Saturday, February 13, 2010

Is Best Buy going out of business like Circuit City?

Best Buy keeps sending me e-mail messages about it's RewardZone program to encourage customers to buy more stuff. OK, I get that. However, it appears to require users to PRINT something that store employees must scan. Say what? Is this a time machine thing taking us back to the 1950s and S&H green stamps?

When I was in the Best Buy store in Hartsdale, NY recently trying unsuccessfully to make this RewardZone thing work the employees had the customers outnumbered 5 to 1.

Is Best Buy going out of business like Circuit City?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google Buzz

First Buzz. I've read that this is a lame attempt by google to get into social networking, i.e., facebook. I have a facebook account but still have not used it much nor seen any real value, plus I find it cluttered and confusing. Who are those people?

The integration that google has done so far seems much better than that described by pundits and I would be much more inclined to extend my use of google services than those in facebook and that ridiculous twitter.