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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.
To whom it may concern,
Video rentals are dying. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon amongst others stream and rent online tv shows and movies. The ability to find and watch a single film you want is limited to local video stores, as Blockbuster has fallen victim to the free market.
Best Buy has an opportunity to take advantage of the situation. By creating a rental service for movies, you would offer a solution to those that wish to watch specific films that are not being streamed on their site of choice.
My proposal is that Best Buy set up an online rental system that can deliver rented videos to customers, as well as the ability to rent movies at thier physical locations. After a customer has rented a movie, they could then be offered the opportunity to keep the movie by buying it a reduced (from store) price, via a function on the online rental site. This feature is intended to move more products than Best Buy currently does, creating additional revenue.
Best Buy already has the supply chain and physical locations to support a rental system. The main barriers are acquiring the specific licenses for the movies, setting up an online selection and ordering system, and negotiating a favorable deal with an appropriate delivery service.
The key idea to understand here is that by expanding Best Buy's potential avenues of income, and bolstering those that currently exist, the store will remain competitive and forward thinking.
Please take this idea under consideration.
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).
I went to Best Buy yesterday in Frisco, TX located at North Dallas Tollway and El Dorado to exchange a gift. Their was one girl behind the counter who was very helpful. She told me where to go to find my new item. I found it and went back to service desk, there was a line of 5 people waiting with various issues. The Customer Service Girl was dealing with these people and issues as efficiently as possible, but it was taking some time. She called for manager support several times but it took about 15 minutes for a young manger to saunter over to the counter. Meanwhile I could observe several groups of sales persons talking with each other. The store was not busy at the time.
My suggestion would be to cross train your sales force in customer service procedures so that they can recognize a line and get behind the counter and assist customers. And managers need to respond immediately to manager requests. There were several irritated customers wasting their time grumbling with each other as we waited in line.
To me this a no brainer and easily rectified.
Service is key to your survival.
Thanks for you attention
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.
I would like to see automatic subscriptions not be a thing with Best Buy.
I purchased a new computer for myself 12 months ago. In the shopping cart I removed Webroot (which was free).
In May I purchased a new computer for my father. This time I didn't remove Webroot. When I to my fathers place I tossed Webroot in the garbage. I set up my fathers computer. I did not activate Webroot. I did not register Webroot.
During checkout it does show Webroot Internet Security + Antivirus 2018 (3-Device) (6 Month Subscription)
Last month I received a notice from my Best Buy Credit card that I was charged for a renewal on my Webroot subscription.
Nowhere along the line did I agree to a subscription. Further it should not have even activated.
You can go into your account and remove the subscription. But you should not have to.
What I would like for this suggestion is
Best Buy does not Automatically enroll you in a subscription.
During checkout you should have to check a box to enable Automatic renewal.
I saw appliances from$479 had 18 financing and I really think it would be cool to have 18 financing for computers for $599. I got my last computer with 18 month financing and now my desktop died and Im in need of all in one and I need 18 months because Im on fixed income. thanks for reading
I'm sure Best Buy's Elite and Elite Pro members already enjoy the various membership benefits they get with their tier of membership so why not go one up and open up the holiday shopping season a couple of weeks early for these members? Elite Pro would have theirs begin followed by Elite a week later, and then the Best Buy Basic members.
What do you think?
My wife buy gift cards for points to use for gas discounts, so when I spent $1695.00 a month ago using gift cards, I thought I would get my points. That did not happen because I used gift cards. I buy Starbucks gift cards and get points from Kroger, I spend the money at Starbucks and get points from Starbucks with no problems, I have spent a lot of money at Best Buy in the nineteen years I have lived here and will spend no more because of not getting points.
I think Best Buy should fix their phone systems. As I live 41 miles from the nearest Best Buy, I depend on calling them before I get there to ensure what I am looking for is there. Here, IF you call the California, Natomas Store, you get the Elk Grove store, and in turn, they transfer you to the Natomas store. Per conversation from the associates, the Elk Grove associates are generally busy, and do not have time to answer the phones, and are even worse at transferring calls. IF you call the Chico store, you get the Redding store. I have talked to the California, Natomas, Assistant Manager, Trevor. He states this is a normal operation for their stores, and if you want to talk to the Natomas store, when you call it, you need to use and extension number. NONE OF THE EXTENSION NUMBERS ARE POSTED. How hard would it be to add a que to say, if you want the Natomas store hit extension..XXXX? Nothing is impossible, and I am sure it would require a minor tweak to the phone systems if they are already pre-integrated.
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 wondered if it would be at all possible for those customer who are reward zone members and pay with a debit or credit card to allow them the capability to do a price match through the BB app. I do also mean only for price matching our store. They could click on their purchase and submit when they need to price match as opposed to having to come back in. For some customers coming back in is an inconvenience due to distance or other issues. This would allow us to assist our most loyal customers without them having to come back in. After all, it's evident that those who have reward zone elite or elite plus are loyal, they should be afforded preferencial treatment. Just a thought.
I have been waiting for 24 month financing on desktop computers. Appliances have been 24 for long time and time to change. Well got email today phone has 24 month fiancing. Comeon man. lets have a special months and have desktop allin one 24 months
What if Insignia was a name that meant it could be returned to Best Buy and create a profit !
Remember return deposits ?
Remeber trade in value ?
If cars were treated like most things Best Buy sells we would be up to the sky in stacks of cars
to be shreaded instead of resold as used.
Every parking lot would be filled with only working vehicles and repair shops would be downsized
as broken cars were to expensive to fix.
But then they would be inexpensive again like $1000 for economy or $10,000 for top of the line so
I guess there is a bright side to this blight !
Since China stopped accepting e-waste companies like Best Buy have been put in the possition of
accepting the tech products and finding a way to defray the cost of disposal.
My idea is not novel or unique and therefore probubly not popular but what if we went back to design for
servicabilty and long life.
What if we went back to QUALITY as the domininant feature instead of pixels and diiagonal size vs cost.
Building cheaper should include better as well.
Let's think a "Better Buy" is at "Best Buy" or change the name to "Good Buy" as in goodbye !
I can't do it alone as I am near end of my patient life as well having seen when "Quality was job one"
was compared to "Fix Or Repair Daily".
The World's Faire in the 1960's envisioned a life of comfort and luxury and we all bought it and now
we need to return that life style for heaps of junk or old stuff no one wants.
Pay back is a b....
Anyone else up for pushing back on manufacturers and time to get it back down to EARTH before
there is no space on EARTH left ?
Start today to complain a little louder and longer but not to those salepeople but to the CEO and VP's that
can make a change happen !
Hubert Joly is chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., the leading provider of consumer technology products and services, with approximately 125,000 employees in North America and approximately $40 billion in annual revenue.
Now, Mr. Joly is leading Best Buy into its next phase, Best Buy 2020: Building the New Blue. In this next phase, Best Buy is driven by a clear purpose: to help customers pursue their passions and enrich their lives with the help of technology.
Under Mr. Joly’s leadership, Best Buy has committed to help provide, each year, technology training and career pathing to one million under-served teens in the US. Additionally, Best Buy is on a path to reduce its carbon footprint by 60 percent.