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Old 01-19-09, 03:02 PM
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BB vs CC

I went to Best Buy to get a price match for the 17.99 BD that Circuit City had in this weeks sales ad and they stated they were not price matching CC since they are going out of business. Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 01-19-09, 03:06 PM
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not surprised
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Old 01-19-09, 03:09 PM
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This forum is for bargains. Take it to the store forum.
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Old 01-19-09, 03:18 PM
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I'll take two!
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Old 01-19-09, 03:28 PM
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sounds perfectly reasonable to me
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CC is dead. Duhh.
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Boycott the fuckers
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Can't see the problem with this.
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Old 01-19-09, 03:48 PM
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I can't believe someone started this thread. Has to be a joke.
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Old 01-19-09, 04:42 PM
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They'll still price match Good Guys, right?
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Old 01-19-09, 04:57 PM
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I dont see anything that says that if a company goes into Liquidation, thier AD is not good for price matching. One would guess they might try to pull something like this.
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Old 01-19-09, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ernestrp View Post
I dont see anything that says that if a company goes into Liquidation, thier AD is not good for price matching. One would guess they might try to pull something like this.
Come on, man...
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Old 01-19-09, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by tman3501 View Post
I went to Best Buy to get a price match for the 17.99 BD that Circuit City had in this weeks sales ad


CC actually put out their sale ad this week?
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Originally Posted by ernestrp View Post
I dont see anything that says that if a company goes into Liquidation, thier AD is not good for price matching. One would guess they might try to pull something like this.
From that long post:

"Either way, simply bring in proof of price while that lower price is in effect."

The ad became null and void the moment Circuit City went into liquidation. They are no longer honoring their own ad, why should Best Buy, or any other store have to honor it?

The lower price is no longer in effect, thus Best Buy is not violating their policy (which they do quite often anyway, but in this case they're following their own rules).
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Originally Posted by ernestrp View Post
I dont see anything that says that if a company goes into Liquidation, thier AD is not good for price matching. One would guess they might try to pull something like this.
I honestly feel bad for businesses that have to deal with these ridiculous consumer expectations and misinterpretations of policies.

TheKing said it right.

Originally Posted by TheKing
From that long post:

"Either way, simply bring in proof of price while that lower price is in effect."

The ad became null and void the moment Circuit City went into liquidation. They are no longer honoring their own ad, why should Best Buy, or any other store have to honor it?

The lower price is no longer in effect, thus Best Buy is not violating their policy (which they do quite often anyway, but in this case they're following their own rules).
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CC actually put out their sale ad this week?
Since it was printed up weeks ago, it was probably already set to go out.
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Best Buy has no reason to honor this. Granted, I don't blame you for trying because if it slipped through the cracks you would have gotten a pretty nice deal but it is stupid to complain about it.
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Old 01-20-09, 09:19 AM
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Circuit City doesn't honor the prices in their own ad, why would anybody match those prices??????????????????????????

It's worth a try but that's it.

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PS I love the thread title!
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Old 01-20-09, 02:30 PM
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Why does blockbuster seem to dislike the criterion collection?
I can never find the new criterion titles at my local store.
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Why does blockbuster seem to dislike the criterion collection?
I can never find the new criterion titles at my local store.
Did you check the VHS section?
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PS I love the thread title!
I stumbled into the thread wondering why B.B. King and C.C. Sabathia were fighting and why it was in the store forum.
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Old 01-20-09, 07:13 PM
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One would guess they might try to pull something like this.
Maybe you need to check with all the "cash registerists".
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If Wal-Mart has the Blu-ray in stock, try it there.

There's a good chance that the clerk at Wal-Mart either won't know that CC is going out of business or won't give a shit and just price-match anyway.
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Old 01-20-09, 08:06 PM
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Did you check the VHS section?
I did, but all the VHS copies that BB sells of CC movies have those stupid black bars at the top and bottom. Why do they cut off half the movie that way? Of course, there is a cash registerist there with DDs that is fun to watch as she stocks the lower shelves.
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