Amazon has made it possible for its customers to go pick up an Insignia Fire TV Edition TV from your local Best Buy, even if you bought the TV on Amazon’s site. This blurs the lines between the retailers in previously unseen ways, but what Amazon wants, seemingly, it gets. The end result? My local Best Buy is hardly even a store. The register is not manned. Few employees are there to help. But there are mountains of TVs, crammed into every imaginable space.
Big-time sale prices on TVs have long been a staple of Black Friday mania. But I have truly never seen pre-stocked TVs Packed into a store, not to this magnitude. It has truly transformed what was a normal Best Buy retail establishment into the mini-warehouse, and clearly, they have come to terms with Amazon’s dominance And decided to follow the old maxim of “if you can’t beat them, join them.”