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Best Buy Will Deliver a Dryer for Free But the Power Cord Has a $70 Fee

What with Amazon and Google Shopping Express winning the world's laziest misanthropes' affections, other companies are left doing everything they can to stay in the fight. In Best Buy's case, that means offering free shipping on major appliances—and (apparently) praying that folks don't realize the $30 required cord… » 6/11/14 3:10pm 6/11/14 3:10pm

Artist Pranks Best Buy Shoppers With a Fake Useless Plastic Black Box

Shopping for electronics at Best Buy already feels like some kind of hidden camera prank, with staff who never want to help and rarely know a thing about the gear they're selling. But an artist who refers to himself as Plastic Jesus—which apparently is not a gag—took things one step further by secretly stocking Best… » 8/15/13 12:01pm 8/15/13 12:01pm

Chromecast Is Back In Stock At Best Buy (Updated)

Google's Chromecast streaming TV dongle is once again available from Best Buy (Update: it's on 1-2 week backorder again). As before, the unit costs $35, with free shipping. With lots of capability and a steadily increasing list of streaming services supporting it, Chromecast sold out quickly when it first hit the… » 8/01/13 12:44pm 8/01/13 12:44pm

Best Buy Will Give You At Least $200 for Your Old iPad 2 or iPad 3

That old iPad 2 of yours too blurry for your precious eyes? That fantastically beautiful screen on the iPad 3 too heavy to lift for your puny muscles? Best Buy is willing to take those old tablets off your hands for at least 200 bucks. This Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th, Best Buy is doing a trade-in event… » 7/11/13 7:37pm 7/11/13 7:37pm

Reminder: Being On Sale Doesn't Make Something a Deal

One of Best Buy's daily deals today is $40 off the Hipstreet Equinox 2. Normally retailing for $180, the 10.1-inch Android 4.0 tablet can be yours this very Friday for a mere $140, which is $40 closer to the roughly zero dollars it's worth. Remember, kids: a sale and a deal are two entirely different things. » 2/01/13 9:50am 2/01/13 9:50am