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Mar 24, 2014 08:29 |  #31

tkbslc wrote in post #16778562 (external link)
Sorry, I side with the Best Buy manager. Says right on the page it is sold by Sunset Electronics, which is not a major retailer, legitimate Best Buy competitor, or an authorized dealer:

Yup. I hate Best Buy and Future Shop, but in this case it looks like they were correct to reject the price match.


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Mar 25, 2014 09:23 as a reply to  @ Bob_A's post |  #32

Ya know, as a consumer if I wanted to purchase something and my local store wouldn't match the price, I'd go ahead and order it and be done with it.

Period, end of story. Sorry.


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Mar 25, 2014 14:05 as a reply to  @ post 16779707 |  #33

I am very skeptical about buying at BB since they reduced return policy to 2 weeks only....i trust B&H much more ....


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Mar 25, 2014 15:38 |  #34

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I am very skeptical about buying at BB since they reduced return policy to 2 weeks only....i trust B&H much more ....

Why are you skeptical about their two week policy? It's canon in the end you have to worry about.

Also my return policy is 45 days due to my status with them.

I rather be able to walk into any best buy throughout the country and get my assistance on the purchase than have to deal with shipping and phone calls from B&H.


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Mar 25, 2014 21:49 |  #35

it's not really a best buy scam...they have rules that you have to follow...you didn't...i feel sorry for the workers that had to deal with you...

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Ya know, as a consumer if I wanted to purchase something and my local store wouldn't match the price, I'd go ahead and order it and be done with it.

Period, end of story. Sorry.

yeah...problem is when you're trying to price match to a shady site to begin with...you have to buy from a legitimate site...


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Mar 26, 2014 12:06 |  #36

It's quite interesting how many people here bash Best Buy, when in fact it was the consumer that was in the wrong.

Also, be careful what you ask for. You don't want your brick and mortar stores to go out of business, it starts a business blight, which will eventually affect you one way or another via taxes, increased prices, etc. An anchor store like Best Buy brings business to everything around it. If one goes down, it is a matter of about 6 months before the smaller stores in the vicinity go down, and then you have a shopping center that is about 60% empty.

I don't get the entire attitude that you want to hurt a big business and put them out of business. It does nobody any good. If I can give my money to local businesses and I don't have to spend very much more to do it, then I will. That very directly affects our local economy which is a good thing. I understand price matching, and will definitely try to get a company to price match, and if not, then I reassess where I buy something, for that one purchase.

Do you want jobs in your area? Then spend your money locally where possible, and go online when you cannot get anything close to a match locally.


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Mar 26, 2014 20:00 |  #37

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It's quite interesting how many people here bash Best Buy, when in fact it was the consumer that was in the wrong.

Also, be careful what you ask for. You don't want your brick and mortar stores to go out of business, it starts a business blight, which will eventually affect you one way or another via taxes, increased prices, etc. An anchor store like Best Buy brings business to everything around it. If one goes down, it is a matter of about 6 months before the smaller stores in the vicinity go down, and then you have a shopping center that is about 60% empty.

I don't get the entire attitude that you want to hurt a big business and put them out of business. It does nobody any good. If I can give my money to local businesses and I don't have to spend very much more to do it, then I will. That very directly affects our local economy which is a good thing. I understand price matching, and will definitely try to get a company to price match, and if not, then I reassess where I buy something, for that one purchase.

Do you want jobs in your area? Then spend your money locally where possible, and go online when you cannot get anything close to a match locally.

with best buy price matching major sites, the only benefit of buying online is that you don't pay the tax...but i feel like the days of no tax for online purchases is probably going to be going away pretty soon, and then the convenience of best buy's locally will be great for many people

yeah, the workers there may not know what the hell they're talking about, but you're going in there knowing exactly what you want anyways...so who cares if they tell you the 70D has been discontinued :)


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Mar 27, 2014 11:17 |  #38

In Michigan, I have to pay the tax when I file my state return, even if the out of state retailer did not charge at the time I completed the transaction.


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Mar 27, 2014 12:54 |  #39

Sounds like the OP is the one trying to pull a scam by demanding a price match for a marketplace seller of questionable integrity. That's similar to going to Barnes and Noble and attempting to get them to sell you books for the "Available Used From $0.99" price on Amazon. I've had absolutely no problems getting Best Buy to match Amazon prices, even when the resulting discount was over 50% (on SD cards, for example). I just show the cashier the product ad on my smartphone, the cashier calls a manager over, manager types in his password and I get the price match.

You want an example of bad price-match policy? Gander Mountain. They routinely charge 25% more than Cabelas for certain products and won't do a price match without a print advertisement (!) and a call to the store to verify stock. Welcome back to the 1980s.


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Mar 29, 2014 13:03 |  #40

pdrober2 wrote in post #16781842 (external link)
no scam here. the fine print clearly states the rules which excludes your attempt.

it would be like me posting a new 100L for sale on amazon for $500 and then going into best buy to get them to price match it.

that's a damn good idea. :lol:




  
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Mar 29, 2014 21:32 |  #41

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Sounds like the OP is the one trying to pull a scam by demanding a price match for a marketplace seller of questionable integrity.

Really?? Best Buy specifically listed Rakuten.com on their price matching list...I didn't just pull this site out of my ass. I gave them 30 minutes of my time to find ANYTHING sold by Rakuten on the website...they could not! My point is If you are going to advertise price matching on a specific website then you should do it...end of story. IF you don't want to price match to a specific site then don't include them in your list...end of story! Btw..got my 5D Mk3 from amazon and saved the tax money.


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Mar 29, 2014 22:10 |  #42

Point-n-shoot-n wrote in post #16795997 (external link)
Btw..got my 5D Mk3 from amazon and saved the tax money.

Not legally, you didn't.

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Mar 30, 2014 00:29 |  #43

Point-n-shoot-n wrote in post #16795997 (external link)
Really?? Best Buy specifically listed Rakuten.com on their price matching list...I didn't just pull this site out of my ass. I gave them 30 minutes of my time to find ANYTHING sold by Rakuten on the website...they could not! My point is If you are going to advertise price matching on a specific website then you should do it...end of story. IF you don't want to price match to a specific site then don't include them in your list...end of story! Btw..got my 5D Mk3 from amazon and saved the tax money.

the thing is people posted the add you were talking about here and it CLEARLY shows it is a marketplace item. And bestbuy's price match policy CLEARLY states that marketplace item's don't count. Which is exactly what you were told by their customer service.


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Apr 04, 2014 13:56 |  #44

Best Buy won't price match with an outfit like Rakuten.


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Point-n-shoot-n wrote in post #16795997 (external link)
Really?? Best Buy specifically listed Rakuten.com on their price matching list...I didn't just pull this site out of my ass. I gave them 30 minutes of my time to find ANYTHING sold by Rakuten on the website...they could not! My point is If you are going to advertise price matching on a specific website then you should do it...end of story. IF you don't want to price match to a specific site then don't include them in your list...end of story! Btw..got my 5D Mk3 from amazon and saved the tax money.

Your first mistake is walking in bestbuy to make a purchase. the product is there for you to test and try out to see if you like it. Then go home and check out any trusted online dealer to see what best price they have.
I have purchased my 5d mark III and 70-200 IS II from amazon low price free shipping and no tax.




  
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