04-16-2012 11:26 PM
I was going to buy this TV Sharp - AQUOS LC-70LE632U 70" 1080p LED-LCD TV - 16:9 - HDTV 1080p - 120 Hz - Piano Black. I did the normal internet shopping and found it on Amazon.com for $300.00 less than BestBuy. BestBuy's price $2,499 and Amazon's $2,199.00. Too bad BestBuy does not match Amazon prices because I was going to buy it from BestBuy if this price is matched. You have lost out again BestBuy.
04-17-2012 09:31 AM
Did you actually check with the stores to see if they would price match? If Amazon is actually selling it, my store will price match. Don't bother with individual sellers, though.
04-17-2012 09:37 AM
Yes I did but the sales individual gave me a whole line of "....we only match prices within 25 miles distance radius of our stores and you need to show a flyer that BestBuy competition bears the lower price and etc....." I just walked right out of the store.
04-17-2012 10:18 AM
04-17-2012 01:40 PM
Well ultimately it is up to the store and it sounds like the store said no.
This only reinforces my argument for a well-written addition of Amazon to the PM policy. The store the OP was involved with is doing the company no favors.
04-17-2012 01:44 PM
04-17-2012 01:49 PM
The days of being a fat margin cat are over. Information sits in most peoples pocket/purse. You can no longer insult the intelligence of the customer. Margin will have to be obtained by other means, and those means are plenty.
And Ten dollars of profit is better than no profit at all.
04-17-2012 03:21 PM
I agree with SlimJIm's post, but as a previous store manager for a competitor, I can assure you that it is not always easy to give up margin. The OP probably won't buy any extended warranty/service plans, and probably won't be buying enough in the way of accessories to justify a $300 loss on the sale. All things are relative.
04-17-2012 05:19 PM
As a consumer, we will just go wherever the price suits us. A difference of $300.00 these days is quite a bit. It can buy me 2 3D glasses and I still have change left over. Competition is always healthy for consumers.