Talk:Best Products

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Can anybody scrounge up a logo? The fat red BEST, with the letter "T" being the largest?

Architecture[edit]

It is not true that all of the architectural embellishmets have been removed. A former Best store near my home in Lawrenceville, NJ was built so that the 2nd floor appeared to have been stacked onto the 1st floor crooked. It even used to have fake vestibules sticking out from the 2nd floor over the sidewalk. These have been removed, but the building still looks crooked. Tenorcnj (talk) 18:41, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

More History needed[edit]

This is good start, but there needs to be more done on just how shopping at Best worked. It was always such a trip shopping there and placing orders for stuff. --Mrskippy 21:17, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I worked for Best Products at the Citrus Heights store in California while in college as a warehouse order puller. After graduation, became a manager trainee at the "falling facade" location off the Gulf Freeway in Houston, later San Antonio and Bakersfield, Ca. Also in the bay area of California. All of this took place between 1974 and 1982. So I have alot of fond memories of Best Products and really enjoyed the early days and experienced the begining of the end before I left, when Best grew too quickly and hired too many V.P. types from outside the Best Products family. As far as how it worked it was simple and ingenious. An order was written up and turned into one of the service desks and sent to the warehouse in a plastic tube "shot" through a pneumatic line. The tube was opened by an order picker who read the catalog numbers on the order slip which told the picker where the merchandise was located in the warehouse. It was picked, the slip was attached to the product, it was sent down a roller belt where a carbon copy of the order slip was given to a cashier who paiged the shopper to the register. The transaction was completed and the customer took the receipt to the pick up area and received their product when they were ready to leave the store. Seems like alot of work, but the entire process was done in less than five minutes time. Hope this helps.Chip4par 02:31, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Do you have a Best Products jewelry story?[edit]

I bought a blue topaz ring for $40, which was 70% off during the liquidation sale in Whitehall, PA. I also got a ruby earring and pendant set. I think that ran about $16.

Here's the thing--the rubies were supposed to be "genuine", but years of experience have told me that they are lab created.

And the blue topaz does not really look like topaz; I am beginning to suspect that it is paraiba tourmaline.

Does anyone else have similar jewelry story?

Lab-created IS genuine....just not natural75.75.56.53 03:05, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Do you have a Best Products jewelry story?[edit]

Marerules 11:36, 22 September 2006 (UTC) I bought a blue topaz ring for $40, which was 70% off during the liquidation sale in Whitehall, PA. I also got a ruby earring and pendant set. I think that ran about $16.

Here's the thing--the rubies were supposed to be "genuine", but years of experience have told me that they are lab created.

And the blue topaz does not really look like topaz; I am beginning to suspect that it is paraiba tourmaline.

Does anyone else have similar jewelry story?

Best Products and Best Buy[edit]

Obviously the two store chains are not related, but a Best Buy store WAS built over the lot of what used to be a Best Products store in Pinole, California. Oh, and also the fact that Best Products did sell certain electronic merchandise, of course. Just adding a bit of trivia. --Geopgeop 09:41, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Best store in Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, Michigan[edit]

Despite the store being closed for over a decade, until just last week, the classic BEST sign was still on display in front of the strip mall. It is unclear why after all this time the sign was finally removed. JPG-GR 00:24, 23 April 2007 (UTC)


closed stores..[edit]

I think I saw a BEST store open around Jan '98 in my city. Then it was closed by April '98. I know it was open in the Xmas shopping season of '97.Iron Valley (talk) 20:57, 4 January 2008 (UTC)