11-25-2021 05:30 PM
I wanted to purchase a SONY XR55A80. The local store has one on demo. I saw it yeserday. Nothing in the store said anything about them being unavailable. The web site now says "Unavailable nearby" and "delivery unavailable." Some are near, but beyond 50 miles. The site says the same for the 65 inch one, but "Delivery in 12 days" for the 75 inch version. The site says nothing about availability if you are willing to wait. Does "unavailable nearby" mean at the moment or a month from now? The web page has no add to cart link.
Amazon will ship something to you regardless of where you live. Does Best Buy not do the same? Does lack of "add to cart" mean they have none to sell, even from their warehouses?
If I go in the store, might I discover one?
I do not know whether I should forget about getting one now, my present TV works fine, or wait, thinking it might show up as available tomorrow.
Recognizing the general difficulty of getting accurate information about anything anywhere these days, is there any way to get accurate information about whether Best Buy will have any of these for Christmas?
11-26-2021 05:44 AM
Depending on the market you live in, I would say that the information is pretty accurate as there have been times I went into the store to see if an item was there that was marked as not able to ship and not able to pickup in store.
This could mean that the item is sold out in your area. You can try to go to the store but its not a guarantee that it will be there.
FYI Best Buy uses multiple ways to ship items to customers. This may involve contacting the store in a locale to ship to a customer at home , etc so the inventory goes quick.
11-26-2021 10:39 AM
Welcome to our community, dhsgraduate.
I know how it is to be on the hunt for that perfect item. It's thrilling for a while, but if it doesn't turn up where I can get it, frustration can set in pretty fast. While I'm happy to hear you seem to have found the perfect TV, it's less joyful to read that the purchase is being elusive.
Our friend hockeycanuckjc offers some good insights. Our website is the best source for information on currently available products, but some items may not be available in all areas. This may be reflected on our website by whether the product can be added to your cart or is "unavailable nearby," for example.
As to whether this TV will be available in the future, I can only recommend that you continue to check BestBuy.com for the most up to date information.
I realize this isn't as definitive an answer as you might have hoped for, but I hope it helps. Thank you for writing to us with your queries.
11-26-2021 03:10 PM
While you can go to a store for a large television they suggest that you have professional delivery. Because if damage happens during transport on your part it can't be exchanged.
11-26-2021 03:42 PM
11-27-2021 07:08 AM
I know its frustrating and yes there is a shortage of a lot of stuff until they get the merchanise off the docks in the CA ports and other things. Just watched the news the other day and was amazed. Being that I reside in the SF Bay Area, I sometimes see these cargo ships from afar and so forth.
Of the stores that are lucky to get certain merchandise in, they go quick. There are websites online that monitor the in stock notifications on the Best Buy website and that can lead to someone getting an item quick, etc. And then its sold out again.
Hope you enjoy your TV, if you have any questions about it or need advice, let us know on the forums.