Best Buy to Open 100 New Mobile Stores
Best Buy revealed today in its quarterly earnings statement that it plans to open 100 new Best Buy Mobile stores during fiscal 2013, which will specialize in selling cellular phones and services. The company said that is has about 305 Best Buy Mobile stores open as of today, and will increase the number of mobile-only stores to between 600 and 800 by 2016. Best Buy reported a $1.7 billion loss for the quarter, however, and will close 50 of its big box retail stores across the country, as well as cut about 400 positions. The company said it is working to reduce costs to help turn its financials around.
Cricket Expands Retail Footprint to 1,000 Best Buy Stores
Cricket Wireless today said Best Buy has agreed to sell the prepaid carrier's phones and services at some 1,000 stores around the country. The ZTE Fanfare and HTC Desire 625 are available from Best Buy's web site starting today, and will reach Best Buy's retail stores over the next few weeks.
Best Buy Scores Electric Blue Galaxy S5
Best Buy today announced the August 17 availability of an electric blue Samsung Galaxy S5, a color exclusive to the big box retailer. The blue GS5 will be available to AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless customers for $99 with a new two-year contract, which represents a savings of $100 off the normal contract price.
AT&T, Verizon Bringing Store-Within-A-Store to Best Buy
AT&T today said it has partnered with Best Buy to create a dedicated space inside Best Buy stores that's unique to AT&T. The AT&T-themed section will resemble the store-within-a-store format already used in Best Buy stores by Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung.
Samsung Giving Away Gear VR to Galaxy S Buyers
Samsung said it will give a Gear VR headset to people who buy one of its Galaxy S smartphones between now and June 19. The qualifying handsets include the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy Note 5.
Sprint Takes Control of 100 Stores from Dixons Carphone
Sprint today said it will acquire 100 retail stores that it has operated in partnership with Dixons Carphone since last year. The two companies created a joint venture in February 2016 that relied on retail know-how from Dixons Carphone to sell Sprint goods and services.
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Mine does, and I find it rather annoying. Not to mention it will make the rest of the kiosk look bad with high prices. I guess they want to take over, well that's business I guess.
I know I find myself doing the very thing they complain about more often than not. Go down to the local Best Buy, and compare models of camera's, tv's, etc. and narrow down...