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Feb 20, 2013 07:07 |  #46

dave kadolph wrote in post #15630530 (external link)
It's listed on the front page of their web site right now for qualifying items and I followed the procedure to the letter--Take a look!

"Valid for purchases made between January 31, 2013 - March 2, 2013."

http://www.bestbuy.com …2.c?id=pcmcat29​0300050002 (external link)

Like I said--bunch of idiots. :rolleyes:

What item were you trying to buy? Was it marked with "low price garauntee" like it says on that page? I haven't really found anything that has my badge in my few seconds of perusing.


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Feb 20, 2013 08:22 |  #47

dave kadolph wrote in post #15630530 (external link)
It's listed on the front page of their web site right now for qualifying items and I followed the procedure to the letter--Take a look!

"Valid for purchases made between January 31, 2013 - March 2, 2013."

http://www.bestbuy.com …2.c?id=pcmcat29​0300050002 (external link)

Like I said--bunch of idiots. :rolleyes:

Was yours a qualifying product? Probably not.


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Feb 20, 2013 08:25 |  #48

rob0225 wrote in post #15631260 (external link)
Was yours a qualifying product? Probably not.

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Feb 20, 2013 08:32 |  #49

This just might be Best Buy's saving grace because they haven't been doing so well lately. I remember going there a few months ago to look at possibly picking up the pancake, and everything was just screaming for a price check :lol:, no all jokes aside if they honor the price match to the reputable online retailers it might actually be worth it to shop brick and mortar every once in a while. I guess my biggest question is whether or not they will respect the promotions like the Canon Lenses and Speedlite instant rebates or if that already factors in to the price match with online retailers.


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Feb 20, 2013 08:41 as a reply to  @ outmywindow's post |  #50

Want to guess again?

http://www.bestbuy.com …18540195987&sku​Id=4834389 (external link)

I took in a copy of both Newegg and Amazon showing the price of 599.99

Any other excuses?:rolleyes:


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Feb 20, 2013 08:42 |  #51

dave kadolph wrote in post #15631315 (external link)
Want to guess again?

http://www.bestbuy.com …18540195987&sku​Id=4834389 (external link)

I took in a copy of both Newegg and Amazon showing the price of 599.99

Any other excuses?:rolleyes:

Not excuses, just seeing if that was the case.


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Feb 20, 2013 12:23 |  #52

dave kadolph wrote in post #15631315 (external link)
Want to guess again?

http://www.bestbuy.com …18540195987&sku​Id=4834389 (external link)

I took in a copy of both Newegg and Amazon showing the price of 599.99

Any other excuses?:rolleyes:

And the newegg and amazon link? I looked on both sites and didn't see the exact model #. Which is one of the ways they avoid price matching by saying its not an exact match.


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Feb 20, 2013 13:08 |  #53

rob0225 wrote in post #15632140 (external link)
And the newegg and amazon link? I looked on both sites and didn't see the exact model #. Which is one of the ways they avoid price matching by saying its not an exact match.

Last four letters are meaningless model # is a match and BB knows this. I think not living up to the hype of price matching will not do a lick of good. They will make up the losses selling $100 HDMI cables, surge protectors and extended warranty plans to the suckers.

http://www.amazon.com/​gp/aw/d/B0071O4EKU/ (external link)




  
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Feb 20, 2013 16:07 |  #54

isoMorphic wrote in post #15632277 (external link)
Last four letters are meaningless model # is a match and BB knows this. I think not living up to the hype of price matching will not do a lick of good. They will make up the losses selling $100 HDMI cables, surge protectors and extended warranty plans to the suckers.

http://www.amazon.com/​gp/aw/d/B0071O4EKU/ (external link)

That's what the floor associate told me and verified that it qualified for price matching--I'll go get approval and be right back.

Then it was NewEgg is sold out and we can't log into Amazon to verify the price--despite having it on both my printouts--but at that price it has to be a refurb because it is under our cost.

3 1/2 days later no response from BB corporate.

I was out an hour of my time and a gallon of gas--and Amazon is delivering tomorrow to my front door so no real loss.

I'm done with this thread--but be wary of using the policy for limited time offers or something you really want. ;)


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Feb 20, 2013 16:19 |  #55

If they are going to make customers waste time over the price matching instead of being proactive about it, most folks are going to see the higher price and walk. Same thing re hassling people over the warranties. People have little tolerance for this type of BS any more. This is just a ploy to pump the stock price prior to the expected buyout offer at the end of the month.




  
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Feb 20, 2013 18:39 |  #56

Sounds like it was the model# game. Vendor specific model number that can never match or where the vendor has one less or one more hdmi port so they can cliam its not the same. Playing this kinda thing will backfire on them.


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Feb 21, 2013 08:06 |  #57

SlimJim77 - Best Buy Employee

Re: Serious concerns about the new (unconfirm​ed) price matching policy from a loyal customer

‎02-16-2013 11:20 PM

Ummmm...one could can make a pretty solid argument that "customers" offended by this policy are "customers" Best Buy doesn't need.

Just goes to show that keeping this company in biz is on par with supporting camera shops that bait and switch.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 21:00 |  #58

machinez wrote in post #15626769 (external link)
The best price matching hands down was "the Wiz". Too bad they shut down in the early 90s.
"Nobody beats the Wiz, Nobody beats the Wiz!"
And don't get me started on Crazy Eddie.

Ahh, The Wiz. I bought a good amount of stuff from them over the years. Cablevision bought the chain when it was in bankruptcy and used it to push their then-new cable internet service. It worked but then they shut the chain down after they established their service.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 21:11 |  #59

I can't wait until Best Buy goes the way of Circuit City, what a bunch of clowns. It's just a matter of time.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 23:40 |  #60

gocolts wrote in post #15642124 (external link)
I can't wait until Best Buy goes the way of Circuit City, what a bunch of clowns. It's just a matter of time.

I'm with you, that return I did 5 years ago didn't make me a return customer. The sooner they are gone, the better




  
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