Best Buy Shuts Down UK Big Box Stores

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Zoandar

I've still got my original Motorola bag phone in a closet somewhere. :)

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firefox91

Carphone Warehouse? This place must have been around a long time to name themselves after a car phone. When is the last time you have seen a car phone, if ever?

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philipa25

My uncle has one.  Had it put in recently too

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Holly Golightly

All I am thinking about now is: Walmart + Germany= Epic Fail

Everyone should know that before you put your business in any country, you must understand every aspect of the culture. Not every culture thinks like Americans! What were they even thinking?

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Vatigu

To be fair this is what best buy attempts to do. Anywhere they go. Buy out the competition. Check. Test the waters, see what the consumer likes over there. Check Open up best buys and compete with themselves arbitrarily. It's pretty funny. Up here in Canada they bought out Future Shop, then a few years later the first best buy opened... They basically intentionally make the old brand suck to push customers into Best Buy's doors, and yet Future Shop is ironically still by a wide margin the largest electronics retailer in Canada. It's pretty funny even when screwing up intentionally people still trust future shop over Best Buy. 

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Holly Golightly

That is because Best Buy does not understand the Canadian market... That is why Future Shop does so well in Canada. The problem is most of these large multi-national corporations do not do enough research into the culture of the market they are trying to get into. Their solution is to buy out... Which doesn't mean they will be successful. It is like they try to unify everything. Not even Mc.Donalds does this. Well, maybe they will have better luck in another nation.

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livebriand

Hey, go to China and you'll find McDonalds (and fatasses), just like here.

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Holly Golightly

Hey... The Chinese eat anything and just about everything, literally. I have seen Popeyes make big business in China Town of Brooklyn. I was shocked just how they eat any culture of food and not get sick. If I ate any flaming spices... I would be in big trouble... But not the Chinese. L.O.L.! I have yet to see a fatty in China Town though...

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Zoandar

Apparently only of dollar signs. Er, I mean euro signs. :)

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Holly Golightly

Yep, big mistakes everywhere. At least Walmart is doing well in India after careful research. Small stores are better stores in their culture.

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