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Windows 8 HP PCs pop up at Best Buy stores

Windows 8 HP PCs pop up at Best Buy stores

We've heard a lot about Windows 8 today - Netflix pushed a Windows 8 update earlier today, we learned a little more about the Windows 8 marketing campaign, and - most importantly - the new OS officially went up for pre-order. With that mind, Best Buy has wasted no time putting Windows 8 PCs on display in some of its stores. WinSource reports that at least one Best Buy store is showing off a number of HP Windows 8 notebooks, ultrabooks, and all-in-one PCs to get customers excited about the release of the latest Windows installment.

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Best Buy battles “showrooming” with internet price-matching

Best Buy battles “showrooming” with internet price-matching

Best Buy will match online pricing during the holiday season, so as to reduce the impact of "showrooming" where would-be buyers play with products in-store but then order them from cheaper internet vendors. Meanwhile, free home delivery will be offered for products currently out of stock, sources speaking to the WSJ claim, though it's possible that Best Buy may exclude some items from the price matching program, which is still being worked out.

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Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Today is a hot day for your Acer Windows 8-bound notebook family with not just the V5 series popping up for touchscreen laptop justice, but with the Aspire M5 Series Ultrabook as well. What we've got here with the M5 Ultrabook is a unit that will be sold exclusively by Best Buy stores in the United States - so don't expect them anywhere else, basically. Here you'll have an 8-hour battery life supporting a 14-inch Aspire M5-481PT and a 15.6-inch Aspire M5-581T. They come in different colors, too!

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Best Buy founder moves ahead with $11 billion buyout plan

Best Buy founder moves ahead with $11 billion buyout plan

Electronics retailer Best Buy has been having a difficult time recently with sagging profits and other challenges. Best Buy founder Richard Schulze has been working with at least four different private equity firms to examine the books of the ailing retail giant. The reason Schulze is digging through the books is that he is leading an attempt to take Best Buy private with a possible buyout.

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Brick-And-Mortars Are In Trouble, But They Can’t (And Won’t) Die

Brick-And-Mortars Are In Trouble, But They Can’t (And Won’t) Die

For years now, the technology world has been sounding the death knell for brick-and-mortar stores. Consumers and even online retailers reason that technology customers are too knowledgeable of the deals available online and see no reason to head to the store to pick up a product. Instead, they can have it delivered to their home in no time.

For that reason, just about everyone believes that technology brick-and-mortar stores will eventually go extinct. A host of companies have tried to be successful in that market, like Circuit City, CompUSA, and others, and they have all failed. Now Best Buy, the company that helped put tons of competitors into the ground, is starting to lose its footing.

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Best Buy borrows Apple Store strategy for retail relaunch

Best Buy borrows Apple Store strategy for retail relaunch

Best Buy is borrowing some Apple-style retail polish for its "Best Buy 2.0" in-store experience, the company has confirmed, trialling a new approach to brick & mortar selling that it hopes will claw back from online sales. The test stores - described as part of the chain's "catch-up" by interim CEO Mike Mikan - feature a "Solution Central" help desk in the center, similar to Apple's Genius Bar, the WSJ reports, as well as increasing the options for paying for items in store.

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Best Buy Galaxy S III leak results in lawsuit

Best Buy Galaxy S III leak results in lawsuit

So we all know the typical life of the rumor mill that surrounds a new electronic device, right? Before the product is announced, tips and leaks come from overseas manufacturing plants, but once the device becomes a known quantity, everyone turns to one channel for unannounced product info - the retail channel. But Best Buy wants to put an end to that side of the cycle.

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Best Buy considers in-store competitor price streaming

Best Buy considers in-store competitor price streaming

If you hear an analyst talk about the state of Best Buy these days, you'll no doubt hear stories about how consumers now walk into the store with the sole purpose of scanning items with their phone to see what the price is at places like Amazon or Walmart. A lot of people like to talk about the phenomenon of customers using Best Buy as nothing more than a "showroom." Some experts will tell you this phenomenon is blown way out of proportion, and Best Buy could have its own way of fixing that.

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Best Buy founder and major shareholder Richard Schulze resigns

Best Buy founder and major shareholder Richard Schulze resigns

Best Buy has been facing some serious problems over the last year. It lost CEO Brian Dunn this year and it has been closing stores in an effort to shore up operations and return the profits it once enjoyed. Best Buy and other major electronics retailers are having a hard time with stiff competition from online retailers and other physical retailers such as Walmart who have stepped into the electronics segment in force.

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