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post #11 of 91
I wonder if this is for in-store items only. We all know BB does not sell CPUs/SSDs/high end graphics cards in store.mad.gif
post #12 of 91
Online does not have the overhead that brick and mortar stores do. That's part of the reason why they've been so resistant to change. I think Best Buy is hoping that they can get enough people in their doors with this "new policy" that it will start generating sales. Not everyone is going to price match everything in their store, so if the traffic picks up, then the income will turn up as well. If the income increases, well... that's the goal right? wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

Online does not have the overhead that brick and mortar stores do. That's part of the reason why they've been so resistant to change. I think Best Buy is hoping that they can get enough people in their doors with this "new policy" that it will start generating sales. Not everyone is going to price match everything in their store, so if the traffic picks up, then the income will turn up as well. If the income increases, well... that's the goal right? wink.gif

Traffic and ancillary items that won't necessarily be price matched. Who thinks to get a print out of the price of the 20 dollar plug/cord for a dryer?
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post #14 of 91
The one time I tried price matching at BB the chick took forever to figure out what I wanted, and the price I was matching to. Then she tried to add shipping and handling to the price when the staples across the street had the lower price with in stock items. Then she had to go back and yack with a manager or something to authorize it. All while she was the only till open and like 15 people were grumbling behind me in line.

I think they're hoping to make price matching enough of a pain that nobody bothers. I suppose their tactic works though since I'm just going to order from amazon from the start next time and not bother with them at all.
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Traffic and ancillary items that won't necessarily be price matched. Who thinks to get a print out of the price of the 20 dollar plug/cord for a dryer?
If you're price matching something, chances are you've got a cellphone to grab urls with...
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If you're price matching something, chances are you've got a cellphone to grab urls with...

redface.gif Just sayin'. I had to have a print out when I bought my washer and dryer and they charged me 30 bucks for the power cord. I thought this was common. My apologies. thumb.gif
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post #17 of 91
Here's the list:

Amazon.com, Apple.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Buy.com, CircuitCity.com, CompUSA.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, hhgregg.com, HP.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Newegg.com, OfficeDepot.com, OfficeMax.com, Sears.com, Staples.com, Target.com, TigerDirect.com, and Walmart.com.

No microcenter, unfortunately frown.gif
post #18 of 91
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Here's the list:

Amazon.com, Apple.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Buy.com, CircuitCity.com, CompUSA.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, hhgregg.com, HP.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Newegg.com, OfficeDepot.com, OfficeMax.com, Sears.com, Staples.com, Target.com, TigerDirect.com, and Walmart.com.

No microcenter, unfortunately frown.gif
Microcenter's online offerings are rarely of note anyways, it's always been their in-store prices. I have heard of people getting those matched if there is a MC nearby in cases where MC ran out of something on sale.
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Price matching MC is tough for any vendor let alone an ailing one like BB.
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Honestly, Best Buy usually doesn't even stock a lot of stuff I would buy
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