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Old 03-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #31
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first Circuit City and now these guys... have to admit, any store that sells monster cables should go straight the f out of business.
Truth. Monoprice ftw.

I do think Monster loves playing on hype- Dre Beats are selling like hotcakes... and if you know anything about audio, you know these headphones are just like their cables: overpriced and all flash.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #32
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I got you after you exchange the open for a unopen then go to a different location. Seems a bit unethically but whatever.

I never buy new games if you wait a week any $60 game will be $40 used on line.
I don't know if I could do that. Usually if I'm going through the trouble to buy a game I'll be buying it on the first day.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #33
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I worked at the one by Springfield Mall when i was 16. More than 10 years later it is still by far the worst job ive ever had.

Bestbuy was a great story of a record show owner who had a massive sale because of a hurricane (maybe Andrew??) and learned that he could make more money by moving a large amount of product at small mark up than by selling a few records at a big mark up.

But they become a corporate juggernaut who prized themselves for bankrupting Circut City (headquartered in Richmond of all places!). I remember a huge mural in the break room of the bestbuy “tag” and the circut city “plug” boxing and the bestbuy tag knocking the circuit city plug out.

Ive always been disgusted by this:

The clock-in machine and the coat room were on opposite sides of the store. They made a real big deal about dropping off your coat first then walking to the clock to clock in. Same thing with leaving; clock out then go get your coat. Well the problem with that is that its nearly impossible to walk across bestbuy in a blue shirt and khaki pants without having to help a customer during busy hours. Could be something simple, could easily turn into a 5-10+ minute thing.

They made a really big deal about it. Their explanation was that yeah, sure you may lose a few cents, at worst case a dollar, of earned money but bestbuy the company looses hundreds of thousands or more a year of employees putting their coats away. They would say things like it really hurts the company and has little or no material effect on you. In reality I believe the percentage financial loss was either the same or more for the individual than for the company. It really ground my gears.
God that place had one of the worst parking lots ever; especially over by the home depot.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #34
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Wait, didn't the big bang create everything? The ice age maybe?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #35
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God that place had one of the worst parking lots ever; especially over by the home depot.
Still is one of the worst parking lots ever, hence why I never go shopping over there.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #36
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Still is one of the worst parking lots ever, hence why I never go shopping over there.
I cant remember is there a Barnes and noble in there as well?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #37
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I cant remember is there a Barnes and noble in there as well?
Maybe? I haven't been there in a while and I know B&N shut down a lot of their stores in the last year or so. I remember one used to be over on that side of the mall.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:45 AM   #38
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Im pretty sure when i worked there it was a Petsmart or other box pet store. There was also a Maggie Moos in that parking lot. Seriously the best milk shakes you can get. They make a pumpkin one in the fall, its ridiculous.

Also i remembered that if you smoked you could take all sorts of 5 minute breaks on the clock, if you didnt smoke, just the mandatory ones. I started smoking.
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Im pretty sure when i worked there it was a Petsmart or other box pet store. There was also a Maggie Moos in that parking lot. Seriously the best milk shakes you can get. They make a pumpkin one in the fall, its ridiculous.

Also i remembered that if you smoked you could take all sorts of 5 minute breaks on the clock, if you didnt smoke, just the mandatory ones. I started smoking.
The absolute Worst Buy in NOVA is the Tyson's Corner one.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #40
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you guys know its a franchise and not a chain right? as in, individual owners can do things differently if they want. the pricing on anything besides DVD sales or below wholesale computer part rebate things is awful though (and they haven't had good deals on computer parts for years now).
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #41
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Strange thread.
We love our BB.
I get all my PC stuff there.
Amazing selection of TVs to choose from plus recliners to sit in while you check out TVs.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #42
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Strange thread.
We love our BB.
I get all my PC stuff there.
Amazing selection of TVs to choose from plus recliners to sit in while you check out TVs.
That basically says it all about Worst Buy and why they are still open.


Best Buy screwing over the old and out of touch since 1983.


Let me guess they gave you a great deal on a fancy Monster HDMI cable too?
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #43
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you guys know its a franchise and not a chain right? as in, individual owners can do things differently if they want. the pricing on anything besides DVD sales or below wholesale computer part rebate things is awful though (and they haven't had good deals on computer parts for years now).
are you talking about Worst Buy?

Best Buy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They seem like a completely company owned run business.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #44
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I like the Best Buy over by my place. Really helpful when i bought my macbook pro and when i was deciding on a good pair of headphones. I've bought and returned a lot of stuff too and it all went smoothly.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #45
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what's the hate with monster cable? cables are cables, i don't get it
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