Consumer electronics retailers have short-circuited over the past 12 months. Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) can't get sound to the left speaker and is down 12%. Circuit City (NYSE:CC) lost power in its receiver and is down 45%. Tweeter's home entertainment system is smoking (and not in the good way), and it's off to visit the local bankruptcy judge for a while.

Best Buy is the strongest company of the bunch, and it's the one we Fools will be dueling over today. Jason Ramage bleeds blue and yellow and thinks Best Buy has plenty going for it, especially its stepped-up partnership with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). I break out my curmudgeon mask and point to intense competition going forward from Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and others.

What about China? What about the low valuation? What about consumers' love of the new gadgets and gizmos that Best Buy loves to sell?

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Duel on!

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