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Best Buy prepares to close many of its big box stores

Last Wednesday, Brian Dunn stepped down from his position as CEO of Best Buy. Initially, most speculated that Dunn was forced out due to the poor performance of the company under his tenure. Later in the day, however, we learned that Dunn only stepped down after an internal investigation found out that he "misused company assets" while having an improper relationship with a female employee.
This latest drama surrounding Best Buy came shortly after the company announced that it was closing 50 stores in an effort to save $800 million dollars. The company has already closed two of the 50 stores, and notified six others that they would be closing.
Yesterday, the company revealed the list of the remaining 42 stores that will be closed. Best Buy expects that most of the stores will permanently shut their doors to customers by May 2.
The company issued the following statement:
This was not an easy decision to make. We chose these stores carefully, and are working to ensure the impact to our employees will be as minimal as possible, while serving all customers in a convenient and satisfying way. But we also recognize the impact this news has on the people who deserve respect for the contributions they have made to our business.
We will be working to help these employees find other positions inside Best Buy. If they don’t find new positions, or if they choose not to work at a different location, a transition including severance packages will be available.
You can view the full list of stores that will close here.

Sources: Best Buy, Wall Street Journal

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RE: Three things they need to do
By Brandon Hill on 4/15/2012 5:17:44 PM , Rating: 3
Ditto on the music. I buy all my music through iTunes or Amazon (funny enough, Best Buy regularly runs 20% off discounts on iTunes cards).

I haven't bought a CD in years.

RE: Three things they need to do
By EnzoFX on 4/15/12, Rating: -1
RE: Three things they need to do
By cknobman on 4/16/2012 10:02:50 AM , Rating: 2
I know I am in the minority for sure but I have actually bought 4 CD's in the past 2 months all at Best Buy.

I bought them because:
A: My truck has a CD player with no MP3 jack
B: I stumbled into the $5 section and found some really good music there

RE: Three things they need to do
By StevoLincolnite on 4/16/2012 10:26:30 AM , Rating: 2
I haven't bought a CD in years.

What are these CD's you speak of!?

/end joke.

RE: Three things they need to do
By Brandon Hill on 4/16/2012 10:31:48 AM , Rating: 1
Ahh, physical media. The earliest I can remember back to using are vinyl records (I used to play MJ's "Thriller" over and over again).

I have the feeling that our first kid, due next month, will be going down this same path:

RE: Three things they need to do
By mattclary on 4/16/2012 12:28:53 PM , Rating: 3
I'm sorry, he's out to lunch on several of those items. The mouse isn't going anywhere. No matter the cool factor involved in multi-touch, the mouse requires less physical effort and is more ergonomic. Desktops will be around for quite some time.

RE: Three things they need to do
By ritualm on 4/16/2012 8:48:51 PM , Rating: 2
I still buy CDs besides regular trips to iTunes. Not from BB. Imported.

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