather go to Wal-Mart and shop for second-rate electronics from grocery store workers, or go to Fry's and deal with people who work on commission and can't speak English, go ahead.

Or, try bitching on the internetz about not being ALLOWED to blow $2500 on a TV you don't need. That might work.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14300885


We weren't paid to know about our products. If you consider knowing the basics anyone can learn from magazine article in popular science knowing products, maybe. But otherwise, we were just paid to make credit card apps and sell bogus GSBTP (That's Geeksquad Black Tie Protection for those who didn't have the misfortune of working there.)
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Can't wait to go and get some $120 HDMI cables for 15% off! skull_fing
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I hear you. $120 for one HDMI cable at Best Buy. I bought one HDMI cable at Radio Shack for $30.
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Fry's has em for 4.99 rockon
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All stores throughout the company have a mandatory morning meeting tomorrow...Saturday morning...They will know their fate then.
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Ive been ripped off too much online, Paying a little more at Best Buy doesnt bother me. At least I know what Im getting

Online they will send you the wrong power cords, bad batteries and wont tell you how reburbished something is or they might send a floor model about to conk out.
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They missed one... my local store is the reason i will NEVER SHOP THERE AGAIN.

what the fuck is the point of having these people running around asking if you need help every 3 seconds, if theyre just going to lie to you when you ask them serious questions?

i just wanted a small tv for my room, and my only real issue was that the box needed to be small enough to fit in my car because i didnt want to waste time or money renting a truck.

i tell him that right off, and give him the measurements of my car to be sure
and then we go through this whole 45 minute song and dance where he recommends various small tvs all of which look really out of date to me.. i settle on the best one and i even pay for the damn thing.. and he finally wheels out a box big enough for a whole family of homeless people to live in, when i point that out he blows me off, tells me the weird highschool drop out looking kid up front will help me "fit it" into my car, and disappears into the back

and the bored dead-eyed mouth-breather kid is like "oh he probably meant the tv could fit if we take it out of the box, but you have to sign this paper saying if we take it out and it breaks then we cant take it back. maybe you should rent one of our trucks?"

yeah.. right... lol
i immediately walk over to customer service to return it even though it hasnt even left the store... and of course the manager or owner or whever walks over to hassle me and make sure "everything is ok?" and i blow the same sunshine up his butt that his employee gave me till he finally gives up and leaves me alone.



later i went to a local mom&pop chain with only a few stores in our area.. asked the same questions and yet got EXACTLY what i asked for this time.. box fit like a glove in my car, lol...plus it was almost brand new, a larger tv than the best buy one, PLUS its freaking 3D with netflix, amazon instant, youtube, hulu, etc.. connectivity, and it was on sale! LOL

yeah.. not setting foot in another one of those crap-houses.. the employees are too desperate to make sales.
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They missed one... my local store is the reason i will NEVER SHOP THERE AGAIN.

what the fuck is the point of having these people running around asking if you need help every 3 seconds, if theyre just going to lie to you when you ask them serious questions?

i just wanted a small tv for my room, and my only real issue was that the box needed to be small enough to fit in my car because i didnt want to waste time or money renting a truck.

i tell him that right off, and give him the measurements of my car to be sure
and then we go through this whole 45 minute song and dance where he recommends various small tvs all of which look really out of date to me.. i settle on the best one and i even pay for the damn thing.. and he finally wheels out a box big enough for a whole family of homeless people to live in, when i point that out he blows me off, tells me the weird highschool drop out looking kid up front will help me "fit it" into my car, and disappears into the back

and the bored dead-eyed mouth-breather kid is like "oh he probably meant the tv could fit if we take it out of the box, but you have to sign this paper saying if we take it out and it breaks then we cant take it back. maybe you should rent one of our trucks?"

yeah.. right... lol
i immediately walk over to customer service to return it even though it hasnt even left the store... and of course the manager or owner or whever walks over to hassle me and make sure "everything is ok?" and i blow the same sunshine up his butt that his employee gave me till he finally gives up and leaves me alone.



later i went to a local mom&pop chain with only a few stores in our area.. asked the same questions and yet got EXACTLY what i asked for this time.. box fit like a glove in my car, lol...plus it was almost brand new, a larger tv than the best buy one, PLUS its freaking 3D with netflix, amazon instant, youtube, hulu, etc.. connectivity, and it was on sale! LOL

yeah.. not setting foot in another one of those crap-houses.. the employees are too desperate to make sales.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1491697


What size 'bedroom' TV were you looking for that you were worried that the box wouldn't fit in your car?

Also, Best Buy employees don't get commission for sales so there isn't much incentive for them to persuade you to purchase something.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Exactly what kind of bedroom sized TV did you need that has 3D and is Wi-Fi built in? and how much did you pay?bsflag
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To bad that's only 49 stores and that's the second list on the same thread with different stores. Learn how to do math before you start posting stuff.
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It's funny how all these people cry best buy sucks....but the last laugh is when you buy garbage off some third party through Amazon and get screwed....and after you get the run-around you can enjoy eating the shipping cost that they are not going to give you back to ship it back to them.....Imagine how much it costs to ship things like Tv's and such..........typical bunch of little cry babies
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Who cares how about all the employees and there families!!! I'm sure that they will care.
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This list is so wrong. I work at north irving 1032 and we got confirmed that we are NOT shutting down. good list you got there. pfff
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And i work at a store that IS closing that isnt on the list. Good job.
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From a former Best Buy employee:

Good Riddance. The stores have been going downhill since they started their fiscal year '12 plans.

It's not a shocker to anyone who worked there or still works there, and honestly, the people losing their jobs will be better off on unemployment or finding work elsewhere.

I worked at 585 in Pittsburgh PA. It sucked. A lot. One time one of my managers claimed he watched me smoke a cigarette for 14 minutes, and said I take too long to smoke.

So I went home, and lit one up in front of a fan set to low, and timed it's burn. It took nine minutes to burn without a puff in a slight gust of wind. And it was windy when I smoked that 14 minute one.

In closing: Good Riddance. That's what you get for treating the employees that are intelligent like shit, and firing the ones that don't wanna come in for 6 AM meetings on how to trick a customer into getting Best Buy Credit Cards that aren't on the schedule until the day before.

Pwnd.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12244660


Dude, you have no idea how ignorant you are. All you did with this post is prove everyone else's point.

The real reason Best buy is closing (and it will completely close within the next 24 months IMHO) is twofold.
(1) They can't compete with other B&M stores when they have such strict return policies. Why should I pay a "restocking fee" when I can return an electronic item I bought at target or walmart for example with no questions asked.
(2) It's hard to stay in business when all you are is a showroom for buyers who will decide what they want in your store, then go home and buy it cheaper online. If you're a computer buyer, chances are, you're computer savvy. I went into a best buy with an online price for a TV, hoping to get a price match. they told me it wasn't one of their "legitimate" online competitors, so they wouldn't match the price. Needless to say I walked out and bought it from the online retailer.

They do have a mixed bag of customer service personnel. Some are really passionate and helpful, but others are more concerned with getting their smoke breaks. Pretty much just like everywhere else you go.
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Best Buy does not charge restocking fees. They changed that years ago.
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Such a fake list just a heads up, I'm the second to post that I too work at a store that was not listed and is closing. Just looking to see if there was a new list online yet.

Just to confirm for those hitting /last page/last post/

THIS IS NOT A CORRECT LIST.
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If they didnt pay all those worthless asshole kids to stand around and do nothing they could stay open. I was in there a couple weeks ago ready to spend $2500 on a new 3D LED TV and stood there for 30 mins waiting for some help and not one of those fucks came. They stood there bullshittin. I found the manager and bitched and left. Wont go back either
 Quoting: TDJ


fukken lol. so you stood there for 30 minutes watching them bullshit rather than going over and rousting one to help you. THEN you complain to a manager. What a dumb fucker you are. Plus you were willing to spend $2500 on a 3D TV. Holy shit. You give new meaning to the word "moran"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14128386


Like they couldn't see him walking around looking over at them all the time. They are not getting paid to stand and chit chat. If you see someone looking at a tv and your job is to sell tvs then you ask them if they need help. My father used to be the store manager at a large retail chain. They sent him to stores that where crap and he got sales back up. Part of turning a profit is cutting the fat. If your standing around chatting with your work buddies with customers all over then he wrote them up. Three times being caught - fired.

When we were out and this happened to him he would go get the manager as well. Show them the group of people standing around tell the manager he would have bought something if someone would have helped. No scene, no yelling. Just pulling the person aside to let them know. Then would leave.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13927124



OK as a former employee I have to say we had no incentive to help customers. Literally none. I completely understand the concept of you get paid, work. Think about your jobs. If you were getting paid $9.00/hr to listen to people or to do nothing what would you do? At one point I was the top ranked sales person in my department and while I was there our department was in the top 10 of the company. Employees really get treated like shit there. We got hounded by both customers and managers and if you did a great job guess what you got? NOTHING and if you did a shitty job guess what you got NOTHING... Their price caps of what they are willing to pay an employee allow their best employees to leave while keeping the worst there.
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I got news of two Georgia stores closing in 2 months...fayetteville and loganville Georgia stores. Fayetteville store was a no brainer. That store hasn't turned a profit in 4 years. The Loganville store hasn't been open that long that I can recall so kinda shocked there.

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