Samsung's New Ally in the Fight Against Apple

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Best Buy (NYSE: BBY  ) said on Thursday that it's partnering with Samsung to create more than 1,400 Samsung boutique stores within Best Buy locations. What does the news mean for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) ? What does the news mean for Samsung? Is it time for investors to take stock in Best Buy? That story, plus four stocks making major moves on Thursday's market, and two stocks lighting up on our radar this week.

The brick-and-mortar versus e-commerce battle wages on, with Best Buy caught in the middle. After what might have been its most tumultuous year in history, there are now even more unanswered questions about the future for the big-box electronics retailer. How will new leadership perform? Will old leadership take the company private? Will a smaller store format work out for both the company and its brave investors? Should you be one such brave investor? To help answer all these questions, The Motley Fool has released a new premium research report detailing the opportunities -- and the risks -- in store for Best Buy. Simply click here now to claim your comprehensive report today.

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  • Report this Comment On April 04, 2013, at 8:49 PM, mistacy wrote:

    Doesn't BBY have Apple Kiosks inside its stores? Why would they fight against Apple? The title makes no sense.

  • Report this Comment On April 04, 2013, at 11:16 PM, micah1982 wrote:

    wow another reason for me not to go to Best Buy, horrible sales persons and crap operating systems on amazing hardware.

  • Report this Comment On April 05, 2013, at 12:43 AM, R0M3 wrote:

    Micah, let me first start out by saying that you are an idiot. These crap Operating Systems that you speak of, the ones that Best Buy carries, happens to be majority of OS on the market. Windows, iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS, etc... And you generalize by a unintelligent statement? You must be a Linux fan (so high and mighty), but if that's the case, what retailer could I go buy a Linux machine from? Remember, Best Buy is an electronics retailer that sells products, and doesn't create the Operating Systems that you so despise! And I love the generalization you make on the sales people of Best Buy, claiming that they are horrible. I'm sure every experience you've had hasn't been the best, but you know what, it happens to the best of us. In fact, I walked in to an Apple store and received poor service, a bank and received the same poor service, and at a restaurant just a few days ago. Out of the tens of thousands of Best Buy employees that are out there, they can't all be gems. But I think the time might be for you to jump on that band wagon. Lets look at the facts: they have proven to withstand adversity and combat show rooming. They decided to take an online retail giant head on, compete with prices, and come out swinging. The company has doubled their stock price within the last few months, and made a few key acquisitions to their turn around story. In fact, as a shareholder of the company, I have since doubles my assets because of those smart business decisions. If there is one thing I can agree with, it is that every Best Buy experience I've had hasn't been world class. However, I know that I can go in there knowing a lot more then when I came in, having my questions answered, and someone to rely on if something is not working. That's more than I can say for some online shops where I have had trouble returning product. Back in the day, I used to work for this company, so maybe I am a little biased. What I do know is this is a completely different company than from when I was employed there. This is a company that is no longer feeding off of the falling of Circuit City and CompUSA, and has created a plan that will keep me a long time investor. Micah, you should try putting your logic aside, and start reading. I agree that the Internet isn't for everyone, especially for those who are as narrow minded as yourself. Try throwing a few dollars into your broker account and betting on Best Buy. Who knows, we could be sitting here with me in the dark. But right now, I look like I'm sitting very pretty with the position I am in. Cheers

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