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Old 08-23-2012, 12:46 AM
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You want to know why Best Buy is crapping out?

Too much stupid crap like this:
AudioQuest - Diamond 2' High-Speed HDMI Cable - Dark Gray/Black - 65-083-14
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You want to know why Best Buy is crapping out?

Too much stupid crap like this:
AudioQuest - Diamond 2' High-Speed HDMI Cable - Dark Gray/Black - 65-083-14
That is not a store item. Delivery only.

But yes, those cables are highly unnecessary and a complete rip-off.
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$50+ HDMI cables.
And that abomination that FoundIt posted.
Inflated prices on computer components.
Geek Squad charging you to defrag a hard drive.
Walmart does have electronics at Walmart prices.
Online retailers; Amazon, Tiger Direct, Newegg, etc.

AKA Obama's fault, of course.
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$50+ HDMI cables.
And that abomination that FoundIt posted.
Inflated prices on computer components.
Geek Squad charging you to defrag a hard drive.
Walmart does have electronics at Walmart prices.
Online retailers; Amazon, Tiger Direct, Newegg, etc.

AKA Obama's fault, of course.
Add to that the geek squad pushing crapware like Norton. They're like glorified salespeople.
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Add to that the geek squad pushing crapware like Norton. They're like glorified salespeople.
Maybe...

I think they may NOT be "salespeople", but simply repeaters who are told what to say...

You think they're pushing Norton so they can reap rewards, but I think they don't know the difference between a Lego set and the Effel Tower, so they're only saying what was on the memo they got...
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It comes on most of the PC's they sell for 3 to 6 month. And at least till then plenty of people do have some protection.

I prefer the Internet Suite and have had no problems as I set my own settings on just a few issues.

Like everything else it comes to opinions from searches, etc. Myself I know what I want before going into a store.

Just my 2 cents worth...
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So what monitor did you get? Is everything working proficiently?
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So what monitor did you get? Is everything working proficiently?
Yep a Sam Sung 22" for $149.99 at Office Depot, I checked BB first as it was closer to my location at the time. Went in and came out fast.

Spoke to Tech Support, 2 week wait and costly to fix. And the newer ones were about $70+ to $80.00 more than what I spent at Office Depot.

Got home and set it up. Plugged it in and turned on the PC, while looking for the monitor start button and wam it worked out nicely.
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Yep a Sam Sung 22" for $149.99 at Office Depot, I checked BB first as it was closer to my location at the time. Went in and came out fast.

Spoke to Tech Support, 2 week wait and costly to fix. And the newer ones were about $70+ to $80.00 more than what I spent at Office Depot.

Got home and set it up. Plugged it in and turned on the PC, while looking for the monitor start button and wam it worked out nicely.
Good. Glad to hear it, sir.
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The wave of the future for retail, good point. Our major retailers will be returning to the Sears, Alden's, Montgomery Ward catalog days but through on-line sites replacing the catalogs. Best Buy always a crummy store IMO anyways.....
I don't know about to many big cities, but here in Topeka we have stores everywhere. But the largest group of all kind of stores is on the growing west side.
Wannermaker RD, where I once ran with my dog Freedom on a narrow grave county road. Farm land surronded the area.

Now most of them farmers are millionaires, with very big and nice homes just down the road from me a mile or so.

And this once desolate area is the spot to be if your looking for anything to buy.

In IN. we had a 18 mile drive to Vinncense the largest town that close. To get to a shopping place like above one had to then drive 50 miles to Evansville.

Very close to IL. & if one crossed the Ohio river they would be in Henderson, KT., which had plenty of car dealers.

But my wifes ex family head, my father in law told me they were going to build more stores in Vinnences.

Here is their on line newspaper: http://www.suncommercial.com/

And Topeka's one of three I know of: http://cjonline.com/
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