That Best Buy Commercial Where the Dad Buys a TV for Daughter's Science Fair Is Some Bullshit

The first couple of times I saw this commercial, I was watching out of the corner of my eye and assumed I’d misunderstood. You must have missed something, I’d tell myself, getting up from Hulu to replenish my snack tray; a national big-box store with the money to pay for a decent ad agency COULDN’T have made a… »10/29/15 10:10am10/29/15 10:10am


Beware the Best Buy Wedding Registry, Lest You Look Like an Asshole

Wedding registries are a funny thing, an anachronism of the engagement and marriage process of yore. They're a throwback to the days when couples married younger and really were just starting out. Things are much different now, but registries are still a big business. Best Buy wants a piece of that action, so they've… »2/16/15 2:30pm2/16/15 2:30pm

Big Box Stores Are Ruining Everything and Filling Us All With Hate

There's a certain amount of hate that's inspired by having to shop in a big box store like Best Buy or Walmart. The endless aisles, the bad lighting, the overwhelming amount of goods, and the often-terrible service can all make for a soul-deadening experience. And when someone rams into your leg with their cart, it… »4/13/12 1:20pm4/13/12 1:20pm

Super Shoppers Wage War Against Black Friday

In recent years, Black Friday "doorbuster" sales have gotten nuttier and nuttier. Doors open at 5 am— no! 4 am! Flat screen TV's only 10 cents if you punch at least 3 store employees in the face! Now, some retailers are attempting to attract shoppers by starting their sales on Thanksgiving Day, a move that's being met… »11/11/11 7:45pm11/11/11 7:45pm