I’m a guy, but you probably guessed that by the name of my blog. When it comes to gifts, what do I and so many guys love, you guessed it, electronics and gadgets. Yes this is a generalization, but it is one that I continually hear from other guys that I know. For me, one of my first stops when shopping for electronics is Best Buy. Why shop here first versus going online? For me, I have to be honest and say that I will do my research online and read up on brands and what I may be looking for, but there is something about Best Buy and their employees that to me gives me peace of mind. Also, the staff there are so knowledgeable. I know that I can go in and ask any question and they seemingly always have the answer or know someone else has the answer. Online you do not always have the “experts” available for you and instead you have to search more and make your best guess or ask others online for their opinions.
The other thing that Best Buy does that you cannot get online is the ability to get your hands on most of the items that they sell and give them a test drive. On my visit to the store I saw many examples of adults and kids alike trying out phones, tablets, computers, televisions and so much more. These people were seeing first hand the benefits of the technology and always in the background were the helpful staff members that were eager to aid them with questions.
I always love having the ability to simply bask in the technology that surrounds you when you come into the store. Both seeing how things work as well as leaning through tactile means (which is how I tend to learn best).
I also love the breadth and depth of products that are available. Not only will you find televisions and computers, but you also will find musical instruments, household appliances, games and more. If it is technology related, best buy seems to have a connection to it.
I also like that Best Buy tends to have great prices from what I have seen in the past and I have ended up purchasing a number of things from them in the past (such as my Nikon DSLR camera that I own) because they had the best price as well as bundling that also is sometimes available depending on the product itself. On this trip, outside of a giftcard that I purchased, I also was looking for some new memory for my camera and they had a great sale going on for a 32GB card, which is great because I end up taking a lot of pictures and memories, so size and price of card really matters.
As I was preparing this story, I found a cool item that Best buy is now offering. For those of you on Twitter or even if you are not, Best Buy has put together a cool trending tool so that you can see what everyone is talking about. Best Buy’s trending page to show what gadgets are currently trending on Twitter (www.bestbuy.com/trending?ref=70&loc=12). Not surprisingly, apple’s IPhone and IPad are the numbers one and two at the writing of this.
Best Buy is rewarding the Gift-Giver, from December 11-24th, every time a customer purchases a $25 or more Best Buy gift card, in-store or online, they can scan/enter their gift card number to enter for a chance to win one of the daily prizes. Customers can enter via the Best Buy app by scanning their card or by going to www.bestbuy.com/givetowin/?ref=70&loc=12 and entering their card number.
(1) Grand Prize: $10,000 Best Buy gift card, (5) First Prizes: $500 Best Buy gift card, (10) Second Prizes: $100 Best Buy gift card, (40) Third Prizes: $50 Best Buy gift card
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