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Bestbuy employee discount is cost plus 5%, Video games / Systems, Macs, and computers are all generally sold at cost or so.

I bought a television mount, a 3.5mm splitter, a 12ft subwoofer cable and a wall molding for cables.

That subwoofer cable (Monster made)? $11 for me, Which I think is pretty justifiable considering they add in gold plated crap and all those other "needless features".. I can see how they add to cost.

The wall mount? No excuses for it to be $80 and cost me $12.

The prices speak for themselves, it isn't monster ripping you off... Its Bestbuy and other retailers.


Edited by X3NIA - 1/5/11 at 3:45pm
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First and last card I ever bought from Best Buy was my beloved 7800GT. Great card, but after learning about Newegg and the shocking differential in prices, I've never really gotten over the sting in my wallet... Newegg has a customer for life right here, at least for everything I can get from them and not Best Buy/Walmart/etc. *I should note that obviously the purchase was several years ago
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post #3 of 55
Dang, I need a job at Bestbuy
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Originally Posted by SaltwaterCooled View Post
First and last card I ever bought from Best Buy was my beloved 7800GT. Great card, but after learning about Newegg and the shocking differential in prices, I've never really gotten over the sting in my wallet... Newegg has a customer for life right here, at least for everything I can get from them and not Best Buy/Walmart/etc. *I should note that obviously the purchase was several years ago


their graphics cards are overpriced still so dont worry lol
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i have a $30 gift card to best buy and it sucks that i can't spend it on anything because they overprice all their items.
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i have a $30 gift card to best buy and it sucks that i can't spend it on anything because they overprice all their items.
Their lowest end HDMI cable (Dynex) is... a whopping $30 for customers.

And this isn't "MONSTER QUALITY" or anything.. This is a chinese HDMI cable with no extra features or even excuses as to why the price is jacked up.

Pretty sad, tbh.

I almost want to cry when people come in and buy our "colored HDMI cables" for $100 a piece at 4 feet each... I've had people buy 3+ AT ONE TIME, I feel terribly sad for them.
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i have a $30 gift card to best buy and it sucks that i can't spend it on anything because they overprice all their items.
buy an itunes gift card.
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their graphics cards are overpriced still so dont worry lol
I know, and it's great to wander through the limited selection of actual computer hardware at my local store and see the people looking at Linkworld and Dynex and whatever other house brands and assuming they must be the greatest things ever made. It really is sad how stores like this make a killing off of people's ignorance.

The gift cards are sad too, you can't really buy anything without $40-50!
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Reckon I'll quit shopping there, so they lose profits and have to lay-off employees. Sound good?
    
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I know, and it's great to wander through the limited selection of actual computer hardware at my local store and see the people looking at Linkworld and Dynex and whatever other house brands and assuming they must be the greatest things ever made. It really is sad how stores like this make a killing off of people's ignorance.

The gift cards are sad too, you can't really buy anything without $40-50!
Forgot to add we don't even carry actually good cards (EVGA, Asus, etc)

Some graphics designer came in and bought a GTX 460 (at full price, $200 when its like $160 on newegg) and we only had PNY, ugh.

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Reckon I'll quit shopping there, so they lose profits and have to lay-off employees. Sound good?
You mean laying off employees.. like me? Because thats exactly what happened, which is sort of why I'm posting this.
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