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Remove .edu email limitation on College Discounts

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by on ‎06-09-2014 12:01 PM

On the Best Buy College Discount page email subscriptions are restricted to only students that have email addresses that end in .edu (and by that I will also infer that education discounts are only available to .edu students.)

 

In 2012, ICANN, the internet naming authority, approved over 250 new top level domains (TLDs.) TLDs, therefore, are no longer limited to the old standards of .com, .net, .edu. For example, my school now issues its students email addresses ending with .Institute, one of the new TLDs. .Academy is another obvious TLD.

 

I would like to propose that Best Buy eliminate the .edu requirement to bring their educational discount policy up to current internet naming standards.

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I hear where you are coming from on this. Would anyone else like us to expand this offer to other domains? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
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by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎06-09-2014 01:01 PM
Status changed to: Tell Us More
I hear where you are coming from on this. Would anyone else like us to expand this offer to other domains? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
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on ‎06-09-2014 01:52 PM

You bring up a very valid point and this should be something considered I believe.

by Emerging Expert
on ‎06-18-2014 03:19 PM

I disagree with removing the restriction.  You would end up with many thousands and thousands of people claiming to be students to get the discount.  Heck, PhotoShop for $100 instead of $400, I would do it.

 

Rather amend your request to ask Best Buy to give consideration and include .institute or ask your college to contact them on the student body behalf.

by
on ‎06-20-2014 08:58 PM

I agree too many people would try and cheat the system and ruin the program for everyone

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on ‎07-06-2014 09:21 PM

It amazes me how closed minded people can be.  I'm located in TX and what a lot of close-minded people don't realize is that you get a lot of international foot traffic in your stores from Laredo, Brownsville, Mcallen and all the way up to San Antonio.  These students may be traveling and visting just for a week or two just the same as we sometimes travel to other countries on vacation.  They are actively attending school, but their schools use a ".mx" domain name so they would not qualify for the student deals promotion under the current conditions even though they are actually students.  This is why this rule needs tweaking.  I really wish people would open their minds for once and stop thinking of everything in such a negative light and thinking that everyone's  trying to get over on everyone. 

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on ‎07-29-2014 10:11 PM - last edited on ‎07-30-2014 10:30 AM by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist

Hello,

     My name is Mary {removed per forum guidelines} and I AM a Carteret Community College student. I saw the college student offer and was really excited because I'm a single mom trying to better myslef for me and my son. When I clicked it said that only .edu emails can get the offers!!! THIS IS SO NOT FAIR!!!! (Sorry for the screaming!!) I beleive that any college student that has a verified college email should be able to get the offers even if it is not a .edu email address because I have a mailccc.net email address!!!! Why are we not allowed to get the benifits all other college students get?

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on ‎08-28-2016 09:06 PM

What I don't understand is why isn't BestBuy helping younger students, those in high school. Computers are a near requirement for pre-college education, especially in magnet schools. 

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