Best Buy CEO and Director, Brian Dunn resigned after 28 years. There was no disagreements between Mr. Dunn and the company on matters relating to operations, financial controls, policies or procedures. However, investors called for a change at the top to address their current opportunities.
G. Mike Mikan, Director has been named interim CEO while the company search for a new CEO. Best Buy Founder, Richard Schulze will remain Chairman.
Brian Dunn released the following statement; “I have enjoyed every one of my 28 years with this company, and I leave it today in position for a strong future. I am proud of my fellow employees and I wish them the best,” said Dunn.
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Music service Rhapsody will acquire Napster from Best Buy. Best Buy purchased Napster for $121 million in 2008.
Details of the deal wasn’t disclosed but is expected to close in November. Best Buy will have a minor state in Rhapsody.
Today BestBuy dropped the price on the PlayBook $200. I have been contemplating buying a tablet and since I have the BlackBerry Torch 9800 I decided to just pick up a 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
BestBuy is selling the 16GB for $299.99, 32GB $399.99 and 64GB $499.99.
When I arrived at BestBuy I went to the computer department and saw all the tablets except for the PlayBook, I saw a sign for the 64GB but there weren’t any Playbooks on display. I was told go to the mobile department with the smartphones.
The mobile department had the 16GB priced at $499.99, when I informed the sales guy of the $299.99 price he was not aware of it. He verified the price and was shocked the PlayBooks were reduced $200. There was only 1, 16GB in stock, and I purchased it.
If you decide to pick one up and it isn’t priced correctly just have the sales person verify the price so you can save $200 also. I’ll give a review on it once I’m able to check it out completely.
Finally, I didn’t mention that the $200 was an instant rebate, my final cost was $299.99 plus tax.
Best Buy Free offer is for 1 day only, tomorrow Friday, Dec 10 for qualifying customers. The model and sku # are: iPhone 3GS 8 GB and SKU 1048998.
Best Buy will offer 4 smartphones free everyday until Dec 31 with a 2 year contract. Click Here for more.