The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
May 14, 2008

Computer Camera Identifies Thieves A pair of electronics thieves who had recently stolen numerous items from a New York area apartment were caught when one of their victims used the camera from one of their laptop computers against them. According to the New York Times, the thieves were foiled by Kait Duplaga, an Apple Store employee who knew all the “bells and whistles” of her MacBook. Duplaga was able to log onto her computer through the “Back to My Mac” feature and activate a camera, and when the camera caught one of the suspects, Duplaga’s roommate recognized him. This led to the arrest,

DEALERSCOPE’S TOP 101 CE RETAILERS Sponsored by: Rank Rank CE Sales % CE Change Total Sales No. of Stores 2006 2005 Retailer 2006 2005 ‘06 vs. ‘05 2006 2005 2006 2005 Company News
March 1, 2007

1 1 Dell 37.43 B 36.28 B 3.17 37.43 B 36.28 B 1 N/A 1 Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 512-338-4400 Michael Dell Public, EO (MO/Web) 2 2 Best Buy 22.48 B 19.45 B 15.58 29.97 B 26.65 B 858 742 7601 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 612-291-1000 Bradbury H. Anderson Public, ATVM (+Web) 3 3 Wal-Mart 23.49 B 21.68 B 1.81 234.87 B 216.77 B 3,689 3,461 702 SW Eighth St. Bentonville, AR 72716 479-273-4000 H. Lee Scott Jr. Public, MM (+Web) 4 4 Circuit City 11.93 B 10.79 B 10.56 11.93 B 10.79 B 653 631 9950 Maryland Dr. Richmond, VA 23233 804-527-4000 Philip J. Schoonover Public, EO (+Web) 5 5 Staples 8.1 B 7.23 B 12.03 15.41 B 13.85 B 1,576 1,491 500 Staples

DS0307 Retail 101 ListingNews
March 1, 2007

In 2006, Dell was affected by a massive recall of Sony batteries—batteries Dell uses to power many of its laptops. In early 2007, the company opened its first store in Shanghai. Store counts and sales represent the company’s United States operations only. Best Buy Canada is covered elsewhere in this registry. Wal-Mart is aggressively remodeling many of its stores, and some analysts believe that it will take several months before its sales begin to benefit from those efforts. Sales and store counts represent United States and Canadian operations only. Falling prices on flat panel TVs helped account for Circuit City’s disappointing third quarter sales,

e-Play Launches DVD-Burning Vending Machines
October 26, 2006

You walk into a Wendy’s. You think you might be in the mood for a movie with your dinner. You see an e-Play machine in the corner. Using the 23-inch LCD touch screen you pick a movie from an inventory 800 titles strong. Within 30 seconds, you have a burned DVD copy of your flick (or you can just download it to your MP3 player). That’s the idea behind e-Play’s test launch of its DVD-burning vending machines in 50 Columbus, Ohio stores by Thanksgiving with further rollouts in other areas by early 2007. The machines will appear