I cannot remember the last time I bought something at Best Buy. A friend bought the Klipsch Icon speakers from there I think. Another bought quintets. But I last bought a cd from there based on a gift card almost 2 years ago. I could see it going down. Surprisingly, there is an HH Greg going in right near the Best Buy by me. (In what used to be a Circuit City, and a Comp USA was in the same strip mall). This is in the NW suburbs of Chicago (Bloomingdale area). This store is always slow but I guess they stay in business.
I want higher end stores than best buy. They carry Denon dvd players, but you cannot get any of the higher end universal BluRay players; just the lowest end. I understand that they do not stock everything, but that they cannot order the higher end stuff from brands they carry is disappointing. Also, the concert Blu Rays and DVDs are overpriced and have a disappointing selection.
The only store I would miss is a Fry's. I fell in love with Fry's based on that they actually carry SACD and DVD Audios. I will pay the high prices for these from time to time. I guess I am lucky that Fry's is so far away.
Half Price Books has a local store. Being in the Chicago Area, it is rather large. It actually has SACDs, DVD Audios, DualDiscs, LaserDiscs and great LPs that pass through. I scour it twice a week at least. I am lucky to have this, and would feel lucky with a fry's, but do not feel that way about best buy.