Skip to comments.Best Buy, CAIR and Boycotts
Posted on 06/07/2012 4:13:33 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
With Father's Day just over a week away, it is important to publicize the ongoing situation with Best Buy and CAIR. Best Buy was founded by Richard Schulze in 1966 and the first store opened in St. Paul, Minnesota. Listed in 2008 as a Fortune 500 Company, Best Buy declares this to investors and employees.
Our formula is simple: we're a growth company focused on better solving the unmet needs of our customers-and we rely on our employees to solve those puzzles. Thanks for stopping.
Although it seems a bit truncated as a mission statement, clearly the focus is on problem solving.
Thus, it is confusing why Best Buy has doubled down and insists on continuing its support of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In April of 2012, Islamist Watch publicized that Best Buy was a "Platinum Sponsor" for a fundraising banquet for the CAIR chapter. This alarming news led nearly 5,000 people to sign a pledge to boycott Best Buy until it rescinded its support for CAIR. As of the 3rd of June 2012, the petition at the site PetitionBuzz.com had 11,547 signatures. Nonetheless, Best Buy maintains that its
...customers and employees around the world represent a variety of faiths and denominations. We respect that diversity, and choose to engage with our customers, employees and communities in ways that reflect their traditions and maintain good relationships for Best Buy.
Let's clarify. CAIR is a front for terror groups. As highlighted at Discover the Networks.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I am glad that I purchased the PS3 so that I can watch Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus and not have to purchase any more DVDs from Best Buy. To think I spent hundreds of dollars in the store makes me sick. However, at least now I don’t have to spend another dime.
There is a word for Best Buy...
They shall pay the jizyah and be allowed to survive.
Thanks for posting this. I already knew this story but it’s good to be reminded.
Best Buy has abandoned the movie and music market. Our Best Buy relocated a few blocks away to an empty Circuit City Store, which is half the size of their old store. Their products are computers (the crappy ones), cell phones, video game consoles and TVs.
I have found that Barnes and Noble has a much larger selection of movies than Best Buy.
Spent $450. there last month, and often do. Not another dime.
Best Buy is headed for bankrupcy. It is a good time to pile on, so we can take credit for killing it.
Best Buy killed themselves. Their business model makes absolutely no sense when you can get everything in their store just as quickly and cheaper by mail and the internet.
But if we can make a political point on their demise, by all means, let us do so.
I have a question:
Let’s say someone goes Best Buy, purchases a networking router or switch or wireless device (just as an example), say in the $100 range, and takes it home, carefully opens it, removes the device, breaking any packing seals, then waits a few days, then returns the device in the box, completely good as new (but requiring some re-packing, of course) for a complete 100% refund, as allowed within their time-period.
My question is, has that person just cost Best Buy some money, or is the cost passed on to the manufacturer?
If 10,000 people do this, or 100,000, is Best Buy taking a hit of some kind?
I’m not suggesting anything... I’m just curious.
It’s something I’ve always wondered about.
I was talking to someone the other day who bemoaned that Amazon was killing Best Buy.
My response, like yours, was that Best Buy was killing itself because it offers absolutely nothing to compensate for its higher prices. I still buy my computer parts from Microcenter, a brick-and-mortar store, because I can go there and know that I’ll be able to talk with cool people who know what the hell they’re talking about.
Oh well. This issues with CAIR is just one more reason never to set foot in Best Buy.
Best Buy is close to Bankruptcy
I shopped at best buy once about 12 years ago... they do not back what they sell... have not been back since, and will pay higher prices just to stay out of their stores... screw ‘em
Go to Best Buy to see what a product looks like and then buy it at Amazon.
I know. It still feels good to sign the petition.
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