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Old 01-27-05, 10:28 PM
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Returning sealed DVD to Best Buy w/out receipt...

I recently ordered a DVD from Amazon and I want to return, and have never opened it at all, completely sealed. If I go into best buy and claim it was a gift and the person said it came from Best Buy, think theyd let me do it?
Old 01-27-05, 10:42 PM
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You were 3 days too late. BB stopped processing holiday (no-receipt) returns after 1/24.

Since you ordered from Amazon, you can still return it to them, can't you?
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Considering Best Buy carries the title, I don't really see why this is a problem or some kind of fallacy on my part. True, I didn't spend the money in the first place at BB to buy it, but theyre going to re-stock it and sell it anyway.
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Because Best Buy is in the business of selling DVDs, not buying them. Also, you would be perpetrating a fraud. Didn't your mother teach you not to lie?
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I don't think they will. I got a fullscreen DVD as a gift (with no receipt) and Best Buy wouldn't let me exchange it. They said I needed the credit card it was bought with so they could look it up, or the receipt.
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It all depends on which Best Buy store you go to (ie. the intellect of the person working at the return booth). In Miami, there's about 5 Best Buys within a 5 mile radius. I've received DVDs I didn't want as gifts, and I've tried returning without a receipt at 2 stores, neither took it. Then at the third one, they said 'no problem, go pick something else out for the same price or for more and pay the difference' so I did. There's been a few times where there's been a free DVD with the purchase of another, and I've had no problem going back there 3 months later and returning the free DVD for its now full price for a credit. Not that I'm saying you should take a product from Amazon and return it at BB, but if you do have a product from BB and one store won't take it w/o a receipt, try another one.
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Originally Posted by fliggil
It all depends on which Best Buy store you go to (ie. the intellect of the person working at the return booth). In Miami, there's about 5 Best Buys within a 5 mile radius. I've received DVDs I didn't want as gifts, and I've tried returning without a receipt at 2 stores, neither took it. Then at the third one, they said 'no problem, go pick something else out for the same price or for more and pay the difference' so I did. There's been a few times where there's been a free DVD with the purchase of another, and I've had no problem going back there 3 months later and returning the free DVD for its now full price for a credit. Not that I'm saying you should take a product from Amazon and return it at BB, but if you do have a product from BB and one store won't take it w/o a receipt, try another one.
remember, you can only do this 3 times per year. They're most lenient after Christmas (usually until 1/24/Year). Different stores have different rules. Some stores won't let you return anything, some stores will let you return one item per transaction, some stores will set a $ value limit (e.g. up to $100), and some stores will allow you to return as much as you want.
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Do you know if the 3 times per year limit is per calendar year?
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Do you know if the 3 times per year limit is per calendar year?
no idea

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