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Old 08-03-08, 09:01 PM
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Best Buy - why dvd on sale online, dont ring up as the sale price in-store?

anyone know why when best buy put a dvd on sale online, why dont it ring up as the sale price in-store?
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Old 08-03-08, 10:25 PM
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I've seen this happen far more often at Circuit City than at Best Buy. Best Buy does have online only sales from time to time.
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Online prices often are not the same as the in store prices. Online sales are separate & not usually honored in store since they are not in competition with themselves.
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this didnt say online only,
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8847705&st=Burn+Notice+&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1843194
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You can always buy it online for in-store pickup
Old 08-05-08, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TheKing
Best Buy does have online only sales from time to time.
I've never had a problem having them pricematch their online prices.
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It seems to be very YMMV on whether or not they'll PM BB.com. Easiest thing is to just order for in-store pickup. Of course, you have to wait on their slow-as-molasses system for your order to be processed and ready for pickup. So don't expect to click and leave.

If you need it faster, you should take a printout of the page to the store because sometimes even their in-store kiosks don't reflect the same BB.com information you see at home. Of course, there is no guarantee the cashier or manager will honor this approach.
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Originally Posted by pinata242

If you need it faster, you should take a printout of the page to the store because sometimes even their in-store kiosks don't reflect the same BB.com information you see at home. Of course, there is no guarantee the cashier or manager will honor this approach.
Didn't they get sued for this? Do they still have a different internal website?
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Didn't they get sued for this? Do they still have a different internal website?
Oh, maybe, I haven't really kept up with it. I know it was happening, maybe it's resolved now.
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Originally Posted by lacubs
this didnt say online only,
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8847705&st=Burn+Notice+&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1843194

That really doesn't matter. Most of the time they won't honor it. Most stores won't. Barnes & Noble won't. Borders won't. Walmart won't. The list goes on.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Didn't they get sued for this? Do they still have a different internal website?
Yes, the intranet is different from the internet, for those few who might not know. What they were doing was folks were coming in with prices from the internet site, but the store employees would refer them to the store's intranet site. So, to fix that they just most of the time don't honor internet prices at all. It depends on the store, of course. You could have a really nice (or clueless) manager who will do it.
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That really doesn't matter. Most of the time they won't honor it. Most stores won't. Barnes & Noble won't. Borders won't. Walmart won't. The list goes on.
Right, the only difference here is that Bestbuy.com allows you in-store pickup.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Easiest thing is to just order for in-store pickup. Of course, you have to wait on their slow-as-molasses system for your order to be processed and ready for pickup. So don't expect to click and leave
Also, I've seen reports on here that a store needs to have at least three copies of a movie for it to show as available online. That seemed to be the case last week with Dark City ... no stores around here showed it as in-stock, but the one I went to had two copies. The guy at customer service gave me a hard time about it, but he did match the online price. (18.99 vs. 23.99, if I remember correctly)
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Also, I've seen reports on here that a store needs to have at least three copies of a movie for it to show as available online. That seemed to be the case last week with Dark City ... no stores around here showed it as in-stock, but the one I went to had two copies. The guy at customer service gave me a hard time about it, but he did match the online price. (18.99 vs. 23.99, if I remember correctly)
Most of the Blu-ray titles like Dark City, Top Gun, The Mummy, etc shows them as being in stock at my local Aiea Store. But I was there last night and none of them were on the shelves. What happens to my GC I use if I order for in store pick and it is not in stock at my local store?
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Originally Posted by kahuna
Most of the Blu-ray titles like Dark City, Top Gun, The Mummy, etc shows them as being in stock at my local Aiea Store. But I was there last night and none of them were on the shelves. What happens to my GC I use if I order for in store pick and it is not in stock at my local store?
Ahh...the good ol' days of having the beg the Best Buy employee to go in the back to get the latest HD DVD release so I could buy it. Some days they would put the titles out 2 weeks early, some days they would forget and they would sit in the back room for weeks.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Right, the only difference here is that Bestbuy.com allows you in-store pickup.
Tis' true. Although, Borders allows you to purchase things & have them shipped to the store & you can then pick them up once they arrive.

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