Best Buy to use Ford vans for Geek Squad home service techniciansBy AP
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Best Buy to use Ford vans for Geek Squad
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that electronics retailer Best Buy will use Ford vans for its Geek Squad home service technicians.
Best Buy Co., based in Richfield, Minn., will buy 290 Ford Transit Connect compact utility vans and 738 Ford E-Series vans for its Geek Squad brand. Those employees will use the vans while they service appliances and install and service home theater equipment.
Terms of the van sales were not released. Best Buy previously used Chevrolet Express cargo vans, but said the Ford vans better fit the needs of its technicians.
Ford shares fell 10 cents to $11.23 while Best Buy shares slipped 40 cents to $32.08 in afternoon trading.