Ten Rules For Shopping At Best Buy

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  1. Chuck C

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    1. Know what you want before you get there
    2. Always answer the salespeople with "no thanks, just looking"
    3. Try to bring cash or a credit card that isn't demagnetized or dirty (this is pretty much the rule anywhere you go)
    4. Turn down the 4-year plan on anything that costs under $50!!
    5. Make sure you browse the DVDs
    6. Resist the temptation to correct a saleperson who is helping J6P...but correct them anyway
    7. Play with the TVs' tone controls
    8. Tell at least one shopper that widescreen is the only way to go
    9. Say hello to the guy at the front door, but do not say anything further than that
    10. Bring money for at least one DVD
    enjoy! [​IMG]
     
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    Mitty has a good aproach to their "pitches". Just try to confuse them or piss them off.
     
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    Wow, I have the opposite problem: I can never find one of them when I need them.
    Today, I mentioned Super Audio CDs to a one of them and got this look: [​IMG]
     
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    My strategy for best buy is to just go in there and know what I'm looking for. I am all business in best buy, just grab what I want and go. However sometimes I feel bored and look around just for the hell of it. Also I found that it is best to only buy software, there hardware and the people who "know" hardware are just pathetic.

     
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    The odds of a pimple faced 15 year old being able to actually PROVIDE help to me are SLIM anyway.
     
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    one salesperson tried to sell my uncle a DVD player when he went in to only buy a TV. he doesn't watch many movies because he is never home so he tried telling them that and they still persisted in trying to get him to buy one. He finally told them that he was still using 8-tracks and didn't even know what a DVD was. The look he got was the best, a kind of dumbfounded "are you serious" look but it worked they let him go on his way.

    ---jay
     
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    When I'm in BB my standard reply to "May I help you find something?" is "Only if you know where my wife is." Of course, I already know where she is - at the shoe store next door.[​IMG]
     
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    They all know me at my local Best Buy and know that if I want something, I will come to them.
     
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    When asked about Netflix, I told the cashier that I don't rent films because my personal movie library is large enough that I could start my own video rental store. When dealing with hardware purchases, I make sure that I know EVERYTHING that I need to know before I buy anything there.
     

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