Best Buy-Geek Squad

11 Apr: The History of the Geekmobile

Geek Squad started in 1994 with $200, a cellphone and a bike. The bike eventually gave way to a car — the iconic Geekmobile.

From pistachio-green to black-and-white, the Geekmobile has always played a key role in building the Geek Squad brand. The new Geekmobile, a Toyota Prius c, continues that tradition with its sleek design and a bigger, bolder Geek Squad logo.

Geek Squad Agents make more than 5 million house calls a year to make consumer electronics and appliances work the way people want.


11 Apr: A Closer Look at the New Prius c Geekmobile

As technology evolves, so too must Geek Squad and its iconic Geekmobile.

We started out helping customers with their home computers and driving classic cars to get there. But now we help optimize home theater systems, create fast and secure home networks, and harness the power of the Internet of Things with smart home products.

So it’s only fitting that we have a new Geekmobile that is itself innovative — the Toyota Prius c hybrid, adapted with a custom toolkit to help Agents perform that growing range of in-home services.


10 Nov: Learning New Family Tech with Geek Squad at Engadget Expand

A piano made out of bananas. A Play-Doh Tetris game. A whisk and pie-tin drum set.

Visitors to the Engadget Expand event in New York City over the weekend got a chance to experience unique technology for the family at an exhibit staffed by local Geek Squad Agents and Best Buy Blue Shirts.

Geek Squad was there to show visitors some cool – and fun – things that can be done with technology, and show off Geek Squad Academy, which seeks to inspire young people through technology.

23 Oct: Best Buy Gets Top Recycling Honors


Best Buy received the first-ever eCycling Leadership Award from the Consumer Electronics Association. Best Buy was the only retailer and only one of four companies to receive the award, which recognizes consumer electronics companies that are recycling above and beyond any level mandated by government.

Best Buy has the most comprehensive appliance and electronics recycling programs in the U.S. We  recycle 409 pounds of electronics each minute our stores are open and customers can recycle their electronics and appliances for free at any Best Buy location nationwide – no matter how old it is or where it was purchased.

01 Aug: STATEMENT: Best Buy® Welcomes the Introduction of National E-Fairness Legislation

MINNEAPOLIS, August 1, 2011 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), a leading retailer of consumer technology, praised the introduction of the Main Street Fairness Act (S.F. 1452) that allows states the ability to require all retailers – including remote sellers – to collect sales taxes due.

The Durbin bill grants states with simplified sales tax codes the authority to apply sales tax collection obligations fairly to all sellers. Best Buy currently collects and remits sales taxes from consumers in all states that impose one, including sales made in store, by phone or online on www.bestbuy.com

10 Mar: Best Buy Supports E-Fairness

MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2011 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), a leading retailer of consumer technology, today praised Governor Pat Quinn for signing the “Main Street Fairness Act” which will help the state’s retail merchants compete on a level playing field with online-only retailers, and help maintain and grow retail jobs in Illinois.

The legislation requires online-only retailers with an Illinois presence through affiliates to collect and remit sales taxes due from consumers that traditional brick-and-mortar stores already collect. Best Buy makes significant investments in property, payroll and philanthropy in Illinois communities.

03 Mar: Best Buy Issues Open Letter Inviting U.S. Small Businesses To Join Its Affiliate Program

MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2011 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), a leading retailer of consumer electronics, today issued an open letter to U.S. small businesses that participate in affiliate programs with online retailers:

Dear Affiliates,

Best Buy is aware of the uncertainty you are facing in this current economic environment. We know that some companies are reviewing their affiliate programs as activity increases in specific states considering e-fairness legislation. This legislation requires online-only retailers who utilize affiliates to collect sales tax due on purchases by residents in those states.