Best Buy launching in UK in May! And...?
The swift boot up the jacksy that UK electronics retailing has been crying out for could almost be here. American giants Best Buy have announced that their first store on this side of ‘the pond’ will open in Thurrock in May.
Following that will be Hedge End (Southampton) and Merry Hill (West Midlands) in June and Aintree near Liverpool a few weeks later and more across the UK as the year goes on.
Will they really provide an alternative to the likes of Currys, PC World and Comet or will they just add to the mediocrity that we’ve become accustomed to? Some of the big new stuff that they’re blah-blahing about include…
- • 0% commission: Best Buy's Blueshirts and Geek Squad Agents don't work for a commission "in order to offer a truly impartial service".
- • ‘Walk out working’: Buy any laptop, camera or mobile phone and Best Buy will offer to set it up so it's ready to use.
- • Geek Squad: 24-hour technology support and advice service.
- • One-to-one help: Book an in-store consultation online or in the store with a Blueshirt or Geek Squad Agent.
- • Trade-in and save: When you trade in an old TV, laptop or mobile phone, you could receive a discount towards your next purchase.
- • Test drive: A wide mix of the latest technology is switched on, connected and ready for you to try before you buy.
- • Price guarantee: Price match on any product, plus an extra 10% discount. In addition, if you find the same product for less elsewhere up to 30 days after you bought the product, Best Buy will refund the difference.
A big new deal or more of the same old bollocks – whaddaya reckon Bitterwalleteers?