said by voipnpots:
I don't think they'll ever go under completely (especially considering the Best Buy stores near me are always packed), ...
Well, they may be "packed," but are all those people buying or just looking/trying-out?
One major problem that Best Buy faces right now is that many people use it as a showroom for online sites (like Amazon). They find out what model they like, then leave the store and order it online.
And with a cellular smartphone, people can check the online prices right in the store!
But once a particular model is decided on, people (like me) sometimes want it right away and buy it right there, especially if it's on sale that week and the online price difference is minimal (see: "Instant Gratification"