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Best Buy announces locations for store closings
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Posted on 04/14/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT by nuconvert

Best Buy on Saturday announced the locations of 50 stores that it is closing this year, including seven in California, six in Illinois and six in the company's home state of Minnesota

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bestbuy; bhoeconomy; bigboxretailers; business; economy; electronics; layoffs; obamanomics; retail; storeclosings; storesclosing
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Source for store closures:

http://pr.bby.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=244152&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1683036&highlight=

Casa Grande 1004 N Promenade Pwy Casa Grande AZ

Lake Pleasant 10134 W Happy Valley Rd Peoria AZ

East Palo Alto 1751 E Bayshore Rd East Palo Alto CA

Westwood 10861 Weyburn Ave Los Angeles CA

Manteca 934 Perimeter Dr Manteca CA

Moreno Valley East 27220 Eucalyptus Moreno Valley CA

Ontario 4120 E 4th St Ontario CA

Pittsburg 4405 Century Blvd Pittsburg CA

Jamboree 2857 Park Ave Tustin CA

Arapahoe & Parker 15800 E Briarwood Cir Aurora CO

The Forum 9370 Dynasty Dr Fort Myers FL

Oldsmar 11655 W Hillsborough Ave Tampa FL

Fayetteville 128 Pavilion Pkwy Fayetteville GA

Loganville 4014 Atlanta Hwy Loganville GA

Addison 1038 N Rohlwing Rd Addison IL

87th & Dan Ryan 8900 S Lafayette Ave Chicago IL

Deerfield 200 S Waukegan Rd Deerfield IL

Matteson 4707 Lincoln Mall Dr Matteson IL

Mundelein 1100 N Rt 83 Mundelein IL

West Dundee 979 W Main St West Dundee IL

Speedway 10500 Parallel Pkwy Kansas City KS

Back Bay 360 Newbury St Boston MA

Wareham 2421 Cranberry Hwy Wareham MA

Inner Harbor 600 E Pratt St Baltimore MD

Hunt Valley 118 Shawan Rd Hunt Valley MD

Biddeford 405 Mariner Way Biddeford ME

*Brooklyn Center 5925 Earle Brown Dr Brooklyn Center MN

*Edina 3200 Southdale Cir Edina MN

*Hutchinson 1350 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson MN

*Lakeville 18350 Orchard Trl Lakeville MN

Rochester South 4540 Maine Ave Se Rochester MN

*Rogers 20870 Rogers Dr Rogers MN

Ellisville 15678 Manchester Rd Ellisville MO

Monroe 3151 W Highway 74 Monroe NC

Rocky Mount 1100 N Wesleyan Blvd Rocky Mount NC

Millard 12210 K Plz Omaha NE

East River Plaza 517 E 117th St New York NY

Steelyard Commons 3506 Steelyard Dr Cleveland OH

Salem Mall 5031 Salem Ave Dayton OH

Caguas Las Americas Expry PR52 Zafiro Caguas PR

Middletown 890 W Main Rd Middletown RI

Hickory Hollow 5255 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Antioch TN

Techridge 12901 North I-35 Austin TX

*Woodlake Parkway 6218 Woodglen San Antonio TX

Landmark Mall 5901 Stevenson Ave Alexandria VA

Cosner's Corner 9745 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg VA

East Richmond 4410 S Laburnum Ave Richmond VA

Mill Plain 16611 Se Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver WA

* indicates stores notified March 29, 2012 of closure plans Note: Two stores in Kansas City, MO (Metro North) and Scottsdale, AZ (Shea) permanently closed in February 2012

1 posted on 04/14/2012 5:34:39 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
East Palo Alto 1751 E Bayshore Rd East Palo Alto CA

Big surprise!

got shoplifting?

(Amish neighbourhood.)

2 posted on 04/14/2012 5:39:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nuconvert

Stores closing ?

Can’t be.... We are in The “Summer of Recovery III”

Just ask Joe Biden....

Toilet bowl has been flushed....we are just circling the bowl


3 posted on 04/14/2012 5:39:41 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: nuconvert
Many retailers are trying to get Massachusetts to tax Internet sales.Good thing I less than a half hour from two huge malls in New Hampshire...no sales tax.And on my tax return,on the line where you're required to report (and pay sales tax) on all such purchases I put ZERO.

And I sleep like a baby after having done so.

Best Buy is dying because of the Internet,just as Circuit City,CompUSA,Tower Records,etc,etc did.They'll soon go the way of Blockbuster,for better or for worse.

4 posted on 04/14/2012 5:43:25 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Same with Brooklyn center mn. Edina mn is a surprise. That’s rich snob area.

Don’t expect good deals. Rumor has it the good inventory is being moved to remaining stores.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: nuconvert

My neighbor is an attorney at their corporate headquarters. Hope her job is safe. This 0bamaconomy affects everyone.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 5:44:56 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: nuconvert

Six or seven each in California, Illinois and Minnesota, compared to all others which had three or less.

Population might be part of it, as well as the continuing varied impact of this recession.

Six in comparatively small MN is surprising.

Is some competitor hitting them especially hard there, maybe Fry’s?


7 posted on 04/14/2012 5:45:32 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gay State Conservative

I was glad to see compusa go.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 5:46:11 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: RegulatorCountry

Amazon is hitting them hard, I’ve read.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 5:47:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nuconvert

Easy to see the store closing in Vancouver, WA.
Drive across the Columbia river bridge into Portland, OR
There is zero sales tax in OR.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 5:48:50 PM PDT by entropy12 (I absolutely believe in American exceptional-ism, the Constitution and justice for all.)
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To: nuconvert

Westwood 10861 Weyburn Ave Los Angeles CA


Ive been to that location, surprised its one of the ones closing. California sales tax, as you all know, is through the roof. I buy my electronic items on amazon.com and other sites that offer no sales tax, otherwise even if its a good deal the sales tax kills it


11 posted on 04/14/2012 5:50:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DIRTYSECRET
I was glad to see compusa go.

I'm just curious - why? For myself I welcome as many stores as possible. I can decide whether to frequent them or not but I have never wanted any company to go out of business.

12 posted on 04/14/2012 5:51:51 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Gay State Conservative

I stopped shopping at Best Buy when the one in Dedham treated me horribly. I was in shock at how disrespectful the staff was - like they were getting paid to harass customers. Creepy. I really like Office Depot in Natick, they’re always great and impress me.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 5:52:53 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Revolting cat!

Would that be particularly noticable in Minnesota as opposed to.other states for some reason, maybe tax related?


14 posted on 04/14/2012 5:52:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nuconvert

Hells bells, I thought the 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell spokesmoron said “we’re in a recovery”?


15 posted on 04/14/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Virtual sales vs brick-and-mortar sales = no contest. I’m sure Border’s and Circuit City felt some of that pressure, among other reasons, too.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 5:56:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Revolting cat!

This was an interesting article posted earlier this year.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2012/01/02/why-best-buy-is-going-out-of-business-gradually/


17 posted on 04/14/2012 5:58:31 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: RegulatorCountry

MN is where Best Buy started. Perhaps some of their oldest stores are there. I do notice that most of their closings seem to be in Rat areas, too.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 5:59:17 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: carriage_hill

This is consistent with the glowing recovery data on foreclosures (about to spike) while prices are still falling.

“There is nothing wrong with this thriving economy” , and “have a few more buds”.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: nuconvert

More hope and change.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 6:00:21 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Many retailers are trying to get Massachusetts to tax Internet sales.

Also TVs are cheaper and with smaller margins. People are buying tablets and smartphones instead of computers. Most of BB's profit comes from financing and warranties. I don't know how that relates, but I'm throwing it out there. BB is making adjustments like opening smaller stores. We'll see how it works out.

21 posted on 04/14/2012 6:02:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

The two in NC are in secondary markets, possibly smaller stores or the population was never sufficient to support a presence.

Didn’t know Best Buy began in Minnesota. Maybe there is just a much larger presence in the state because of it, which led to more closures than comparably populated states.

It just stood out, that many closing there.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 6:03:57 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Revolting cat!

The location of the EPA store has been massively developed — big stores over there now including a massive IKEA which is always packed. Wasn’t many years ago that driving over there was to take your life in your hands.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 6:05:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: nuconvert

None in Wisconsin. mmm


24 posted on 04/14/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: nuconvert

Pennsylvania has been spared? BB did close a few stores here a while back. Surprised that the remaining ones aren’t gone.

Went into a Best Buy once. Wasn’t impressed with the merchandise, staff or atmosphere.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: nuconvert

I notice that they are mostly in Blue States....


26 posted on 04/14/2012 6:07:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Ditto with me. I buy as little as possible in CA now. I’ve been an Amazon Prime customer for five years and pay a flat annual rate of $70 for unlimited shipping of items. I bought a 55 inch Panny plasma last summer and got it from some dealer in NYC - no sales tax, no shipping, and very low price. Arrived in perfect condition and works great. Anything to deny this stinkin’ state “revenue” is a good thing. I think the only things I buy locally anymore are food, clothes, gasoline, and nursery plants.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 6:08:25 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Gay State Conservative

Circuit City died because they had idiots running the company.......


28 posted on 04/14/2012 6:09:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Moonman62

“I do notice that most of their closings seem to be in Rat areas, too.”

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I noticed that, too. Only a few in red states, and even those seem to be in blue areas.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 6:09:58 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: nuconvert

CA, IL, and MN took the biggest hits.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 6:12:14 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I am going to purchase a new laptop. I found a good deal on Tigerdirect(no sales tax, but 10 bucks for shipping) will most likely get a Sony Vaio laptop and upgrade on the memory. Best Buy is just too darn expensive, for practically the same laptop(but it does include a bluRay player that I dont need) its 699.99 plus tax and of course the stupid recycle fee(I seriously hate progressives!) it would come out to almost 780 bucks..its ridiculous how the sales tax kills every single good deal out there. I haven’t bought an electronic item from the local stores here in years. Everything is purchased online either from amazon or jr.com, or now from tigerdirect


31 posted on 04/14/2012 6:13:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Brilliant

Not enough welfare money being spent on flat screens?


32 posted on 04/14/2012 6:13:53 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I would say Walmart went into the electronics in a big way. While Walmart does not carry as broad a line as Big Buy the siphoned sales could make a difference.

I have come to like Ebay. Ebay has a broader line of many products.With free shipping and paypal, orders to vendors with good feedback are quick and easy.


33 posted on 04/14/2012 6:15:16 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: nuconvert

I just bought my new iMac at the Best Buy in Overland Park, KS. That store is always busy so I never go on the weekend.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: entropy12

“Easy to see the store closing in Vancouver, WA.
Drive across the Columbia river bridge into Portland, OR
There is zero sales tax in OR.”
Yep, and those nappy headed cracker ho’s can’t even buy shampoo to wash those stupid dreadlock hairdos.
I was there last summer and noticed the young college aged girls had the stupid dreadlocks hair style. While I was paying out at the counter, the girl with cat crap hair mentioned that there was no sales tax in OR.
I said, “ no sales tax in OR and you still can’t afford shampoo to wash that nasty head?”
My wife is still laughing on that one!!!!!


35 posted on 04/14/2012 6:19:01 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: entropy12

Okay, so what’s the difference in what you pay for gas to drive over the bridge vs sales tax. I can see some savings on high end products, but ... just saying.


36 posted on 04/14/2012 6:24:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Brilliant
The Best Buy in Tustin CA is about three years old. Not surprised that is closing considering there are several within five miles and the parking situation at the Tustin District does not help.
37 posted on 04/14/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: nuconvert

Best Buy = Worst Buy. Their staff is just plain awful and rude. Good riddance.


38 posted on 04/14/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: gusopol3
I heard that BB was going to go the way of Costco...ala membership/club.

They've a lot of "catching up" to do, if true.

39 posted on 04/14/2012 6:28:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ozaukeemom

We just purchased a samsung fridge at the best buy in Brookfield . Sale price on the 25 cu ft model was 999.00 including delivery. Good price and the sales person was decent . Our 20 year old GE died finally.


40 posted on 04/14/2012 6:29:38 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: nuconvert

I used to go to Bestbuy to try and get one of their
advertised specials for laptops...after going in and telling their
staff I wanted to buy a specific one, they had to go and
and they said they couldn’t find that one, but they had one
with a 100 dollar “package” i.e. antivirus/Microsoft stuff
added to it...I said that was “bait and switch” and I would never
buy anything from them. Then I started noticing how
ignorant most of the sales staff was about their products...
I hope they go out of business...actually it was probably
in their business plan anyway....build up clientele with
low prices, and then blast everyone who comes in with
so-so prices, bait and switch , then go bankrupt....


41 posted on 04/14/2012 6:37:05 PM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Newegg is hitting them hard. I bought a Lenovo laptop yesterday morning. A6 processor, 6650M crossfire video, 6G, 500G...$500.


42 posted on 04/14/2012 6:45:28 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: gusopol3

They got a lot of attention for having the biggest crowds on Day After Thanksgiving, but when the final numbers came out, they’d lost money because people were only buying the heavily discounted sale items and weren’t buying any of the full price items the sales were supposed to bring them to.


43 posted on 04/14/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Gay State Conservative

........Best Buy is dying because of the Internet,just as Circuit City,CompUSA,Tower Records,etc,etc did.They’ll soon go the way of Blockbuster,for better or for worse.


I hope they don’t go - I can’t drive up to and walk into the internet when I need something TODAY - doesn’t happen often but it does happen.

My brother works at Best Buy and he refers to Best Buy as Amazon’s show room. He knows his future there is short ......


44 posted on 04/14/2012 6:52:10 PM PDT by gnawbone
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To: Getready

I had the exact same experience with the BB in Coral Springs, FL.


45 posted on 04/14/2012 6:54:44 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Getready
I had problems several times with them over just what you describe plus some other things.I took my complaint all the way to some VP at the home office, and after a long conversation with him, he basically said the I was right but that is just the way it is, take it or leave it.I went eslewhere for the computer and bought a large refridgerator from someone else, too.

I hope they belly up the whole chain, good riddance.

46 posted on 04/14/2012 6:54:57 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: fatnotlazy

My college age grandson bought a video there and paid with his debit card in spite of the fact that he was only to use the card to withdraw cash from the bank to buy one tank of gas a week. Within 24 hours some Asian gal had a card with her name and his account number and bought jewelry and clothes at the GAP in Canada to the tune of almost $4,000. No more Best Buy or debit card!


47 posted on 04/14/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Red Badger

The BB here opened up in a building that was previously occupied by Circuit City! Somewhat ironic .....


48 posted on 04/14/2012 7:01:45 PM PDT by gnawbone
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To: plain talk

I get *tremendous* service at our local CompUSA in Brandon, FL. In fact, they are the only company I allow to send ads to my email box.


49 posted on 04/14/2012 7:02:31 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Sarah Barracuda

lots o good laptops in the $350-400 range. Look for 4gb memory and HDMI out. Intel processor too. I use AMD on desktops I build but I don’t understand how AMD rates its mobile processors


50 posted on 04/14/2012 7:06:28 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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