Wal-Mart To Have Their Own Geek Squad

Reuters reported last week that Wal-Mart is going to have their own version of the Geek Squad – and they’re going to try to be the best at it! The giant chain store is supposed to be offering their customers support which will give them home service in assisting the setting up of products bought from the store. Naturally, their target is to compete with rival Best Buy.

The service is already available to select customers, and Wal-Mart is planning on having it fully available to everyone before the holidays ensue. This is perfect timing, as people will certainly be making lots of purchases during this season. More than the idea of a Geek Squad being cool, it also serves a very practical purpose. You and I may not have problems using electronics at home after buying them, but we all know those horror stories about people not knowing why their gadgets are not working (when they still need to plug the thing into the socket).

For sure, this new service will make purchasing electronics at Wal-Mart more attractive to the average consumer who may not be all that tech savvy. I cannot help but think about the person who does know how to fiddle with his toys, though. Would having its own Geek Squad make Wal-Mart a more viable alternative for these people? How about you? Would you be more enticed to go to Wal-Mart to buy electronics just because they have their own Geek Squad?

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