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Since the 20% GCU discount on new games does not apply to digital purchases, how about giving GCU members 20% back in reward points for digital purchases?  It keeps people buying games (or other merchandise) from Best Buy and doesn't leave them out of the rewards system for being a GCU member.  In a way, it kind of reminds me of the Shop Your Way rewards system they have at Sears/K-Mart, which is very popular amongst gamers, only it allows people to purchase their games the way they want.

Status: Acknowledged

Thanks for the insights on this one.

In all honesty the videogame trade in process is a mess time wise & structure wise, most trading regulars could complete a trade better & correctly than the reps at CS. And since we`re still waiting to see if BB will rethink the decision to backtrack on removing the gaming counters with dedicated game reps(horrible decision already has an existing ideax thread) here`s an alternative. http://www.forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Best-Buy-IdeaX/Please-bring-back-the-video-game-trade-in-counters/i...

If we could just go onto BB.com, select the games we wanna trade in & get a full print out to bring to CS that would save ALOT of time. All the rep would need to do is scan the barcode which would already have the amounts INCLUDING the 10%(which has been a MAJOR issue just search the forums). If there`s 10 games all they have to do is confirm the games in the cases are the same & get the ID. If one or more of the titles are not correct they can simply scan the barcode next to whatever title(s) are incorrect to remove them from the trade.

Even better existing traders would have the option to "load" their ID info right on the page too which would be barcoded for safety. That way a CS would only need to verify each game(s) & then scan the complete trade barcode and/or the 10% GCU bonus barcode & customer ID info barcode. By reducing what the rep.needs to do there`s less chance of error or employee giving bad info which can only speed up the process by "dummy proofing" it & allow the pc to do all the work. Alot of companies try to remove the "human element" for some of the same reasons not to mention cost cutting, but once this would go into place it would greatly reduce the # of customer complaints on the forums boards from customers who clearly know what/how to do to complete a trade.

Offer an additional $1 per trade for doing the online pre-trade since it ensures a trip in-store which can lead to a instant in-store sale. If you had the gaming counters you`d be able to coach up the staff on how to upsell to customers recieving giftcards which will pay for itself very quickly if done correctly.

Speed up, dummy proof & profitize the entire videogame process in 1 move which will strengthen Gamers Club Unlocked(GCU) all in one motion.
Status: Acknowledged

The business team has informed me that as of now we will not be moving forward with this idea.

I'd like an "alert me" link under sold-out items that we can click that will pop up options to be e-mailed, texted, or both when the item becomes available.  

 

Also, within that message have a link to the product saying something like, "Buy it now."

Status: Tell Us More

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

The XBOX Series X and PS5 pre-orders were a total disaster. The pre-order was plagued with bots ordering multiple systems, and prevented consumers from making the purchase. The item status would go from add to cart, to sold out, to coming soon, and eventually, all sold out.

 

Launch day was a total debocal too. I was insanely angry because I stayed up late, the timer expired, status of coming soon did not change until at least 5 minutes after the countdown expired, then immediately goes to sold out.. WHAT? how does something sell out in 1 second? Either the bots won, or there was absolutely no stock, and we all waited for nothing.

 

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE... put in place captcha and 2 factor for launch days, limited items, major holidays when actually making the purchase. Make people not only sign into their My Best Buy, but also captcha, and 2-factor when actually checking out.

 

If not for special events, holidays, etc...Then make it for any purchase exceeding a certain dolar amount like say, $199 and above require captcha and 2-factor at checkout

Status: Acknowledged

From what I understand we will not be changing how these are processed at this point.

This is basically a customer benefit for locking most if not all of their yearly day 1 game purchases in at BB. If a customer pre-orders/purchase a pre-set amount of games then once the final game purchase has cleared that added bonus is attached to that purchase.

A customer places 5 eligble titles into their shopping queue(say 5 of the current $10 pre-order titles) & once they pre-order/purchase all 5 the fifth game would recieve $60 in myBB points, $40 bonus for the previous 4 games & $20 for the final game(the reg. $10 + $10 bonus).

Maybe the # of games would need to increase to 10 resulting in $200 total credit or a possible way to allow all game pre-orders to recieve some credit compensation.

Either option is a huge financial committment to BB & $120 GCU, $300 or $600 annually, but BB has the benefit of larger pre-orders amounts which should equate to cheaper per unit orders.

Being able to advertise "EVERY NEW GAME IS $47.99 WITH $20 CREDIT" would completely remove key competitors in the gaming market. And the added affects on GCU with mybb points leading to non gaming sales & more active trade in volumes serves to strengthen the entire program. Also, this would be an equally potent benefit combined with 20% off there would no longer be any reason not ro fork over $120.

Wolfenstein pre-order numbers should provide insight to how strongly the lure of $20 credit with 20% can be.

Status: Acknowledged
I did hear back on this and was informed at this time we would not be moving forward on this idea.

Elite Plus PS5 Event

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎02-04-2021 02:10 PM

Would you please consider allowing Elite Plus members exclusive access to the purchase of the PS5?

 

Either hold an event that allows confirmed Elite Plus members only to make their purchase or allow Elite Plus Members to pre-order, while you vet that we are not bots, you can release the units in order that they were placed.

 

I don't have time to monitor twitter for drop notifications and then come to the BB site and fight with bots, I'd simply like to have a personal link for me as a confirmed Elite Plus member that I can use to place my order.

 

Please consider this to calm some of the madness for your most loyal customers.

 

Status: Acknowledged

I hear you on this, and we appreciate you idea here. I can assue you we are always considering ways to provide a better experience for our customers.

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. 

Status: Tell Us More

Add more detail to myBB pages

Status: We Did It!
by on ‎09-26-2014 01:26 PM

Today the myrz.com website was shut down.  Now everything is folded into bestbuy.com.  However, in the new My Best Buy pages, the Point History page lacks the fine details the old myrz.com Points and Purchases page had.

 

Please add to the new Point History page:

 

  1. Expanded details for each transaction that show what we purchased.
  2. What the Order Number (and in store receipt equivalent) for each purchase is.
  3. The ability to print out these details, so we can essentially print out replacement receipts for our past purchases.

These are all features that existed on the myrz.com site.

 

Also add a new page that lists all My Best Buy promotions that are currently happening.  This was another feature of the myrz.com site.

Status: We Did It!

I did hear back on this and was informed that these features were added back on 10/1/2014. Thanks for the feedback.

This is a MAJOR franchise and should most certainly be one of the first new 2014 releases to be added to the $10 pre-order/purchase promo or have $10 instant giffcard attached. There`s now a huge GCU customer base to feed and we`re quite hungry...Just beCAUSE. http://www.gamrreview.com/news/92123/just-cause-3-coming-to-ps4-xbox-one-amp-pc-next-year/
Status: Acknowledged

I heard back on this. At this item there is no plan to add this title to the promotion, and I can say that it is not necessarily Best Buy's call as to what titles get added to this promotion.

Since BF 2019 was again disappointing for us Elite members, I want to know soon, not days before if next year Best Buy will be bringing back what Early Access used to be; a perk for those who earned it. I and others here gave up guaranteed perks, cash back and travel miles with other cc's and by purchasing at Best Buy, versus competitors. Very disappointing how instead of rewarding your loyal customers, you turn your back on us. I equate this with promos that reward first time buyers or subscribers with additional discounts that don't apply to existing members.
Status: Acknowledged

Thanks for the feedback. We would not be sharing our plans for any promotions for 2020.

Because of how long it has been taking to recieve these coupon packs & most people are trying to time the coupons with the right sale BB should have them avail. in-store for purchase when you become unlocked. Cross promote the coupons along with the weekly ad & make sure your game reps are aware that way unlocked memberships will increase as a result of the exposure. If a person can make use of the program on day 1 when spending $15 upfront then the chances of them joining increase.

 

If BB were to sponsor special coupons packs that would also be avail. in-store this would generate instant revenue from the sponsers, increased sales & increase unlocked memberships as well.

 

Make it so BB make it so.

Status: Acknowledged
I'm changing this one to Acknowledged since it isn't really relevant any longer. These welcome kits are no provided digitally when a Reward Zone member signs up to be a Gamers Club Unlocked member.

Nintendo Unlocked

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎07-29-2013 11:46 PM

This is getting a little bit irritating, but 99.9% of the titles for Gamer's Club Unlocked happen to be for 360 and PS3. Sadly, Nintendo titles tend to be left out of this promotion and makes this membership useless if they don't buy 360 or PS3 games. Adding more Nintendo games and extending the promotion to handheld games would boost sales and spread to a bigger audience. Extending it to the 3DS could be a great idea. I know the games cost less, so the promotion could potentially be lowered to $10.

 

Suggestions: Wii U
Super Smash Bros 4

Mario Kart 8

Mario 3D World

Wonderful 101

Sonic Lost World

Donkey Kong Tropical Breeze

Bayonetta 2

X

 

Suggestions: 3DS


Sonic Lost World

Super Smash Bros 4

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Yoshi's Island

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

 

 

Adding 3DS or Wii U titles to the mix would be enough to make me subscribe. I know a lot of others would too if Nintendo games were added.

Status: Acknowledged
I did hear back on this and basically it comes down to we will never be able to give a definitive answer on this one. It's completely possible we do add Nintendo titles to this promotion and then at a later date we might remove Nintendo titles from the promotion. In addition, for competitive reasons we would never be able to say what would be added to this promotion prior to those items being added; this of course means you would know once they were added.

DLC for DBZ Battle of Z

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎02-07-2014 12:00 AM

Best Buy should sell this DLC stand alone for the Vegito character.  Its sold on ebay for up to 135 dollars!! I'd gladly pay 10 to a reliable/trustworthy source like Best Buy rather than risk an ebay scam!  Namco doesn't seem to plan to release it in USA on the PSN and i understand your company has a contract with bandai Namco for this item.

Status: Acknowledged
I did hear back on this and unfortunately we are not able to move forward with this idea.

Dragon Age is a major multi-platform title from EA that will have multiple versions this October for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4. It's a perfect candidate for this promotion.

Status: Acknowledged
I did hear back on this and was informed at this time we would not be moving forward on this idea.

Kiosk Locator and inventory

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by Valued Expert on ‎02-06-2019 07:53 AM

Best Buy has Express Kiosks at a number of airports.  3 in my local airport.

 

What I would like to see incorporated into the Best Buy web site or as its own site is something dedicated to the Kiosks. 

 

Showing their locations and what individual machines carry.  Not necessary a guarantee of an item being in stock but the fact that this or that machine carries this item.

 

Now it would also be great if it could be included in the app.

 

Example. I was traveling to a different city for a business conference. I needed a jump drive.  I picked on up at the Best Buy Kiosk in Minneapolis Airport.  

 

What would be slick if if your in that situation and you can pre-purchase the item from your phone and then pick it up at the kiosk on your way through the airport. 

 

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Interesting Idea! Would anyone else like to see this as a reality? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Why does BB allow users to review items that haven't even been released?  Take a look at the preorder games and most already have a few reviews.  What is the point of that?  User reviews are supposed to be a usefull tool for the consumer to judge if they want to buy something or not.  When you allow reviews to be posted on something nobody possibly has any hands on time with you devalue the entire review and star rating system.

Status: Acknowledged

I did hear back on this, and although this isn't changing at this time, it could sometime down the road.

I was wondering if there was any way to implement a filter to hide the used video games that are not available for shipping.  3,400 games at 50 games per page takes an extremely long time to click through, especially when the majority of the games say they are not available for shipping.

 

A checkbox under "Narrow Your results" that says "In Stock For shipping" and pulls all the BBY.com in-stock items would be greatly helpful and would most likely boost sales from others who also dread scrolling through all 68 pages of used games.

 

 

Status: Acknowledged

Thanks for the suggestion.

You`ve increased the cost of GCU from $30 for 2 yrs to $120 but you decreased the value in the welcome coupons. Doesn`t really make sense does it? You should be INCREASING the valiue of EVERY ASPECT of GCU not decreasing or eliminating key perks/benefits. Basically, you`re giving us a bionic body but not putting fingers on the left hand & no right foot. Most people would prefer their regular non-bionic body vs this "upgraded" option.

 

 

However, this is an easy fix you need to make the coupons unique, diverse, valuable & consistantly tempting. Here`s how;

1- You need staple couples that will entice ALL types of gamers- B2G1 on used, B2G1 on new, 50% off a game guide, 10% off PSN/XBL/PS+/Steam, 50% off 1 used game, extra 40% bonus trade in credit, 3X RZ point booster on 1 game purchased during release week, $25(1250 RZ pts) w/purchase of $250 on gaming, 5X RZ pts booster on all games/accessories when purchased with a system & a 15% off birthday coupon. These should be valid for 1 yr & a new set should generate for the 2nd yr of GCU. They should be available in-store at the time of purchase or by email the choice of the customer.

 

2-You need 12 unique coupons(1 per month) sort of use em or lose monthly enticement coupons. These will get you loyal customers. And a new set of 12

Status: Acknowledged

Per the Gamers Club Unlocked team this idea will not be put into place.

Stop putting stickers on online orders

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by on ‎11-15-2017 10:53 PM
Multiple times now, I have purchased an item online, both for shipping and for in-store pickup. Every time, a large sticker is placed on the box. They are not easily removable and cannot be removed cleanly. On multiple occasions, these were gifts that had to be given with a big ugly sticker on it, or with the paper/adhesive left behind from trying to remove the big ugly sticker.

I’d this sticker is necessary, I’d like to suggest that your warehouses and stores be required to use removable adhesive. Thanks!
Status: Tell Us More

I'm pretty sure this has been suggested in the past. We are most likely not going to stop putting stickers on items we sell, but I guess it would be possible we could use removable adhesive. Would anyone else have any thoughts on this? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

 

An Official BestBuy rep joining CAG

Status: We Did It!
by on ‎03-01-2012 03:45 PM

Because of the amount of deals BestBuy has had it can be very difficult to keep up thus I always check CAG(CheapA$$Gamer.com) to see what's going on. I'm a very active member there as I am also active on the BestBuy forums page & I think this would benefit all those involved. So it's a "WIN WIN WIN"

 

BestBuy Wins

Because the deals are far more visible than just the weekly ad thus more sales more $

Errors/mistakes that occur can be correctly quickly & that will cut down on the number of angry customers that miss a deal

With more sales & more $ generated BestBuy can provide more deals & promotions based off the larger sales base

More site traffic, more visibility

Even though the site is for gamers there's also a section for movies & other electronics

 

Customers Wins

More deals

Less errors/mistakes to avoid several trips to the store

Easy way to find all the deals in one spot

The CAG community can help with alerting stores that are out of stock & where items can be found

 

CAG Wins

More site traffic, more visibility

More deal posters = more deals posted

More CAG's helped

 

The only "loser" is our wallets but hey those are the breaks.

 

Just take a look at the current March @Gamer thread with deals that include $10 for Batman Arkham City, $5 for Rage & $5 for Mass Effect 2

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316177

 

The CAG will also be speaking on a rep joining hopefully we can make this happen sooner than later. The 2011 fall deals from BestBuy were unbeatable & even I was overwhelmed trying to keep up, keep everyone updated & get in on some of the deals but that's where a Official rep comes in.

 

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9420240#post9420240

 

There have been/are other retailers that have reps. there & they have been rewarded with more sales.

 

Sound off below lets get a BestBuy rep to CAG in time for the 2012 fall gaming blitz

Status: We Did It!

Good news! Thank you, Enuf, for posting this idea on IdeaX and to all the Community members who commented on this idea.  I am happy to announce that the CAG website is part of the Best Buy Affiliate Program.  In partnership with CAG, we are now providing them information about our deals and promotion which they can post on their website.  Other ways to receive information about our exclusive gaming offers are by signing-up for our @Gamer magazine, checking out BestBuy.com’s gaming offers, viewing our weekly ad or joining the Reward Zone Gamer’s Club.

One great idea from IdeaX and our Gaming Forum boards implemented.  I look forward to the next.  Game on!

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