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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    Curtis Springer, 13 Jun 2004 @ 5:48pm

    Re: VPR Matrix

    i have a vpr matrix the company that makes them is Equus Computer Systems said above best buy manages the site only there the refrence you can not belive whois who is just tells you who registered the domaain the company that makes vpr is diffrent then the company who prmates vpr promoting being best buy and the company who manufactures them Equus Computer Systems

    i love vpr had problems took it to best buy the serviveced it that day june 1 2004! so what people said above is a falsety and not true i wish people would not thru in stuff they do not know nothing about if you do not know what company is best buy and you just do a whois know what a whois befor you use it i mean did you use the right who is there are 4 4 diffrent contants and 1 of them is for personal ip's ones routed to your pc and web ips the one the page looks up

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