I went to Best Buy last night to browse. Now seeing Best Buy ads online.Submitted by DevinUp on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 19:24
Coincidence? I don't think so.
Now I'm used to seeing things pop up after I search for them on Google, Amazon, Newegg, etc. It's a little disconcerting, but I understand that it's how Google ads work. Search for speakers for a little while and you're sure to see deals on speakers or ads for speaker companies come up for the next little while.
This was different, though. I haven't been to Best Buy's website in a long time. I can't recall seeing a Best Buy ad at any time in the recent past. All that happened is that I was bored and wanted to waste some time, so I went in and walked around the store for a little while. After coming home and hopping online, I saw a couple Best Buy ads on websites that I was looking at. It was actually quite disturbing. I don't want to sound too paranoid, but I don't think this was coincidence. To make it worse, I didn't buy anything at Best Buy, so if my presence there was picked up somehow, it wasn't through a credit card purchase.
It's a little disturbing if it's not a coincidence, but who knows... Has anyone else had a similar experience lately?