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Gift Cards!!

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by rromagnole on ‎11-28-2016 08:24 PM

Why cant I load my gift cards into my account so that I always have a balance to use vs. having to ensure that I have the cards with me when I travel.  You are missing out on HUGE opportunity.  I just used Amazon instead of Best Buy for this very reason.  I was able to go right to my balance without having th physical card.  GET INTO THIS CENTURY PLEASE!!  IT IS A REAL TURN OFF TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOUR STORE.

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You aren't the first customer to make this suggestion, and I have to agree with you here. Would anyone else like to see this as an option? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Suggestion for bestbuy.com when shopping for a laptop. Many of them say “Note: DVD/CD drive not included” and yet there is no way in left side selections to exclude these. In features CD and DVD are not choices.

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Would anyone else like to see these as choices for laptops on BestBuy.com? It's most likely not there since I believe manufacturers are getting rid of these drive altogether.

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Movie Club

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by Freakeritzcovie on ‎11-23-2016 12:43 PM
I have a suggestion that I've been thinking about for awhile. I'm a Gamers Club Unlocked member and I think it's one of the best perks of Best Buy; however, I wanted to suggest a membership for movies too. I buy all of my movies at Best Buy, and believe me, I buy a ton of them, but I always wonder why Best Buy has never explored a membership for people that buy movies. Not only would this work great for current customers, it would also allow Best Buy to bring in new customers as well because to my knowledge there aren't any programs like this from any of Best Buy's competitors. I know there is still a huge market for people that buy blu-rays and a lot of your customers come in simply to buy a movie. It would be a great addition to the perks offered by Best Buy.

-Nick
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I believe this same idea was posted in the past, and I liked it then. Would anyone else like to see this happen? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Picking up items takes too long mostly because of the long pick up code you assign. 

 

I want to see the email confirmation come with a QR Code, or something, that can easily be scanned at the register instead of the associate trying to read the long random Order # from the phone while also keeping it lit bright enough.

 

Think of the possibilties of this.  Your store can use it to identify the picked order and even the box its in.

Also how about when scanned, can tell the customer the realtime status of the order (because your emails 1/3 of the time end up in my spam).

 

I used store pickup at least twice a month and this is the only part that I hate about the process and I don't want to waste paper and ink printing the email.

 

 

 

 

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Interesting idea. Would anyone else like to see this happen? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

I have price matched several items after purchase, mostly video game titles subject to the Gamer's Club Unlocked discount.  Of the last 10 times I've done this process, 9 of the associates and their supervisors either do not know what Gamer's Club Unlocked is, or how to properly implement it in a price match.

 

Just this morning I was told by a Postpurchase Support Associate and his supervisor that Gamer's Club Unlocked cannot be applied to a price match.  I directed them both to bestbuy.com/pricematch and specifically the paragraph below:

 

My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked members can get 20% off new video games. For purposes of the Best Buy Price Match Guarantee, Best Buy takes the discounted My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked price into account prior to a price match request. For example, if Best Buy sells a new game for $59.99, a My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked member will be able to buy it for $47.99. The $47.99 price is the price we would compare for price match purposes. If a competitor sells the game for $49.99, there would not be a need for a price match as the Best Buy price is lower. If a competitor sells a game for $44.99, we would match that price and sell a My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked member the game for $44.99 with no additional discount. If Best Buy lowers our price during the return and exchange period on a My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked purchase, we will, upon request, apply the 20% discount on the new lower price. For example, If a Gamers Club Unlocked member paid $47.99 for a new game priced at $59.99 and Best Buy lowers the price to $49.99 during the return and exchange period, we will, upon request, price match the new price with the 20% discount and sell the My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked member the game for $39.99.

 

When I'm not quoting Best Buy policies to Best Buy employees, I'm trying to follow the math used to arrive at the price being matched.  I've received anywhere from 50% less than I should to 25% more in the match.  I would love to know there is a knowledgebase available that contains something like this:

 

HOW TO GCU PRICE MATCH:

 

Verify customer is a Gamer's Club Unlocked member.

Subtract current GCU price from Product price on Invoice.

Apply balance to customer's original payment method (as appropriate)

 

I understand that sales tax can make things complicated, particularly if Reward Certs were used, but I think the majority of customers taking advantage of this would be happy with only losing a dollar or two as opposed to 5 or 10.

 

All that said, I do appreciate the option of now being able to do this via Chat, though I did ultimately end up with the same result of being shorted approximately 50% of the pricematch difference I was due.

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I can promise you all our agents should be fully trained on how these programs work.

Classes for techno-idiots

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by JoyceJoynerWise on ‎11-11-2016 06:53 PM

As a member of the baby boomer generation, I would like the answer to many modern day mysteries.  Such as: "what is an I-Pad?  What is a Tablet?  Do I need one of these?  What do they do?  How do use one of these devices?   What is a "tweet"?  (Isn't this a sound that birds make?)  What exactly is a "smart" phone?  How do I text? How do I get "online". etc,etc,etc.

 

I have inqired at all the schools in the area and no one offers any kind of training or information in these areas.  It might be profitable for Best Buy to offer (for a fee) various classes to those who are not techno smart and also the opportunity to purchase these items direct from the store.  I, for one, would probably purchase more electronics if I just knew how to use them.  I would imagine that there are many out there of all ages that would love to have the opportunity to learn new skills and to keep up with everyone else.  How about it?  It's an untapped market.

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I believe the Geek Squad does occasionally put on workshops just like this in larger metropolitan areas. Would anyone else like to see this be implemented? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Currently, a purchase of a physical new game is 20% off for a Gamers Club Unlocked Member. However, with the increase in digital games and functionaility of the newer consoles, Digital versions of the games are becoming more viable and purchaseable at retail.

 

My suggestion is to add Digital Copies of Games to be 20% as well as the physical copies. This would not apply "Value" based cards (such as Xbox $30 or $50 value cards). 

 

Example:

 

Titanfall 2 is available in a physical disc ($59.99 or $47.99 as Unlocked member). The digital card is $59.99 with no discount.  

 

I know many people who would buy the digital card over the physical disc.

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Would anyone else like to see this as an option? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

I just discovered that there is no option in bestbuy "my accounts" section where I can load up my physical bestbuy gift cards like how Amazon provides. It would be a great feature to provide this option to the end users so that they get full benefit out of it as below:

 

  • No need to carry physical gift cards to store (just give the member ID or phone number to look up and use them)
  • No need to physically type the card number and pin at the time of checkout
  • Keep loading the card in my accounts section and use it as needed
  • No need to maintain physical card, remember which card has balance and eliminate chances of a misplaced card

I feel this is a very convenient feature if added for end users that have large number of physical cards. An option to think about.

 

Regards,

 

Hitesh

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I think this is a terrific idea. Who else would like to have this option? Please remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

Would the average consumer know that BestBuy.com sells luggage sets?
How about grills?
How about an outdoor fire pit?
How about a drum set or even a acoustic guitar?

BestBuy.com sells all these things but I doubt people know this, especially consumers shopping in the store.

My idea or suggestion would be that BB should have more advertising and signs in the store showcasing some of what is available online and maybe even having tablets or computers displaying the product so the shopper can see and potentially purchase.

What do you guys think?
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I think this is a great idea! Who else would like to see this happen? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

You guys do a great job on these forums talking about technology through blogs so why not have it extended to stores? There could be an area in store where people can gather, and see the unveiling of a new product at Best Buy, drum up customer interaction during the presentation in store and maybe have some fun prize or coupon offers for the group that participates.

 

After all, a friend telling another that something is cool to buy just is not enough Smiley Wink

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I believe we do have some technology workshops in some of our stores; especially in regards to using camera equipment. Would anyone else like to see this type of program in our stores? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

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.

 

FutureShop's Video Game Steelbook Program

Upcoming Steelbooks from FutureShop

 

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy Xiii

Thief

Titanfall

 

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I did hear back on this idea. At this time we will not be bringing this program to Best Buy U.S. We will continue to release Steelbooks when made available to us.

Mobile app on iOS

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by michaelilhardt on ‎09-27-2016 04:41 AM
I think it would be a good idea to have an option to look at the ad page by page instead of only having the option to use a drop down menu to select each category. It should be page by page display and then the ability to click an item on the page to get more details on the item. A great example of this would be the Target iOS mobile app.

Let me know what you think.
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Would anyone else like to see this as an option on our app? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

20% discount off video game accessories for GCU IMO so this savings would pretty much ensure BB gets the sale. Other retailers & BB do run 10%, 15% & 20% off a few times per yr but it seems like the item(s) you may need/want haven`t broke yet. Or there`s SE/LE that you`re willing to pay for but the promo isn`t in effect.
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I did finally hear back on this one and we will not be moving forward with this idea.

Idea to Make Orders More Efficient

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by sbwluci on ‎10-27-2016 08:41 AM

Best Buy should put a program in place to alert the customer when an item they paid for and are expecting to recieve is sold out. Further more, Best Buy should automatically issue a refund of the customer's money.

 

If Best Buy sells out of the item, they should not make the customer physically come into a store to make a return. They should issue the refund over to phone as to not waste even more of the customer's time and money.

 

If a customer emails Best Buy Customer Service for help on the order, Best Buy should respond to the email.

 

Thoughts? Anyone else run into this issue? Best Buy, is this a common practice for the company?

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We would not automatically cancel and order if that order is merely waiting for us to receive more inventory from the manufacturer. A customer should not be required to go to one of our stores to return a purchase made on BestBuy.com. We should respond to all emails sent us.

Points need to be assigned for purchase made using Best Buy gift card, not for buying the gift card, since best buy gift card can be purchased from other stores or website other than best buy.

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I can't deny you have a valid point here, and I would be interested if others felt the same way? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Movie/Music Club like the Gamers club

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by llswanson on ‎06-16-2016 12:01 PM

I know this idea has been listed before, but I am asking for it again.  There has to be a way to have a Media Club that makes money like Gamers Club does.  Pre-order with In-store pickup to your local desired store would also be welcome to heavy media consumers, especially when they buy the high end media types. This should also help with knowing popularity and possible inventory needs.

My spouse goes to Best Buy every week for music and movies has for years. Best Buy has serious issues with keeping these sorts of customers happy.  Buying on line has produced 100% broken CD/DVD/BlueRay/4K/3D disk cases from Best Buy delivery, therefore he will not buy on line (also mentioned on this site by someone else the idea to have better packing). You can't order for in-store delivery either, the app will only point you to stores that have the item you want many miles away from where you are but will not let purchase for pickup to your desired store. You know what happened next? He went across the street and bought the items from Barnes & Noble.  I would say that is happening a lot.

I have to hear every week about the failures of Best Buy in this category.  Either Best Buy competes in this space orget out, but this cannot be the standard.  We buy highend Magnolia gear which we cannot get any media to play on any of it at Best Buy, very, very frustrating.  Please Help!

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Would anyone else like to see this type of membership program added to our My Best Buy rewards program? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

There are quite a few games that could be added to this promotion. These are just some ideas. Granted, not all of them are going to come out this year but at least five are going to for sure.

 

The Order 1886

Bloodborne

Uncharted 4

Kingdom Hearts 3

Metal Gear Solid 5

Borderlands The Handsome Collection

Just Cause 3

The Division

Scalebound

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Forza Motorsport 6

Crackdown

Quantum Break

 

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The gaming team does review these requests, but I should say that it is not exclusively up to us as to what titles become part of this promotion, and often times it is up to the developer as to which titles become part of this promotion. Thanks for all the input on this idea.

I went to purchase some iTunes gift cards today since they were having a sale and I found out I had reward certificates to use so I went to apply them only to get an error message that they can't be applied.  This seems silly, as in the past, I've been able to apply reward certificates towards iTunes gift cards.  It just seems like this whole "Elite" rewards program is becoming less and less rewarding by the day and I really do fear that you're going to end up running away all your loyal customers because it seems like everything you do is about maximizing benefits on your end while mnimizing them on ours (like taking up the number of dollars you have to spend while reducing the number of days for returns, etc. etc.). I really don't have anything else to use these points on and I already reedemed them so now I feel like I'm at somewhat of a loss. 

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While this has not affected me yet, I understand that GCU terms and conditions limit purchase of a specific game SKU to three per year.  I agree this is reasonable to keep resellers from buying up games and reselling them at full price, however, I will sometimes buy games as gifts, or I may trade a game then decide to rebuy later on.  I would certainly not want to have my GCU canceled and my reward points taken away if I would happen to exceed three of a given SKU.  Therefore, I ask that BB implement something that warns a GCU member if they are about to exceed the limit and, if so, provide the option to purchase the game without a GCU discount.  I believe this allows BB to accomplish its goal of avoiding resellers while not punishing GCU members for oversights on their part.

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Seems like a reasonable request to me. Would anyone else like to see this implemented? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Additional Gamers Club Unlocked Benefits

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by htz on ‎02-24-2014 12:25 AM
  • At least 1 exclusive video game related deal of the day per week.
  • Exclusive preview of upcoming sales/promotions/deals per week or month.
  • Special coupon on your birthday.

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. Smiley Happy

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We will not be moving forward on this idea.
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