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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.). 

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I hear where you are coming from on this, and have to agree that it makes little sense to be able to review a product that hasn't hit the market yet. With that said, it is good for business to have reviews up for every product on a company’s transactional website, and because of this it is likely this will not be changed. Does anyone else want to see us make this change? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Add Games to Pre Order Promo!!!

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by on ‎12-17-2014 01:00 AM

As simple as the title says. Add more games to the $10 promo. Also, GCU members should get more than regular members. Either give GCU members $15 and non GCU members $10 or keep the amount for GCU at $10 and reduce the non GCU to $5. GCU seriosuly needs more value to be a viable service. Since the mag was discontinued, the only benefit is 20% off games, which if u buy most games at release, you get screwed when the price inevitably goes down within 45 days because you can't get 20% off of the price match so you would have literally been better off buying at full price as non GCU member and then price matched the lower price. You would have saved $100 on GCU, still gotten the price match and $10 reward certificate for preordering, gotten more rewards points since the original price would have been higher and gotten more towards your overall limit of keeping your Elite status. Having GCU actually costs me money in the long run. Please people, vote for this idea. We need this to change!!! I'm close to going to Amazon for all my games and movies which is the only things I buy at Best Buy anymore since they have made so many negative changes in the past couple years.

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Veteran Discount

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by on ‎03-18-2018 12:22 PM

 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!

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As far as I know we do not plan on adding a Veteran discount benefit at this time, but I would like to hear from others on this idea. Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

With the increase to $60 a year normally($120 for 2 with NO discount, really?), Best Buy should be focused on trying to attract new customers to pony up the cash for a subscription. But when regular consumers can pay only $15 for a year at Gamestop and still get their physical magazine, 10% off on pre-owned and a 10% bump on trade-ins it seems like less and less of a good value to grab the GCU sub at Best Buy.

 

Sure. You have the 20% off new games and you do have the welcome packets(when/IF they get sent out on time), but even those have been nerfed. Gone is the B2G1 coupon on NEW games that would stack with Black Friday pricing, replaced by......nothing. Even the 20% discount wasn't working initially on Black Friday with sale prices, which was disappointing and infuriating, since we paid for that discount in the revamped program.

 

Now with @Gamer going away with this month's issue, we're reliant on the bi weekly or so coupons that EVERY Gamer's Club member gets and within the last couple of weeks those have been reduced down from three coupons to two the last couple of cycles. 

 

So what's left? We do get the 10% on game trade-ins still. But that's only IF we constantly remind the employees we're GCU and to click the little button to check it off to give us the bonus. Not to mention the fact that the trade values as of late make Gamestop's look generous by comparison and the lack of trade promotions besides the requisite 50/100% ones and the infrequency of them make wanting to trade at BB just not worth it anymore.

 

As I said at the beginning of this, you want to add features to attract new customers and retain current ones, not take them away while jacking up the price to 4x what a program cost prior. 

 

Hopefully you guys can find a way to bring back @Gamer and the sometimes awesome coupons(not the last couple of months sadly) as I feel that GCU needs all the help it can get to attract new customers.

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I truly do hear where you are coming from on this idea. I would like to hear what others might think about this idea. Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

I don't like how we have to retype our gift card number plus pin each time we want to use our gift cards for online purchases. Can you guys make a feature that will allow us to add our gift card balance like my best buy certificates automatically to our online purchases at checkout?

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Overall I do like this idea. I am concerned about problems that might arise by situations where a customer has given a gift card associated with their account to someone else. Would anyone else like to see this idea put into place? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

I am wondering if Best Buy plans to sell this item. I would like to get it with the Best Buy card. This lens has been recomended by pros and I have a trip coming up. I am planning on geting it but it would be better if I got it with the card. 

 

 

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I was actually surprised to see we weren't carrying this lens. Would anyone else like to see us carry this lens? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Sale alerts

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by on ‎09-28-2015 08:57 AM
How about adding an option for users of the website or app to choose to add there email or cell number to be tested and be alerted when an item you are looking to buy goes on sale.
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$3500 is a lot to spend throughout the calendar for the average consumer in one store.  I've seen topics that gave the idea of an annual membership fee for certain tiered memberships.  It would be a great idea to see dollars spent carry over to the next year if you happen to max out the $3500 this year.  I know that this year in particular I will max out the $3500 for Elite Plus and the money that is spent during Christmas time will not count toward dollars spent for next year.  This would be a great benefit to entice customers to keep spending and a piece of mind knowing their dollars aren't going to waste toward tiered memberships.  I hope other customers and My Best Buy members agree!

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I believe this idea has been posted in the past, but I would still like to hear what others think about this? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

 

Currently when you go into Best Buy and you're shopping the printer aisle, the tags focus strictly on the printer and the features.  I feel like Best Buy should make all printers go to the longer fact tags with the options and in the options area put the compatible standard capacity and/or high capacity ink/toner (if space allows) catridges that are carried in-store that are compatible with the diplayed printer.  

 

Here's where this is super helpful.  When customers compare printers, one of the things customers care about most is ink cost.  Currently, you have to pull each of the boxes to get the cartridge numbers and run over to the next aisle and get the prices.  It would be so much easier to have the prices listed right there next to the printer price on the side.  This would also be more efficient than trying to scan the QR code and pulling it up thru the BBY.com app. 

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Pre-Order Overview for Games

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by on ‎08-29-2014 06:44 PM

Hey guys, I have this idea that there should be a "Pre-Order Overview" Page on BestBuy.com and My.Bestbuy.com. It is similar to the Points overview but instead it keeps track of all your online and in-store pre-orders of games and products. I currently have 14 games pre-order. A few I pre-ordered last year after E3 and these games are set to release sometime in 2015.

 

I think there are some games I have pre-ordered but can't remember which. I now have to go search my Points Overview and figure out what games I have ordered and which have not released yet. By having an area dedicated to pre-orders I could view and keep track of games and products that I have already recieved and games that I have ordered and their release dates when they are announced. Having the release date is a must becaues so many games are getting delayed it would be useful to know if a pre-order has moved.

 

Organize it from whichever game is about to release to the games which are furthest away or have no date announced yet. This would be the 2nd most useful tool to me besides my points overview. Even making it a Gamers Club or Gamers Club Unlocked tool would work. Just make it already!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!

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I`d certainly consider getting a BestBuy debit card if it had similar benefits as the Target Redcard even if it meant choosing between a current BB card perk & the instant 5% savings. Being that it`s a debit card vs a credit card BB couod expect much more people adding the card to their wallets since credit scores wouldn`t be an issue. Other perks like free shipping & extended returns should be a staple too.

I`m not sure how Target manages to offer so much without charging a monthly or annual fee though. But for a 5% every day discount with free shipping & 30 day no hassle returns I wouldn`t mind paying an annual fee. Allow the fee to be paid all at once or monthly but offer a discount for full payment.

Other benefits that could be included in the package like incentives for buying warranties/open box items/Insignia or other BB brands, exclusive shopping coupons/events & for recruiting other customers. Early/extend access to sales would also be a game changer. You may even find ways to include perks/benefits that were taken away from other areas like the free tv calibration or mybb pts for choosing financing since you`d be charging a fee generating new revenue.

http://www.moneycrashers.com/target-redcard-review-debit-card-cash-back/
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Please look in to revising the Order Status / Order History page of the site.  The current structure is extremely user unfriendly.    I place a lot of orders on BBY.com (154 in the past 12 months thus far), and a lot of them are pre-orders.  Since the individual product pages don't give me any indication of whether or not I have already ordered an item (like Amazon product pages do - another bit of functionality I'd love to see BBY add by the way), I spend a lot of time sifting through orders on my Order Status / History page.  In its current form, I have to open every single order just to see the items that are in it.

 

In its current form, this page is virtually useless.   There is zero search functionality (especially critical now that item names are no longer listed so a CTRL+F page search won't work either), nor is there the ability to simply view all outstanding "In Process" orders, nor is there the ability to view orders based on when they were shipped.   

 

Specific Functionality Requests:

 

  • Add "You Ordered this Item on XX/XX/XXXX, click here to view this order" funtionality to product pages
  • Add Keyword Search functionality to Order Status page
  • Add Filter functionality to Order Status page (specifically, filter by Order Status)
  • Add Sort By functionality to Order Status page (sort by Order Date or Shipped Date)
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Best Buy really needs to be more competetive here. Think about it; "Get the best new games... a day or two after you would get it from any other retailer!"

 

How does that sound from a marketing stand point?  Currently this is what Best Buy is doing. These games are typically in your warehouses at least a week before release and yet even for Elite Plus members you aren't shipping till late Monday afternoon for Tuesday releases (I recently posted in the gaming forum about issues of Best Buy not even shipping expedited for Elite Plus members who have chosed it as well).  

 

Even if this was only an additional "perk" to being a Gamer's Club Unlocked member (paid membership), this is something that Best Buy should be looking into to significantly improve their standing compared to other retailers. 

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Thanks for your thoughts on this, and I would like to hear from other customers if they have any thoughts on this idea. I can tell you that when we can ship a new product out is not always a decision that is ours to make.
During the Destiny release week BB offered a Gamer`s Club Unlocked subscription(GCU) for free with purchase of any PS4/Xbox One console. The promo was advertised very well thru BB.com and in the weekly ad but the in-store implementation left alot to be desired. Staff didn`t know how to correctly add it to the transaction & customers who weren`t aware of the promo weren`t advised when the on screen prompt came up either. This same situation happened when BB offered GCU for $60 several times earlier in the yr customers were better informed than the staff who even wrongly told customers the deal was over or promoted the $800 package instead.

There`s still two pretty big console releases coming this yr the Xbox One COD and Sunset Overdrive bundles not to mention some they may not be announced yet. I`d like to see BB make good and redo the deal while being better prepared when the deal goes live that way the boards are littered with upset customers that didn`t recieve the best customer experience BB wants to provide.

Also, is there a chance other consoles could also be included like the New/old 3DS, PS Vita, PS3, 360 & Wii-U. If you can score the console purchase you also score the warranty and add ons that come with new console purchases. And since GCU is BB only no other retailer can match the deal.
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I am confident our store employees were made aware of this promotion, and if they were having issues setting up the purchase correctly they should have support to resolve those issues. Would anyone else like us to re-launch this promotion with upcoming releases? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

Make Open-Box Items Search EASIER

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by on ‎02-12-2018 01:30 PM

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.

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I looooooove the Gamer's Club Unlocked membership and have recommended it to many friends.  I was thinking that Best Buy should do the same with a movie buying program.  I can tell you I'd buy a lot more DVD's from you guys instead of Amazon if that were to happen.  It'd be great if they had the same perks as the GCU program where you get double the points and such. 

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I'm with enuf on this in that I know there was a previous idea on this, but for some reason I wasn't able to find it. We might as well revisit this idea since I do think it is a good idea. Would anyone else like to see a program like this? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

Gamers Club Unlocked

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by on ‎08-08-2014 01:56 AM

I think that this is an idea that Best Buy should consider greatly. I am a hardcore gamer and probably purchase ten games per year or more from Best Buy and that is just for me. I buy plenty of games as gifts as well. So I would say I buy about 15-20 $60 games per year. That a lot of cash ($1000+). I have recently been considering taking my gaming business elsewhere due to the current state of GCU. It used to be such an amazing deal and a great way to reward your most loyal customers. You would get a monthly magazine and $10 for every $150 spent, not to mention the amazing "5 for $100" and "Victory Can Be Pre-Ordered" promotions. Now, the only thing of mention is 20% off new games. While this is an amazing deal, it also is not. Lets take a look. Lets say you buy 5 games per year. Under the old system you would pay $15 for the membership and get $20 per game in certs, plus an extra $20 for spending $300. That's $120 in certs - $15 membership cost = $105. Under the new system, you get $12 off per game plus $10 in certs. That's $22 per game or $110 but the membership costs you $120 instead of $15, so you lose money. Here are my proposed changes to the program. If I don't see a positive improvement to the program soon, I will be switching to Amazon most likely.

 

1. Change the membership cost to something a bit more reasonable and add a one year option. $59.99 per year or $99.99 for two seems fair. That way people are saving money by going with the two year option.

2. Get rid of the magazine. It is pointless now that it is no longer print. I mean, it was nice to get a magazine in the mail every month which is why I still subscribe to GI, but now that it is digital only, it is dumb. By the time the magazine is available, I have known all the "news" for weeks or longer thanks to the internet.

3. Extend the 20% discount to accessories.

4. Keep the $10 pre-order bonus for free My Best Buy members but make it $15 for Unlocked members. Why are the people that pay $120 for their membership getting the same bonus as those that don't? Also, add new games to this list on a regular basis. A good way to do this would be to add new games every quarter. So say, add new games for Jan-Mar, then April-June, etc. There are so many games that I would purchase if they were part of this promotion.

5. Give bonus points for pre-ordering and picking up ANY game within a week of release, not just the ones on the $10/$15 promotion. Say if a game isn't on that promotion, you at least get $5 bonus.

6. Bring back the $10 for every $150 or maybe even $5 for every $100.

7. Get rid of the ridiculous 3 game limit and only ban someone if they are clearly abusing the discount for resale purposes (i.e. you notcie them buying ten copies of every game that comes out). I don't want to have to keeo track of my game purchases and worry that buying a gift for someone might put me over my limit and get my account deleted.

8. Have prizes like GameStop does with their Epic Giveaways (signed games, chance to go to E3, etc.)

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It seems like there is much more than one idea here, but I would like to hear what others think about this idea. I believe we did just change number 7 on your list and you can read about the change here. Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

I don`t think I`m going out on a limb stating that BestBuy maybe struggling to sell 2 year Gamer Club Unlocked (GCU)subs at face value of $120. And based off the response to the 3rd $60(50% off) since launch it looks like BB is willing to bend in order to have the program progress. By offering either two or three $10 pre-order/purchase coupons or 1-2 $20 pre-order coupons which would be included in the welcome kits going forward BB would be able to sell GCU at full price. The key to these coupons would be allowing the customer to select the titles that they wanna use them on not just the pre-selected list. You`re going to be getting $60 more upfront vs the 50% off so the net loss of the credits would still leave BB with profit & great assurance of the day 1 sales tied to the coupons. And looking deeper into it the mybb certs generated from the sales would lead to further sales down the line too.

Also, consider offering lower credit amounts on PS Vita & 3DS titles maybe 4-6 $5 pre-order/purchase coupons on them. Now I know there`d be a large segment of rightfully upset existing GCU early adopters who`d feel left out in the cold by not getting access to these tremedous offers & I haven`t forgetten them. Allow them the option to pay $50 for their choice of any 3-5 pre-order/purchase coupons they want from $5-$20.

There would be no extension of the GCU subs time by purchasing the $50 coupon set but the early adopters would be able to pay $120 & get a further upgraded coupon set with 1-2 more coupons along with 2 years added on to their existing subs. Run the offer for 30 days & watch GCU subscription rate dramatically rise.
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Stacking Gift Cards

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by on ‎03-30-2015 02:13 PM

I think Best Buy should really look into the idea of "stacking" gift cards in an account like Amazon allows you to do.  That was I could have an avaiable balance sitting in my account ready to go.  This would be much easier for when you have multiple small gift cards before you have to get the combined in the store.

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This sounds like a reasonable idea to me. I'm sure it's possible, but would require an investment on our part to update our systems. Would anyone else like to see this idea put into place? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Preferred Store / Location Accuracy

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by on ‎08-14-2017 03:29 PM

Everytime I go to bestbuy.com I always get a store that is not local as my "preferred store".  It's usually a store way out of my zip code.  If I select a preferred store when I sign in, why isn't it automatically my store when I log in?  Please update your website for Preferred Store to be the default store automatically rather than ALWAYS having to change it.  

 

Example: Being in North Jersey, I should have the Rockaway NJ Store be my closest store, not Whitehall PA.  When I sign in, Rockaway is my preferred store, but Whitehall PA is defaulted.

 

Please fix this!  This is pretty annoying to deal with every time you log into the website.

 

Thanks!

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