Seems kind of odd but I think this could be a good use once more for the super users/BBY community in general. Let's say a customer sees an item that has zero reviews and they are interested but have no idea how this compares to other products and needs a good review for that product.
What are they to do ? What if they are an online shopper only? ( not referring to me specifically Matt xD....)
But yeah it would be kind of cool I just don't know how ti would be operated/set up really. With there being such a vast amount of products etc.
A customer places 5 eligble titles into their shopping queue(say 5 of the current $10 pre-order titles) & once they pre-order/purchase all 5 the fifth game would recieve $60 in myBB points, $40 bonus for the previous 4 games & $20 for the final game(the reg. $10 + $10 bonus).
Maybe the # of games would need to increase to 10 resulting in $200 total credit or a possible way to allow all game pre-orders to recieve some credit compensation.Either option is a huge financial committment to BB & $120 GCU, $300 or $600 annually, but BB has the benefit of larger pre-orders amounts which should equate to cheaper per unit orders.
Being able to advertise "EVERY NEW GAME IS $47.99 WITH $20 CREDIT" would completely remove key competitors in the gaming market. And the added affects on GCU with mybb points leading to non gaming sales & more active trade in volumes serves to strengthen the entire program. Also, this would be an equally potent benefit combined with 20% off there would no longer be any reason not ro fork over $120.
Wolfenstein pre-order numbers should provide insight to how strongly the lure of $20 credit with 20% can be.
A $10-$20 istant giftcard offer like what was provided for Dark Souls 2 or $10 pre-order credit would be enough to put BB back in play along with GCU.
I love these monthly B2G1 Preowned Video Games promotion that Bestbuy is giving us. The only downside to this sale online is a large portion of the games listed are sold out and say "Not available for shipping."
I often find myself wasting time scrolling through thousands of video games, half of which are out of stock, just to find 3 games that I want which are in stock. I think an easy solution to this would be to add an option on the "narrow your results" pane on the left side, allowing us to omit items that are "Not available for shipping"
If you lower the time it takes to find 3 games, then I may be able to use that spare time to find 3 more games.
Just a thought...
I would like to see Best Buy copy the program they have up in Canada at FutureShop for video game steelbooks. It would be great to get more exclusive video game steelbooks as pre-order bonuses. Best Buy here in the USA does offer steelbooks for video games but it is only on rare occassions.
Upcoming Steelbooks from FutureShop
Lightning Returns Final Fantasy Xiii
I think these are reasonable things to add to the current unlocked membership program. Shouldn't cost Best Buy much to implement and gives a little bit more reason to join.
I know there are many other PS4 owners who would take advantage of this if it was offered.
Since The Last of Us and other PS exclusives were part of the similar $20 promotion last year it only makes sense for this title to be a part of this one.
Besides, if Xbox gamers can have Titanfall on this promotion, why can't Playstation gamers have Infamous?
Really taken back I was a paid member since day 1, year 1 but when I went to renew in Fall 2013, was in the "limbo" period.
Given a courtesy Feb extention but would rather have paid my $15 to have the magazine coupons until at least May.
Courtesy extention = $5.
One coupon is at least $10 and I missed out on Jan - May (5 sets of coupons...on average I would use 2 each month).
I was in the hardcopy format but was not even able to switch to digital....
Bring back the coupons!
I think that Best Buy should have a accidental on all electronics,with TVs included.The new TVs are pretty light and can easily be moved.I recently purchased a Samsung 32' LED smart TV and bought the 5 year warrenty and it was broken by kids in my neighborhood playing ball outside.It was broken by no one in my family and no one that I know and I think that is unfair to me because the warrenty did not cover it..I wouldnt mind paying extra for the accidental coverage if I had to..
Now hear me out before you shoot it down. There are a vast amount of games on steam/ubisoft that are not available for digital download on BB website. Instead of listing EVERY single game. Why not make a "credits account" It may not be instant for obvious reasons but what pretty much happens is this
-gaming credits at BB is purchased (these are like your own version of Steam Wallet points or whatever you want to call it )
-customer can then send in a request to use part of their funds to purchase a steam key/whatever for that particular game
-BB would then purchase that game.
Now before people start saying there is no profit here let me explain
-game credits can cost more money wise than the actual $1 to 100 credits or however it would be listed. I.e. it could be (and I am throwing this out for example ) $1.40 to 100 points ( which is $1 on steam for example ) Okay cool, so you just made 40% profit ( 40 cent in this aase )
-no GCU can be used on this, but vouchers that are accepted on steam have to be accepted I assume.
-why limit yourself to Steam/Ubisoft? Allow a person to buy credits to any major gaming company ( Bethseda, Blizard, etc
There could even be different tiers of this program such as
-After the first year your credit limit increases ( I would assume to prvent fraud etc you would limit how many can be bought in a time frame/amount spent )
This may seem like a strange idea however I think it may work out. Why not use some of the resources at your disposal? Many of the super users here have special talents in their own field and (if they are willing) they could help make custom blogs for certain instructions and such.
I.e. myself if somebody wanted a detailed virus removal guide I could make a blog for that, or a related PC product.
So here is an outline of the suggestion:
-A board for blog discussions in it people can "request" certain blogs/guides. The Super Users/Mods would then either discuss who is the most qualified or design one together for that guide/blog.
-A blog section for the super users I know there is one for the actual BBY staff currently.
Again though, this is super user willing.
Best Buy should sell this DLC stand alone for the Vegito character. Its sold on ebay for up to 135 dollars!! I'd gladly pay 10 to a reliable/trustworthy source like Best Buy rather than risk an ebay scam! Namco doesn't seem to plan to release it in USA on the PSN and i understand your company has a contract with bandai Namco for this item.
BestBuy @Gamer/GCU coupons have provided some of the THE BEST GAME DEALS EVER....EVER!!! And that`s insanely remarkable considering their short lifespan & being limted to just one retailer. These gave BestBuy the edge by far & now in few short months you`re giving them up, giving up an edge when you need it the most. $120 for 2 yrs of GCU is high plain & simple but the 20% off is AMAZING plain & simple too.
I know this was a business decision based mainly on money no doubt but my fear along with alot of others is that you`ll lean solely on the 20% off going forward which is a mistake that will cost you in the long run. $47.99 on day 1 is AMAZING but I along with many other consumers have found it better to wait for the best deal since they come so fast due to competition. And with consumers being more willing to wait you`re going to have quite a hard time selling them on paying $120 upfront to save the same amount they could achieve by just waiting a few weeks/months.
Bottom line, BestBuy you NEED the @Gamer/GCU coupons in one form or another & giving up on them will hurt you & GCU. You`ve failed to perfect your gaming coupons as a whole by not being diverse & including enough 3DS/PSV/PC games. The total #`s of coupons offered per month was also lacking & now it`s all going away. For $120 GCU should be fully loaded with perks/promos/benefits not a program that BB has put all their eggs in 1 basket.o
You HAVE TO achieve some balance or in 12-18 months you`ll be changing GCU AGAIN & that`s what NOBODY wants.
You`ve increased the cost of GCU from $30 for 2 yrs to $120 but you decreased the value in the welcome coupons. Doesn`t really make sense does it? You should be INCREASING the valiue of EVERY ASPECT of GCU not decreasing or eliminating key perks/benefits. Basically, you`re giving us a bionic body but not putting fingers on the left hand & no right foot. Most people would prefer their regular non-bionic body vs this "upgraded" option.
However, this is an easy fix you need to make the coupons unique, diverse, valuable & consistantly tempting. Here`s how;
1- You need staple couples that will entice ALL types of gamers- B2G1 on used, B2G1 on new, 50% off a game guide, 10% off PSN/XBL/PS+/Steam, 50% off 1 used game, extra 40% bonus trade in credit, 3X RZ point booster on 1 game purchased during release week, $25(1250 RZ pts) w/purchase of $250 on gaming, 5X RZ pts booster on all games/accessories when purchased with a system & a 15% off birthday coupon. These should be valid for 1 yr & a new set should generate for the 2nd yr of GCU. They should be available in-store at the time of purchase or by email the choice of the customer.
2-You need 12 unique coupons(1 per month) sort of use em or lose monthly enticement coupons. These will get you loyal customers. And a new set of 12