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$100-$200 subsidized Video Game console programs

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by on ‎08-26-2013 08:00 PM

You guys just missed on a prime chance to take sales from your competition for the fall shopping season. While all the buzz was surrounding the PS Vita $200 price cut you could've gotten the lead headline by announcing the console could be purchased for just $100 down & $10, $15 or $25 per month depending on bundle and 1 or 2 yr term. 

 

Expanding this for all consoles including the PS4/Xbox 1 would give you an edge that would hard to beat. And yes there will be those who say the total cost will exceed the base purchase price but tell that to rent a center or Aaron's who charge $25/week & the final cost is generaly 2X the base price. 

 

This a program that would generate alot interest along with a high voiume of warranties attached to the high end items

 

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Kind of sounds like something where the purchaser would have to qualify for credit. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this idea? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
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by User219080
on ‎08-26-2013 10:22 PM
I believe these sorts of deals require the console manufacturer to agree to the plan or they won't give us the consoles.
by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎08-27-2013 12:42 PM
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Kind of sounds like something where the purchaser would have to qualify for credit. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this idea? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
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on ‎08-30-2013 04:10 PM

It's already available for the X360 but expanding the offer with other systems allows them & you to sell more total consoles. Which in turn means more warranites for BB & the extra money would get split between BB & the companies. Being able to gain extra money per console works in their favor since they generally loose money on them.

 

The real key is the bundles  being offered that's what'll spur high sales too.

 

by snacks28217
on ‎08-30-2013 04:13 PM

better sales for lay-away than rental enuf.

by
on ‎08-30-2013 04:15 PM

they should offer lay a way too even if it's just for the holiday season walmart does & online can't the $5 set up fees add up just ask the banks with their fees.

by Tautology
on ‎09-04-2013 12:22 AM

"they should offer lay a way too even if it's just for the holiday season walmart does."

 

BB does offer layaway. It just isn't commonly advertised.

by
on ‎09-07-2013 06:23 AM

since when? I recall a failed test program in select stores/areas but that`s it. And they`re foolish enuf not to promote it same on them that`s why it failed giving maginal effort.

by Tautology
on ‎09-08-2013 09:06 PM

I remember it being part of the standard training materials (we had to take online tests to prove our knowledge of the system).

 

From what I remember of the training materials layaway was available to purchases that qualified for the layaway program [I dont remember the qualifications]. I took those test around Jan. of this year so it should unless they gutted it in the past 7 or so months it should be available.

 

I wouldn't be suprised if the option is often forgoten as the 0% financing options on Best Buy card purchases is by far the most selected option on large purchases.

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎09-09-2013 02:06 PM

We did have a layaway test in certain markets in the past, but we stopped this program on 12/31/2012. Just thought I should add clarification on this point.

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