Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dear Best Buy,

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Why does your horror DVD selection get smaller and smaller every time I patronize your establishment? Is there going to be anything left in a couple months?

- Concerned Fan

10 comments:

Jayson said...

Yep, I remember when they actually maintained a catalog of horror titles. Those days are long gone sadly. :(

Jeanetta Adkins said...

My local Best Buy might as well just put a few on an end cap and forget it. It has shrank by WAY more than 50% in the last couple of years and the section at FYE is even worse. FYE had an impressive selection after BB started cutting theirs back and now it's been replaced by anime.

TheodorePuertoriquez said...

You live in the city, there's plenty of better alternatives. Try any of those DVD explosion stores, you will have to look but you will get some awesome stuff and great deals.

Also you can always go to Kim's. They have an amazing horror collection. No good deals but if you want to spend money you can get anything.

I don't think it's Best Buy's fault I mean I don't think they can really compete with places like Amazon.com anymore as far as prices and selection. They are dying just like Borders and all other brick and mortar chains.

cmac87 said...

Well I was told Best Buy starting this year is phasing out DVDs completely, so I'm assuming the ever shrinking horror DVD selection is a reflection on that. Other departments are probably experiencing the same fate as well, we as horror fans just really aren't noticing.

Johnny said...

Theodore - I'm actually a good 2 hours outside of NYC, so Amazon is really my only option.

cmac - The other genres still have pretty large selections. It's really only Horror that has suffered. It's barely even its own genre at this point, as it's just thrown at the bottom of the Action section =(

Barry Goodall said...

people still visit stores? shoot I remember when people bought CD's and we had to dial-up for our Internet. and we liked it that way dag-nabbit.

Johnny said...

As convenient as online buying is, there's still something to be said for going into a store and physically picking out new DVD's to add to the collection. Sadly, I don't get to do that much anymore =(

Drunketh said...

It's been like that for a couple years now here. They used to have a full on one side row, now it's two not even full shelves on the corner.

iZombie said...

soo true... soo sad... i do the amazon thing, so much more to pick from and better prices. and best buy was the place to go. i love scores to films and used to buy the latest release on the day it came out. now they have 900 copies of country strong and 0 of the score i was looking for. stores should reflect what is happening on the internet, lower the prices to reflect the first day releases. dvd's used to be 12.99 and cd's 8.99... now. i know i might be living in the past, but if they do not make the change, their won't be best buys, suncoast video, blockbusters, etc.

ZOMBIE HAYES said...

I have noticed this too at our Best Buy store here in North West Arkansas. The Horror section is a joke. Pretty much worthless at this point. We have a store here called Hastings that has an amazing horror section. They sell new and used DVDs(ex rental copies and dvd's people have brought in to sell) so you can find new and older Horror DVD's.