Sam’s Club Hires Geeks in Potomac
Not only is Walmart starting a pilot program for a Geek Squad of its own, but the Walmart-owned Sam’s Club chain is doing the same thing in the Washington, DC area.
According to CNET.com’s Crave blog, Sam’s Club, with the help of a local company called Geeks on Call, will be launching the service at 20 stores in Maryland and Virginia. A company spokesman told CNET that the pilot project will last three months, and that “similar pilots” are underway elsewhere in the country.
Walmart and Dell announced last week that they are teaming up on a project, in the Dallas area, to provide computer support, in a service meant to compete with Best Buy’s Geek Squad and Circuit City’s firedog.