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  1. worldspy99's Avatar
    How about Amazon.com? Many people in the US order smartphones online, not from big box stores. Amazon.com is probably more popular than Best Buy (and probably the main reason for Best Buy's declining sales). Amazon.com carries Windows Phones for all major US carriers and unlocked devices too.
    There are plenty of good sites to buy gadgets from - eBay, Swappa, Negri, Expansys, 1shopmobile, Newegg. Even the WPC Marketplace offers great phones at great prices from community members. I have actually not bought a smartphone in a brick and mortar store and have owned one since the WindowsMobile days...
    07-07-2014 01:25 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    I think these numbers are really interesting.

    So Android has almost 30 billion app downloads in 2014. Windows has a little more than 4 billion. With 62 % and 58 % people seem to show about the same willingness to pay for apps. Still, the app store revenue is for both around one billion?

    If this were true, so much less people would pay so much more for Windows Phone apps when looking at marketshare, even if we ignore the 7.5 times higher downloads on Android.

    I really can't understand how this is supposed to work. But if it's true, we should tell that all the developers, because then it would make much more sense to release apps for Windows Phone than for Andoid as the competition is so much lower with 220k apps rather than 850k apps and already these 220k apps make as much money as the 850k apps on Android.

    Well, without real sources I might have wasted too much thoughts on this already.
    There is lies the real conundrum:-)
    07-07-2014 01:26 PM
  3. vincelac's Avatar
    I noticed the lack of WP in Best Buy this past weekend. It is a shame, but not surprising. I don't know many people who even think about going to a store like Best Buy or Radio Shack to buy their phones anymore. In my experiences those stores don't have functioning models while the carrier store will (which I believe is the primary reason one would go out to a store to try a phone). The real thing to keep an eye on is whether or not your local Microsoft stores are busy. The more people going in to check out WP, Surface, and OEM devices, the better. I noticed a few people waiting to check out the Surface Pro 3 during my latest Best Buy venture and notice more RTs around my college campus every month.
    07-07-2014 08:23 PM
  4. trekgraham's Avatar
    Best Buy had a sale on Windows Phones,at least the Nokia Lumia 521, was $20 off
    07-08-2014 10:48 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    The thing with Best Buy is that they attempt to be the best device/gadget store around. However, all you have to do is get a Best Buy sales rep to open his or her mouth about a product and it becomes painfully apparent that they are clueless beyond commercial taglines and specs. I never understood why so many people take the words of a high school or early college student as those of an expert just because they are wearing a BB shirt. I consider them for what they are...sales people. Even the Geek Squad...not experts. They are not there to explain a product to me. I do all of my research before I even step foot in the door...if I even go into one. It's unfortunate that BB shuns Windows Phone, yes, but, there are a lot more places to buy them. I, for one, wish Walmart would step up to the plate more. Walmart is an iPhone powerhouse. Just a little more Walmart love would do wonders.

    Posted from a little cabin on the summit of Olympus Mons.
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    07-12-2014 07:01 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    The thing with Best Buy is that they attempt to be the best device/gadget store around. However, all you have to do is get a Best Buy sales rep to open his or her mouth about a product and it becomes painfully apparent that they are clueless beyond commercial taglines and specs. I never understood why so many people take the words of a high school or early college student as those of an expert just because they are wearing a BB shirt. I consider them for what they are...sales people. Even the Geek Squad...not experts. They are not there to explain a product to me. I do all of my research before I even step foot in the door...if I even go into one. It's unfortunate that BB shuns Windows Phone, yes, but, there are a lot more places to buy them. I, for one, wish Walmart would step up to the plate more. Walmart is an iPhone powerhouse. Just a little more Walmart love would do wonders.

    Posted from a little cabin on the summit of Olympus Mons.
    True about BB...
    Used to spend quite a bit of the dollars at BB.
    Checking the wayback machine I had gotten some excellent close out deals there on Klipcsh speakers and other semi audiophile stuff.
    The store here in Roseville has realigned it's sales floor so many times I can never find much.

    As mentioned previous they push what they think you want up front...I always walk right past that.
    I do enjoy the parting question "Did you find what you were looking for today?" they really don't mean it or care as long as you drop a dollar or two.
    I give varying answers based on grumpiness level.
    07-12-2014 08:04 PM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    True about BB...
    Used to spend quite a bit of the dollars at BB.
    Checking the wayback machine I had gotten some excellent close out deals there on Klipcsh speakers and other semi audiophile stuff.
    The store here in Roseville has realigned it's sales floor so many times I can never find much.

    As mentioned previous they push what they think you want up front...I always walk right past that.
    I do enjoy the parting question "Did you find what you were looking for today?" they really don't mean it or care as long as you drop a dollar or two.
    I give varying answers based on grumpiness level.
    Yeah, every once in a while I've found myself in BB snagging some sweet deal. In fact, I bought a 520 there super cheap after seeing the deal posted on WPCentral back in April... I think April. Our store here has done the same thing, largely to make room for the gigantic Samsung displays.
    I'll have to remember the parting words based on grumpiness routine that you do. I get tired of answering with a "yes" even though it's plainly visible that I have nothing in my hands. lol I wonder if they think I'm a just a liar??? ha ha
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    07-12-2014 09:25 PM
  8. badMojo69's Avatar
    LOL know what I hate about even going into BB now...the 15 people that ask me if I need help.
    I wish they'd just hand me a button or something and leave me a lone. If I want help I'll ask for it.
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    07-12-2014 09:27 PM
  9. wpnokia920's Avatar
    LOL know what I hate about even going into BB now...the 15 people that ask me if I need help.
    I wish they'd just hand me a button or something and leave me a lone. If I want help I'll ask for it.
    amen, thought I was only one who hated to be helped. If I need help I'll ask. And there's never a time I don't know way more then them
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    07-12-2014 09:31 PM
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