Best Buy Hosted Google "Retail Hangout"
Best Buy recently found yet another way to beat the "showroom effect." The retailer held a “Shoppable Hangout" on Google Hangouts, which allowed customers to talk with Best Buy employees and even buy the topics, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
The event took place last Tuesday, and more are likely.
On Thursday, Best Buy announced its post-Christmas sale, offering a $15 Best Buy gift card for those who spend $100 and extending store hours through Dec. 30.