Best Buy founder, CEO plan rare talk

  • Article by: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 21, 2012 - 8:07 AM

Meeting this week likely to focus on reviving the firm.

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joe_mnNov. 19, 12 9:09 AM

what was the secret theory of sundays story about the rise/fall of BB? i seem to think that BB is probably doomed. i was at BB this weekend in EP. they have $8k refrigs. wow. is that the answer? sell real expensive kitchen appliances?

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myhrepNov. 19, 12 9:58 AM

I used to go to Best Buy on a regular basis, usually to pick up PC supplies and often just to check out new electronics. Those regular trips led to bigger purchases there. I rarely go there now. A couple reasons for me - they stopped carrying a lot of the regular supplies that brought me in on a regular basis. Their prices also became less competitive on some things - I don't know if they just couldn't keep up with the competition or were trying to move away from being the bottom price type of company. It also seemed like the product mix went away from my interests (to cell phone accessories, etc.).

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jepop90Nov. 19, 1212:40 PM

Best Buy has got to take advantage of the one thing that on-line stores don't have, a physical presence. The one bad thing about purchasing on-line is that consumers don't get that immediate elation or rush from taking their purchase home with them and using it immediately. If BB could develop a distribution network in every major city and deliver the customers product the same day (or even the same hour) then they would have a huge leg up on the web retailers.

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aviendhaNov. 19, 1212:41 PM

The $8K fridges are by Viking and are used in commercial kitchens (and extremely expensive homes, if you're into that sort of thing).

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jmusielewiczNov. 19, 12 1:15 PM

Really? Is part of the 'revival' of Best Buy is they are going to refund ALL the cash paid out for the broken junk they sell then are they going to start picking it up and doing something about it? I see their junk everywhere and I can tell you now it is not one iota of my responsibility to deal with their junk trash but I do it wastes MY time and it is completely unpaid--if I added it up you know--so it would be nice if Best Buy and a LOT of other companies finally took responsibility for themselves. Or just left town I'm tired of the lazy slime.

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probsolverNov. 19, 12 5:41 PM

jmusielewicz --- Huh?

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