MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Black Friday -- Shopping Can Be Fun, Really
Any of you with teenagers know that you're frequently unpopular with them for major issues like, say, breathing, and for awhile, our policy of not buying electronics, CDs, DVDs, or digital detritus re... Posted on 11/19/12 at 5:34 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Made in China
Note: Thank you to all those who took a look at my preview video of my book project! I'm about 30% of the way toward my fundraising goal so I can publish the paperback and format & publish the ele... Posted on 5/19/12 at 8:54 AM
IN THE BLACK Free Electronic Recycling at Best Buy
Best Buy is eliminating a $10 fee that covered many items disposed of through its in-store electronics recycling program.
Even if you did not purchase the products at Best Buy you can still drop i... Posted on 11/14/11 at 8:13 AM
Two months after Best Buy finally relented and agreed to shrink its big-box footprint, the electronics retailer Tuesday previewed a future strategy that's notably different from its past. Yet at a company that climbed to prominence with the big box, it's still awkward to talk about closing or shrinking some of them.
The decline adds urgency to the Minnesota-based electronics retailer's bid to remake its business by opening smaller stores and focusing on more profitable, fast-growing categories such as tablet computers and smartphones.
rices for high-definition LCD TVs will fall more than twice as fast as they have so far this year as manufacturers and retailers clear out inventory, analysts predict.
New sets will also be cheaper because TV makers have been getting great deals on the most expensive parts, the glass LCD panels.
The nation's retailers expanded their hours and offered deep discounts on everything from toys to TVs in hopes of getting consumers, many of whom are worried about high unemployment and tight credit, to open their wallets.
If you want to buy a high-definition camcorder, no problem — you have a range of options. If you want to watch your video on a TV, or share it with your sister, good luck — the consumer electronics giants have put the cart before the horse, as it were.
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