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Old 01-05-2010, 07:03 AM
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Bestbuy is opening up in the UK.

A massive store is opening 2 miles from where I live in Thurrock, Essex.

PC World & Bestbuy - 500 meters separate these stores.

I have concerns over the immediate impact to my company but in the long run it will be the customers who suffer the most.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:17 AM
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I have concerns over the immediate impact to my company but in the long run it will be the customers who suffer the most.
From my experience, I will say that you may have to alter your business/marketing plan because of this and redefine your niche. (See Bryces blog article this week).

One observation, I am pretty much against bashing the competition when talking with customers. Best Buy/GeekSquad is not the devil, but there are things that an independent can do much much better. Emphasize that.
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Bestbuy is opening up in the UK.

A massive store is opening 2 miles from where I live in Thurrock, Essex.

PC World & Bestbuy - 500 meters separate these stores.

I have concerns over the immediate impact to my company but in the long run it will be the customers who suffer the most.
Bring them on i know a few techs who actively persue to have their stores open as close as possible to PC World and make a good living from their locations
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:51 PM
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The Geek Squad have been around in the UK for a while now: http://www.geeksquad.co.uk/, they just never really had their own store. I don't think this is necessarily a a bad thing, big box stores quite often drive business to smaller techs due to their lack of competance
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:15 PM
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The Romans passed by, The French (tried), and many other...
UK is not US. They'll have to adjust.
Glad to hear that PC World will have some serious competition.

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