How convenient to spread meaningless rumors on the option expiration day!
Dick asked for an extension...blah blah - we all knew that already. He didn't give up yet - Really? LOL what a news! Sources said this, sources said that - R U Kiddin' me? The guy is 71, he owns 20%, he spent months and months on this buyout, he got his own crew, he pays for lawyers, bankers, advisers, etc.. On top of that he's been in the industry forever. He said " I am not going away." So, I'd say if he wants his baby back, he'll get it. He just want to do it right, from the first bid. That's it.
Well, according to the analysts (http://www.bloomberg.com/video/how-to-play-best-buy-ahead-of-earnings-n7jKSrExRfSRIZ5NjE8cNw.html?cmpid=yhoo) it looks like AMZN may jump on board and bring BO before him.
In my opinion, it would make sense to them even just for the purpose of screwing up BBY, since show-rooming may work in their advantage.