01-21-2011 04:27 PM
01-21-2011 06:06 PM
01-21-2011 07:37 PM
01-21-2011 07:46 PM
I believe Best Buy sold you the games at MSRP so I don't understand your 'jack up the price' argument.
I purchased a cheap 25 ft HDMI cable online from one of the popular cable retailers and it had handshake issues (the cable was also being run in wall). A better quality cable did not have the handshake issues the cheap cable did... shame I had to rip the wall open again at the studs and remove the nail guards and re-run the new HDMI cable. If I had purchased a better cable from the get go it would have saved me time, spackle, paint and aggrivation. I guess I'm the 1%.
01-21-2011 07:59 PM
If 99% of the people who purchase the higher octane fuel 89 or 91 rather than the 87 octane will not see a difference in performance, does that mean that the fuel companies are ripping the consumers off? Nope.
If you don't want the higher quality cables, don't buy them. The higher quality cables DO make a difference and many people want the best. Should Best Buy not offer the higher quality cables since you don't like the cost of those cables? Seems a little bit self serving, don't ya think?
01-21-2011 08:15 PM
there are a lot of things that are priced at msrp that arent sold for that...how many people go buy a new car off the lot at the msrp pricing? none. best buy is not the same company it was when i first shopped there...misrepresenting information that the store price matched but does not for online companies is wrong. seems like best buy went down hill after they got rid of their competition and their stock prices these days reflect that.
01-21-2011 08:19 PM
01-21-2011 08:19 PM
How would you expect Best Buy to pricematch a store that has no physical location? Its obviously much cheeper to run an online store because of all the costs that are cut. I don't know why any b&m store would ever price match online only vendors. Also, if you read the PM policy, its pretty clear what is and isn't PM'd.
01-21-2011 08:25 PM
Ok to use your analogy of car prices... no one accuses the car dealer of 'jacking up the price' if it is sold at MSRP though.
Lots of electronics are sold at MSRP: game systems, cameras, video games at pretty much every B&M store, computers, GPS units, etc.
I'm not trying to be argumentative with you but your way off base accusing Best Buy of 'jacking up the price' when they sell something at MSRP. Now if they sold you something at above MSRP ok your assessment would be correct. As the others have noted in this thread: B&M stores cannot be expected to price match an online only seller which has very few physical locations, minimal staff and very little overhead.
01-21-2011 09:23 PM
I'm struggling to see where your problem is. By the time you buy two $45 games from Amazon, you have paid $101 after shipping. So you are really making a big deal about getting games immediately without waiting for shipping for only $18? Not to mention if you join the RZ Gamer club you get a $10 coupon after you spend $150 in games. To me it seems like Best Buy is the better deal, even without the discount from Amazon.