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Amazon has quietly been debuting in-home tech services

Post by Turtleneck on Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 10:04

https://www.recode.net/2017/7/10/15947690/best-buy-stock-drop-amazon-geek-squad-competitor

On Monday morning, Recode reported that Amazon was quietly building out its own competitor to Best Buy’s Geek Squad gadget repair and installation service.

Almost immediately, investors reacted by selling out of Best Buy’s stock in a big way — the stock was down more around 7 percent as of 11:30 am ET on Monday. That drop works out to a loss of more than $1 billion in market cap for the brick-and-mortar electronics retailer.

The new Amazon offerings include free 45-minute in-home consultations focusing on how best to use the Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Amazon is also offering paid installations of “smart home” gadgets like Ecobee thermostats that respond to Alexa voice commands.

Best Buy already offers similar services through Geek Squad, the tech assistance service it acquired 15 years ago. But any time Amazon enters a new market, the stock price of competitors usually suffers — and since Geek Squad has played a critical role in Best Buy’s turnaround story, today’s stock moves are no surprise.

You might want to take Best Buy in your next death pool thing.
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Post by Death Roe on Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 10:07

Geek Squad is the worst. Glad to see that part hurting BB.

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Post by aualum06 on Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 10:07

Best buy still exists?
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Post by Death Roe on Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 10:08

aualum06 wrote:Best buy still exists?

Their Gamers Club discounts and the Rewards are good, and they'll price match with Amazon or any legitimate online retailer, which is nice.

Geek Squad can die a horrible death, though.

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Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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