Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by billybob, Mar 2, 2009.
Interesting. I wonder what Bell's plans are for the Source chain stores.
Hopefully closing them. Source blows...
Not exactly the type of buyer I would expect, but they obviously think it's a good investment.
Their stores do very well though.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Might I point you in the erection of Jentronics? Much cheaper and lot of neat stuff.
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.
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.
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