Best Buy store flooded with pretend staff - management struggle to cope

9 November 2011

As you probably know, Best Buy are high-tailing it out of the UK, closing down their 11 poxy stores and sailing back across the Atlantic, probably with the CEO of Currys booting them up the arse as they board their ship of failure.

Sadly, it means that we probably won’t see larks like these in any of their stores before they pull the shutters down for the final time. Witness a group of about 80 ‘pranksters’ invade a Manhattan Best Buy store before just standing about, all wearing the traditional blue and khaki uniform. Typical flash mob behaviour.

Witness also the complete overreaction by store management, as confusion leads to panic, culminating in the summoning of the police, who rightly refuse to arrest anyone just for wearing blue shirts. Go on Best Buy, get out of Britain – there’s nothing here for you!

TOPICS:   Gadgets

16 comments

  • Dick
    That's a good one. You could do the same in ASDA, get loads of people in green polo shirts that have pissed themselves and don't now where anything is in the store and let them loose in store. Dammit, ASDA management have beaten me to it.
  • Pizza_D_Action
    What the hell is going on with the bulging trousers of the two blokes at the front, immediately to the left of the bird in the centre..... Talk about packing heat....
  • currentbestbuyemployeeformerdsgione
    What do you mean "Get out of Britain..."? The two previous articles written by Bitter Wallet have been considered and thought about they why the business failed... this is just you CLEARLY being a bit of an arse. And BELIEVE me, the only thing the Chief Executive did with our arses here was try to pursued us to buy THEM. Stores were never poxy, neither were the people... only thing poxy was the timing.
  • Joff
    Would would anyone in their right mind want to pose as a store employee?! I once wore a nice purple shirt to work (it was one of those shirt and tie combos from Burtons as I didn't earn enough to get my work shirts from Next) and popped into PC World on a lunch break to buy a copy of Norton or a USB cable or something. I was mulling around by the printers when another punter came over to me and asked me where the floppy disks were, I of course didn't know or care so put the poor guy straight and explained I didn't work there. We both went our separate ways, only to meet again by the Dummies Guide bookshelf at which point he proceeded to ask me another staff-related question. I'm not sure what the point of this story is, other than to highlight how thick some PC World customers are. A true story.
  • Dick
    Some of their prices were a bit poxy too.
  • Dick
    > What the hell is going on with the bulging trousers of the two blokes at the front There's an idea. 80 boners in the lingerie section at Debenhams. What would they do? Or slightly more creepy, 80 boners in the kids section ...
  • crofter
    @Pizza_D_Action - Never heard of team bonding?? @Dick - Flash Boner Mob @ Mothercare does sound very likely to get yourself banged up ... to me. Editorial seems a bit rough to me - for instance if I called this site and blog "Poxy" would you be impressed by my new street cred??
  • M4RKM
    Congratulations Bitterwallet. Something that happened 5 years ago is now reported on here. Five years!!! Fucks sake! http://improveverywhere.com/2006/04/23/best-buy/
  • Blue C.
    "Go on Best Buy, get out of Britain – there’s nothing here for you!" They employed people like myself. Sadly, I may be jobless once they "get out of Britain". BW, you lost my respect today!
  • RagingAngel
    Well done Dawson, you got the reaction you wanted. See if you can scrape an ounce of empathy together for the BlueShirts who commented above and for the rest of their colleagues....
  • ElBuc
    We're all going in dressed in blue shirts and cacky pants
  • klingelton
    yeah - little disappointed in this, it's really quite old. I remember conversing with forum buddies about donning purple shirts and performing a similar action to show up the vast majority of know nothings that work in pc world.
  • klingelton
    I LOVE MY FORUM BUDDIES. I HAVE 367 FRIENDS BUT NEVER MET ANY OF THEM. HOW COOL AM I?
  • Ry b.
    "Go on Best Buy, get out of Britain – there’s nothing here for you!" "closing down their 11 poxy stores and sailing back across the Atlantic, probably with the CEO of Currys booting them up the arse as they board their ship of failure." what a complete idiot. why would you want to encourage unemployment? Im going to have lost my job by the end of the yearwith another 1,099 blueshirts and unfortunately, we will be job hunting instead of spending time with our families this christmas. Think about what you write before you say it, your clueless.
  • skinz
    clap clap clappp, very slowly for an asshole like Andy Dawson, unemployment is to be applauded in this current financial situation well done...
  • anotherjoblessblueshirt
    What a disgusting attitude to have, myself and every other Blueshirt in the UK are hard working, honest and passionate people, each one of us has worked our fingers to the bone to provide all of our customers with unparalleled customer care. Sadly the UK electrical market is on a down turn, and we need to rethink. Thanks to Best Buy, other UK retailers now provide better customer service, we've pushed them to compete with us, but still our service has been recognised as better than the likes of John Lewis. If you feel that high quality customer service and unbeaten product knowledge is something that the UK is better without, then go and buy 2nd hand from ebay. 1,100 jobs lost in Best Buy alone, we also employ thousands of contractors via 3rd party organisations for warehousing, maintenance, logistics, cleaning, IT systems, installations, etc etc. All of which are at risk of redundancy too. So before you quip about us 'boarding our ship of failure', take a minute to think that Best Buy has been and still is the best thing to happen to the UK electrical market, and that there are thousands of families across the UK now worried about being able to put food on the table and keep roofs over their childrens' heads.

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