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I have a request regarding Saved Lists through the app. Please add the ability for me to receive an email/notification when added items go on sale. I find I purchase more when the services I use have this feature, and I would love to continue buying the majority of my games/movies/electronics through BB. Thanks
I have purchased dozens of PC versions of games from Best Buy. However, since it was announced that Gamers Club is going away it seems only 1 in 10 or so new game releases are being carried by Best Buy.
Of the PC Games I am interested in that BB carries still buy from them. But I am finding more more I have to buy direct from the Game Client or publisher.
Many game developers are transitioning to Digital Download. Many games also have bonus content that is down load also.
Typically you either get emailed the product code or you go into the store and pick up an empty box that has the product code inside the box.
What I would like to suggest is to make better use of customers Digital Library on a customers account.
In addition to or instead of an email send the codes direct to the digital library.
This could also help alleviate some issues with people entering an incorrect email address or having the email get filtered by SPAM filters.
Granted this may involve and account required all game shoppers.
But there also seem to be a number of issues with people buying something as GUEST and making mistakes.
Putting my idea over here. I love using BB Same Day delivery service whenever available as I get secure and fast delivery of my purchase from always friendly delivery personnel!
However, the thing I like to purchase regularly is Steam gift cards, which to my surprise does not have that option... only pick up in store of usual delivery the next day. Is there any specific reason why these are not offered for this service, or GCs in general? Whatever the case, would love for this to be an option and submit this as my idea for consideration.
Thank you for your time and reading
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.
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.
Currently, the price match policy will only price match a competitor if that competitor has the product immediately available, which excludes pre-orders from being price matched with other retailers. The policy discourages pre-orders since the only way to price match as stated in the policy is to wait until the release date to order and then price match at the time of purchase/order. Most will just end up pre-ordering with the retailer that is selling the item at the lowest cost.
Price matching isn't "technically" allowed once the item arrives and the competing retailer has the same item immediately available since post-purchase price matching is only allowed if Best Buy drops the price within the return/exchange window. I know that customer service reps will often make exceptions and price match other retailers after purchase, but it's not the "policy" to do so.
What ends up happening in my case with pre-orders is if a competitor offers a lower price and the Best Buy price doesn't drop by the time the item ships, I order it from the other retailer and the item shipped from Best Buy gets returned.
The post-purchase price match policy doesn't make much sense since customers can return a product within the return period, then immediately rebuy it and get a price match (which may be why some CSRs will just do it anyway).
You can purchase open box items in the Best Buy Outlet that can be shipped to you. However, there are a number of items that are not open box in the outlet.
It would be good to see the location of a specific open box item. The customer has to be aware that the item will not be shipped to them, if they want it they need to get to it.
There are some great deals out there for open box, but nobody wants to run to every store in 100 miles to see if that is the one that has that item.
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.
I will be honest. I like seeing the featured items about what's hot for certain categories. You show us potential buyers what other customers are checking out and buying.
But I just don't see the love for certain categories such as accessories for gaming, or perhaps for computer accessories such as Mice, keyboards, you know the little stuff that makes our computers and computing sessions better.
The article you had where you featured a Best Buy employee about what college tech he suggests is a great start, you have lots of inspiring ideas from that, perhaps use some of that to build a showcase that highlights the littler gadgets that deserve more attention than they currently get.
Hopefully I am able to reach somone in corporate. I was looking at the news earlier this morning and noticed that Best Buy has closed several small mobile stores to stay in the business. I grew up in the 90's and to be honest, best buy never reached its peaked like it used to. I remember when Nintendo 64 was brought out, there used to be large advertising in the ceilings and large TV's that were merged into 1 TV monitor to show people playing Super Mario on the game floor. If you look at BestBuys in the 90's picture, its an Iconic picture the inside with the huge screen.
I am a Best Buy fan, and have been for years. Over the years, I have changed my purchasing habits towards always going to Best Buy first, unless they don't carry something. Case in point, LG has a 4k projector HU80KA, which is not carried by Best Buy. This is a $3,000 projector, and from the reviews and marketing materials, looks like this is a great projector. However, if I want to buy it, I have to go elsewhere. This is just one item, and I've seen it with other projectors, and also with other products too. If given the choice between Amazon, BH, etc, vs Best Buy, there is no question who I prefer to give my hard earned money to, but for something like this, I am hamstrung. Is there a way to special order a product like this? I am still working on the money portion, but as I get closer to making a purchase, I thought I would ask in case I was unaware of an existing process.