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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    richard f gazdzik, 25 Aug 2005 @ 10:43pm

    Re: VPR Matrix

    i have a vpr matrix 2020 machine, need to restore windows but am missing a restore disc for this model if anyone has an extra copy or could make a copy i'd be very happy to pay the shipping. I tried contactin vpr matrix through there website and like above states there is no way of contacting them.

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