Commercial Break: Best Buy kill Christmas before it's even started
With the arrival of Best Buy on to the UK retail landscape due in 2010, some observers are observing observantly that they could stomp all over the turf occupied by the likes of Currys, PC World, Comet and Sock Shop. Of course the latter will only be threatened if Best Buy break with tradition and start flogging socks, which seems unlikely.
Other observers are observantly observing that Best Buy will be no better or worse than the rest and their stores will only act as another place for us to check out the tech in person before buying it cheaper online.
If these distressing new Best Buy Christmas ads from the States are any kind of indicator, we won’t even be setting foot in any of their stores in case a group of customer service gonks ambush us and start trying to big up the stock via the medium of iffy close harmony. By the way, if you're wondering what 'Twelpforce' is, it's their Twitter-based help team. We reckon 'KnobSquad' might have been a better choice.
Warning: these ads are so bad that they’ll make you want to go off and watch porn – even if you hate porn and have never watched porn before in your whole life.