Originally Posted by Mattopotamus
It is hit or miss. You may actually get someone who is an enthusiast. I have a best buy right by me and it is a design studio location. Those guys know their $h!t
Agreed, the Magnolia Design Studio employees are not Best Buy employees (not directly)- they also make commission.
There is a difference between a Magnolia Design Studio (magnoliaav.com) and a Magnolia in a normal Best Buy..
First thing, the salesmen make commission at a Design Studio, One guy told me he made mid-80k the previous year and knew somebody who made upwards of 120k (as retail salesmen, that's awesome).
So while they're extremely knowledgeable, they're also motivated to selling higher end systems with more profit margin and in turn better commission... Just like cars, there is more profit to be had in the higher and more respected brands.
However, I wouldn't be surprised if you hinted at being on a budget, that they would agree the '16 P series were worthy.
Better for them to make a sale of any tv than let the customer walk into the regular store and let BB keep all the profits.