Computers

by Mike Masnick




Best Buy Selling Their Own Computers

from the tried-and-failed-before dept

Best Buy has quietly started to follow a strategy that many of its competitors have tried without any hint of success before: they're selling their own brand of computers. There are a number of problems with this idea, but Best Buy doesn't seem to care. I think they're being incredibly stupid in trying to launch an entirely new "brand" for the computers called "vpr Matrix". If they just labeled them as Best Buy computers they wouldn't have such an branding problem. But, now, no one knows what a vpr Matrix computer is - and are willing to spend more on a known brand. They also risk pissing off companies like HP, Compaq and Sony who all sell through Best Buy.

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    Shirlee, 7 Sep 2002 @ 9:58am

    Re: VPR Matrix

    I have had my VPR 226R only a month. Best Buy treated me so rude and I am sitting here with a computer that does not work and I am out $1300.00.I found out the parts are not compatable and the drivers will not load. Best Buy told me it is my loss and VPR can not help, they are trying but can't get any help either I guess. Best Buy is so deceitful.

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