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Best Buy Wants to Help You Become a Cord Cutter

Scissors cutting a computer wire on gray background (wireless or blackout concept)Recently we are seeing a flood of services to help you become a cord cutter. Now Best Buy is jumping aboard.

If you need help getting an antenna and your streaming player set up, the Geek Squad will do that for you. For just $129.99 a Geek Squad employee will come to your house and set up your antenna and your streaming player.

The Geek Squad says it will do the following:

  • Unbox your streaming player and antenna
  • Connect your streaming player to your network
  • Configure your device and set up your apps
  • Set up your iOS or Android device to work with your streaming player

A great service for people who need help, but because it only does an indoor antenna most will find themselves able to do it on their own.

There are other services that offer antenna setup. Amazon will do it for you in some areas. Dish will not only sell you an antenna but it will also install it: $99 for an indoor antenna and $150 for an outdoor antenna.

While this is likely not for everyone if you have family that lives far away and need help these services are a great option. So it is nice to see services like this around.

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8 Responses to Best Buy Wants to Help You Become a Cord Cutter

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    Brandon Reese July 8, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    Sounds like a ripoff to me

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    TARHEELBRAND July 8, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Sounds like a joke! But I will say this! If you have a data cap on your home wifi then there is no point in cutting the cord! Check with your company before you cut the cord! Data caps are bs!

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    matthewmspace July 8, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    That’s really expensive. Especially since older people (like my parents and grandparents) who I presume would use this more than younger people likely have kids or grandkids who know how to do this.

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    Richard Knights July 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    Seriously? Gimme $10.00 for time and gas, and spot me lunch at Mickey D’s, and I’ll do it for you this afternoon.

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      cyberb0b July 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm #

      Deal. I live in Anchorage, Alaska. Can you be here by 5?

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    Vegas Steve July 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

    Yeah, typical overpriced Best Buy services. I suppose if you’re totally stuck for help, can’t read instructions, and have no friends, it’s an option.

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    ExerciseBikeRider July 8, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

    Anyone who needs help setting up their streaming device probably will have trouble managing the vast amount of software choices and selections. Not like changing the channel on the remote.

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    AstroMonster July 8, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    Of course, then the Best Buy employee will then know all of your usernames and passwords if he is going to set up all that stuff. How is that a good thing?