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Best Buy takes "drive toward" number one videogames retailer
Posted: 15.04.2011 12:44 by Simon Priest Comments: 6
That big whopping chain of stores by the name of Best Buy is now adding "dedicated, informed, and engaged" videogames employees to flog their wares.

They're tasked with getting customers to pre-order, to sell "exclusive digital add-ons," and work by their new game sales desks. Trade-in credits are offered.

Those credits for second-hand games aren't just to buy other games though but can be used for any monetary purchase at Best Buy. Has the videogames retail sector just got sexy? No, but at least now Best Buy understand people like to buy games, which is good.

GameStop of course have just bought Stardock's Impulse digital store platform. It's almost as if the traditional retail sector is waking up and know a thing or two needs to change.
Source: VG247

Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 17, 2011
herodotus
Don't have either store in my locale, but I'll be interested to see what on offer digitally. As for the staffing approach, it's the same thing EB Games (then Electronics Boutique) took when I was a Manager in trhe '90's. Not a very happy place to work overall.
By festalx (SI Member) on Apr 17, 2011
festalx
:D
By Zvezdalina (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 17, 2011
Zvezdalina
Ooooh, nice. A very nice idea. I will definitely have to check out they online offer. :-)
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 17, 2011
FoolWolf
We don't have Best Buy here in Sweden I think. If we do - they are far from a major retailer...
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Apr 18, 2011
K3Spice
Should be nice to have some more game retailers.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 18, 2011
FoolWolf
Here in Sweden we have all the electronic supermarkets, some of the ordinary super markets for food as well. Then we have media shops online and pure game retailers as well. Most have great shops online and have had for years.