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I don't believe that "showcasing" is really a significant problem for BBY. I never do it myself because all of the important information takes research online, physical appearance is about last on my list of issues and anything blatantly ugly will be obvious from online photos anyway.
BUT, if it really is a problem then they are missing out on a huge opportunity - they've got people walking in the door and that's the hardest part of retail right there. They should be stocking their stores with a ton of accessories and making sure that you have to walk past them to see the "showcased" products. BBY got real stupid with accessories after Circuit City closed, they reduced inventory to basically two lines "expensive" (house brands like rocketfish) and "ridiculously expensive" (monster cable, etc) and (at least in my experience) they did a poor job keeping a reasonable amount of inventory. If they can't compete on big-ticket items, they ought to be focusing on what they can compete on - convenience and impulse buys. Easy, no hassle returns are part of lowering the bar for impulse buys too.
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