Arik Hesseldahl

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Best Buy Founder Schulze Offers to Take Retailer Private

Richard Schulze, the founder and former chairman of the struggling electronics retailer Best Buy, has offered to buy out the chain at $24 to $26 a share, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The offer would value the company at about $8.5 billion, and amounts to a premium of between 36 percent and 47 percent over Best Buy’s closing share price on Friday. Best Buy shares soared in premarket trading by more than 21 percent.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus