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Would you say Best Buy has the best computer selection and deals?

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I've always gone there, even for buying a quick Android when my iPhone took a flop and just died one day. I love their selection of computers too. Most importantly, Geek Squad set up right in the store, plus, the sales associates have always taken the time to help me set things up.

What do you think of their prices? Would you say they have the best deals on new laptops, cells, etc.?

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It depends on what you're looking for. If you want to build a new PC or get a gaming PC, I wouldn't bother with most major retailers, including Best Buy. I know there are specialty shops just for PCs and such, and I would rather go there than say Best Buy. Though I'll say Best Buy is probably better than most major retailers. I wouldn't dare buy a PC from the likes of Walmart, Target or other big box stores. 

It's probably best to buy from the likes of Newegg, Fry's Electronics, Micro Center, and a few others I'm forgetting. Some of these stores don't have stores all over the US though. Newegg is online only. I think with Fry's and Micro center, they are limited to certain states and locations. But, they probably have the best bang for your buck. 

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Nope - not at all. Newegg (they do have their issues but still a good choice), Microcenter and a few others in addition to the official manufacturer's websites tend to have the best deals available. Best Buy are notorious for trying to rip-off their customers and the way they try to move the goalposts when something is wrong just so they don't have to take accountability is a huge turn-off.

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Their laptops tend to be standard MSRP outside of sales. Their desktops on the gaming side tend to be hit or miss. You have to research the components to see if it’s actually worth it.

Sometimes the PC gamers can over exaggerate the money you save on building it yourself, and it’s easy to fudge the numbers. I’ve seen it very common for people to say they can build an equivalent machine for half the price, but they purposefully threw in cheap stuff that they wouldn’t be caught dead using to shave off the price.

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On 9/30/2022 at 1:35 AM, killamch89 said:

Nope - not at all. Newegg (they do have their issues but still a good choice), Microcenter and a few others in addition to the official manufacturer's websites tend to have the best deals available. Best Buy are notorious for trying to rip-off their customers and the way they try to move the goalposts when something is wrong just so they don't have to take accountability is a huge turn-off.

Newegg is a great store to make your PC purchases.  I can do my mobile devices purchases at Best Buy, but spending money at Best Buy for a gaming laptop when there are stores like Newegg is me looking for trouble. 

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On 10/21/2022 at 9:38 PM, Ajibusu said:

Newegg is a great store to make your PC purchases.  I can do my mobile devices purchases at Best Buy, but spending money at Best Buy for a gaming laptop when there are stores like Newegg is me looking for trouble. 

I totally agree - When it comes to computers especially, stores like Newegg and Microcenter are the best places to look.

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