Best Buy Looking to Be Your Next Cell Phone Store
Best Buy is planning a major expansion in the retail mobile phone market and aims to capture 15% of all mobile phone sales in the U.S. This year, the company plans to open 40 stores. In order to meet that goal, it will need to increase sales by 500%, as it currently holds just 3% of all U.S. mobile phone sales. The company says it has seen a good response to this mobile phone sections of its larger stores. Best Buy has not set a deadline for meeting this goal.
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Best Buy will close 250 of its small store stores, which are mostly located in malls and focus on selling mobile devices. "The mobile phone business has matured, margins have compressed and the cost of operations in our mobile standalone stores is higher than in our big box stores," said Best Buy in a memo seen by Reuters.
AT&T, Verizon Bringing Store-Within-A-Store to Best Buy
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they should probly learn about the plans for phones first. i deal with at&t international and everytime they call us to set up a phone they give the customer some crazy info that doesnt exsist. srsly how hard can it be
Best Buy and T-Mobile
As Congress looks into wireless providers exclusive agreements with phone manufactures, why not look into the arrangements of Best Buy only being able to offer AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint?
Thinking of myself as a well-informed shopper in anything I buy, I cannot be lured into switching providers based on free Blackberry Storms or with an ADV priced iPhone. I have been with T-Mobile since 2004 and will continue to be a customer for years to come. ...
Here's an awesome idea for Best Buy
Constantly stolen, issues with different charging cables, alarms constantly going off, pricey.
With using dummy models, it helped them eradicate annoying things for the end user, such a...
People should start getting used to this.
Um... that's a _400%_ increase
Maybe this is the new Wall Street math. I don't "subscribe" to the WSJ, so I don't know if that came from them or Phonescoop.