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Feb 03 2013
By: JFK_Fan Sackboy 409 posts
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Goodbye, Gamestops and Best Buys,

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Eight retailers that will be closing up shops all across the U.S. I can't say i feel bad for Gamestop and Bestbuy, their reputation as worst electronic and game business, is well diserved. Gamestop is a joke who deserves to lose money, Bestbuy is merely a "Showroom" center, Radioshack is outdated. Shame i liked RS, been a loyal customer since early 90's. The others are merely old stores suffering from the modern age. JCP, Sears, Officemax/depot , and Barnes and Noble are all losing because Amazon's top market for most items @ a good prices. It's a new age of business and these big name brands dieing  is the proof. When i was a kid, i would of said "your crazy" if you were to tell me hostess was going out of business, i alway thought the snack cake market was a sure thing, people love snacks... i'd of believed Rolex to go under before Hostess did. Everyone eats snack cakes, not everyone owns a rolex.

 

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eight-retailers-that-will-close-the-most-stores-173320796.html

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Re: Goodbye, Gamestops and Best Buys,

Feb 3, 2013
They aren't going away for good. They're closing some of their stores because of lost revenue.

They aren't going anywhere.
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Feb 3, 2013

They need to step up their online game if they want to compete with Amazon and stay relevant for the future.

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Re: Goodbye, Gamestops and Best Buys,

Feb 3, 2013

I shop at BestBuy because there "Product Returns" cant be matched.  I buy warranty with the products i get, they never had a problem getting me a refund of 100% of purchase price or exchange.  I only purchase stuff there that you cant get cheaper like New games, Movies, my PsVita , stuff like that.  Though some prices are way over the top, like a $50 HDMI cable.

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Alot of retail businesses are useless nowadays. 

But to me there is no better way to shop than going into a store and shopping one on one. 

Though i hate the best buy associates. 

But good riddance. 

Not that ive ever stepped into one or experienced but glad to see less hipster and yuppie  hang out spots like bookstores. 

Now if only starbucks suffered the same fate. I'll be a happy individual for that. 

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Feb 3, 2013

Kind of was expecting this. Everything today is now "Online shopping." Not sad for Gamestop and Bestbuy, on the other hand, I am a little disappointed that Radioshack and Barnes and Noble. I really enjoy going to a good bookstore, now that seems it will be a thing of the past. Also, RS is still a good store, I went there a long time ago and it really was an enjoyable experience, even though the store seems a little old now.

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Re: Goodbye, Gamestops and Best Buys,

Feb 3, 2013

Shopping online is great, but if my product fails I would rather take it back to the store to get same day replacement if possible.  Rather than sending it out waiting 2 weeks, just to get the wrong thing and having to send it back out again.

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Re: Goodbye, Gamestops and Best Buys,

Feb 3, 2013

Lol at the radio shack comments. 

Makes me think of a simpsons episode where the simpsons family is searching for somebody.. 

Lisa lets out a joke about all the old and useless stores and she suggests she head and start her search over to radio shack. 

 

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Re: Goodbye, Gamestops and Best Buys,

Feb 3, 2013

chicagotops wrote:

Lol at the radio shack comments. 

Makes me think of a simpsons episode where the simpsons family is searching for somebody.. 

Lisa lets out a joke about all the old and useless stores and she suggests she head and start her search over to radio shack. 

 


 thought the samething, didn't meen to hit "Accept Solution," just wanted to reply... hope they don't close this tread thinking my ? was answered :mantongue:

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Feb 3, 2013

U can hit the post options on the top of the post and remove it. 

But i think its relevant. 

Thats my only thought when i think radio shack. Lisa's commentary. 

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