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    American TV

    I was never a big fan but I hate to see Best Buy the only one left in this segment. I wonder what will go into the location on 86th st., seems like a prime location.


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    Re: American TV

    I never understood why someone would go to american when nebraska furn mart was an option



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    Re: American TV

    I'll be curious to see if homemaker's/nfm look to grow from their current size in electronics/appliances.


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    Re: American TV

    I only made one purchase at American. It was a digital camera for my wife for Christmas. Took it out of the box and every picture we took was out of focus. I took it back and asked for an exchange. That's when I realized their policy was no exchanges. They said they would send it to Nikon in Japan and we would have it back in six weeks. It wasn't until I spoke to the manager and threatened to tell everyone I knew not to but at American that they agreed to give me a new camera.

    Haven't stepped in there since.



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    I had good experiences buying furniture there. Less competition is rarely a good thing.


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    Re: American TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I had good experiences buying furniture there. Less competition is rarely a good thing.

    Yeah, we just got rid of furniture we bought when we got married back in '02. Held up great and had reasonable prices. Just needed something else now.



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    Re: American TV

    I was in the market for a new TV. Guess I'll be hitting up their fire sale this week.


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    Re: American TV

    Eleven stores are closing with 989 people.


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    Re: American TV

    I do have to say that some of their electronics sales people were the worst I had ever dealt with. Really pushed the Monster cable and warranty.



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    Re: American TV

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I do have to say that some of their electronics sales people were the worst I had ever dealt with. Really pushed the Monster cable and warranty.

    That sounds like Best Buy. Maybe they have the same training consultants.



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    That place creeped me out. Felt like a Rent-A-Center mixed with a lobby of a hotel that was last updated in 1992.


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    Re: American TV

    Stopped in there in December looking for a kitchen table and chairs, as well as a new refrigerator.
    The table/chairs sales lady could not have been more disinterested. We looked at, opened, and took measurements on several fridges - 2 or 3 employees looked at us, but no one approached. Left and vowed to never return. Guess that will be pretty easy.



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    Re: American TV

    That's too bad. I got a fridge, dishwasher, oven, big screen tv's and full entertainment center all from American. They always matched or beat any price quotes that I got from Best Buy. If anything this kind of sucks because it gives us one less option in the DM area.



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    Re: American TV

    Pretty obvious Best Buy and similar stores are having a rough time. Reality is that shoppers tend to do their homework on their high end purchases now, and uninformed salespeople reflect poorly on the stores they work for. The amazon review system (while it has it's flaws) is amazing and really helps when you're looking for the best product for the dollar, best product period, or just trying to weed out the crap. I actually hate purchasing these sorts of things in stores as I might not know anything about the item I'm looking at, and the sales people are generally no help.

    I'm not sure BB will make it, but they do seem to be desperately trying to retool their niche. The return policy is outstanding, the warranties can be great in some cases, and the service related items (geek squad) probably are the only reason they didn't go under. I'm hoping they'll innovate somehow, and don't just wait for the tax equality laws to take effect.


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    Re: American TV

    Only went to American once. Wife and I were looking at living room furniture. This was early on in our marriage. Didn't have a ton of cash to spend, so we were cruising the clearance section. I found a couch that I thought was nice. Called my wife over and told her to try it. She sat down on the other end and immediately was like, "I don't like it. The arm is uncomfortable. Too hard and angular." I said "Really? I think the arm is awesome. It's really plush and soft."

    Long story short, neither of us had noticed that they had taken two damaged couches with similar colors(but completely different arms), Frankensteined them together, and still slapped a $400 price tag on it. There was nothing on the tag indicating what had been done. Seemed pretty shady to us, so we decided to go elsewhere.


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