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Sony follows Microsoft and Samsung, will open 'Experience' shops inside Best Buy retail stores

By Shawn Knight
May 1, 2014
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  1. Following in the footsteps of Microsoft and Samsung, Sony has announced plans to install mini-stores inside 350 Best Buy retail locations starting this month. Known as the Sony Experience at Best Buy, the store-within-a-store concept will be staffed with Best...

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  2. trparky

    trparky TS Rookie Posts: 70   +9

    With all of these changes inside of Worst Buy they will be a shell of their former selves. Now, hopefully Sony will have their own employees working their section of the store and not those blue-shirt wearing, know-nothing, useless warranty-pushing *****s.
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,664   +86

    I don't buy warranty from Best Buy and didn't care for it be pushed at checkout by the cashier. Best Buy only around because everything other electronic warehouse is pretty much gone. Vendors trying to peddle there electronic products at Best Buy is poor excuse. They have been doing this down here for about year now, Apple Vendor, Samsung, HP and now you say SONY. No point to do so. Economy is bad enough, prices of these newer techs cost a lot more.

    Best Buy could end up like Circuit City and the rest that are no longer around. Walmart, Target and Kmart along with SEARS have they're electronic departments. Online has a stronger presence since can tap into any vendor all over country to get your items that's no longer available in B&M (Brick and Mortar) stores.
     
  4. Best Buy is great! Great for me to poop on! Triumph the dog will agree, because Bestbuy's all around the country are now crap and have gone downhill from ten years ago. They used to be built around great service as they're differentiation in service, but now they're service is generally terrible. Don't go there expecting to be helped easily and if you are helped don't expect knowledgeable sales people. Do your own research, go to Bestbuy to demo the product in person, then buy the item cheaper elsewhere.
     
  5. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,016   +153

    Lol, my previous suspicion that Best Buy will be bought by Samsung/Microsoft has come to an end.
    Best Buy is now in a good position to accept whatever marketing gimmicks device manufactures concoct.
     


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