Tagged with: Best Buy

Best Buy, 7-Eleven Shut Down NFC Capabilities at Registers

Best Buy, 7-Eleven Shut Down NFC Capabilities at Registers

Best Buy and 7-Eleven have started shutting down near-field communications (NFC) capabilities in their stores’ point-of-sale terminals, making it even harder for Isis and Google to get their fledgling smartphone payments services off the ground. According to a report in ComputerWorld, payments technology analysts say Best ...

Moto G (Verizon) Comes to Best Buy for $99.99 Off-Contract

Moto G (Verizon) Comes to Best Buy for $99.99 Off-Contract

Best Buy is selling the Motorola Moto G for Verizon with no contract for $99.99. The retailer said it is selling the device at its U.S. stores, including Best Buy Mobile stores. "The phone is currently landing in stores and is available for sale as soon as it arrives," Best Buy spokesman Jonathan Sandler told The Times. The ...

Best Buy’s Ultimate Gamers Showdown Kicks Off on Monday in New York City, San Francisco

Best Buy’s Ultimate Gamers Showdown Kicks Off on Monday in New York City, San Francisco

Best Buy is kicking off its Ultimate Gamers Showdown on Monday night in New York City and San Francisco. Marking the arrival of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One, Best Buy is letting gamers across the country compete and test their skill in Madden NFL 25, with the grand prize winner heading home with a $1,500 ...

Xbox One Sells Out At Best Buy

Xbox One Sells Out At Best Buy

Today is the day that diehard gamers have been looking forward to all year -- it's Xbox One launch day. Launching in 15 markets for $499.99 (USD), Microsoft's first new console since 2005 is launching with 22 titles for you to choose from. This day has been a long time coming, and Best Buy is ready for it. I chatted with ...

Samsung Galaxy Gear Return Rate at Best Buy is More Than 30%

Samsung Galaxy Gear Return Rate at Best Buy is More Than 30%

When a Samsung exec reportedly admitted that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch “lacks something special,” he wasn’t kidding. Leaked sales documents obtained by Geek.com show that the return rate for the Galaxy Gear “is trending above 30%” in Best Buy stores, an alarmingly high rate for a device that Samsung had hoped ...

Best Buy Offers $100 Trade-In Promotion on Any Working Smartphone

Best Buy Offers $100 Trade-In Promotion on Any Working Smartphone

Aiming to get a greater share of iPhone buyers, Best Buy is planning another promotion, this time guaranteeing at least $100 credit with the trade-in of any working smartphone. That makes the base-model iPhone 5c free with any trade-in, and the 16 gigabyte iPhone 5s available for $99 (though customers may still owe sales ...

Samsung Says It Isn’t Looking to Invest in Best Buy

Samsung Says It Isn’t Looking to Invest in Best Buy

It may be the weekend, but the world’s biggest companies don’t take time to rest and — to that end — Samsung spoke up to deny speculation that it is planning to invest in US retailer Best Buy. The Korea Times reported that senior executives at the two companies — which partnered in April to introduce to 1,400 ...

Best Buy Launches Windows Store in Los Angeles

Best Buy Launches Windows Store in Los Angeles

Best Buy customers in West Los Angeles will be able to check out the new Windows Store starting Wednesday. The Best Buy in West LA will be the next Best Buy outlet to provide a home for the new store-within-a-store focused on promoting and selling Microsoft products. The LA store will open at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, August ...

ShopKick Adds In-App Purchases to Fight Amazon, Prevent ‘Showrooming’

ShopKick Adds In-App Purchases to Fight Amazon, Prevent ‘Showrooming’

Shopkick, the iOS and Android app that lets users search for products, find out where they are sold, and then automatically get checked in at retail locations for discounts to buy them in stores, is making another move today that widens its remit beyond simply driving more bricks-and-mortar business. The startup is ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 9, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 9, 2013

If you missed your chance to own a Pebble smartwatch when it was funded on Kickstarter last year, here’s your second chance. The Pebble smartwatch is now available for purchase exclusively at Best Buy for $149. Pebble connects to your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth, letting you read texts, e-mails and Facebook ...