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Terrible experience for Elite Plus Memeber in Cumming GA Best Buy forced me to go through Amazon

To Whom It May Concern,

 

Friday 10/19 I went into the Cumming GA. Best Buy location with my wife to pick up some item. We walked to the back grab our items and went to check out. From the first interaction with the cashier, I could already tell it was going to be a bad expereince. 

 

It started with me informing him the I would be price matching the 2 items I had to Amazon. Nothing out of the ordinary for a customer interaction. His response was clipped and he sounded aggrivated He asked for my phone number. Didn't acknowledge I was Elite Plus and rushed me to show him the price on amazon. 


I pulled up the item, but it wasn't shipped and sold by Amazon on the main page for it. You had to go into the other listings and you could see it was sold by Amazon on another. Mind you. This amounted to what was essentialyl a $5 price difference. The cashier was getting very snappy with me. Making me extremely uncomfortable like I was bother him. He refused to believe me that the item was shipped and sold by Amazon. He just kept getting increasingly angrier at me. Which only escalted me further. So much that I even asked him if he was getting an attitute with me. 

 

Things were going so bad that I asked if the GM was there.Which was responded with a "NO!" . And when I asked him if he knew when the GM would be in. He snapped. "I dont know!." 

 

Another gentlemen joined the interaction and was no help either. Both CSR's could not see that I was showing them an item Shipped and Sold by Amazon. For a $5 price difference. 

 

I stormed out of the store angry as could be and ordered the items on Amazon with Prime delievery. 

 

There are so many things wrong with this interaction. More and more customers that still hold loyalty to instore purchasing at Best Buy are going to fall out because of interactions like this. 

 

In order to be an Elite Plus memeber you have to spend 8k a year with Best Buy. For me to spend that much money. It's comical to think I would not completely understand the policies at Best Buy. Not to mention I have maintained Elite Plus status for over years. 

 

The only way I will set foot in Best Buy again is if I am compensated for this horrible interaction and the further coaching is provided to the CSR team in the Cumming Store to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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Re: Terrible experience for Elite Plus Memeber in Cumming GA Best Buy forced me to go through Amazon

My Best Buy

 

My Best Buy-Free to join

My Best Buy Elite- $1,500 in purchases per calendar year*
My Best Buy Elite Plus- $3,500 in purchases per calendar year*

Thank you for being an Elite Plus member with Best Buy.  I do apologize you didn't receive the Price Match you were speaking about in the store, and I do hope a moderator can take a closer look into this for you!  Sit tight for one to swing by in the next few business days!

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Re: Terrible experience for Elite Plus Memeber in Cumming GA Best Buy forced me to go through Amazon

Not quite sure why you're invovled if you can't assist and have nothing to do with the issue. 


I guess to correct the dollar amount threshold for Elite Plus. Cool. Not exactly the right tact to take with someone on their way out the door. 

 

You should probably not get invovled in there kinds of things. 

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I guess best buy doesn't care to make this right. After all the years of loyal patronage. This is how you treat me.
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Re: Terrible experience for Elite Plus Memeber in Cumming GA Best Buy forced me to go through Amazon

Hello, minus8585,

 

Thank you for visiting us again here on our forums and letting us know about your visit to our Best Buy Cumming location. We work hard to provide expert service every day so it's disappointing to hear about your experience trying to process this price match. While we would need to verify that a product is shipped and sold by Amazon we certainly want to make sure that information is conveyed professionally. I would be glad to make sure your feedback makes it's way to the management team at this store so they can look in to this. Can you please provide a few more details about your visit? What time did you visit? Do you remember the name of the associate you spoke to? I'd also like to document your concerns here at our Corporate Campus. Can you please send me a private message with your:

 

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You can send me a private message by clicking the button at the bottom of my post across from my name. I'll keep my eye out for your response.

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 Email sent

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@AndrewB-BBY Are you going to resolve this for me? 

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Re: Terrible experience for Elite Plus Memeber in Cumming GA Best Buy forced me to go through Amazon

The part I love is that now they need a manager to approve that 5 dollar price match. What's the point of hiring people for the register if they arent authorized to handle your most basic of interactions
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Seriously. They never solved the issue either. Literally said they would not do anything about this. 13k is my spend with best buy this year. Lost me as a customer over $5.
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Re: Terrible experience for Elite Plus Memeber in Cumming GA Best Buy forced me to go through Amazon

Yes I used to buy almost everything from them as I could almost always get the best price and walk out with it my hands. Now they basically only match amazon and walmart and getting the match is a hassle. I've found myself order far more online. When gamers club ends I wont even buy games from them.