|reply to cpsycho |
Re: Futureshop/Bestbuy abruptly shut down a dozen stores
said by cpsycho:+1 said by vue666:
I hate to hear about people losing their jobs.... I guess folks prefer to shop online at Newegg, NCIX, TigerDirect, etc....
When a video card of the same make and model is $75 at newegg and $275 at Future Shop, where would you buy it?
They are playing in a market which they have become to irrelevant and are just getting by through a process of ripping people off on year's old hardware at current day prices. That model was bound to fail sooner or later.
I regularly use NewEgg and NCIX. Just recently I stepped into a BB for the first time in years and didn't actually buy anything as the item I wanted wasn't in stock even though their website claimed it was...
That's always been the case though, Future Shop hardware was always 200% more than the PC shops and from the looks of it, it rarely went off the shelves... and that goes back to the 90's.
|reply to creed3020 |
Not to defend them, but it's not as easy as an NCIX or Newegg.
Those two sell "parts" , that you put together yourself, so it's not difficult to get bleeding edge equipment.
FS and BB are Box pushers, they buy up truckloads of PC's that are outdated 5 minutes after they hit the store shelves.
Same thing happened during my Shack Days. Lead time on new computers (and the industry didn't move anywhere as fast back then) was 6 months, so deciding to buy(have Tandy Build?)a computer 6 months in advance at a current price point doesn't work and it outdated and overpriced by the time it hits the stores.
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Since you mentioned the Shack :
The Source is opening 20 new stores and renovate 50. They have more than 700 locations. The renovation number is nothing, they used to do one or two per year per district anyway.
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said by donoreo:As discussed in the Kindle thread, my attempt to buy a Kindle there was typical of the kind of place they are and have always been: behind the times, uncompetitive, and sometimes downright shady. So Bell thinks this is a promising business model worth investing in? Why am I not surprised? No worries, though, whatever they lose on that venture will be more than compensated by the Toronto Maple Leafs gold mine!
The Source is opening 20 new stores and renovate 50.
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