Monday, July 10, 2017

Amazon is getting into the at-home tech support game, and that’s terrible news for Best Buy

Next time you buy a gadget from Amazon, a techie might come to your home to set it up. That’s because the Seattle-based retail icon just launched its own Geek Squad-like home support service. Recode broke the news earlier today, and the service is already live in nine markets: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Jose. In addition to free consultations on technologies like Alexa and how to use certain smart home devices, Amazon is offering installations at a very reasonable $99. It didn’t take long for shares in Best Buy to plunge in value, with…

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