Dell is going to start selling laptop and desktop computers at 900 Best Buy locations in the U.S. says the WSJ. Dell has already started hocking their wares at Walmart, and has deals with “Staples Inc., France’s Carrefour SA and Gome, China’s largest electronics retailer.”
The WSJ says that Dell gets only 15% of its business from direct-to-consumer sales, and has lost its position as the top PC-maker to HP.
It’s often said that Dell loses consumer business because people want to handle a laptop before they buy it. What do you think?