Best Buy’s Commercials Are Dumb

We try not to let things get to us too much around here, but every now and then, the irritation takes over. Take, for example, stupid television commercials. We aren’t in the camp that hates every TV ad out there. In fact, we think many are pretty darn creative. But for some reason, this series of Best Buy spots makes us want to smash flatscreens with a sledge hammer.

What are their marketing people thinking? We want to show the world how great our customer service is, dudes. So lets put a geeky person in…THE MIDDLE OF A STADIUM! And we’ll have the stands full of a bunch of know-it-all robot-like Best Buy employees all dressed the same, loyally belting out answers to questions about electronics. Americans, even when they’re broke, love cute, stupid stuff like this. They’ll spend money for sure! Oh yeah, and we’ll call our Twitter feed “twelpforce.” Yuck. And why do they wait until the end of the thing to say that this is a Best Buy ad?

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6 Responses to “Best Buy’s Commercials Are Dumb”


  1. 1 Scott September 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

    You guys must be running out of things to blog about, who cares…

  2. 3 Dave September 11, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Agreed with you on this. Not that I’d want to, but how come I can find these people when I go to actual Best Buy stores? The square root of 849 aside, I just want someone to help me figure out the difference among the 75 plasmas displayed along the back wall. Twelpforce in effect!

  3. 4 blah blah blah September 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Globe St. could use a photographer and fashion consultant to make everyone not look like a lineup of the biggest brown nosed dorks in real estate media and writers that don’t blog about retard retail commercials or other desperate ramblings. I must admit…ALL OF YOU REALLY SUCK!

  4. 5 BillyBob September 12, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I don’t understand why they need commercials, didn’t Circuit City go away? I thought Circuit City was the only one with salespeople who understood their products, and their bright CEO killed the golden goose by firing all their salespeople to boost the stockprice and cut the marrow of the bone out of the margins.

    Maybe Best Buy came out with the commercial to address their image based on data from five years ago. Wouldn’t be surprised, they’re not the first retailer to react a day late and a dollar short.

    As Margot Channing said in “All About Eve,” “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.” Teen apparel should have some fallout soon too, you could probably guess who’s next in that lineup (considering how many CEO’s they’ve had in the last 7 years.

  5. 6 Patrick September 15, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I agree with your comments on BB commercial. Offensive.
    For the rest of you, get over yourselves, and get back to building value into your transactions. Stop looking at blogs for all the answers and just take care of business.


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