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Release Day Delivery for GCU members

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by on ‎09-11-2014 01:38 PM

Release Day Delivery (similar to what Amazon offers with Prime) should be a perk of Gamers Club Unlocked membership. I understand you want to drive foot traffic, but offering only slow or expensive shipping is a poor way to drive store foot traffic from a customer satisfaction perspective! Surely you must realize this.  I'd be willing to pay even more for GCU if it included guaranteed Release Day home delivery.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I can't imagine anyone not being in favor of this idea. Is there any additional feedback on this idea? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

Better handling of pre-orders

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by on ‎09-10-2014 02:48 PM

Pre-orders are currently a pain, and there are several things that could be done to make them better.

 

1. Set a pricing policy for pre-orders.  Something like "you'll pay the lowest price from when you place the pre-order to when it ships".  Then make the changes on BestBuy.com's back end to make the policy work reliably.

 

2. Under an account's Orders page, add an 'Open Orders' or 'Pre-orders' filter, so we can easily find and manage all our open pre-orders.

 

3. Adjust the Price Match policy.  Currently, we can only PM when placing an order.  For a pre-order, this means we're expected to cancel the existing order and place a new order with the PM in place.  Make it easier for orders that haven't shipped yet to be PMed.

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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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Searching for monitors can be a daunting task when there's over 300 of them and I had someone looking for a USB Type-C -based monitor and realized that under the filters there is no filter for USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 -based monitors.  Is there a way to update this section? I know at a minimum the LG Ultra Fine's should be under there but if you didn't know about these before-hand you have to wonder how many sales/customers Best Buy has walked on these? And most major OEM's flagship devices support USB Type-C from Surfaces to Chromebooks to MacBooks.

 

 

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Would anyone else like to see us add this filter for monitors on BestBuy.com? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Better rewards program

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by on ‎01-22-2016 04:32 PM

A rewards program that is actually worth something.  The rewards expire in like 60 days.  I just had a $60 rewards certificate expire.  It's crazy.  Most rewards programs I have don't have an expiration period of less than a year.  It makes me not want the credit card and not want to shop at Best Buy.  Anything Ican get at Best Buy can be bought for the same price or cheaper on amazon.  So, it would be nice to at least have a rewards program that made me want to shop at Best Buy.  It actually is more frustrating than not having a rewards program at all.  Most things I purchase there are larger ticket items, so what is the point of getting a $10 rewards certificate that expires in 60 days?  Maybe that's part of why Amazon's stock was at $171 5 years ago and now is at $596 and Best Buy's went from $34 to $27 over the same period.

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Thanks for your thoughts on our My Best Buy program. Would anyone else have any thoughts on this idea? I should point out that we do match lower prices found on Amazon. Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

Hello,
I have tried and tried to get Best Buy to get your affiliate CowBoom set up so it can accept Best Buy Gift Cards. It is incredulous that a Company Owned by Best Buy and who holds contests giving Best Buy Gift Cards refuses to accept them in exchange for payment. To make matters worse CowBoom "Your Company" Accepts Amazon Gift Cards but not your own. It makes it seem as though your saying BB GC's aren't worth anything compared to your competition. You really need to get this corrected and start accepting Best Buy Gift Cards at CowBoom immediately!
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I have to admit it is strange that CowBoom would accept Amazon gift cards as payment and not Best Buy gift cards. Would anyone else like to see this happen at CowBoom?

Simply put, I'd like to see a return of the surveys and activities on Best Buy's Facebook page that paid out RZ/MyBB points for doing them.

 

They were another way that one could earn RZ/MyBB certificates and stay connected to Best Buy and any sales/promotions that you guys had going on.

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Our Facebook page is often changing and just because these offers aren't there now doesn't mean they won't come back. Would anyone else like to see these back on our Facebook page? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

Help Request Queue

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by on ‎03-24-2017 11:10 PM

I think it would be awesome if you all could place a kiosk somewhere in the store where customers could input their name, phone number, and the department they needed help with. When an associate was available, they could select the next customers name and the customer would get a text saying "Harry is ready for you" in a designated area in that department. This would allow your customers the freedom to browse the entire store, while still being confident that they were on a list for help (customer given 5 minutes to arrive at designated area). This would cut down on customer frustration as they sit there and watch the employees getting swarmed with more agressive customers. This could also provide a valuable metric on the average time a customer has to wait in each department to get help.

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Sorry for the delay in responding to this. I also think this or a version of this idea would be great. What do others think about this idea? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Tracking product reviews

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by on ‎03-16-2017 04:20 PM

I generally like to submit product reviews for the items I purchase--because I like getting the points boost--and followed the link in an email I got today to do so.  My issue is that it took me to a page showing all my purchases for the past few months--even ones I'd already reviewed.  I really think it would be useful to customers to have an easy way to figure out if they've done a review for an item, short of writing a review and having it get rejected as a duplicate after putting that time into it.  Searching through some of the 120 reviews on one product like I did today isn't easy, either.

 

Some suggestions:

-On the rewards points history, include what product review the points are for.  You could do a +/- dropdown box like for purchases.

-When taking customers to the purchase list via the email link, have text indicating whether or not a review has already been done for that product.

-Have a page within rewards that shows "my reviews/reviews I've submitted", just like Amazon does.

 

Thanks.

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Very interesting suggestion. Would anyone else like to see these options? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

GCU Alerts

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by on ‎08-07-2014 02:44 PM

I can't tell you how many times I've found out about a specail edition release only AFTER it's sold out. The most recent is the Destiny Ghost Edition. How about an alert for GCU members that not only tells you when new games are announced but also as soon as Special Edition versions are available? As far as I know, no one else is doing this.

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I really like this idea! Should the alerts come as emails or texts? I could see problems with members changing their email address or phone number, not telling us, and then being upset that they didn't get the alerts. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this idea? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

Piggyback New & Used Videogame Sales

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by on ‎01-23-2014 12:29 AM

The premise is simple, design GCU around the strengths of your program for each phase of GCU including new & used game purchases.

 

In principal, you would sell a new game & get the same game traded back in while the demand is high for it. And then sell it again used with a higher profit margin on the back end.

 

Basic example for a non GCU customer  

1- They pay $60 on day 1

2- They trade the game in w/i 30 day of it`s release

Basic example for a GCU customer

1- They pay $48 on day 1

2- They trade the game in w/i 30 days of it`s release

This is how you defeat Gamestop

To get any of these benefits the new game had to be pre-ordered at BB

1- Guaranteed at least $30 minimun trade in value w/i 30 days of release

2- $5 bonus added to select trades on new games purchased w/i 30 days of release

3- 10% GCU trade in bump increases to 20% new games purchased w/i 30 days of release

Being able to secure this trade in cycle will allow you to truly strengthen GC.

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Movie/Music Club like the Gamers club

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by on ‎06-16-2016 12:01 PM

I know this idea has been listed before, but I am asking for it again.  There has to be a way to have a Media Club that makes money like Gamers Club does.  Pre-order with In-store pickup to your local desired store would also be welcome to heavy media consumers, especially when they buy the high end media types. This should also help with knowing popularity and possible inventory needs.

My spouse goes to Best Buy every week for music and movies has for years. Best Buy has serious issues with keeping these sorts of customers happy.  Buying on line has produced 100% broken CD/DVD/BlueRay/4K/3D disk cases from Best Buy delivery, therefore he will not buy on line (also mentioned on this site by someone else the idea to have better packing). You can't order for in-store delivery either, the app will only point you to stores that have the item you want many miles away from where you are but will not let purchase for pickup to your desired store. You know what happened next? He went across the street and bought the items from Barnes & Noble.  I would say that is happening a lot.

I have to hear every week about the failures of Best Buy in this category.  Either Best Buy competes in this space orget out, but this cannot be the standard.  We buy highend Magnolia gear which we cannot get any media to play on any of it at Best Buy, very, very frustrating.  Please Help!

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Would anyone else like to see this type of membership program added to our My Best Buy rewards program? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

Restructuring of GCU

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by on ‎07-09-2014 08:28 PM
One of 2 things need to happen.

At a basic minimum, A prompt needs to alert a customer when they are about to exceed the maximum number of discounts on a product (3 of the same game) warning them that going through with the purchase could void their GCU.

After that things A prompt to allow them to purchase the game without the discount and not affect their status.

At the VERY minimum a prompt would allow them to purchase it without being under their account which would not give grounds for BBY to terminate their GCU. This would still be bad for the customer as it wouldn't tie their account to the purchase meaning no points (let alone double points benefit of GCU for games). This could at least be circumvented by the customer by doing a report missing points through myRZ.com, but like I said not an option that's ideal for customers.
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I don't know if we would ever put this into place, but I would like to hear from others on this idea. Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
It wasn`t until recently that I found out console trade ins didn`t recieve MyBB pts like videogames. I hope BB changes course and allows them to be added in just like with games, I under there`s no 50%/100% bonus on console trades which makes sense but even GS give PUR points on console trades. We`re now officially in year two of the new GCU, we`ve been showing alot of love and support for the program return the favor with a few programs tweaks the program should always be evolving.
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Customers should be able add products that they want to purchase into a queue and then have open box/refurb option sent directly to their email or a mybb section in their accounts. This will allow non local stores to sell though stock to customers outside their local shopping areas.
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I really like this idea. Would anyone else like to see this as a reality? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

I understand that times and conditions change, but the recent changes to the Geek Squad Protection Plan for Mobile Phones is absurd. If the goal is to keep people from getting the plan you are on the right track.

 

I would like to see the plan returned to the way it was: $9.99 per month and no deductable. If this is not feasible, I would recommend at the most a $50 deductable. 

 

The reasons for this is because I can pay the same monthly fee for insurance and pay a lower deductable through my phone carrier. Their plan also covers loss and theft which Geek Squad does not. I do not like dealing with my phone carrier. I have had nice experiences with Best Buy, but for such a higher cost, I will no longer get the Geek Squad Protection on my cell phones. I have purchased all of my families phones at Best Buy for the last 6 years specifically to get your protection plan.

 

Please Change the Mobile Phone Geek Squad Protection Plan so It is at least reasonably affordable. 

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Given we just changed the terms of our plans it is unlikely will make any changes to them in the near future. We would love to hear from others as to what they would like to see in the future. Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.

Vinyl and MP3 AutoRip

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by on ‎09-07-2017 11:50 AM

Does Best Buy plan on offering MP3 downloads with vinyl purchases?

 

I've recently gotten back into vinyl and am enjoying it more than I thought I would.  I love the rewards and benefits of purchasing from Best Buy.  However, Amazon is smoking you in this particular market and it doesn't have to be this way.

A vast majority of vinyl and CD purchased on Amazon offer "AutoRip". This is the ultimatum whether I make a vinyl purchase at Best Buy or Amazon.  If there is no AutoRip offered at Amazon, then I'll purchase at Best Buy if the album is available.  The MP3 quality of the AutoRip'd music  is 256kbps or higher.  All AutoRip music is DRM free, yours to do with as you please.  Amazon also makes all of your AutoRip eligible music available on their Amazon Cloud Player, which you can download your purchased MP3's from at later dates if you wish.

All in all, I am only interested in getting MP3 files for my vinyl purchases, don't need the cloud music access, just the DRM free 256kbps or better MP3's.

 

- Originally posted on the Movies, Music, & TV Shows forum 09-05-2017 12:35 PM. John - Social Media Specialist suggested I post here.  John also said he would be bringing this to the attention of management...I hope I'm not the first person to bring this to light, but am more than fine if I'm the last Smiley Very Happy

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My Rewards

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by on ‎01-06-2015 09:59 PM

If the idea of "My Rewards" is to reward customers for buying at Best Buy, how about accumulating 250 points then applying the discount to their next purchase instead of letting the discount expire. I'm the type of consumer that buys on an "As Needed" basis, so no matter what savings I'm going to achieve, I'm not going to rush to the store to take advantage of saving a whopping $15, $50 or $60 maybe. Most of your cashiers don't even understand or explain the program anyway. I know I've never had one explain it to me. I think most of us are smart enough to know that you're making the least amount of effort to offer us a discount. We have a 2 month window to take advantage of the savings C'mon.   

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I guess I'm not exactly clear on what you are asking of us. Are you stating your reward certificates expire every two months and would like them to last indefinitely?

This past Black Friday, I had over $30 in pending points that I really would have liked to use on my purchases, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I undertand that BB makes you wait for your points to be redeemed so that people don't just use rewards points and return the item. But that wait time is very inconvenient for people like myself who barely ever return anything. Loyal customers should have an option to speed things up.

 

I think it would be great if BestBuy.com had an option that allowed you to forfeit your return/exchange privileges for certain items in exchange for redeeming your points faster. Every time you make a purchase and it shows up on your BB account, you should be able to click an option that gives you your points instantly, but also doesn't let you return/exchange the item. 

 

Best Buy already has something similar built into their policy: when you open a product, you forfeit your return privileges (though you can still exchange). I think for this idea, exchanges should be excluded too, just so people don't abuse the system. I also think this should be an earned privilege, so that's why I said Elite & Elite Plus only.

 

I think this would be a HUGE improvement, and would make me shop at Best Buy much more and other stores much less. This past BF, there were a good number of items that I purchased at Target instead of BB because Target's 5% Redcard savings were instant. Had my pending points been available to me instantly, Best Buy would have been the only place I shopped this Black Friday.

 

Really hope you strongly consider this Best Buy!

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I believe this idea has been posted in the past, but I do find it an interesting idea. My feeling is there might be some sort of consumer protection law that requires us to have a return or exchange period for every purchase. Would anyone else like to see this as a reality? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

Wii U games for $10 trade in rewards

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by on ‎12-05-2014 12:55 PM

This already might have been suggested, responded to, etc., but I still think that Wii U games should get the same $10 pre-order reward as the Xbox One and PS4 games do. 

 

Please don't discriminate Best Buy. Just because I do not play Xbox or Ps4 games doesn't mean I do not buy games. I have bought literally every single new release for Wii U this year. I bought the gamer's club unlocked with the understanding that I would get $10 rewards, but after purchase found out it isn't valid on Wii U games. That is very bad marketing and employee training.

 

So please add Wii U games!

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I do believe in the past there was an idea similar to this. Would anyone else like us to provide this benefit? Make sure you vote for an idea if you like it.

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