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Best Buy (BBY) is on watch to see if shares can keep rallying after they set a 13-month high...

Best Buy (BBY) is on watch to see if shares can keep rallying after they set a 13-month high yesterday. Analysts have been gushing over the retailer's plan to bring boutiques into its stores - including Janney Capital's David Strasser who declared the "end of showrooming" at Best Buy.
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  • vallies
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    It would be nice for those who stand outside in those lines in the cold to have a coffee and something sweet to snack on. What about a music shop that actually sells instruments. A tattoo shop I don't know who cares just have someone else in their to help carry the cost. Like when you went to college you had room mates to split the rent. Oh, I believe I was saying this when BBY was 11. I think I was called simple. Can you believe some people were actually chuckling in hopes that this store could go under, even some of the employees. You know who you are. No guts, you know the rest.
    5 Apr 2013, 07:07 AM Reply Like
  • ML610
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    Textbook example of the need to do your own research. Plenty of know it alls citing inaccurate information and offering strategy on how to run a 50 billion retailer when they themselves have never operated something larger than a lemonade stand. For what it's worth , mco had a piece downplaying the show rooming effect 6 months ago.
    5 Apr 2013, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • vallies
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    Well, if you were picking up BBY at 11, you would be able to have a nice lemonade rainbow drink right now. Looks like someone missed a good run. Add a little sugar too your drink "Sour Puss".
    6 Apr 2013, 07:44 PM Reply Like
  • vallies
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    Your not going to look back, and neither would I, so some of the things I was suggesting. Washer and Dryers, a housing recovery. 5G T.V.. Apple T.V.. The possibility of holographic gamming. I did mention something about local and state taxes regarding your on line purchases, but I guess we will have on line gambling for that!!!. I still can't believe with all the short falls the government is having that we don't have a 3 or 4 percent tax for all on that. I wanted to have DNKN to move in, or something like that. It would have helped with DNKN's growth and would have helped with the cost sharing with BBY. But where would you put the drive through window. DNKN thrives on that.
    7 Apr 2013, 06:32 AM Reply Like
  • f5alcon
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    How does adding boutiques end people show rooming?
    5 Apr 2013, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • vallies
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    You need to get people to want to go there first, then stay and play.
    7 Apr 2013, 01:35 AM Reply Like
  • vallies
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    The whole slump of CD's is reflected in the area of space it once used to cover. People at on time used to go into music stores and look through all the albums. They used to do that with CD's. That doesn't happen to much now. So what can you do, and these were just suggestions. How about pitting a music store in which actually sells instruments? The idea would be to have people look and play coupled with a small coffee shop so that people could sit down and listen. Then you could have touring acts come and sign autographs and maybe BBY could also help sell tickets. There is allot of talent out there that before hand wouldn't have been noticed because of the old A&R arm. BBY could take advantage of that. You want the customer to come and stay and play. People don't realize that we are just in the early stages of this. They were all just ideas. I just had to think of something. When everyone else is laughing at the demise of a company, I have to try and think of something, no matter how silly it seems at the time.
    7 Apr 2013, 06:58 AM Reply Like
  • Solana Partners
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    I've always wondered what is the correct sales tax on a smartphone sold in CA ? Take the current Samsung G III , a few stores charge tax on the retail price and others charge tax on the subsidy price . How can both Costco and VZW claim to be correct . Anyone know the BOE in California ruling . Regards
    5 Apr 2013, 05:14 PM Reply Like
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