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Best Buy: future trends of price and price elasticity of demand

Describe the future trends of the price and price elasticity of demand with the organization Best Buy.

Explain the reasoning behind your future predictions and include researched predictions of your industry trends.

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To help you with this question I've given you a bit of info about Best Buy, and then several sources. In terms of pricing, try to ask yourself:

1. What is BB's pricing philosophy?
2. Is it the same on all products, or just some?
3. How did Circuit City's demise affect BB?
4. How does price elasticity impact the niche of BB?

The Best Buy Retail Conglomerate

With a powerful bricks and mortar foundation composed of over 400 retail stores throughout the U.S., Best Buy offers great products at great prices - off-line. The largest volume specialty retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software and appliances, Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Best Buy currently operates retail stores in 41 states and is on track to have more than 550 stores nationwide by 2004.

Best Buy brings customers an extensive selection of affordable, easy-to-use technology and entertainment products that improve their time in a fun, informative and no-pressure shopping environment, while maximizing the company's profitability and offering shareholder value.

This is the description of one of the largest retail stores known as Best Buy. I was personally employed in one of their stores for over two years. In that time while working, I was able to analyze the communications that took place. The ...

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This solution provides a description of the future trends of price and price elasticity of demand of Best Buy.