BCE just bought the Source by CC

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  1. billybob

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    Interesting. I wonder what Bell's plans are for the Source chain stores.
     
  2. dpwu32

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    Hopefully closing them. Source blows... :lol:
     
  3. Twopoops

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    Not exactly the type of buyer I would expect, but they obviously think it's a good investment.
     
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  5. Arod

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    Their stores do very well though.
     
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    as per the article...I heard that bell plans on turning the stores into bell wireless/mobility outlets.

    Side note...The Source is way over priced....with best buy and futureshop around....they aren't needed...buh bye
     
  7. HairyAss

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    The Source has always been primarily an electronic parts retailer and still excel there compared to FutureShop and Best Buy. I agree when it comes to electronics themselves, you're better off at other retailers, but it is a niche that isn't covered well elsewhere.
     
  8. Cheddar

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    I wouldn't use excel and the source in the same sentence. The employees have less than 0 motivation or loyalty, and the customer service blows. I am convinced that the "manager" badge is just randomly assigned every night, and I am 110% sure that if I walked in with a $50 and had a discreet conversation with any employee, they would let me walk out of the store with anything I wanted.
     
  9. watcha

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    and this is different for other retail locations how????

    I'm sure theres tonnes of loyalty in future shop, best buy, walmart, "insert retail chain here"

    I bet 99% of the emplyees at any retail location would jump ship for a 5% raise.
     
  10. HairyAss

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    Don't get me wrong, I can't stand the Source and avoid it like the plague, but in rare instances where I need some random electrical component for a bomb I'm building, I'll head to the Source, not FutureShop.
     
  11. Cheddar

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    Might I point you in the erection of Jentronics? Much cheaper and lot of neat stuff.
     
  12. HairyAss

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    Is Jentronics a national chain that you can find just about anywhere or a local Halifax shop?


    There are (almost) always local shops if the population is large enough.
     
  13. Cheddar

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    Sure if I need something in a rush I'll buy from there, but if its sold in any other shop, that other shop will be my first choice.
     
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    The last few times I've needed some sort of electrical socket, or switch or something, The Source didn't have it and sent me somewheres else to find it :(
     

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