04-17-2012 03:00 PM
Unless Asto has said otherwise from the last time I checked their site, the answer is never,
as it would add a premium surcharge on all their products as the middle man(bestbuy) in this case needs to make a profit as well
04-17-2012 03:29 PM
The loss in margin % would be made up on quantity sold. If it wasn't a profitable business plan then all companies (Sony, Microsoft, Panasonic, Turtle Beach etc...) would have kept to direct business. Even Apple branched out in order to gain market share. It is only a matter of time my friend and the best time to make the transition would be in the spring/summer.
04-19-2012 01:19 PM
Thanks for the interest in us carrying the Astro A40s. I'm not sure if we'll be adding them to our gaming headset lineup but I will certainly pass along your interest to the gaming merchandising team. Keep an eye out!
04-25-2012 01:58 PM
Sorry, not update. I've reported the feedback to the Gaming business team so they are aware of the interest, however, they may not get back to me directly on any action they take so I can't promise any details.
04-26-2012 12:47 PM
Ummm....guys.....I just picked up a pair of wired Astro A40's from Best Buy a couple of days ago. It's not up on the website yet but some stores just got them in.
Hopefully it rolls out into the full asortment soon.
Hope that helps.