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Improve Digital Download Code Process

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by Valued Expert on ‎06-30-2021 09:01 AM

On of the more frequent issues that seem to pop up in the Gamer Forum is digital download codes not being received in timely manner.


My suggestion is Best Buy upgrade their process for supplying digital codes.


Granted, some of the issues are going to be people who have overactive spam filters that may intercept the email


Or they happen to use an email address that is wrong or different than the one they check.


Perhaps change it so someone can only purchase digital content if they are using a confirmed My Best Buy account.


Then have it set up so that ALL digital codes not only get emailed, but they go direct to the Digital Library associated wiht the account. 


Digital Download codes should be almost instantaneous, just as they are with many other retailers. 


Something needs to be done. Whether it is education and or process improvement. 

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Playstation 5 sale idea.

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by on ‎06-14-2021 09:44 AM

This sounds simple and you may have done it already but i did not see it.  Can you make an exclusive PS5 buying option for BB Credit Card holders?  With the madness of getting these it would combat the bots and get you more card holders.  Other companies have done similar things.  I.E. Gamefly, PS Direct, Costco, Sams, etc.  I myself would use mine. Have been a card holder for 10yrs. Thanks. 

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Thanks for the suggestion. We would not be able to comment on any possible future promotional offers.

This idea is to be able to sub search from a set of results.


Often I find there is not filter for a specification I am looking for.


So when you have used the various methods to locate selection of items and it is narrowed down to say 127 item, you can now do a query to find matches from that selection.


Example. Say I am looking for Mac Book Pro's with 16 GB of memory. I can filter down to that. But there are still 86 items.


However, I only want to see latest model. So I can now do a sub search for Latest Model.

Then another sub search to show only Space Gray


Essentially this would allow for the manual filtering of features that are not set up with filters.


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Thanks for the suggestion. Makes sense to me. Would anyone else like to see this as a search option on our site? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

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Enable Prodct Review Changes

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by on ‎05-22-2021 03:56 PM

I purchased a Panasonic microwave online and it was delivered a little over a year ago.  I gave it a 5-stars

 rating but would like to change it because it has a major fault error.  I paid more for it but paying for repairs will be costly.    I am not happy!

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Reviews cannot be changed once posted.

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I would like to suggest that you provide advance notification to the customer (email) that their elite status is changing effective on mmddyy unless they spend xx amount between now and then. If that’s occurring I didn’t see it. So recently I lost my elite status.

I have no idea how close I was to hitting the $ goal for elite or that the renewal or assessment occurred every February. I could have been within 50 bucks or something and would have been happy to make an early purchase to meet it so I could renew.
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We hear you. We do provide the terms of the program when a customer signs up for it, and it should state in the terms when their status could change each year and why. Thanks for sharing your thougths on this.

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by on ‎04-28-2021 03:54 PM

Can we have like an early access for the rights to buy Video cards =P These things are insanely in high demand LOL

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We hear you, and appreciate the feedback.

Is there a way that Elite and Elite Plus could have a "product notification" option? So far, being Elite or Elite Plus hasn't really had much benefit.

Of course I'm talking about popular and (usually) "out of stock" items (current hot PS5, XBX, RTX 30xx).


It just seems to be a pretty basic option that all customers should enjoy, Elite or not. BB can certainly "Beta" test on Elite customers, I'm OK with that. XD

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Thanks for the suggestion! At this time, we will not be changing our rewards program.

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I bought a gaming computer this past summer.  In a few months it stopped working properly and the Geek Squad sent it in to get fixed.  They didn't fix it or return it, and I received an email telling me I was to get an exchange.  Instead of exchanging it for the computer I wanted (the same kind I had sent in, but probably because it was of out-of-stock), I was told I had to accept a gift card.  I was not offered a refund for a computer with a bad GPU that lasted about 6 months.  The gift card does not resolve the problem, since the item is out-of-stock and I can't compete with the bots and scalpers that sell out the item before I even get a notification.  I have a suggestion to make the process more customer friendly.


Instead of the "Best Buy App", which places the onus on the customer to find the product, why can't Best Buy simply move customers (especially those who have already made a purchase and have accounts for the Geek Squad program) to the front of the line?  When an item comes in stock, instead of making the aggrieved customer try to fight against bots and scalpers for the exchange they are entitled to, why not reserve the intial new-stocks for customers who have already turned in the product and deserve their replacement?  I have read several articles online, and it looks like regular people like me who can't use bots are not getting the computers they are trying to get and this is expected to last until at least the fourth quarter of 2021.  I just want the computer I paid for, or at least the ability to purchase it from another business.  Now I'm stuck with a gift card that can't replace my item, and I am stuck being offered items that aren't even gaming computers because Best Buy is unable to offer me anything close to the rig I purchased with my hard earned money.  I would feel much better if Best Buy was the entity trying to resolve the problem instead of putting it back on me.  A company like Best Buy should be able to put a hold on any comparable computer delivered to a store that can transfer it to me.

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We appreciate the suggestion At this time we are not looking to change how this process works when a product is replaced under a service plan or Manufacturer's warranty.

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I like a good bargain and I don't mind open box, but the way the Best Buy website is setup is really cumbersome to find these. Ideally, there should be a way to go by a brand page - let's say Apple, and then have an all products link -- instead, you have to go by product category and then sub-category and some of these get really messy like if you want to check for accessories, you have to go by product and sub-category first. It just seems more complicated than it really needs to be. Another example is if you want to look at Apple computers, but you want to see laptops AND desktops. Because you're required to go category > subcategory this isn't possible - whereas if you had a view all option for say Macs in general, you could see everything all at once. Just a suggestion to make navigation less cumbersome. 

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Fix ideas link

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by Valued Contributor on ‎04-08-2021 01:55 PM


My idea is that someone should fix this link that has been broken for a really really really really long time Smiley Happy


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Thanks for letting us know about this! Does this link not work for others?

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Whenver I try and order several items at a time, I get errors on the website.  After I go to the cart, I select the shipping preference, then click on Continue to Payment Information, and the spinner seems to pop up for each item, eventually erring out.  I get an error like, "A problem occurred, please try again".  I have tried clearing cookies, etc. with no change.  This is the same issue I have with trying to view order history - when scrolling down the order history page, a new spinner appears at the bottom, but the spinners stop appearing after a while, and there is no way to see all of my order history (hence the request in a different Idea to add more filtering (such as date range) to order history.

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Thanks for letting us know about this! Is anyone else having this issue?

The combination of product shortages and scalping has made it nearly impossible for the average customer to purchase Graphics Cards and Next Gen Consoles from BestBuy. These items come in stock every so often but seem to be sold out within minutes (if not seconds). I have a few ideas that I believe can help reduce frustration for your customers and prevent scalpers from buying up all of the product that drops.


1. Pre-order options:


This would reduce customer frustration as they won't have to constantly monitor the product only do be disappointed when they aren't quick enough to snag their desired GPU/Console.


2. Link GPU/Console purchases to some form of photo ID (driver’s license):


This would more effectively allow BestBuy to limit the number of these high demand products that a person can purchase in a certain time frame. It prevents people from using multiple accounts and names to make these purchases. It would also make it much harder for bots to buy the stock within seconds.


3.  Make high demand items like these only available for purchase/preorder in store or on the phone:


As stores are now open for in person purchases, this would make it impossible for bots to buy all the stock. It would still provide people who cannot come into the store a way to purchase.


These are my suggestions, hope it can help.


*I am an employee. I know that BestBuy wants to be "customer obsessed" and help their customers in every way possible. I feel like these ideas can help BestBuy to assist our customers who are trying to obtain these hard-to-find items. 

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Improve Purchase History on Website

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by on ‎03-29-2021 01:22 PM

The purchase history on Best Buy's website is lacking in comparision with other websites.  Is there a way that paging, filtering by date range, or downloading of purchase history could be made available?  These are  available on most websites these days.  Thanks.

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Thanks for the suggestion! We truly do appreciate it! Would anyone else like to see our purchase history, in a My Best Buy account, changed in these ways? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

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Best Buy Leadership,

I would like to request that Best Buy implement a thorough review on their customer identification program. Customers should not have to call customer service to have rewards investigated due to the lack of limited process identification controls. I recommend that Best Buy come up with a process to validate the identity of a customer. Specifically, something Best Buy would only know and the customer. I ask how much fraud is being committed by allowing people to provide someone's else’s email address or phone number to cash out on their rewards?

This seems rather trivial, but it's a very big concern amongst customers. Why give incentives if they are fraudulently being stolen with limited information? Seems like a great "New Idea" for 2021. 


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Thanks for posting to IdeaX on this. I can assure you we are always working to provide better service to our customers.

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Store Product Recommendation Page

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by on ‎02-09-2021 09:29 AM

Hello. I'm in the market for a NAS and noticed how poor Best Buy's selection in this area is. Currently, most of the selection is from Western Digital and top NAS vendors such as Synology, Asustor, and QNAP are missing. I am in particular looking for an Asustor Lockerstor 2 AS6602T. Other users may have had this experience with other products. My recommendation is to have a page where buyers can recommend products for Best Buy to carry in their inventory. This will help both the customer in getting their product from a preferred store and it will help Best Buy consider products that sell well and begin to sell it themselves. For now, I'm going to have to buy my NAS from somewhere else. 

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Elite Plus PS5 Event

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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.


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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.

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The PS5 and new XBox have been having scalper buy offs with minutes of going on sale. Could Best Buy offer in store appointments for pickup like how Apple has reinvented their stores on a smaller scale? It would ensure people are getting only one and keep stores from being mobbed.
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Thanks for the suggestion! We truly appreciate it!

lenovo USI stylus

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by on ‎12-27-2020 09:05 PM

need to stock Lenovo USI Stylus pens.  I purchased a Lenovo Duet 2 in 1 a couple of months ago. I'm surprised that the USI stylus is Not available from Best Buy....A very needed product to enhance Chromebook operation...

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2020 has been one heck of a year, and for any of us, it has impacted our purchasing ability from Best Buy. There has been many products that I have wanted to purchase, but was unable to do so because of sotres being closed, or a lack or inventory. The Xbox and PS are one of the items, but also small items such as no inventory of printers, no SD cards, no ink, and no phone accessories when I needed them. I've been an Elite mmeber for the past several years and have never had an issue hitting the $1500 in a calendar year. This year, I am finding myself having an issue of hitting that, just due to the lack of inventory. Just looking at my other online purchase history, I've had to purchase close to $600 at other stores right now that would have been spent at Best Buy if there was an inventory. I am sure there are many otherts in the same situation as well.


I believe that in a token of good gesture from the Best Buy corporation, if they were to extend everyones Elite and Elite Plus memberships throughout 2021 even if they didn't hit the levels during 2020. This would cost the company nothing, and would show that they care for their members and customers. Has there been any discussions for this?

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Hey, first off we truly appreciate your patronage! We are always looking at ways to improve our business, and that would include improving our rewards program. We would not be able to comment on whether or not we will be making any changes to this program.

Best Buy Team:


Can you please stock this item from Belkin ? Launched in October and still not in stock on BB. Very popular item. Amazon had it and sold out. Belkin is selling on their portal. I would rather purchase from BB. You do have 30W option in stock but I need 60W to charge my Macbook pro. Also I dont need any other brand but Belkin.


Let me know please.





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