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I will have my Best Buy

Guess what? In September, we are going to have one of these in Manhattan:


The Best Buy in Topeka, KS.
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Yes! I am Banazirius Maximus Galbasi, user of trasked computers, installer of trasked OSes, and I will have my Best Buy... in this town, or the next...

I have heard rumors of a scheduled opening via Banadad for three years now. At one point, it was going to be the co-anchor store to Target. Last month, I learned that it is definitely going to happen, near the present location of Wal-Mart, before the summer is out. Today, I went to Topeka to pick up a pair of Nokia Bluetooth headsets for $10 apiece, for which they had given me a rain check last month.

One day soon, you will see one of these:



Geek Squad a-comin' to bust your ass in geek jail for not having enough tronkie cred!

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Banazir

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fleurdelista
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
huh, little ol' plattsburgh NY got one before manhattan, KS? this surprises me.
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
EVERYONE gets one before Manhattan, KS
<GARY_OLDMAN>EEEEEEEEEEEEEVVVRRYYOOOONNNNEE!!!!!!!!</GARY_OLDMAN>

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Banazir
murasaki_suki
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
Re: EVERYONE gets one before Manhattan, KS
Why do you have a Gary Oldman squee with an Alan Rickman icon? ;-)
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
Gary Oldman SQUEE?!
Ever see Leon, aka The Professional?

Or Bram Stoker's Dracula?

(I have no GO icons...)

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Banazir
disastrouscode
Jul. 14th, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
Re: Gary Oldman SQUEE?!


take it if you want =) just don't hotlink...
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Gary Oldman SQUEE?!
Got it! Thanks, will credit.

May I use this as a base (also with credit), or is it blank-only?

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Banazir
disastrouscode
Jul. 15th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Re: Gary Oldman SQUEE?!
up to you =D i won't even mind if you don't credit, lol.
banazir
Jul. 15th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Re: Gary Oldman SQUEE?!
Well, I always credit. Thanks again!

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Banazir
murasaki_suki
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
SQUEEEE! I love that cute little bug paint job!
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
Geek Squad car
Indeed! Makes you hear the Dragnet theme when you see it.

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 08:42 am (UTC)
Aha!
Excellent.

I know where that is; I'm a little surprised, as IIRC it isn't as open as, say, the lots out by Ace or Wal-Mart are.

Of course if I had my druthers, BB and CC would be as big as Meijer or Fry's...

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, an *IHOP*, LA DEE DA...
(Don't get me wrong, my contempt is more for the fact that it's taken this long to get so much as an IHOP, not for IHOP itself. There's been no Darden restaurants here though Red Lobster and Olive Garden have tied for years, mostly due to restaurant cartels and city council cronyism, based upon what I hear from those in the know.)

As for Best Buy - the bigger, the better! You can never have too much technology for sale in Smallville.

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Banazir
marm
Jul. 14th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
Yanno, I never thought Best Buy was that good of a buy. The internet usually kicks its ass.

But maybe it's different in Kansas, Toto?
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Internet deals, electronics superstores, and the NE Kansas tech sector
While I can often get better deals online than on Best Buy, especially for:

  • Recordable media (CD-Rs) in bulk

  • New computers (notebooks, el cheapo desktop PCs)

  • Internal peripherals

  • USB devices

  • Digital cameras and camcorders


I usually only buy things at Best Buy that are steeply discounted even from their typical prices. It's like Amazon vs. Waldenbooks, or Dell Higher Ed vs. PriceWatch/SlickDeals.net/eBay; the run-of-the-mill stuff is cheaper at your online superstore, but wait around and you may find things that are free or next to free after rebates. (Actually. the latter isn't a great analogy, because I usually end up getting Dell at SlickDeals and eBay, but you get the idea.)

I use Best Buy to stock up on spare mice, keyboards, wireless and Bluetooth devices, RAM, and the occassional stereo component. For example, recently, on rsmit212's suggestion, I got a Seagate 160Gb external USB drive for $99. Last week I got a pair of Bluetooth headsets (normally $60, no less than $30 online) for $20. Lately I've been eyeing MP3 and DivX-ready DVD players - the cheapest models are sometimes region-free, though Best Buy and Circuit City don't advertise that.

While we're on the subject: what are your usual computer and electronics shopping venues online?

Equally, I should mention that the consumer technology sector in northeast Kansas outside Topeka and Overland Park is severely depressed - it does indeed lag the rest of the USA somewhat, even in a college town such as Manhattan. My ulterior motive is to liven up the place a little and get a wireless router in every garagebasement and two DVD+/-R drives in every potoffice.

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Banazir
elvenwanderer
Jul. 14th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know who's more of a nerd: you for paraphrasing Gladiator, or me for recognizing it.

:P



Tcha... Best Buy...
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Plenty more where that came from!
Nice House icon. :-D

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Banazirius the Younger
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