Best Buy changing it up???

Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,378
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,378
    edited May 24
    They even have some nice Rotel, and Marantz Gear!! I was like WTF am I really in a Best Buy??
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,934
    In a Salamander rack to boot!
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,378
    Yep!! They have been remodeling for a while now..
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,365
    Ours in Woodbury carries all those favors. But it is a store within a store and it is called Magnolia . Peace. D
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,378
    That's the way this is, and has always been like that but never carried gear like this..
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,016
    Magnolia has always had that stuff haven't they?
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,699
    Not in the NC stores......
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,446
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Magnolia has always had that stuff haven't they?

    Down here they do, Speakers Like the SF Liliums and a like
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,548
    Magnolia here in the Louisville has carried things like ML (both lines) and Vienna Acoustics, but, their electronics have been limited to Denon and Marantz (mosty AV).

    I'll have to run by and see if they're on board with the McIntosh stuff.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,098
    Ours won't ever carry anything like this. They used to carry good quality gear then became a phone, computer and TV store. They barely carry media anymore.
    I miss the old best buy we had.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,365
    Our magnolia has McIntosh, B&W,Martin Logan, a couple of 35k projectors , and such. Most are out of my budget so I rairly go there or go to the Bestbuy. It is fun to window shop there and talk to the salesperson to see if they know anything about what they are selling. Peace. D
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 1,999
    Too bad you still can't get your ears on any of the Signature speakers here.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,111
    McIntosh has starting offering their products through retailers such as Music Direct, Crutchfields, etc. and Best Buy. Supposedly their more "Entry Level" products.

    If you want or can afford the higher end products, you still need to purchase from one of their Dealers. I would imagine their long time Dealers were more than a little upset when McIntosh started offering their gear "On Line" through these other venders.
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 519
    edited May 25
    Nothing new in the DFW area. Only a couple of the Best Buys, in the area, have the High End Magnolia. I have not been impressed with the knowledge of the sales professionals. But when I know what I want I stop in.

    I purchased my McIntosh C-50 preamp from the one in Grapevine. Guy that I bought it from did not know much about it but I had done my research.

    As far as which items they carry it seems that they can get the complete line. This differs from the mail/internet vendors which can only sell selected items.

    They are much more prone to work on the price of these items. I know this frustrated the other dealers I was working with.
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,475
    tratliff wrote: »
    I purchased my McIntosh C-50 preamp from the one in Grapevine. Guy that I bought it from did not know much about it but I had done my research.
    This has always been the common theme. I would never walk into ANY store to make a big purchase without doing my own due diligence. If i'm looking at a any piece of technology over $10...i am doing my own research.

    Even if Best Buy spent the money to educate the employees, they have such a turnover rate that it would be a waste of money on their part. Niche products for niche people.

    This is coming from a guy who worked at BB while in college. The place is loaded with numpties.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,634
    Yeah, they carry them. It still isn't a good place to get a demo in the Dallas area though. Rattling ceilings, walls, panels, vents... improper setups, too much gear crammed into a small space....

    It's bad.
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  • Mr_HzMr_Hz Posts: 119
    I remember when Magnolia Hi-Fi (then it became Magnolia Audio-Video before being bought by Best Buy) was an independent chain of high end AV stereo stores, started in Seattle. Starbucks/REI/Nordstrom/Eddie Bauer/MS were not the only game in town....
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,273
    "Numpties"?!?

    eh?

    :blush:
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,910
    edited June 10
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    "Numpties"?!?

    eh?

    :blush:

    English English. Sounds better than sitting in the pub with a pint and some pickled eggs and calling a person a Silly Billy.

    The stores near me have the Magnolia section. What they don't have in stock they can order quickly. The young guys in there are very enthusiastic about the product at least.
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,475
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    "Numpties"?!?

    eh?

    :blush:

    Hey, I have to look up words you use... ;)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,273
    Well, the funny thing is -- I am usually pretty good with British English (ahem, English English), having spent a fair amount of time there for various personal & professional reasons some years back... but that was a new one on me.

    Most of my words are in the dictionary, too -- of course, I never even thought to look up numpties. Oops.

    Oh, might I just add; from my perspective, pickled eggs are just not a good idea. I speak mainly of the, shall we say, afterglow.
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,059
    Magnolia in my local BB has low end ML, B&W, All Denon/Marantz AV gear, and actually halfway decently set up. Interesting to see some locations carry McIntosh, would never have believed it.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,634
    Magnolia in my local BB has low end ML, B&W, All Denon/Marantz AV gear, and actually halfway decently set up. Interesting to see some locations carry McIntosh, would never have believed it.

    McIntosh (tubes and monoblocks), Sonus Faber (high end), Martin Logan (even up to the flagship)... There are certain markets they have deemed worthy of true high end. They still don't know audio, but they do sell high end gear.

    I have also seen Project tables there too.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
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  • halenhalen Posts: 215
    DSkip wrote: »
    Magnolia in my local BB has low end ML, B&W, All Denon/Marantz AV gear, and actually halfway decently set up. Interesting to see some locations carry McIntosh, would never have believed it.

    McIntosh (tubes and monoblocks), Sonus Faber (high end), Martin Logan (even up to the flagship)... There are certain markets they have deemed worthy of true high end. They still don't know audio, but they do sell high end gear.

    I have also seen Project tables there too.

    Yes. I believe Dallas market has many magnolias that carry pricier products. Then we have the speciality Best Buys, that carry high end. Two of them carries high end audio and one that carries high end kitchen and patio. Pretty cool
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,181
    Good luck finding anything above basic stuff in San Diego area BB.

    I wanted to hear SR5011 vs a Yamaha RX-A1060, they had the SR5011 but no RX-A1060. Guy said they don't stock that pricey.
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  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 69
    I recently went into the Magnolia Design Center in NJ and was impressed. They had many high end McIntosh, B&W, Sonos Farber on demo. They had 3 demo rooms one was a dedicated theater with MX160 and MC207 and B&W setup with full automation of shades, lights, screen with a kaleidoscape disc server.

    Some good deals to be had too, they are liquidating their Sonos Farber and replacing with KEF.
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