Canadian version of bestbuy, parts express, etc...

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  1. Andrew S

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    People write here all the time about getting excellent deals through internet dealers and online retailers. Unfortunately, being a Canadian my dollar isn't worth quite as much, which defeats the purpose of the excellent deals. What I wonder is whether there are Canadian retailers and dealers online that sell generally cheaper than the local stores.
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    Hey Andrew.
    Well, Best Buy bought Future Shop not to long ago, so very soon the stores should be converting to a more "best buy" type of store, including the internet portion.
    This is what I'm guessing will happen anyways. I remember reading in the newspaper when the buy out happened that there would be quite a few changes being made the the futureshop stores that would make them more like the American Best Buy stores.
    I haven't heard anything in the last while though in terms of what will actually be happening or when it will be happening.
    Hope this helped (hmm, after actually reading what I wrote, I'm not sure that it did help.. lol.. sorry)
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    On a side note, I was really saddened to hear the announcement on Best Buy taking over Future Shop. It made me feel good that Future Shop was a big Canadian retailer. I know Best Buy is bigger, but Canadian bussinesses just don't seem to want to compete with their American, or for that matter, world counter parts. Everyone keeps selling...
    It's really going to hurt when the name Future Shop disappears and is replaced with Best Buy. This can't be good for the country...
     
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    I think this is the sort of thing you are after.
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    actually best buy has a 5 year plan for fully converting future shop stores. it will happen, but it will take a while. Cant' remember where I heard this tho
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    There was an article in our local newspaper in Pickering (east of Toronto) that a new BestBuy store is being built very near a big box FutureShop store. I guess they will close the FutureShop store when the BigBuy store opens...
     
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    Actually Best Buy has cancelled all the stores it had planned to open in canada because of the future shop buy out. Supposedly they will keep the name Future Shop since it is already well established in Canada and just give it a "best buy" like make over. Hope this helps.
     
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    Jason, where I live, there is a brand new Future Shop store, and within a stones throw (if you're a professional pitcher anyway!) there is a Best Buy store nearing completion. I was expecting construction to halt, but it's still going full steam ahead. I believe they really are going to open all the stores they had planned and worry about which to keep open an which to close later.
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