On December 4, 2018 at 08:40, Fins said...
There is one error in your analysis. The first point, assuming they have lost money on geek squad installs is incorrect. In fact, Geek Squad was for a while the division that kept BB from going under. That includes their install and computer support.
Most likely the reason this program has come about is that no one can find employees right now. So they are trying another way to find installers.
When my Trucks are not moving, I'm losing money. That said, I understand that Geek Squad employees are like employees anywhere else... great...good... mediocre or terrible. I've seen very nice installs done by GS. They got into it, however, with extreme naiivete... feeling that custom install was like receiving, selling and sending out a TV... lower the price...sell more. Now that they've sold so much, they're looking for people with a pulse. But why are a bunch of trucks occupying the same parking spot as last week?
Because they know how to set up a store to move a lot of boxes... they don't understand remodeling and construction. They didn't anticipate the cost of vans, tools, fuel etc. They felt they could skirt the licensing requirements. They didn't know what to do when Johnny Newbee's $8 Stud liar convinced him that a drain pipe was a piece of wood and now there's a brown streak down the wall and that new Samsung TV smells like poo.
Hey, its a brilliant idea... No license to worry about, no insurance, no risks of having a rolling van... 50+% markup for doing nothing. I'm just wondering who they'll end up with. I was offering 60K for a licensed tech and I couldn't find one