There is pretty much no reason to shop at BestBuy.com, according to a survey by Barclays.
Best Buy’s online prices were 4.2 per cent higher than Amazon’s on average before tax and shipping. Best Buy could only claim the best buy on 4 per cent of products, whereas Amazon had a better price on 54 per cent and they were tied on 42 per cent.
Best Buy also offers free shipping on fewer items.
Finally Best Buy is less competitive on taxes, since Amazon does not collect sales tax on items shipped to most states.
And this is the online store. We assume Best Buy’s retail locations are even less competitive.
Here’s a breakdown by category:
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