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Best Buy to Open 100 New Mobile Stores

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Mar 29, 2012, 9:01 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.



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Mar 29, 2012, 9:11 AM

In the Mall

Does your local mall have a Best Buy Mobile Store in it?

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.
For Best Buy, it may be more of a matter of survival to go this route though.
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...
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