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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    Quentin Grey, 29 Nov 2008 @ 1:11pm

    Re: Re: VPR Matrix FT 9150

    I've had a VPR Matrix (FT)915OPE since they first came out. Still running fine w all four disks, 2TBs running RAID. Still puts many dual cores to shame.

    However, my kid accidentally ran over both my original Restore CD (Disk 1)and the Backup of that disk. I still have the Driver CD (Disk 2) and its backup as well.

    Best Buy no longer provides or sells the OEM CDs, "No Longer Available." I also tried Microsoft - " manufacturer." No help there.

    Would you consider selling me a duplicate of your Restore CD? Or possibly you know of another way to replace the CD?

    Kindly let me know either way.
    Thanks for your time.

    Quentin Grey

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