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Ga-ga for gizmos
Quiz: Think you know flat-screen TVs, MP3s and laptops? Then answer these questions about Best Buy.
September 14, 2004

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1. They wear white shirts, black ties, badges and sunglasses and drive around in a black-and-white Volkswagen Beetle. Who are they?
Best Buy's cashiers
Best Buy’s sales team
Best Buy's "Geek Squad."
Best Buy’s security staff
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Fab Five


2. How many items are sold per day, on average, in Best Buy's 628 U.S. stores?
150,000
500,000
1.2 million
4.5 million
7 million


3. What is the total amount of domestic consumer electronic sales estimated to be in 2004?
$25 billion
$57 billion
$79 billion
$108 billion
$136 billion


4. How much has Best Buy’s stock gone up since the company went public on April 19, 1985?
3,444 percent
5,678 percent
8,212 percent
12,540 percent
20,000 percent


5. What was the first item Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson sold to a customer?
A stereo
A home computer
A pocket radio
A television
An Atari videogame console


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