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I commonly take a long time to make a purchase of large items and utilize the "save for later" feature. Is especially use this for items that aren't critical to everyday life (i.e. my dream home theater). It would be amazing to get an automatic notification when one of my "watched" items goes on sale because it might put me over the edge to buy one or all of the items.
Idea: post an email address where you can be reached. I don't have the luxury of stepping away from desk during business hours to make phone calls. An email address is the most expeditious way to communicate. If it is not available, Idea #2: remove the text you add at the bottom of my order page that says "contact us ... by email" - it's a waste of time trying to search for an email address that does not exist.
Recently, I've been looking for a media center computer and I've been looking at the Tiny/Micro desktop computers from Lenovo (M9 series), Dell (Optiplex) and HP (EliteDesk). For consumers there are also the Mac Mini and HP Elite Slice. These are similarly popular in business environments because of how much desk space they save and how easy they are to conceal. I think it would be adventageous for BestBuy to split these off into their own category when someone navigates over to the Computers & Tablets > Desktop & All-in-One Computers category. I had no idea that Best Buy even carried Tiny/Micro dekstops and had been looking for one directly thru the OEMs because they were buried and only came up after I decided to search for them by model specifically today.
a growing number of companies are offering various discounts e.g. senior citizen, veterans, etc. Understand senior citizens don't necessarily need discounts, but an Active Duty and Veteran discount would probable draw more customers and therefore more profit while helping us!
At the cost of annoying some, I'd like to see something implemented into the website where on certain items, say the SNES classic, you have to input a captcha code, or have a code sent to your phone to verify that it is indeed you who want to purchase it. That way you thwart automated bots and give those who really want the item a fair chance to do so.
Although I already have the SNES Classic, I am open to feedback about this from other fellow shoppers and Best Buy staff.
Most other websites will tell you exactly in what city/store an open-box or floor model, etc. item is located. On bestbuy.com this is not the case. You have to randomly guess zip codes and cities, and maybe you'll get lucky and find the city/store where the item is located. This takes too much valuable time. It gets even more tedious and annoying when you want to check several different brands of the item. My brother travels a lot. He can pick up the item for me, but I can't tell him where it's located unless I spend all day trying to find which stores have the item. As stated previously, I have to search random zip codes or city names and cross my fingers. Ugh!
Please change this ASAP! Even Sears will tell you where the open-box/floor model item is located. You can do better than this Best Buy.
The 24/7 Elite customer service line is not helping anyone and only frustrating customers The line is limited to My Best Buy program questions only, which include the following as stated;
* Points Balance
* Reward History (Last 5+ transactions)
* Certificate Status
* Attach Missing Points
* Points needed to next certificate
* Spend needed to reach next tier level
Who has urgent questions about points balances, certificate status or spending amounts at 3:00am in the morning? All of these issues can be resolved during the day. The forums and moderators are already an excellent option to resolve anything related to these issues.
If keeping the 24/7 hotline and spending resources to maintain it then make it worthwhile so customers really appreciate it. Time sensitive items such as; Price Matching (we do shop at 3am in the morning!), questions on products or shipping/order status inquiries should be accessible.
If not able to provide help for these issues then get rid of the whole thing and replace it with a new perk that is actually usable to customers.
I'm not sure maybe I'm wrong. I would like to see if there are any figures showing how many customers have been helped by the 24/7 hotline. I'm assuming it is very costly to keep up such a service. I would hate hotline reps losing their position but move them to something else or give them access to resolve issues that really matter and/or are time sensitive.
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.
The "Privacy Dot"
What is it?
Very inexpensive to produce and a semi-consumable. Small black sticky dot that coveres camera on your phone (front/back or both depending on privacy level desired), tablet, wearable device, laptop, TV, child's phone or tablet, etc.
Why another camera 'cover'?
This one covers it all, nearly zero weight or profile, can be used on ANY device, can be different sizes or colors. Once removed it will need to be replaced (semi-consumable) and anyone can use it. Protect against identitiy theft, privacy invasion or predator / theif to confirm you are not at home, child device protection. Package in small amounts (most people have multiple devices with cameras built in) say 3 to a package for $1.99, driving more traffic when replacements are needed.
Geek Squad Branded... maybe even cheap launchpad for Geek Squad Branded Protection offerings (after all that is what we offer ). Surge protectors- power, USB, network, cable (coax), charging; Smart Sensors- water/moisture, heat/cold/freeze, door, window, power, light, dark, motion; speaker protectors, wire protectors to prevent damage, crimping, stress relief, pet attacks; Cooling pads/fans (technology & personal), eco friendly materials to draw away heat (#1 electronics killer); user protection- computer glasses (glare and blue light filtering), screen filters, touch screen ready gloves; Ear protection- noise cancelling headphones, radio/BT earmuffs, headphone beanie...etc.
Geek Squad Protecting You and Your Devices!
These are all very inexpensive to produce, can be used by nearly everyone and likely more than 1 sale per individual. Hope you find value here. Thank you
I know that MyBestBuy rewards has gone digital now, but please please please let people go online or on the app and request a physical card. Maybe if you're an elite or eliteplus member even have a special one that thanks you and reminds you that you have a 45 day return policy. Why? I use it all the time (I'm an employee) and we have frequent flyers that I have to ask their phone number every time or they still have their old card and will never give it up. It takes the "do you have a rewards account with us?" Question out of a lot of my transactions if the customer is familiar with Best Buy. Enrolling customers with physical cards in store would slow the transactions down for sure, but if customers (and/or employees) want physical cards, I believe there should be an option. A Best buy employee told me that you can request a physical card online and I know I'm not the only person that was told that. I now know that this is not the case, if it ever was. Give us the option, please. If you could tie orders into that, that would also expedite the pick-up process (ID check would come with that of course and that may cause problems). Please consider, and make sure people can see these forum posts. I know that employees get asked for their phone number as well for transactions, and it would make it much easier on us, it would make the customers that want one satisfied and would expedite transactions for those that frequent Best Buy, thanks.
I'm noticing on a lot of items that have "pre-orders" there are already glowing reviews for the item, which is silly because there's no way you've had a proper opportunity to sit down with the device and really "experience" it when the item isn't even shipping yet. The speciifc item I'm referencing right now is the new Samsung Galaxy S8's, which weirdly enough all have 5-star glowing reviews even though no one has even received their devices yet. But it's certainly not limited to these, I've seen it in the past on pre-orders too.
There are a lot of customers out there that rely on these reviews to make "informed" decisions and a lot of these are your "not so tech-savvy" people that would rather rely on, what they perceive to be honest and informed, opinions [living vicariously comes to mind] and this not only taints the review pool but it also makes people question the validity of other reviews on BestBuy.com as well and you'll recall there was some major fall at a large online marketplace seller over this, this past year that resulted in the them completly over-hauling their review system where it now hides un-verified reviews and only shows them after you specifically click to see them, among other strict changes (i.e. there's a very strict minimum amount of characters and they use bots to scan reviews to make sure they're relevant - i.e. about the product, not the shipping experience, etc. etc.).
This is a filter that allows you to see items that have been recently added to BestBuy.com (not the same as release date) so you can see what new products have been added to the website.
This would be a simple implementation as the framework is already there and there is already a simular filter exists for pre-orderable items.
The filter would use data assumed to be already in the item database and can have a 7 day, 30 day, and/or 90 day checkbox option or an order-sort based on when it was added.
I personally would love a feature like this because I like to pre-order games and keep my technology new and such a filter will save me hours of research and searching manually through the website for products.
Vote Me Up!
It is that time of year when membership resets, and while this has been mentioned before, it seems to have fallen on deaf ears. I have even written the CEO with "Who was the marketing genius that dreamed this up" as from a corporate side (marketing tunnel vision) seems would push people to buy more, but in reality may have the exact opposite effect. What I am referring to is the practice on January 1 of netting all rewards purchase balance to zero. The suggestion is...just subtract $3500 or $1500, depending on level established for the year, but let the customer keep the excess above the $1500 or $3500 level, as a start for the year. In other words, if a person has $3800, they are able to start the new year with a $300 balance rather than a $0 balance.
Why does the current method actually work against the best interests of Best Buy? If I am going to lose the excess, after I reach $3500, where is my incentive to buy a major purchse vs defer the purchase for next year (or avoid sales tax and purchse elsewhere with a 'rewards' credit card. As an example, while this year didn't hit the $3500 until September, but have reached it as early as April. From that point on, there is no incentive to buy anything, other than incidentals like ink, from best buy. It becomes a time to "test" items you want to buy with full intention oof returning, then actually purchase after the first of the year after Best Buy nets the account to zero. Had you actually purchased the iten the prior year, you would have lost the value, but now you make it count with the current year purchase. I am not the only one that does that as talking to a Magnolia employee today as looking at sone B&W P7 headphones, he noted that he does the same thing...and it was a practice he picked up from another customer.
i have an item in my wish list that is currently backordered 4 to 7 weeks. it would be great to see a "notify me" when the item is in stock and ready for purchase, maybe even a notification sent your phone from the best buy application saying that, "this item is available for purchase!"
i don't know if anyone else has brought up this idea or not, but would be great to see this feature implemented on the website as well as on the smart phone application(s) across iPhone and Android.
hope other customers agree and make this happen! especially around the holiday season.
Does Best Buy plan on offering MP3 downloads with vinyl purchases?
I've recently gotten back into vinyl and am enjoying it more than I thought I would. I love the rewards and benefits of purchasing from Best Buy. However, Amazon is smoking you in this particular market and it doesn't have to be this way.
A vast majority of vinyl and CD purchased on Amazon offer "AutoRip". This is the ultimatum whether I make a vinyl purchase at Best Buy or Amazon. If there is no AutoRip offered at Amazon, then I'll purchase at Best Buy if the album is available. The MP3 quality of the AutoRip'd music is 256kbps or higher. All AutoRip music is DRM free, yours to do with as you please. Amazon also makes all of your AutoRip eligible music available on their Amazon Cloud Player, which you can download your purchased MP3's from at later dates if you wish.
All in all, I am only interested in getting MP3 files for my vinyl purchases, don't need the cloud music access, just the DRM free 256kbps or better MP3's.
- Originally posted on the Movies, Music, & TV Shows forum 09-05-2017 12:35 PM. John - Social Media Specialist suggested I post here. John also said he would be bringing this to the attention of management...I hope I'm not the first person to bring this to light, but am more than fine if I'm the last
When I make a purchase at Best Buy, I often choose the email and paper receipt. This is because if I'm checked on the way out, not having the paper receipt is troublesome. Sometimes the email is not instant, or the cell coverage in the store isn't perfect.
The email receipt is useful but could be more so. I file all my receipts and extended warranties in Dropbox. At the moment I'm forced to print my receipt to PDF which results in a messy attempt at a formatted email put onto a PDF which spans 2 or 3 pages.
I suggest you adopt a system which creates a PDF of the receipt/invoice and actually attaches it to the email, perhaps with the transaction number and date as the filename. I buy a lot from you for my own home but also projects for rental managers I do so it would make my life much easier. I could just save the PDf directly to Dropbox or Google Drive.
Furthermore, when you sign people up for extended warranties, you could attach a nicely formatted PDF to the email as well with all the benefits and contact details. I've often scanned in bi-fold leaflets where needed.
You'd make customer's lives easier, and save paper and printing costs along the way.