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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    Joe Schmow, 9 Jan 2004 @ 12:18pm

    Re: VPR Matrix

    you would be in worse shape if you got an HP...their PCs are horrible

    I've had a VPR4100 for just over a year and haven't had a single problem and was made for upgrading easily

    My VPR MATRIX works great...only downside was the crappy video card(32mb geforce2mx) that came with. It was custom built for the person I was at the time since I didn't play many games or big video editing projects but needed some power under the hood for some programs like Photoshop and such. Now I game and video edit so I bought a 9600XT recently.

    VPR's design is perfect for upgrades...I can't stress that enough

    I'm a happy owner of one

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