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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    Kevin, 21 Jun 2008 @ 9:54am

    Re: VPR Matrix 2020 - What A Work Horse

    I agree with your "What a Work Horse" comments. I purchased my VPR Matrix 2020 in 2002 and have not had a problem, thank goodness since I am not a computer guru. However, my computer tech told me that he is impressed with my Matrix 2020. This has been an outstanding system and continues to handle everything that I ask it to do. If I had to do it all over again, I would!!!

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