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Old 11-17-02, 03:47 AM
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Best Buy employee purchases question?

How long do you have to work at BB before you are given an employee discount? Also does the percentage off increase the longer you work?

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Old 11-17-02, 05:02 AM
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When i was there you had to work 30 days for the discount to take effect.

This probably doesnt apply to seasonal workers.

As for the % off...6 months or 2 years the % off is the same (unless corporate changes the % for some reason)
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Regular workers have to work there 30 days like UAIOE said, and for the fist time seasonal employees do not have to wait till after Thanksgiving to be able to use theres. As of Nov. 3rd all people who work at Best Buy are able to use the discount.

As far as I know there is not a change in the % that someone gets off a product dependent upon their time at the company.
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The discount doesn't increase because the discount goes by cost of product, not by a percentage.
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Could someone explain to me how the employeed discount works at Best Buy? I'm considering getting a part-time job there for the holidays and would appreciate it if someone could tell me how it works.

Right now, I'm going to probably work at either Barnes and Noble or Best Buy. Both would be ok because I love books as well as movies/games. I'm kind of leaning towards Barnes and Noble because, besides the standard 30% off all books, since BN owns Gamestop, BN employees get 20% off there as well.
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Discount is determined by mark-up on products.

Your discount in the music/DVD section is like 10%

Accessories (cd storage, speaker stands..so on) you get a bigger % off...like 50% off.

You get a bigger discount with the Car audio/Audio/TV/Appliances...i wanna say 40% but im not sure on that. Could be more, could be less.

I saved $100 when i bought my DVD player (way back in '99) and the service plans for anything are dirt cheap (in the $5-10 range i believe)

It really varies from store section to section.
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I used to work there....

Things you get hardly any to no discount on:

Large TVs
Video Game Systems (no discount at all I believe)
Video Games (like $5 off)
Computers

I did get a car CD visor holder thingie for $5 when it was normally around $15. There were some good deals!
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Originally posted by LavaLamp27
I used to work there....

Things you get hardly any to no discount on:

Large TVs
Are you sure? Someone just said the discount on a $2199 widescreen sony HDTV was $1599. I was going to get a job there just so I could buy it.
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I remember the discount we could get on the Dreamcast when it first came out...

we could save a whole fifty cents on it.

what a steal!!!
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You get an ENORMOUS discount on big screens and audio equipment and a decent one on cameras and appliances. Everything else isn't a big deal, a few dollars here, a few dollars there, no discount on game systems, computer stuff usually ends up costing more with the discount than the advertised rebates. If you already have money saved, it would be well worth getting a part time seasonal job there during the holidays just to get a HDTV. The previously stated $2199 TV for $1599 is not an exaggeration.
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Huge discounts on: Accessories (bought a phone battery and leather cover, with prices of 71.50 and 19.99 respectively for 20.80 and 3.51), TV's (huge discounts, sometimes up to 1000 dollars off), car equipment (from 40-70% off)...

Crap discounts on: Computers, media (DVD's, games, CD's), game systems (nothing...).

I'd go for Best Buy, you can get huge discounts. I bought my car stereo for 140 bucks off.

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