Recession must be still biting hard when an established American outlet can't make it a success over here. Best Buy
I never found them particularly competitive on price except when looking for a tumble drier last year. They managed to beat everybody else on price and their delivery men were really first class.
I think you will see a few others joining them after the new year.
A lot of firms hoping the Xmas rush will get them out of trouble but if they are in trouble now they have little chance of survival.
Most of my family buy on line now because it is cheaper. Having to pay high parking charges[ if you can get somewhere to park] is putting a lot of folk off from using town center shopping, You can sit in the comfort of your own home and shop from there.
As usual it will get worse before it gets better,Somehow I think this is going to take a bit longer than normal because of the state the world is in just now.
Having a branch locally I thought that it would be a good thing as they would be competing with PC World, especially as they were a successful American chain coming over here. A bit of a disappointment when I could see that they weren't going to be a market leader but still a shame that they have called it a day so soon.