So is Best Buy UK really better than all the rest?
Last week saw the much trumpeted launch of Best Buy UK, in the capitalist centre of the country - Thurrock Retail Park. We were expecting the new kids in town to dish out some überdeals and generally undercut the competition wherever possible, and we asked for your reviews and views on the new store. Which mostly went as follows:
"On Sunday, I drove to Lakeside before 10.00am to try and bag ourselves a deal at Best Buys and we were absolutely taken aback with the masses of people queuing outside the store in the pouring rain. We were going to join the queue, but we were told by a Best Buy employee that all the TVs on special offer had been sold. We were also told that there was a two hour queue outside the store." Scott
"What a crock! I went yesterday, the wait was about an hour to get in the store itself! Inside it was pretty much like any other out of town electronics store, the prices weren’t anything special, to be honest it was just plain pathetic really. I so expected bigger discounts across the store... don’t bother going if you’re expecting to bag a bargain, as they can’t beat amazon of play.com and most of their stuff is the same price as Comet and Currys." Dan
"Less than 100 of the Logitech Harmony remotes. Waste of time, all gone in minutes, and the awful ticket system was not explained to those queuing. I went just for the chance of a riot and left disappointed." Veronica
Has Best Buy got a hope of beating the intermaweb, or making an impact on DSGi? If you're an an experienced Currys and Comet veteran with the scars to prove it, have you been and what do you make of it?