Best Buy Tops Dealerscope's Top 101 Retailers
Dealerscope contacted each retailer, giving each the opportunity to confirm or contest initial figures. Many confirmed sales estimates, while some privately held companies refused to disclose sales information. Other companies, both public and private, could not or would not break out CE sales from their overall merchandise mixes. Finally, some companies did not return telephone calls or e-mails. In these cases, Dealerscope chose to publish its best estimates.
When listing CE sales, we included electronics sales generated by corporate sales, as well as sales to the government and education markets. When listing overall sales, we have excluded revenues generated by the credit offerings at some chains and other revenues peripherally related to retail sales. Store counts cover only those venues in the U.S. and Canada that actually sell consumer electronics. CE estimates include sales of pre-recorded media.
All sales and store count information should be considered Dealerscope estimates.