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12 May 2017 - 07:12 PM
Their ex-head of purchasing embezzled tens of millions if not a hundred million plus dollars by causing them to substantially overpay for goods from various vendors, who would then give the employee kickbacks. IIRC, he also set up dummy corporations to act as middle men more or less doing the same. Literally ever since that time, their once amazing deals were reigned in, undoubtedly to make up the enormous losses.
Here's a good summary:
Good read for sure but a company generating 2+ billion in revenue would rebound from a 40-60 million dollar write off like that by now. They prob had to raise capital or borrow and needed larger profit margins to grow or stay in business. Places like frys and Best Buy are slowly going extinct. I still notice good savings on big ticket items, but not so much on things that get you in the door like video games, movies, and cheap gadgets.
10 May 2017 - 10:44 PM
is this the same as their "customer appreciation" sale .
I dunno what happen to frys they used to be the place that had the best deals and now its pure dog crap.
I notice if you're shopping for the truely high end or flagship products like a $3000 tv or a 2500 av receiver or speaker set then their still a great place to get those items at 40-60% off. The receiver I bought had a $2500 MSRP (still does to this day) and I paid $990 with tax. Their best deals always say name brand product...but must see the price and model in store.
28 March 2017 - 07:47 PM
Got mine yesterday at a Walmart near me that popped up on Brickseek. I wasn't actively looking until the second wave, since I figured the first wave would be the most prone to defects. I skipped the Wii U after being disappointed with the Wii, so I'm hoping Nintendo rereleases a bunch of stuff from the prior generation. Seems like quite a few more are popping up now, so I'm sure everyone looking will get one soon.
Having owned a wii and bought a Wii U for my nephew I can say I like the switches concept better than both. It's what made both systems great in one. No complaints here and it's been a glorified $500 (w/accessories) Zelda device. That being said I can't wait till it gets netflix and YouTube. I'll stop using any other streaming devices.