As of March 22nd, Best Buy and GameStop, two of the better known tech retailers in the U.S., have limited shoppers to delivery and curbside pickup.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic both companies have discontinued in-store shopping.
At Best Buy , you’ll get “enhanced curbside service” where you can not only pick up online orders, but ask store staff to bring and sell products that you couldn’t order online.
Delivery is still an option, but will only drop off products at your door. Best Buy has paused in-home installation and repair during this scaled-back period.
GameStop’s move is very similiar but you’re limited to conventional curbside pickup and online deliveries. The companies don’t have much choice with more and more states having shelter-in-place orders, and officials urging the public to stay at home as much as possible and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.