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Another Best Buy question

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Apr 12, 2010 08:56 |  #16

The only good thing about Best Buy is haggling them down ~20% on the ticket items, buying accessories to make the sales associate feel like they evened things out, then coming back the next day and returning the overpriced accessories.

The fact that you have to jump through so many hoops to simply get a price near that of most/any online retailer is generally enough to make me drive past the place however.

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Apr 12, 2010 22:27 |  #17

I guess I'll be the contrarian. I've had good experiences at BB. When I bought my 40D kit last year, it was on 'close out' at $1299 IIRC. I talked to a guy there about buying one. Went home and researched it a bit, and went back a few hours later. Talked to the same guy and asked if they could do better than that, or maybe throw in some accessories. Salesguy says he needs to talk to his manager. He comes back w/ a fabulous deal, way better than I hoped for.

I've gotten similar good deals from them on other electronics. Got a Black Friday deal on a 23" ACER monitor that I haven't seen a better price on yet. What makes it even better, is that I've made all my major purchases from them on their interest-free card. Even if I'm only getting 1-2 % on my savings, I'm still getting that much more off the purchase price, since there money is interest free. I've got automatic payment set up with my bank that pays just enough to pay it off 1 month before the promo expires. I don't have to worry about a thing. Payments are automatic, and I save even more money.

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Apr 13, 2010 08:14 |  #18


The only way I buy anything from them is when I can take advantage of them. I only go in for their deals. I bought a 58" Panasonic Plasma from them Turkey weekend. It was on sale for $1499 - 10% Bing cashback with free shipping and no interest for 36 months. So Best Buy does serve a purpose, but you really need to be careful is all.

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