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Best Buy sales staff to get iPads

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Best Buy sales staff to get iPads
It seems cool to be a Best Buy employee these days - not only are you working for a prosperous enterprise, but you may even get to use hot gadgets like the Apple iPad, for example.

According to some info that showed up on Forbes, Best Buy is to deploy iPads to all of its sales staff. To be more precise: a person who is said to have "knowledge of corporate mobile device deployments" claims that one of the major US electronics retailers, which operates about 1100 stores in the country, is to provide all its sales staff with Apple iPads, and by the looks of it, Best Buy fits the deal quite nicely. First, the company has just over 1000 retails stores; secondly, this may come as an extension of its "Connected Store" vision, which involves giving mobile devices, including iPads, to its employees in 27 of its stores; and thirdly, Best Buy is an Apple partner with its distribution of the original iPad from last year. As of now however, Best Buy has neither confirmed, nor denied the rumor. It also isn't clear which version of the product the employees are going to get, but whichever it is, it'll undoubtedly be appreciated.

To all Best Buy sales staff out there - are you excited by the prospect of getting an iPad for you selling lots of goods throughout the year?

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posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:36

1. cc (unregistered)


Best buy employees don't even make commission. Nevermind free ipads.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 10:51

2. Perwilly (unregistered)


This must be a freakin fabulous perk. Just think...your employer 'gives' you something. I wonder how many of those employees will be declaring this on the 1040 and pay tax on this gift! ha!

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 18:18

15. ABQNM (unregistered)


The employer has to report it as income, so i twill be taxed either way, whether or not the employee reports it.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 14:17

3. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Free stuff. Who don't love free stuff???

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 17:37 3

4. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


You never could trust anything best buy employees told you, and this won't help things at all.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 21:46 1

8. GeekSquad CIA (unregistered)


Oh you humor me. Not that the iPad needs any help selling, but you sound extremely ignorant and misinformed..

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 17:58 1

5. lilly0x (unregistered)


i wish i could get free stuff. flippin greedy walmart. hahahaha

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 18:55 3

6. jodeci888 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Cool, if they do I highly recommend they come fully loaded with the basics.... ABCs and 123s, God know those those idiots need it. 99% of the workers are slooooow, stupid, fat, or geeky virgins that know NOTHING. As you can tell I've had quite a few run ins with their retarded geniuses.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 19:09 1

7. Dollgrin (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Nov 2010)


Haaaattteerrrrrr! haha jk

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 21:48

9. GeekSquad CIA (unregistered)


Terrible. If you're so informed, why would you need the help of a great sales force? Our real customers are more happy with us than just about any other store you can walk into. I appreciate the pent up rage though.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 16:28

14. Sirlantzz (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)


Pent up rage vs the facts? That's a good one. I've been to 10, count them, 10 different locations just to test the sales staff's knowledge. They're below average knowledge is just plain funny! Anybody can read a "faq Tag" or "Plan" booklet and regurgitate what it states w/ specs and details. That goes for the computer side too. The only ones that knew what they were talking about 95% of the time, were the stereo installers.

As for the "GeekSquad", your crew is primarily a bunch of self educated wannabe-tecs (meaning you tried it on your own computer or read it on some so-called "Hackers" forum").

So go right ahead and get your ipad so you can play with it to learn how to use it so-so, where as you should really take acollege course to learn about MAC producs inside and out. Good luck with your future GeekeSquad socalled Tecs.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 22:24 2

10. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


They seriously need a Speed Stick/Certs/Clearasil dispenser in their break room. Little bottles of shampoo to take home wouldn't hurt either. Yuck.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 22:58 2

11. jodeci888 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Geeksquad,
It is not pent up rage... but if I had to wear that outfit it would be. I am fairly informed, honestly talking to anyone @ best buy is usually for shits and giggles to see just how much bullshit they will try to feed you and sell you.... like trying to sell you a extended warranty on telephone that's on sale, totally worthless. It is just painfully trying to talk to a kids that dont even know their own passwords, to the company computer. P.S. The beige pants are not flattering on your chubby female coworkers.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 14:13

13. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Just curious, why are you even shopping at best buy when you already know things?
It's already been said that best buy is for the mass consumers who don't know much about what they're buying. Guess that makes you an idiot coming into unknown areas criticizing others while having no knowledge whatsoever. You're just a troll that wants to believe you know shit.
I wouldn't be surprised if you had an iOS device because that's exactly what it's for.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 19:14 1

16. jodeci888 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Hey porkychop,

I actually shop there for the exclusive DVDs and to laugh @ you and your coworkers.... WE all know that you work there. Best Buy is like the electronics version on Home Depot, you never find someone to help you, and if you do 1 out of 25 know something.

P.S. Your welcome, seeing as I am paying your salary.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 19:30

17. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


Home Depot isn't THAT bad now is it? I know it was a joke when I quit going there, but has it slipped that much now?

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 19:45

18. jodeci888 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 May 2009)


I actually like going to Home Depot, to play hide and go seek..... and they are good!!!!!!

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 23:22 2

12. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


If they tried to give me one of these giant ipod touches, I would quit on the spot!!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 00:31 1

19. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


whats wrong with the IPAD i wanna see u build ur own tablet with your own OS...Douche bag btw im no apple fan boy or android or black berry, palm, windows...ect im just a phone tech. fan okay

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 01:06 1

20. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


Isn't stockton the armpit of california? Thought so.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 19:35 1

21. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


isnt your mom the whore of the world ???

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 19:59

22. zun1mem (unregistered)


how about you stop dissing on best buy you good for nothing pricks. shows how much of a fucked up and shitty life you live to have to bash on a store and its employees. go kill yourself you low life scum bag. u hate yourself and everything in this world cus u cant get laid . i understand the fact that u cant get a girl to look at you cus your fucking retarded... so do us all a favor and go roll around in some gasoline and burn to death

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 20:49

23. STORMTROOPN (unregistered)


i dont understand why people say "i go to the store just to test their knowledge." or "i just go to laugh at them." what kind of life do you have? and you all are probably some of the poo butt customers that come in and think you know everything about the "service plan for the phone on sale" and then come in and bitch about it a month later when you break it.. shoulda spent that 6.99 foo.. and for Best Buy idiots being lazy/fat/retards/idiots, bring ur bitch up to Best Buy and watch me take her from you, sell her all kinds of shit she doesnt need and use your credit card.. player.. and we'll see you next week when you come spend more money with us :)

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