01-11-2011 12:16 AM
01-11-2011 12:22 AM
Not really false advertisement unless there was a guaranteed minimum quantity per store. Not all stores carry every product line.Although I am employed by Geek Squad my opinions do not in any way shape or form represent Best Buy's Official stance on matters. My opinions are solely my own.you are TOTALLY WRONG.
Supply of advertised item - Each of the advertiser's stores in the area where an ad is run must have enough of the advertised item available at or below advertised prices to meet a reasonably expected demand. An exception is when the ad states a limit on the quantity of a certain item or a limit on the stores at which the item is available. (CC §1770(a)(10))
that is the california state LAW which clearly states, if it's on the ad, it MUST be available and not what the best buy manager told me, "we don't sell that item in this store"no where in the ad it says, "limited items or limited stores" this was last week's ad which ended on Jan. 8 2011.hence, it is false advertisement.
And again, what was the item and when did this happen?
01-11-2011 12:48 AM
01-11-2011 12:52 AM
i'll repeat again since mod will erase any negative statement against best buy. I went to best buy after seeing an ad on their weekly ad. When i went there, i was told that they don't carry the item that was on their ad. IF that isn't a false advertisement, i don't know what it is...talk about a SCAM.
Not a bad idea though. Put up a Blank post to make it seem like some moderator deleted you post and then re-post about Best Buy "deleting negative statements" to make it seem like Best Buy is censoring and/or hiding something to other people who may come across your thread. You post this in a way to give the false impression which is basically lying and in essence a scam. So, you are doing what you accuse Best Buy of doing. Hmmmm....
No a bad way of lying though, except that as others have pointed out, there are telltale signs if a post has been moderated by a moderator. Did you really think you'd get away with it?
01-11-2011 01:01 AM
jiggawho90 wrote in reply to CrystalEmployee:
you are wrong once again.
Of course, of course she must be wrong. You obviously know much more about Best Buy's advertisements than CrystalEmployee. I mean, what would she know, she only works there right? /end sarcasm.
CrystalEmployee is actually right. Look throughout the ad and you will find what Crystal said. I'm sorry that the product you wanted was not available at the store you went into, but obviously, not every product is able to be carried in every store. That is why the fine print is in there, to explain this simple fact.
01-11-2011 01:32 AM
Are these the items?
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01-12-2011 05:30 PM
Like CrystalEmployee mentioned, verbiage regarding product availability is always printed somewhere within our weekly advertisements. In fact, the following can be found on page 23 of last week’s flyer (01/02/2011 – 01/08/2011):
Rainchecks and Limitations: Unless noted, rainchecks are available for advertised products. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Unless noted otherwise, Best Buy rebates limited to one per product per household or address. Other limitations may apply. Unless noted otherwise, selection, prices and promotions in this ad good through 1/8/11 in the USA only and may vary online. Excludes Best Buy Specialty Mobile Stores and Best Buy stores in Puerto Rico. Some products may not be displayed or physically available at some stores, but may be available for purchase online or through Customer Fulfillment. Regular prices and offers may vary locally on certain items. Some oversized items may not be available for in-store pickup. Best Buy is not responsible for typographical or pricing errors in this ad. Please see a Customer Specialist for details.
*Color added for emphasis
Still, I can imagine how disappointed you must have felt to discover that neither the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit nor Messenger Kit were immediately available at your local store. Although I don’t know why an in-store associate wouldn’t have offered any alternative solutions, I certainly apologize for any difficulties you may have encountered as a result.
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